The charming harbour town of Mahon is the capital of Menorca, possibly the most laidback island in the Balearics.
Historic stone buildings sit above a sheltered bay in a town centre that oozes character, making an unusually charming gateway to the rest of the island. on the island.
When it comes to nightlife, Menorca is often overshowed by its Balearic neighbour Ibiza. But the island’s residents and visitors still know how to party. You'll find raucous clubs, but the vibe is generally more relaxed here. Keep an ear out in smaller bars for traditional folk music.
Kick off your evening with a pomada, a drink made with local Mahon gin and lemonade. This will get you in the mood for an evening of hopping between the city’s varied venues. Your choices range between salsa bars, jazz venues and lively clubs that stay open until sunrise.
Outside Mahon, different resorts offer a variety of nightlife options. The famous Cova d’en Xoroi, for instance, is a bar in naturally formed caves on the side of Cala en Porter’s cliffs. Ciutadella, meanwhile, has venues offering jazz, R’n’B and club anthems to suit a range of tastes. It’s particularly popular for live music, with multiple venues around the city hosting open mics, local bands and big Spanish acts.