Drinking and nightlife in Palma de Mallorca

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    Café L'Antiquari

    This old antique shop has been transformed into one of the most original places in Palma to nurse a drink and nibble on tapas. Curios, prints and knick-knacks adorn every corner and inch of wall space, and even the tables and chairs belong to another age. Occasionally there's music or photo exhibitions, and the coffee is always excellent.

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    Ca La Seu

    What was once a workshop for the cathedral is now one of Palma's most atmospheric bars, a 500-year-old room graced by marble tables and festooned with the wickerwork that was once its raison d'être. Creative tapas, craft beers and the agreeable buzz typical of the best places in Sa Gerreria round out a thoroughly convivial destination.

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    Atlantico Café

    Spangled with an upended cornucopia of bric-a-brac, blessed with welcoming, laid-back staff and capable of cranking the merriment up to 11, this is one of Palma's most charismatic bars. Ever-expanding swaths of graffiti testify to the numberless nights of bonhomie and cocktails downed since the place opened in 1997.

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    Anima Beach

    Beachfront chill-out lounge and much-loved spot for a sundowner and tapas. DJs bring the beats Thursday to Sunday. You can reserve a sunbed for €25, and add a cocktail, water and towel for €35. You can also order food here which is geared towards its international clientele with salads, pasta and similar.

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    Clandestino Cocktail Club

    Well worth seeking out if you up for a sophisticated, big-city feel, Clandestino offers smoochy jazz on the soundtrack, candlelit tables, excellent cocktails and a great choice of spirits, including a wide range of gins (in proper balloon glasses). Check out the Facebook page.

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    Lórien

    The helpful owner can guide you through the vast choice of craft ales on offer here, be they local, Spanish or international. It's a friendly, cosy and informal pub where recent taps have included a highly touted brown ale from Mallorca's Sa Cerviseria brewery.

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    Idem Café

    Slink into this bordello-chic cocoon of deep, dark-red velvet, chandeliers, baroque mirrors and risqué art. With a fabulously burlesque look and pre-clubbing vibe, Idem is a unique spot to sip a mojito or gin.

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    Nikki Beach

    Sushi, champagne, plush white loungers, bronzed bods, DJ beats and summertime barbecues are what Magaluf-based Nikki Beach has to offer. There's also a yacht pick-up service, should you require one.

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    Abaco

    Behind a set of ancient timber doors is this extraordinary bar. Inhabiting the restored pati of an old Mallorcan house, Abaco hovers between extravagant and kitsch, with ornate candelabras, elaborate floral arrangements, cascading towers of fresh fruit, and bizarre artworks. Paying €15 and more for a cocktail is an outrage, but one might just be worth it here.

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    Ginbo

    Not in the hippest neighbourhood, Ginbo nonetheless does the best G&T in Palma. Besides over 120 different kinds of gin, it mixes some superb cocktails, including the lip-smacking Tangerine (basically a gin sour made with rosemary syrup), which you can sip in the buzzy, stylishly urban, backlit bar or on the terrace. Check out the Facebook page.

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    Tito’s

    Ray Charles, Marlene Dietrich and Frank Sinatra once used to let their hair down at this clubbing classic, which has been going strong since the 1950s. Today DJs spin Euro-house and popular dance to a crowd that comes for the upbeat vibe, sweeping city views and the occasional sexy floor show. There's also an outdoor stage in warm weather.

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    Hotel Hostal Cuba

    Inhabiting an early-20th-century Santa Catalina landmark for sailors passing through Palma, this place has been reborn as a watering hole of a more sophisticated kind. With a kitchen open from 9am to midnight, DJs on busy nights, and a rooftop Skybar with superb 27-degree views of central Palma and the Badia de Palma, it covers most bases.

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    Café La Lonja

    With its curved marble bar, tiled-chessboard floor, smattering of tables, padded benches and eclectic decor of old luggage and portraits, this place is as appealing for breakfast as it is for tapas and a pomada (Menorcan gin and lemon soft drink). Sit outside when the weather's warm, in the shadow of Sa Llotja.

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    Varadero

    This minimalist, glass-fronted bar's splendid situation, jutting out into the Badia de Palma, makes it feel as though you've weighed anchor. The squawking of seagulls mixes with lounge sounds as you sip your favourite tipple and contemplate the majesty of the cathedral from the teak-timbered terrace.

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    Pacha

    This glamour puss of a club brings a splash of Ibiza to Palma's late-night scene. Set away from the town centre, down by the port, it's a three-floor temple to hedonism, with regular fiestas, DJs pumping out dance music of all flavours and multiple chill-out terraces. Entry costs around €15.

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    La Vinya de Santa Clara

    With over 60 varieties by the glass (from €4), this convivial little cubby hole gives you every opportunity to get to grips with the wines of Mallorca (and beyond, if you choose). Basic tapas – cheese, sobrassada, empanadas and the like – keep you on your feet and socialising.

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    Bodega Santa Clara

    This cavernous and quirkily cluttered small bar is easy to mistake for a shop. Step inside, perch on an old soda case and allow yourself to be guided by the enthusiastic owner. The speciality here is vermouth and soda, a classic Mallorcan tipple, but local wines are also on offer.

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    Nassau Beach

    This cruisy beach club – with DJs, driftwood decor, beach chairs for lounging, and spectacular views out to sea and back along the bay to the cathedral – is one of the nicest places for a sundowner in Es Portixol. The restaurant (mains €18 to €27) isn't bad, either.

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    Bodega Can Rigo

    The tapas and pintxos at this charismatic little place, which has been going strong since 1949, are rated as some of the best in Palma. As if the intimate vibe, profusion of cosy nooks and great wine list weren't enough incitement to linger!

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    Bar Michel

    This friendly terraced bar in the heart of Palma's gay 'district' is a great place to kick-start your night. Very reasonable cocktails and tapas and chatty bar staff are part of the charm. Check out the Facebook page.