Drinking and nightlife in Formentera

  • Nightlife in Platja de Migjorn

    Chiringuito Bartolo

    Colourful Chiringuito Bartolo, at the far southeastern end of Platja de Migjorn, must be the world’s tiniest beach bar, and is much loved by islanders. Sitting cheerfully on stilts, it hosts just a smattering of tables, and serves up drinks and snacks (€7 to €10) such as burgers and sandwiches to wander away with if there’s nowhere to sit.

  • Nightlife in Sant Ferran de Ses Roques

    Fonda Pepe

    A Formentera classic and said to be a former Dylan hang-out, Fonda Pepe is a knockabout bar that attracts a lively crowd of locals and travellers. It does great pomadas (shots of gin and lemon), along with island food (paellas, seafood, fresh fish; mains €12 to €22), and its walls are covered in photos from the good old hippy days.

  • Nightlife in Platja de Migjorn

    Blue Bar

    This psychedelic, sea-splashed bar is prime sunset stuff. Back in the '60s, word has it, it even played host to Bob Marley, Pink Floyd and King Crimson. Everything is blue – seats, sunshades, tables, toilets, walls. There's even a blue curaçao-based cocktail! Follow the signposted dirt track from Km 7.8 on the PM820.

  • Nightlife in Platja de Migjorn

    Piratabus

    A sun-bleached little beach shack that's something of a low-key Formentera legend, Piratabus is perfect for sipping a mojito (€10) and demolishing a few tapas (tortilla, nachos, potato salad; €5) or a bocadillo (filled roll) while drinking in the sensational coastal panoramas.

  • Nightlife in Es Pujols

    Tipic

    Formentera only has one real club, but it's a good one: an intimate, Balearic-chic space that draws an increasingly good roster of DJs. It's said to have launched back in 1971 with a Pink Floyd gig; now, Sven Väth's Cocoon has taken over with a weekly summer residency since 2015.

  • Nightlife in Trucador Peninsula

    El Tiburón

    A fun beach tavern, just south of Platja Illetes, that tends to attract locals for fish, salads, sangría and, of course, sunsets.