In this article, we will cover various questions related to ID verification in Ibiza, such as:
- How old do you have to be to get into Ibiza clubs?
- Is Ibiza strict on ID?
- Do clubs in Ibiza ask for ID?
- What’s the drinking age in Ibiza?
Before we begin, it is worth noting that the official legal age limit for nightclub entry in Ibiza is 18. Therefore, nightclubs are generally obliged to ask you for ID on entry.
Acceptable forms of identification are a valid passport or driver’s license with a photograph and full name. So now that you know, the official stance on the White Isle let’s get into the details of your questions.
How old do you have to be to get into Ibiza clubs?
The answer to this question depends on what type of club you are looking at. Ibiza clubs can be split into nightclubs, such as Pacha, Amnesia and DC-10, just to name a few. And then there are day venues and beach clubs like Nikki Beach and Jockey club.
- Nightclubs – The age limit for nightclubs is 18, and they do typically follow their specific ID policies
- Beach clubs – They usually don’t ask for ID. But if you are unaccompanied by adults of the correct age and you look young, they will ask to see ID. They may still let you enter, but you will not be allowed to buy alcoholic drinks.
- Boat Parties – These events follow the same protocol as the nightclubs and check all IDs before leaving the dock.
- Bars – Nighttime bars generally have a more relaxed approach to entry, especially around the San Antonio promenade. However, they hold the same alcohol age limit of 18 and ask most patrons for ID at the bar.
Is Ibiza strict on ID?
Another question where the answer is, it depends. Ibiza is a place that caters for a diverse crowd, and clubs aim to please their target clubbers by only allowing a particular age of punter in.
But they also won’t typically turn you away if you have paid good money (usually €45 or more) to buy entrance for the night.
However, some clubs are stricter than others. And events that are in demand typically have rigid door policies. Such as the events below;
- Solomun+1 at Pacha
- Black Coffee at Hi
- Cabaret shows at Lio
- Circoloco at Amnesia
Pacha and Lio are always strict on ID, and they check most IDs regardless of how young or old you look. And the likes of DC-10 sometimes have so many bodies coming through the doors that being turned away if you have forgotten your ID is less likely.
But what about if you don’t want to take your passport or driver’s license out with you? Generally speaking, you should be fine to leave them at home if you have a photo of them to show if you do get asked. But, again, if you look old enough, then this is usually okay to gain entry.
What’s the drinking age in Ibiza?
The official age to be allowed to buy alcohol at venues in Spain is 18. And the regulation is the same in Ibiza.
Even if you are given alcohol for free or an adult over 18 permits you to do so, it is still illegal.
In addition to this, it is also forbidden to drink alcohol in public areas. This includes the streets, public parks and the beach. You may, however, consume alcohol at beach clubs that are licensed to serve on their premises.
What are the valid forms of ID?
The vast majority of clubs in Ibiza will accept a valid passport or driver’s license to grant entry. Your driver’s license will need to have a photograph and your full name to be considered a valid form of ID.
For further details about entry to some of the most popular venues, be sure to read the official terms and conditions linked below:
It is always worth checking the official policy of the venue you wish to attend to avoid the disappointment of being turned away.
Nightclubs in Ibiza have a legal obligation to verify that you are 18 or older to allow you entry. However, some of these venues enforce their policies more than others, and it ultimately depends on several factors discussed above.
You can still enjoy good music in some venues if you are younger than 18 as long as you are accompanied and supervised by adults. But remember that publicly consuming alcohol is still illegal.
Lastly, if you don’t want to risk losing your official form of ID, a photo on your phone and proof to verify your name (such as a bank card) should be okay. However, it will ultimately be up to the door staff to allow this or not.
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