Dancing the night away until the sun comes up is essential when holidaying in Ibiza. The thumping rhythms, the electric atmosphere, the swaying crowds – it’s pure magic.
Since the 1970s, this hedonistic hub has been renowned around the world for its fun-loving spirit and legendary string of nightclubs. And today, the party continues to rave on.
For a trip as iconic as Ibiza itself, you’re going to need to get planning. But never fear – we’ve crafted you a White Isle bible of Ibiza’s best clubs that we think you’re gonna love. So, let’s dance…
- Ocean Beach
- Es Paradis
Remember that iconic double cherry logo? Yep, that’s Pacha. Say hello to Ibiza’s oldest club! Cropping up in countries all over the globe, this dance music institution has taken root in the likes of Brazil, the US and Austria to name but a few. But, it’s the Ibiza venue that draws in the crowds – and for good reason too! Some of the world’s most famous DJs, such as David Guetta and Fatboy Slim, have taken to the decks in this vast neon-lit venue.
Split into two huge rooms, the Club Room and the Terrace, Amnesia Ibiza knows how to put on a good show! It all started back in 1976, with the idea that Amnesia would be a "Workshop of Forgetfulness" where you could leave your daily troubles behind. And this San Antonio favourite is still going strong more than 40 years later.
With world-famous opening and closing parties, and action-packed seasons in between, Ushuaïa is the ultimate Ibiza experience in open-air venue form. Previous years saw regular slots from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Tinie Tempah and we’re sure the coming summers won’t disappoint either.
You’re sure to feel privileged knowing you’ve partied at the Guinness World Records’ biggest club on the planet – and it really is GIGANTIC. Privilege spans an unbelievable 6,500 m2 and has hosted some pretty huge DJs, too. Think Tiësto, Faithless and Armin Van Buuren. So, are you ready to dance the night away alongside 9,999 likeminded house fans? Yep, we thought so. Look out for Privilege Ibiza’s May opening party dates, then the regular events that kick off throughout the summer.
Back in 2011, the music institution that is Sankeys joined the big dogs and opened a club right here in Playa d’en Bossa. It may be smaller in size, but this minimal house hotspot is by no means a shrinking violet and less really is more! Regular events here include ‘The Redlight’ Mondays, a celebration of UK garage and bass music, and ‘Rebels Cave’ Fridays, an underground-theme party featuring different musical styles.
So much more than just a nightclub, Eden’s a superclub. Massive in size and even bigger in style, this San Antonio music mecca underwent a complete overhaul recently - from its interior design to the installation of what’s now argued to be one of Ibiza’s best sound systems. If tech and underground house are on your playlists, then add Eden to your to-visit list.
7. Ocean Beach
Dreaming of swishing palms, soothing sounds and lazy day beds? The home of some of Ibiza’s most vibrant parties, Ocean Beach is a cool, colourful hotspot that centres around a stunning 600m2 swimming pool. Always one to put on a good show, this day club doesn’t provide just your average Ibiza party. Special additions include confetti cannons and amazing acrobats! Team that with glimmering golden sunshine and, of course, all the songs of the summer and you’re in for a treat!
8. Es Paradis
For more than four decades this picturesque party palace has been wowing all who walk through its doors. Known for its pyramid-shaped roof, indoor garden and quirky interiors, Es Paradis is regularly hailed the most beautiful club in Ibiza – and it won’t take you long to see why. Paradise by name and by nature, this renowned institution is bound to give you a night to remember.
Say ‘hi’ to one of the newest kids on the block. This boldly-lit, shiny new club is set to be one of the best in Ibiza. Once upon a time this Playa D’en Bossa spot was known as Space, but since its reawakening back in 2017, Hï has drawn in clubbers from all edges of the electronic globe! What’s more, this dazzling dual-room club is brought to you by none other than Ushuaïa Entertainment. Impressive eh!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s DC10! Have you ever heard anything more bonkers than a nightclub inside a former airplane hangar? Nope, us neither. And it’s positioned at the end of a runway! DC10 is your one-stop-shop for techno, house and minimal sounds, with space for 1,500 fans. It opened its doors back in 1999 and is still going strong today!
Feeling inspired to jump on a plane and experience Ibiza’s club scene for yourself?
Posted: 1st May 2019.