Ibiza’s nightclubs are adored by party goers and DJs the world over. Nowhere else on earth attracts a more global audience into their venues.
The summer season typically gets going in early May and nightclubs in Ibiza only stop in October. Ibiza features beach clubs and nightclubs.
From Playa d’en Bossa to Ibiza town and San Antonio. Here is a definitive guide to the official Ibiza nightclubs, broken down by location.
Playa d’en Bossa
Once upon a time called Space, and now called Hï Ibiza. The sale and rebrand of Ibiza’s well-known icon and the beloved venue have turned out brilliantly.
An ultra-modern interior, beautiful outdoor spaces, epic sound quality and the unique unisex bathroom DJ booth make Hï Ibiza an absolute must-do clubbing experience.
This Ibiza nightclub attracts some of the best underground talent covering a broad musical spectrum. From techno and progressive house to the game-changing afro-house sounds of Black Coffee.
Popular events: Afterlife; Black Coffee
Ushuaïa has been an influential force in bringing daytime clubbing and outdoor parties back to Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa. Opened in 2011, it has thrown some of the islands most famous parties and attracted many superstar DJs.
Next level stage production, glamourous dancers and the bougie VIP section have contributed to making Ushuaïa a world-class venue.
Ibiza clubs each have a unique element, Ushuaïa’s being an open-air club right under the airport flight path. So expect to see planes swooping just above you while fireworks and lights create some serious sensory overload.
Popular events: ANTS
Possibly the worlds most famous underground club its reputation has grown mainly through word of mouth. The name stems from the DC-10 aircraft that would often fly right above the open-terrace during the ’90s.
It is the birthplace of one of the worlds most recognisable party brands, Circoloco. And it has launched the careers of superstars in electronic music. However, to play the decks at DC-10 is considered hallowed ground, with DJs often freely plying their trade.
Of all the established Ibiza clubs, DC-10 has arguably had the bumpiest history. Numerous fines, bans and noise restrictions have all been curveballs avoided. The ethos is simple and always has been. No frills, no-nonsense. Just good quality underground music for ravers young and old.
Popular events: Circoloco; Paradise
Formerly known as Sankeys Ibiza. Octan reopened under the name in 2019, and it stays true to its past in every way. In short, it’s a basement for 1500 people with nothing fancy other than the VOID sound system.
With everything else kept to a bare minimum, the focus remains underground electronic music. Many legendary nights have been forged on the body sonic dancefloor soundtracked by the likes of Pete Tong and Solomun.
One of the cheaper Ibiza clubs, and located on the Playa d’en Bossa. It consists of three rooms and a roof terrace, making it a great venue to spend your night out at.
Ibiza has always been on point when it comes to what partygoers want to hear on the dancefloor. As a result, urban formats such as trap, rap, and bass music now have their Ibiza home.
SWAG provides a place for those with a different auditory palate from the rest of the island. The 1000 person capacity club can be found adjacent to the Garbi Ibiza Hotel and was previously called Moma.
Open seven days a week and featuring some heavy hitters in urban music, this Ibiza club has 2 VIP sections to enjoy with champagne and Grey Goose always at the ready.
Popular events: Soul 2 Soul
Pacha has the most iconic logo in all electronic music. The Twin Cherries have been enthralling party goers for over 50 years!
In 2018 it oversaw a considerable refurbishment and upgraded the sound system. However, it still retains its charm as the darling of Ibiza’s nightclubs.
It caters to the rich and famous with its extensive VIP areas while also providing seasoned punters with a good dose of underground sensory deliciousness. Their opening and closing parties are the stuff of legend.
Popular events: Transmoderna; Solomun+1; Flower Power; Music On
Lio is geared towards the affluent side of Ibiza. With fantastic views overlooking Ibiza town from its esteemed marina location attracting the who’s who from the art and gastronomy worlds.
It is a cabaret and restaurant by day and a nightclub after dark. The live entertainment program features spectacles like acrobatics shows and art exhibitions. And the decks are frequently blessed by big industry names. Often unexpectedly, which adds to the atmosphere.
It is not all champagne and caviar, but dress to impress when heading out to Lio.
HEART Ibiza has a precise aim of delighting your senses from the outset, with Guy Laliberté (founder of Cirque du Soleil) on board with the project from the beginning. Each different part of HEART comes together to create a fabulous experience.
You can enjoy an afternoon drink with fantastic views of Dalt Vila on the large open-air terrace. Then move onto the LAB for high-end gastronomy run by brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià. Before moving onto the unifying dancefloor, with decks featuring an array of well-known selectors.
Achieving a hedonistic atmosphere that stands out in Ibiza is a challenging task. But it’s something that this Ibiza nightclub has managed to harness, and then some.
Popular events: Maktub; Heart Factory
The birthplace of Balearic Beat is located in the island’s interior near the town of San Rafael. Amnesia Ibiza is a four-time winner of the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) for Best Global Club.
It features a main room, terrace area, and a state of the art KV2 sound system (one of the best sound systems of all the clubs in Ibiza). Many internationally acclaimed DJs and artists have performed its hallowed halls over the years.
Amnesia is the original home of the Elrow series. It is still the best place to attend their wacky and wonderful nights. Don’t miss the Elrow closing party!
Popular events: Cocoon; Elrow; Paradise; Do Not Sleep; Abode
Privilege has the trump card of being not only the biggest Ibiza nightclub but also the worlds biggest. A coveted title in the electronic music scene. With the main room alone large enough to swallow most other Ibiza nightclubs whole.
From its beginnings as the Ku club to the joint venture with the Manumission promotion, Privilege has plenty a tale to tell in the Ibiza clubs story.
The glass-encased Vista Club is a house and techno lovers dream. And the electric atmosphere that envelopes it when the dawn illuminates through the floor to ceiling windows is simply epic.
Popular events: Resistance
Underground is for those in the know. This Ibiza club is off the beaten track (somewhere on the road between Privilege and Amnesia), but the reward is well worth the quest.
The feeling is intimate because music comes before everything else, so don’t expect bougie VIP and bottle service. Instead, the lineups are undercover stacked, and you typically get treated to names usually playing bigger/more expensive venues.
Locals are always a good sign in Ibiza. After all, they know the island better than we ever will. Underground follows the DC-10 model and does very little promotion. The result is a crowd that knows what they want and lower prices.
Eden Ibiza has seen its fair share of changes over the years. It started life as the infamous Star Club before becoming Kaos and then Eden in 1999. Now under new ownership, who are keen to return to the glory days.
And boy were they some glorious days/nights. First, legendary Pete Tong was a resident. Then, Gatecrasher called it home and, to top it off, Godskitchen trance nights.
In the future, Eden will utilise its powerful VOID acoustics sound system to promote underground techno and house nights. And with it harken back to the great trance wave of the ’90s.
Popular events: Defected In The House
Chances are you know somebody that has been to Es Paradis. A popular choice for the uninitiated to take their first foray into the Ibiza nightlife scene.
The venue has been dazzling Ibiza first-timers with its glamour since the mid-70s. Exploring the hidden layers of the interior labyrinth is a treat in itself.
The décor and architecture are what makes this Ibiza club so unique. And the deserving crown holders, albeit the unofficial darlings, of cherry popping Ibiza virgins.
Popular events: Fiesta Del Agua, Glow Neon Paint Party
It was started by the legendary Tony Pike. The man who personified Baleric hedonism throughout the 80s. It was the original celebrity hangout on Ibiza and the scene for many raucous and famous parties involving the rich and famous.
This illustrious luxury hotel is set on the outskirts of San Antonio and was originally a traditional Finca until its expansion. Featuring a poolside bar and a restaurant referred to as room 39. The walls of Pikes are steeped in history.
Today the hotel is owned by the Ibiza Rocks group, who were approved their takeover by Pike. It’s a fitting match due to the affinity with rock and roll over the decades.
Popular events: Rock Nights; Freddie rocks
Cova Santa sits above a natural cave sculpted over thousands of years deep in the Ibizan countryside. The attraction rose to prominence in the 90s as tourism grew on the island. The setting above is now a world-class event venue and restaurant.
Since being bought by the Amnesia group, Cova Santa has become a space of different flavours. With a more relaxed atmosphere surrounding restaurant nights and upbeat party vibes for music nights.
The world-renowned WooMoon productions have hosted their events here and brought a genuinely unique experience to their audiences. More recently, the Shadows promotion has been calling Cova Santa home too much fanfare.
Although the small island of Formentera is the quieter sibling of Ibiza, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a good time. tipic is a small venue with a 500 person capacity, but as Formentera’s visitor numbers increase, the space has become busier.
It has an illustrious history from its beginnings in 1971, which Pink Floyd opened. The rest of the 70s and 80s were prime years. Nowadays, the Cocoon promotion (lead by Sven Vath) has made tipic nightclub its second Balearic home.
Where in Ibiza is best for clubbing?
The majority of clubs in Ibiza are found in 4 main areas. As long as you go to any of these parts of Ibiza you can’t go wrong;
- Playa d’en Bossa – Hi Ibiza
- Ibiza Town – Pacha Ibiza
- San Rafael – Amnesia Ibiza
- San Antonio – Eden Ibiza