Ibiza is a gay-friendly destination. The island boasts a wide choice of parties as well as a great atmosphere both by day and night which caters for all types of clientele and where LGTB visitors will feel totally at ease. There are many gay bars and clubs on Ibiza, but it is worth highlighting that, unlike other destinations where the gay offer is in specific areas or premises, the general feel on Ibiza is totally liberal and openminded towards all sexual orientations, so if you are gay you will feel welcome at any party or in any bar. Before we go on to detail some of the more famous gay bars and clubs, we wish to point out that the Port area of Ibiza town and, in particular, the Calle de la Virgen with its bars, shops and sex-shops, cater specifically for the gay tourist.
This small club is located on Calle Alfonso XII nº 9, on the ground floor of Angelo’s Bar. It is popular, with a large terrace, nearly always free entrance and open at weekends in Winter. In some way it has filled the vacuum left by the now disappeared discotheque Anfora which for many years was the only specifically gay club on the island
Address: 9, Calle Alfonso XII
Address: 8, Calle de Cipriano Garijo
One of the better-known bars in the Port of Ibiza, it has been running for over 40 years. Located at the end of the Port promenade, it has a great atmosphere and a large terrace, ideal for watching the street parades promoting the parties at the clubs. It also sells club tickets at reduced prices.
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This busy terrace at number 5, Calle Alfonso XII at foot of the old walls, opens only during the summer season. All kinds of colourful characters frequent this place and even the staff usually wait on you in drag or fancy dress. It holds various parties and tends to be one of the headquarters of Ibiza Gay Pride. A perfect place to see or be seen.
Address: 5, Calle Alfonso XII
Ambient and cocktail bar with unique decor at number 3, Calle Alfonso XII. It has a spacious terrace and holds diverse parties and DJ sessions every night.
Address: 3, Calle Alfonso XII.
At number 22 on the famous Calle de la Virgen you will find this fabulous bar with a terrace, delicious cocktails, a resident drag queen and a great ambiance, where you can get club tickets at reduced prices.
Address: 22, Calle de la Virgen
A very well-known bar at number 32, Calle de la Virgen which the gay crowd have made one of their favourite places to start the night off. It could well be that its excellent cocktails and above all the home-made mojitos are partly to blame for this.
Address: 32, Calle de la Virgen
This cosy bar has a very pleasant atmosphere and like most others attracts all kinds of people. It is at number 40, Calle de la Virgen, and has seating inside and on the street.
Address: 40, Calle de la Virgen
With its fantasy décor with fine attention to detail, this popular bar at 44, Calle de la Virgen has the advantage that in addition to the summer season, it also opens at weekends in winter.
Address: Calle de la Virgen,44
In the area of Figueretas, at number 2, Calle Asturias, you will find this reasonably priced gay bar and café with a small covered terrace; it opens only in summer.
Address: 2, Calle Asturias
The Purple Bar
This is a pleasant poolside bar at The Purple Hostel at number 26, Calle Antonio Riquer in San Antonio. The entire hotel caters for gay clients; it has a restaurant and is a great meeting point for the LGTB crowd in the area.
Address: 26, Calle Antonio Riquer, San Antonio
As the name suggests, this famous beach bar, located on the nudist beach of Es Cavallet is one of the most popular venues with the gay community. It has over 30 years of history, has a restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine, Balinese sunbeds and a great atmosphere with DJs on the decks all day long. An ideal choice for a fun day on the beach.
Address: Playa Es Cavallet, San José de sa Talaia
Special mention is due to this iconic party, one of Ibiza’s most famous, created by Brasilio de Oliveira over 30 years ago. It has been held in the most famous island discoteques, the likes of Space and Amnesia, but for the last couple of summers it has moved to the club Heart Ibiza. Although this party is aimed at persons of any sexual orientation, it has traditionally been a favourite with the gay community and is an absolute must if you want to enjoy a wild night on Ibiza.