Teatro Pereyra or Theatre Bar as we Brits know it, is one of those joints people reference when discussing the ‘real Ibiza.’ High ceilings, exposed beams and red velvet curtains are what make this former theatre hall so charming. Having originally opened in 1889 this place is rife with culture, there’s even a ghost in the toilets, so legend has it. A gentile café by day and a banging live music venue by night, you’ll find anything but house beats here, BarChick got down to a refreshing dose of R&B accompanied by a dude on a trumpet, very groovy.
Check out the raised lounge area to the left of the door when you arrive, it’s plush and just far enough from the noise that you can hold down a descent conversation, otherwise go for the terrace, covered by a grand veranda it’s the perfect place to absorb the atmosphere of the bustling street. Out back the much abandoned 1893 theatre still stands, proud but disused, BarChick dreams that one day it’ll be renovated and used as the penultimate party place, or a theatre again, whatevs.
The bar sells the usual, plus a few cocktails, classics only, as of course you’d expect from such a decadent dwelling. Soul, funk, blues, jazz and Latin music are the most commonly found sounds, and the crowd verges more towards cultivated than clubland, but don’t let this put you off. Don’t forget to leave your business card in one of the glass top tables, people have been doing it for years and you never know who might get in touch.