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A surreal club inspired by David Lynch has just opened in Ibiza

Giant lips, swing seats and huge fabric tentacles: it’s just as weird as you’d expect

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Clubbing just got weird. This new venue in Ibiza is taking its cues from psychedelia and the 1970s, and it's just as surreal as you'd expect.

Right on the beach, the space is decorated with huge fabric tentacles, giant lips and swing seats. The whimsical decorations were created by Miranda Makaroff, an artist with a penchant for Instagram-friendly installations.

It’s on the east side of the island, and party-goers can expect DJ sets and cocktails at the bar. There’s also a very beautiful, Balearic-inspired restaurant, which is less Blue Velvet and more hand-fired ceramics.

Miranda Makaroff installation El Silencio Ibiza
Photograph: Miranda Makaroff / Instagram

The celeb-studded venture is backed by Pharrell Williams’s ToGo street-food group (which you can order to take away and eat on the sand).

It’s not the first Lynchian exercise in nightlife, either. Club Silencio opened in Paris in 2011, based on the setting of his 2001 film Mulholland Drive. The subterranean members-only club – like its cinematic namesake – has its own concert hall, library and cinema.

Unlike Club Silencio, David Lynch hasn't actually helped with the design of this space. But with its bright primary colours and seaweed-inspired shapes, we bet it's just as fun. Fancy making the trip? Find out more on the El Silencio website.

Looking for more stuff to do while you’re there? Here are the 11 best things to do in Ibiza right now.

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