While Menorca is not as famous as its neighbors, Ibiza
and Majorca, for its wild nightlife, this beautiful Spanish island has a fair variety of chiringuitos (beach bars serving drinks and food) to keep you drinking and dancing into the early hours of the morning. Bars are focused by the coastline and harbors of the island’s two cities, Ciutadella and Mahon. Here’s our guide to help you discover which beach bars offer the best meals, atmosphere and most memorable nights in Menorca.
Cova d’en Xoroi
Bar, European, $$$
Cova d’en Xoroi
Cova d’en Xoroi’s stunning location outdoes many bars in the more popular Majorca and Ibiza. This bar is integrated into historical seaside caves, located in Cala en Porter, and offers an incredible vantage point to experience a beautiful Mediterranean sunset. The area is a popular tourist resort, so luxury and beauty are the peak of this incredible bar’s aesthetic; a curious blend of extravagant cabanas and rocky cave ceilings make for an unforgettable venue. Cova d’en Xoroi offers classic cocktails and attracts well known DJs at night, while serving delightful and delicate tapas and lunches during the day.
Carrer de sa Cova 2, Cala en Porter, Illes Balears, Spain, +34 971 37 72 36
Cova d’en Xoroi | © MinorKan/WikiCommons
A collection of fisherman’s huts-turned-bar, Los Bucaneros in Binibeca vell, on the southeast coast of Menorca, offers excellent service, delicious food, cold drinks and an even better view. Ideal for daytime relaxing, this bar is located on the pristine white sandy beaches of one of Menorca’s most beautiful beach villa neighborhoods. While the menu for this beach bar is comprised of simple meals, the local drinks on offer, such as the Menorcan gin, are a must try when visiting this romantic paradise.
Binibeca beach, Binibeca Vell, Menorca, Spain
Binibeca Port | © cabezadeturco/Flickr
Restaurante Es Brucs is perched on the edge of the south coast of Minorca and its location gives you easy access to the beaches Binigaus and Cala Escorxada, making it one of the best beach bars on the island. Serving traditional Mediterranean seafood, among other tapas, Es Brucs is at an advantage over many other beach bars when it comes to views of the sunset. Warm and friendly hospitality makes this a very popular spot for Sunday afternoon drinks, but despite the large crowd it draws, service remains a high point of the Es Brucs beach bar experience.
Playa de San Adeodato, Es Migjorn-Santo Tomas,Islas Baleares, Spain, +34 971 37 04 88
Cala Escorxada | © Laura/Flickr
Bar, Mediterranean, $$$
Resting right on the sea shore, Sa Cova Cala’n Blanes shakes things up at this picturesque beach. Located inside beachside caves, this chiringuito serves delicious thirst quenching cocktails. Having perfected their mojito recipe, this beach bar is a very popular spot to relax by the beach day or night, with a cocktail in hand. This family run business is praised for its hospitality and value of the customer and the staff tend to remember a familiar face when you undoubtedly return for more.
Playa de cala’n Blanes,Ciudadela, Islas Baleares, Spain, +34 607 18 75 90
Cala ’n Blanes Beach | © Freebird/Flickr
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, Tapas, $$$
View from Troglodita's terrace | © Troglodita's
The hidden gem of the north coast, this beach bar is close to Ciutadella on the western side of the island. Trogloditas is on a secluded street in Cala Morell and it has an outdoor terrace which opens up to a glorious view of the Cala Morell beach. Serving Menorcan traditional tapas, such as Menorcan stuffed aubergines, Trogloditas is bound to have you stuffed full with delicious island delicacies and local beers. If privacy and romance are what you are after, this beach bar is less likely to be as crowded as others in Ciutadella and is just as beautiful.
Cala Morell, C Andromeda 2, Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain, +34 619 68 47 35
Cala Morell Beach | © Martin Robinson/Flickr