Spring has sprung in the Balearic capital, Palma, and what better way to enjoy it than sitting in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand and stunning views to boot. In spring Palma offers the perfect weather to be outside on one of the city’s many rooftop terraces and bars. By night, Palma’s rooftop bars come to life offering an authentic island atmosphere and a tantalising selection of drinks and cocktails.
Can Alomar’s Terrace located in the luxury boutique hotel Can Alomar, is one of Palma’s most central spots to enjoy a cocktail whilst admiring views over the iconic Passeig del Borne; a romantic, centrally-located tree-lined boulevard. As well as a spectacular Mallorcan wine list, Can Alomar’s Terrace serves up Japanese – Peruvian inspired tapas provided by the hotel’s restaurant Tokyo a Lima, cocktails such as “Lima”, and its own Pisco Sours.
Singular Rooftop Terrace is located in the luxury boutique hotel Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in the historic centre of Palma de Mallorca. The panoramic terrace offers breath-taking views of the Sant Francesc Basilica and the sea. The Singular Rooftop Terrace is a great spot to enjoy the sun set over the historic centre of Palma with a glass of champagne or cocktail.
Hotel Almudaina Sky Bar is a hidden gem located in the heart of Palma on the Avenida de Jaume III. The bar boasts some of the best views of Palma’s cathedral, the port in the distance and the city below, and serves one of the best local gin and tonics in the city.
The Es Baluard Restaurant & Lounge is one of the best spots on the island for an outdoor drink as the sun sets over the city. Located within the grounds of the contemporary art museum of the same name, the outdoor bar is located within the perimeter of the Sant Pere bastion, part of the Renaissance wall that surrounded the city of Palma until the beginning of the 20th Century. Among the list of cocktails, visitors can enjoy the Spicy Jean made with gin, Cointreau and tabasco.
Nakar Hotel’s Cuit Bar & Restaurant is a luxury boutique hotel known for hosting live DJ sets, and for its trendy rooftop terrace and bar with amazing sea views and the city. The terrace has an infinity pool, as well as a sun terrace with loungers. The terrace is reserved for hotel guests until 8pm when it opens to the public and is an ideal spot to enjoy the sun with cocktail in hand after a long day of sightseeing.
Weyler Cocktail Bar is a modern cocktail bar offering some of the best cocktails in town such as the Botechito made of tequila, red fruit ice cream and lime juice or their famous Cosmopolitans. A favourite with both locals and visitors, Weyler is located in the centre of Palma opposite to the famous Gran Hotel building and as well as the indoor bar, offers a spacious outdoor terrace, perfect for people watching.
Ginbo is a gin bar located in Palma’s city centre. With over 100 different gins to choose from, highly trained mixologists are on hand to prepare some of the best cocktails in town using a wide range of gins, ingredients and tonics. The bar is open during the day for coffees, snacks and of course, as much gin and tonic as the heart desires.
Patron Lunares Cantina is located in the up and coming Santa Catalina neighbourhood. The well-known restaurant pays homage to the fishermen who sailed the Mediterranean seas for centuries. Offering a range of seafood as well as organic vegetables and meats, Patron Lunares is also great spot for cocktails such as the signature Daiquiri Patron.
Bar Nicolás is located in the Passeig del Born and is the perfect spot for afternoon cocktails following a day of shopping. The bar has a terrace where visitor can relax at any time of the day and offers a long list of cocktails to choose from traditional G&Ts to innovative options such as Moscow Mule Masala made with vodka and ginger beer.
Brassclub is owned by award winning mixologist Rafa Martin and is quickly becoming known as the leading cocktail bar in Palma. The cocktail list changes regularly to incorporate seasonal ingredients with a selection that will not disappoint.
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