The Ultimate Ibiza Party & Club Guide
Since the 1960s Ibiza has been a party capital. First it welcomed the hippies. Then it introduced the world to acid house, and today, it’s just as revolutionary, continually putting the world’s biggest DJs on a plinth for thousands upon thousands to revel in.
And of course that means that we all want to be there. Basking in the sun in San Antonio before dancing in the dark until the early hours, experiencing everything Ibiza has to offer.
So, before you find your ideal Ibiza holiday deal, pack your bags and apply your sun-tan oil, read our ultimate Ibiza party guide, so you don’t miss a thing at Europe’s hottest nightspots…
Sankeys has only been operating in Ibiza for four years but has a huge reputation behind it after opening in Manchester in 1994 at the height of the Madchester and acid house scene.
Located in Playa d’en Bossa, a hotspot for Ibiza clubbing, the likes of Roger Sanchez, Greg Vickers, and Steve Lawler are all residents at the club, as well as bringing over a selection of the hottest names in house and garage. One of their best nights comes on Thursdays with The Redlight, a night which is a nod back to the early days of Sankeys Manchester, a club which was once voted the greatest in the world.
They go from strength to strength every summer, this year welcoming Rudimental, Goldie, and Sasha, and are guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor. Unlike most other venues on an Ibiza holiday, prices are relatively cheap, and unlike other venues in Ibiza, it’s dark and sweaty. It doesn’t stop the DJs from producing unforgettable nights though.
Another nightclub located in Playa d’en Bossa; Space has been a must-visit for almost 30 years and continually brings the world’s biggest names to the small island in the Balearics.
It’s probably the most famous club on the island and is huge, with five different areas holding up to 7,000 people. Not only is it the life and soul of the party, it’s the life and soul of the pre-party too, with Richie Hawtin’s offerings on the Sunset Terrace welcoming headliners to do an early set before a big night ahead. This year, all the big names will be packed into a busy summer schedule with Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, and The Shapeshifters all taking to the decks, in what is Ibiza’s most loved venue.
Pacha is continually voted as one of the best nightclubs in the world and this summer it’s no different, welcoming Steve Aoki every Monday night, David Guetta on Thursdays, as well as faces like Idris Elba, Pete Tong, and Bob Sinclair throughout the season.
Opening in 1973, it’s one of the hottest tickets in town, regularly causing roadblocks and traffic – and not to mention an unhappy crowd that get locked out. Tickets are a must in advance with them selling out incredibly quickly; And at a hefty price too. But they’re well worth it, especially with the big names banging out tunes inside. Located, just a stone’s throw from the marina in Ibiza Town, it’s in the perfect spot to enjoy what the town has to offer, and then party the night away.
DC-10 is unlike any other place on the island, and is affectionately known as the clubber’s club. Monday’s Circo Loco is one of the best parties in Ibiza and you can’t help but see it through right until the end. Its effortless approach doesn’t see it seek publicity or testimonies, it doesn’t need them. It doesn’t need VIP tables, you could be dancing next to a broke teenager from Salford one minute, an A-lister living in Highgate the next, both equally having an unforgettable night.
Recently it’s opened up its offerings beyond Mondays and you can party all night on Wednesdays too, as well as the impromptu club nights you have to keep your eye on right through the summer.
San Antonio has long been a hotspot for tourists, with dozens of great resorts to stay in between the partying, but one place where you can literally eat, sleep, rave, repeat is Ocean Beach Ibiza.
It’s fast becoming one of the most popular venues on the island, with holidaymakers and celebrities alike enjoying splashing around in the pool to the hottest new dance tracks. The place for daytime parties on the island, Kisstory on Tuesday is a huge hit with British tourists, whilst Friday’s Pool Party is bordering the infamous, opening at 12pm and continuing right through until midnight.
It’s the perfect warm up to heading into San Antonio and continuing the party until the sun comes up.