Painting the town red
From the nightlife capital of Mallorca, Magaluf with it's infamous Strip and Super Club BCM, to cocktail bars in uber-chic Santa Catalina in Palma to Europe’s largest open-air beer garden in Playa de Palma, the island of Mallorca is a partygoer's paradise.
Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it! Nightlife in Magaluf is infamous and the town is the party capital of Mallorca. The Strip (real name Puenta Baena) is a magnet for the young and the not so young and in just half a mile, you’ll find over 50 bars & 5 nightclubs. Magaluf has just one ‘superclub’ and that is BCM Magaluf; which has consistently been voted in the top 10 nightclubs in the world by DJ Mag. This 5,000 capacity club is a must visit venue for anyone that enjoys nightlife.
If you fancy painting the town red, then the nightlife in Palma will not let you down, there’s plenty of great venues to choose from. Whatever your ‘cup of tea’ is, you’ll find everything within easy walking distance. The capital city has a year round, vibrant buzz fueled by tourists during the summer and kept sizzling by locals and expat residents throughout the winter. The liveliest places are Santa Catalina, La Llonja and around the Old Town where you will find lots of busy bars and restaurants.
Nightlife in Port D’Alcudia is varied and ranges from quiet, chilled-out bars and Irish pubs to cosy restaurants. For those seeking something a bit more lively, Alcudia is just 1 kilometre away and there you will find an assortment of music bars and clubs including the very popular Banana Club. Before heading off to Alcudia to dance the night away at Bananas, the marina and beachfront area at Port d’Alcudia is the ideal place to begin your night out.
Nightlife in Playa De Palma revolves around two main areas, the Mega Park near El Arenal and a party street named Carrer Padre Bartolome Salva (known as ‘Bar Street’) in the resort area of Les Meravelles. Around El Arenal, you’ll find a good assortment of nightclubs, bars and beer gardens and in Playa de Palma itself, there are a few beach clubs providing cocktails and a chilled-out lounge vibe. Playa de Palma is very popular with German and Dutch tourists (hence the beer gardens) and you will find that the majority of restaurants cater mostly to this audience.
There are thousands of bars and restaurants on the island and it is not our intention to attempt to list them here. Instead, we have picked a few that we think deserve a special mention. There are a few venues that really do ‘stand out from the crowd’ and have made that extra effort to be better than the rest. We really like these bars and restaurants and hope that you do too.