A popular area after dark is La Lonja the district named after the magnificent 15th century Gothic former Maritime Stock Exchange located at its heart – it is a maze of narrow streets filled with restaurants, cafés and bars. It’s the home of the intimate Jazz Voyeur Club (free entry) for live music and a great atmosphere. Adjacent Abaco Cocktail bar, housed in a 16th century palacio, has fruit and flower displays, classical music, and cocktail prices that are all over-the-top – but the place is a must-see for visitors to the city.
With a more central location in Palma – close to the retail heart of the city – Bimil Lounge in Plaça del Mercat is a great place to start your evening with some unique cocktails (with a touch of the Orient) and tasty Asian bites. The setting is relaxed but smart and contemporary. Admire the huge chandelier and Asian artworks as you plan the rest of your night over a drink and something to eat. Every Thursday – Las Noches de Bimil – you can enjoy live entertainment from 20:00h.
The old district of Santa Catalina has the atmosphere of a lively village and is packed with a cosmopolitan mix of places to eat and drink. It’s an area for meeting friends, enjoying a cocktail, and eating tapas or dinner. Whatever cuisine you want – Lebanese, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Spanish, or more – you’ll find it here.
The glamorous harbour of Puerto Portals – with its gleaming motor cruisers and yachts, luxury boutiques, smart eateries and bars – has long been a magnet for the glamorous set, so you’re quite likely to spot a celeb or two enjoying a drink or dinner here.
Flanigan, Ritzi, and Capricho Bar are must-visit places for a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of champagne. Tristán has a stylish bistro, right on the waterfront, serving Gerhard Schwaiger’s creative cuisine.
In the village – Portals Nous – Harry’s Mallorca has become one of the most popular nightspots: a restaurant and bar offering regular high-quality live music and a large attractive rear garden.
The relatively new Philippe Starck-designed superyacht marina Port Adriano is clearly a pretender to the glamour throne, with its even larger boats and a host of smart restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The restaurant Coast by east came to Mallorca courtesy of the entrepreneurs behind Hamburg’s trendy east Hotel. Sansibar – the hip brand from Germany’s Sylt island and Hamburg – is on the upper floor.
Port d’Andratx’s only nightclub – Barracuda – has been attracting a mixed crowd for years. It opens its doors at 11pm, giving you time to check out the port’s many restaurants and bars first. Tim’s Bar is a very popular place with locals and tourists, with friendly staff, a good choice of drinks and cocktails, and stunning sunset views.
In the north of Mallorca, Menta Disco in Puerto Alcúdia (which also has a swimming pool) re-opens under new management and with a new concept this season.