As Atlanta’s premier nightlife destination, Ibiza Bar and Lounge has always been a hotspot for lively nights out. Recently, however, the popular venue has begun to embrace a more health conscious approach to dining and drinking. Ibiza Bar and Lounge now offers a variety of organic and locally sourced food and drinks, as well as a selection of healthier options for those looking for a more health conscious night out. With its focus on providing customers with healthier alternatives, Ibiza Bar and Lounge is setting a new standard for nightlife in Atlanta.
As we roll into 2023, Nafeel Ahmed, owner and founder of Ibiza Bar and Lounge is excited about these upcoming health conscious decisions made on behalf of his customers. The nightclub will soon be an amazing spot for vegans to grab a bite to eat. The menu will include a wide variety of vegan dishes and drinks offered to its patrons. From vegan tacos to vegan burgers and vegan cocktails, Ibiza Bar and Lounge will have something for everyone.
This is just one of the many ways in which Nafeel will be organizing more of his business model around eating healthy and living a healthier lifestyle. The CEO is also planning to offer vegetarian and gluten free options to Ibiza’s menu, hoping to gather a larger crowd of like minded individuals, ready to start the year off right. Their updated menu will serve as the first step to maintain inclusivity to all diet types and extend its health and wellness goals to its clients.
In addition to these menu expansions, Ibiza Bar is proud to be participating in ZUMBA nights, a new and exciting way to get fit while having fun. By offering this unique fitness experience, Ibiza is able to provide a social and active atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all of its patrons. During ZUMBA nights, guests can expect to learn the latest dance moves, burn some serious calories, and make some new friends. With great music and the added bonus of a healthy and fun workout, ZUMBA nights at Ibiza Bar are sure to be a hit.
The events will feature licensed ZUMBA instructors who will come to the venue and offer lessons. These fitness-focused evenings will happen throughout January and February. Ibiza Bar and Lounge hopes to make this added event an annual occurrence, as the new years continue to roll.
Nafeel has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Marketing and business became a passion for him while he was in high school. Even before social media, Nafeel worked hard to achieve his goals. Nafeel’s vision was to make a place that could be a top party destination in Atlanta, where people could relax and enjoy quality food and atmosphere. Reflecting on his past, Nafeel remembers how he never wanted to miss the chance to make his friends and family members feel amazing on their special days, and so in turn, Ibiza Bar hosts birthday events for each sign of the astrological zodiac chart.
Ahmed managed to pave his way to success, despite not having the approval and support from his father on his career choice. Nafeel and his family hail from the Middle East and are Muslim. His father was disappointed from the very beginning and refused to support his career choice.
“Promoting nightclubs, being in the company of women, and consuming alcohol were all against his cultural and religious convictions,” explains Nafeel. “It was not the life he wanted for me, so he was really against it from the start.” Despite these hardships, Nafeel overcame the judgements and self-doubt and decided to embark on the journey of opening his very own lounge bar in downtown Duluth.
As the business grows, Nafeel aims to bring Ibiza Bar and Lounge closer to the restaurant style business model by offering catering. This process will begin in 2023 and is the first of many steps in building a brand from the dream he started in 2016.