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The Blue Bar Formentera | Courtesy of Blue Bar Formentera
The Blue Bar Formentera | Courtesy of Blue Bar Formentera

The Most Unusual Bars in the Balearic Islands

Picture of Leon Beckenham
Updated: 27 November 2017
There’s no shortage of drinking dens scattered throughout the Balearic Islands, from the sleepy local village bar to the raucous sticky-floored drinkery, but some bar owners have gone to extra-special lengths to make their place stand out from the crowd. Here are some of more quirky and unusual drinking holes to be discovered across this Mediterranean archipelago.

Bar Abaco – Mallorca

If you’re after a spot of classical decadence to go with your weirdness, head to the famous Bar Abaco in Palma’s La Lonja neighbourhood. The stunning building and courtyard are extravagantly adorned with antiques and dramatic floral bouquets, and overflow with bizarre mountains of tropical fruit. Cocktails are expensive but delicious, and the Cava and Champagne list is extensive enough for any connoisseur, making this unique bar the perfect place for a special treat.

Calle San Juan, 1, 07012 Palma, +34 971714939

Blue Bar – Formentera

You’d be forgiven for thinking someone had slipped you some ‘shrooms when you first stumble upon the Blue Bar in Formentera. The set-up here feels like a cross between the latest Smurf movie and an extra-terrestrial abduction. The trees are blue, there are statues of aliens dotted around and there are even regular live space-themed performances. All the quirks aside, the fantastic location on top of the dunes overlooking the sea allows for some spectacular sunset watching.

Carretera San Ferran-La Mola, Km. 7.8, 07871 Sant Ferran de Ses Roques, +34 666758190


Blue Bar Formentera | Courtesy of Blue Bar Formentera

Cova d'en Xoroi – Menorca

Bar, European, $$$
Cova d'en Xoroi