Nightlife Barcelona: the Catalan capital is synonymous with nightlife and entertainment for all ages. Let's see the best that Barcelona offers its visitors: the best nightclubs, nightlife districts and the famous alcoholic tours of its bars!
Barcelona offers a large variety of bars, discos and clubs offering all kinds of music, its atmosphere is lively and different every night, especially during the weekend when the city is much more crowded!
The evening in Barcelona starts late: people have dinner at 11.00 pm, after which it is customary to meet up with friends to wander from one place to another ( "ir de copas" ), until you reach some disco, ready to dance until late in the morning. The city's discos get crowded very late: in fact, the evening starts around 2.00 and often ends the following morning.
The Catalan capital is famous for being a party city, full of young people who love to have fun and with discos to suit all tastes, from beach clubs on the beach to top-level discos, some of which are almost unknown to tourists, who generally crowd the most famous clubs.
In the main evenings (Saturday and Sunday) electronic music with various international DJs parading in the most prestigious clubs: among these Paul Kalkbrenner, Justice, Steve Aoki, Digitalism, 2ManyDjs, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Tiga, Yall and Franz Ferdinand. Sonar , an important international electronic music festival, takes place right here in Barcelona
Barcelona also offers alternative solutions for those who are not fond of electronic music: in the city there are several clubs with alternative music, ranging from pop-rock to indie. Thursday is the evening dedicated to alternative music and attracts a large audience in the various pubs and discos.
Most of the discos in Barcelona have free entry before a certain time (generally 1.00), or for a fee, with different figures depending on the evening or if the club hosts an international DJ or a particular event.
Along the Rambla and in the Gothic Quarter it is possible to meet the PR who distribute flyers, which allow you to enter the clubs, or to receive discounts and free drinks. In some cases it is possible to find them directly in front of the disco.
A valid alternative to avoid the queues is to go to restaurants that turn into discos after dinner, so you are already inside and you don't have to pay to enter. To enter the list for free, you must arrive at the club very early, when the place is still empty. You also need to be dressed smart or stylish, and not look drunk, or you risk getting bounced. A tip: buying tickets online is a great way to avoid queues and be sure to enter the club (plus you often get a drink included in the price).
An important point of reference for Barcelona's nightlife are the many jazz clubs , which offer quality concerts all year round. The most important event is the annual Jazz Festival , during which it is possible to attend impromptu concerts on the streets of the city. There are also numerous pubs and clubs offering live music, with rock and pop concerts, as well as soul, afro and garage music: interesting options for those who want to dance until late but aren't fond of electronic music.
The lucky ones will be able to spend an evening. If you want to challenge your luck on slot machines and roulettes, you can head to the Barcelona Casino , located in Port Olimpic, one of the most famous nightlife districts of Barcelona.
For information on the latest events and parties in Barcelona, consult the Guía del Ocio , available both on newsstands and online ( enBarcelona.com ).
The nightlife districts of Barcelona
Barceloneta is a district dedicated to entertainment, overlooking the sea and very popular with young people. The district, dotted with many restaurants and bars, has a beautiful promenade, where you can stroll or sunbathe on its long beaches, including Platja de Sant Sebastià and Platja de la Barceloneta , all very lively during the summer. The places to drink are represented by the numerous Chiringuitos (kiosks) on the beach, in addition to the various bars located in the residential part of Barceloneta. On top of the W Hotel (the large sail-shaped building overlooking the beach) is the Eclipse Bar , which offers a great view.
Epicenter of the Catalan workers' revolts, the El Born district develops around the pedestrian street called "Paseo del Born" , and is characterized by an anarchic and transgressive spirit. The district, which has become a meeting point for artists and bohemian characters, offers numerous bars and pizzerias where you can spend a romantic evening, but also trendy pubs, ideal for having a drink until late at night. Even if they seem dark and dark, the streets located behind the churches are safe and full of nice bars. The "Creps al Born" (passeig del born 12, Barcelona) is recommended, which offers, in addition to cocktails, good music and excellent crêpes.
an independent town and annexed to the city of Barcelona in the 19th century, Gracia has today become one of the most sophisticated districts of the Catalan capital. The place is mostly frequented by students, but also by artists and musicians. The hub of the neighborhood's nightlife is Plaza del Sol , a square that houses several bars and where young people meet to drink beer.
Eixample is the modern district of Barcelona and is located outside the old part of the city. Its nightlife is very lively, thanks to the presence of some of the most prestigious clubs in Barcelona.
Quarter Located near the Ramblas, the neighborhood takes its name from the Gothic monuments that characterize the old town, a real maze made up of numerous winding streets. The Gothic Quarter has numerous bars and clubs with cheap prices, mainly located around Piazza Jaume and Piazza Real . We recommend the Guru bar (Calle Josep Anselm Clave 19, Barcelona) and the Margarita Blue (Calle Josep Anselm Clave 6, Barcelona).
To sleep nearby, book at the Ohla Hotel , from whose panoramic terrace, equipped with swimming pools and deck chairs, it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
La Rambla is a wide avenue, more than a kilometer long located in the center of the old city a stone's throw from the Gothic Quarter , an important reference point for Barcelona's nightlife . The avenue is very popular and lively during the day, but above all in the evening: here people stroll and have fun among the numerous bars and discos scattered throughout the area, while tourists browse the stalls and street artists perform colorful.
The Old Port
The Old Port, ( Port Vell in Catalan) is the port area adjacent to Barceloneta . The area is still pervaded by the maritime atmosphere of the past, highlighted by the narrow alleys and the smell of salt. The old fishing port has been redeveloped and has become, together with Barceloneta, one of the busiest entertainment centers in the city. Nearby you will find the Maremagnum , a large shopping center in which there are shops, arcades, a cinema, an aquarium and several discos with free access all night long.
Clubs and discos in Barcelona
(Ramón Trias Fargas 2, Barcelona) Open Sunday to Thursday from 24.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday from 24.00 to 6.00.
Pacha Barcelona the footsteps of the famous Ibiza nightclub . The club organizes beautiful evenings with excellent djs. There is also a terrace overlooking the beach side. Discreet clothing is required and the average age is around 20-30 years.
Hard Rock Cafe
(Plaça de Catalunya 21, Barcelona) Open every day from 11.30 to 2.00.
Located at the end of La Rambla and overlooking Plaza Catalunya , the Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most loved establishments in Barcelona by both tourists and locals. The restaurant has two floors, with an adjoining outdoor terrace from which you can watch the people strolling down the Rambla.
The place combines creative cuisine and memorabilia of international rock music. The variety of dishes offered blends the flavors of Catalan cuisine with typical American dishes, creating a winning mix appreciated by all. On the menu you can find freshly prepared dishes, salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, as well as numerous and tasty desserts.
Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona is always very busy, especially on weekends, and it is advisable to book in advance. After dinner the place turns into a club, with barmen preparing excellent cocktails with acrobatic and spectacular moves. Great place for a romantic evening or for a drink with friends.
(Carrer de Pamplona 88, Barcelona) true institution of Barcelona nightlife , the Sala Razzmatazz is a concert hall and one of the most famous nightclubs in the city. Located in a huge industrial building, the club was inaugurated in 2000 and has seen numerous international artists take to its stage, such as Coldplay, Kanye West, Blur, Kraftwerk, David Byrne, the Arctic Monkeys or Franz Ferdinand. The club always has excellent international-level programming.
Inside, Razzmatazz is divided into five different spaces that wind through a labyrinth of dance floors and corridors, in which the rhythms of the most diverse musical genres resonate. The five spaces are named Razzclub, The Loft, Lolita, Pop Bar and Rex Room . The music ranges from pop, rock, dubstep and electronic music.
The Razzclub mainly offers indie-pop, new wave or electro rock music, with concerts of this musical genre.
At The Loft you can let loose to the rhythms of techno, hard-techno, tech-house, electro and dubstep music. Thanks to the always busy program of evenings with international DJs and its splendid light effects, The Loft attracts numerous electronic music enthusiasts every weekend.
At Lolita numerous concerts and live DJ sets are held with House, Electropop, Hip Hop, Dubstep music, while the Pop Bar , characterized by splendid crystal walls, offers softer rhythms, such as 80s music, but also technopop and electro rock.
At the Rexroom you can listen to music of various genres, from House to electronic, old school and acid music. These are musical experiments that anticipate what the music of tomorrow will be.
(Passeig Marítim 34, Barcelona) Open every day from 10pm to 6am.
Opium is one of the most popular nightclubs in Barcelona . Overlooking the sea, the club boasts modern furnishings, an excellent atmosphere and good music, proposed by international artists. It is also possible to have lunch or dinner on the open terrace. Elegant clothing, the shirt is practically mandatory.
(Passeig Marítim 36, Barcelona) Open every day from 12.00 to 6.00.
Shoko is another trendy club located on the beach in Barcelona . The disco includes a bar area, a restaurant and a dance floor and mainly offers House music, with local and international DJs. Even at Shoko , the atmosphere is elegant: a relaxed place to see and be seen.
(Calle Tuset 13, Barcelona) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 24.00 to 5.30, Friday and Saturday from 24.00 to 6.00.
The Sutton is a large, very trendy nightclub, located in the Eixample area and frequented mainly by locals and a few tourists. The average age is around 25-35 years. Here too it is advisable to come dressed elegantly. Entrance costs about 15 euros although, without a VIP card it is difficult to enter.
(Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 13, Barcelona) Open from Thursday to Saturday from 24.00 to 6.45.
La Terrrazza is an open-air club located on the Montjuïc mountain above Barcelona. The club can accommodate up to 1000 people and offers mainly House music, with a style reminiscent of the discos of Ibiza and with parties that last all night. at the Terrazzza , including James Priestley, Ricardo Villalobos and Larry Heard. The average age is around 20-30 and the place is only open during the summer.
(Nou de la Rambla 113, Barcelona) Open Monday to Thursday 20.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday 18.00 to 6.00, Sunday 18.00 to 5.00.
Sala Apolo is another important nightlife Barcelona. It is located in a former theater and divided into two distinct rooms: Apolo 1 is larger and retains the atmosphere of the old theater, with high ceilings, red velvet-covered interiors and a large stage. The Apolo 2 is smaller but more modern, and boasts a great sound system. The musical selection is varied: generally there are concerts until midnight, after which the djs who get on the console offer music ranging from hip hop to dubstep, up to techno and burlesque. The club is mostly frequented by trendy kids during the week. At the weekend, however, the crowd gets slightly older, with a mix of tourists and locals.
(Rambla Catalunya 2-4, Barcelona) Open Wednesday and Sunday from 00.30 to 6.00.
Located near Plaça de Catalunya , the City Hall is a disco housed in an old theater, of which the original structure has remained and where the DJs perform on what was once the stalls. Outside there is also an elegant terrace, with a bar, tables and chairs. The club offers a selection of electronic and techno music. The club is therefore in an easily accessible position by public transport. Here there are also numerous hotels for all budgets. Average age between 20 and 30 years.
(Arc del Teatre 3, Barcelona) Open every day from 24.00 to 5.00.
The Moog is a club with electronic music located near the Ramblas and open 365 days a year. The Moog is a small disco, consisting of two dance floors, located on two floors. The downstairs is dedicated to techno music in all its genres, from minimal to Detroit. Upstairs you will find eighties electro pop and dance music. On Thursday nights the club hosts international DJs. The average age is around 20-28 and the crowd is a mix of techno fans, revelers and tourists. Entry costs around 10 euros.
(Autovia Castelldefels – C31, Km 186,1, 08840 Viladecans, Barcelona) Located outside the city, near Barcelona airport, Row 14 is an indoor and outdoor nightclub, equipped with a convertible roof and outdoor areas outside to relax. The club can accommodate up to 1000 people and the music proposed is mainly techno, house and drum and bass, with excellent international DJs at the console. Getting to Row 14 isn't easy: you'll have to take the shuttles that leave from plaça Catalunya (inquire on their website). The place is famous for its after-parties.
(Plaza Joan Llongueras 5, Barcelona) Open from Friday to Sunday from 24.00 to 6.00.
The Be Cool is a medium sized nightclub, with a main room and a smaller room in the back. The club is famous throughout Barcelona for its quality music, including House, techno, deep house and disco. Sometimes famous djs are hosted. The place is located in the northern part of Barcelona, and is frequented by an audience more interested in music than in neat clothing.
(Lincoln 15, Barcelona) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 6am.
The Otto Zutz is a large disco on three floors, located in an old factory. The music is focused on hip hop, R&B, funky and house tones. This is one of the few clubs in Barcelona where you can find this kind of music, and is frequented by fans of the genre. The atmosphere is sophisticated and suitable for flirting, but especially for dancing. The cost is around 15-17 euros and the average age is 18-25 years. Recommended on Wednesday evenings.
(Plaça Reial 17, Barcelona) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 24.00 to 5.45.
Located in the small plaça Reial , the Jamboree (in Zulu means "tribal reunion" ) is one of the most famous jazz clubs in Barcelona , very famous for its concerts and for having brought some of the most famous jazz musicians to the city, including Bill Coleman , Kenny Drew, Chet Baker, Lou Bennet, Stephan Grappelli, Kenny Clarke, Ornette Coleman or Dexter Gordon. The club is a point of reference for the nightlife of the Plaça Reial : every night there are jazz concerts, Latin American music or Blues, while on Mondays there is the popular WTF jazz jam session, attended by many young people. Upstairs is Los Tarantos , which stages flamenco shows. Later the two places join forces to become a club. You can find the reductions on the Rambla.
(Carrer de Tuset 8, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 5.30am.
The Bling Bling is an elegant nightclub with a select audience (shirt required), located in the Eixample area. The club offers, in addition to commercial music, also Latin American songs and house music in the second room. The university evening on Thursday called "Obsession Night" : not to be missed.
La Fira Club
(Carrer de Provença 171, Barcelona) Open every day from 13.00 to 23.00.
Commercial and Latin American music. Inside is a giant gazebo and some dancing ber cubes.
(Nou de la Rambla 145, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday 10pm to 6am, Sunday 7pm to 2am.
Small disco with commercial and Spanish music. On Thursdays there is drum&bass music. The place mostly frequented by locals aged between 18 and 25 years old. Entry costs 10 euros.
(Aribau 230, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 6am.
Elegant and trendy club featuring commercial and Spanish music. The place is frequented by Catalans.
(Paseo Picasso 40, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
The Magic "Indie" style disco , with varied music ranging from dance to rock, up to 80's pop music, played by local DJs. Inside are two large dance floors. Ideal place if you are not fond of techno music, a real obsession in Barcelona.
(L'Illia, Av. Diagonal, 547, Barcelona) Open from Thursday to Saturday from 24.00 to 5.00.
The Bikini is a club that organizes live concerts among the best in Barcelona. When the bands have finished playing, the space transforms into a nightclub where people dance until the morning. The music is predominantly House, black and Latin American (salsa, samba and bachata). The interior is spacious and divided into two rooms, which are sometimes transformed into a single large room, thanks to the use of movable partition walls. The average age ranges from 25 to 35 and elegant clothing is required.
(rossello 217, Barcelona) Open from Thursday to Saturday from 11.30pm to 5.30am, Sunday from 9pm to 4.30am.
Small club with live concerts and Latin American music. Entrance costs 10-15 euros and well-groomed clothing is required.
Palacio de la Salsa Antiguo San Pues
(Gran Via de les corts catalanes 770, Barcelona) Open from Friday to Sunday from 11.45pm to 6am.
South American club, with few tourists. Latin American music, especially bachata and salsa.
(Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc 5, Barcelona) Open every day from 11.45pm to 6am.
The Macarena is a small but crowded nightclub, located in the center of Barcelona, a few steps from La Rambla. Here you will find minimal music, House and techno, played by the best international djs.
(Carrer dels Escudellers 49, Barcelona) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11pm to 6am.
The Marula Café is a nightclub with funk, soul and Latin music. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the place sees the massive presence of tourists and an older audience. Inside is a central dance floor with two bars. The good music selection gives the club an upbeat and friendly atmosphere.
(Plaça Reial 7, Barcelona) Open Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00, Sunday from 23.00 to 6.00.
The Sidecar is a small nightclub , located just off La Rambla and open every day. Inside you can find a dance floor, a bar and a stage area. The music is very varied and depends on the evening: in the early evening there are live rock concerts and, after midnight, the djs play the most diverse musical genres, from the latest dance music hits to rock and roll. The small underground attracts a young crowd made up of locals and many tourists, many of whom come from the hostels located around the Plaza Reial .
Harlem Jazz Club
(Comtessa de Sobradiel 8, Barcelona) Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 20.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 5.00, Sunday from 20.00 to 3.00.
Located in the heart of the historic center, the Harlem Jazz Club is one of the most famous jazz clubs in Barcelona and offers jazz, funk and soul music every night, first with live concerts and later, in the late evening, with the music of DJs international to dance until dawn. The Club consists of a room with a bar and a dance floor at the back. The Harlem Jazz Club is an inviting and welcoming place with soft lights, cheap cocktails, but above all a warm atmosphere. The club is frequented by a mature and demanding public.
(La Rambla 27, Barcelona) Open every day from 11.45pm to 6am.
The Boulevard (BLVD) is one of the nightclubs located in the center of Barcelona , right next to La Rambla. The club can accommodate up to 1000 people and is very popular with locals and with the many young tourists who come to Barcelona to immerse themselves in its nightlife . The BLVD offers music of various genres, from House and techno to dubstep and pop music.
Carpe Diem Lounge Club CDLC
(Passeig maritim de la barceloneta 32, Barcelona) Open every day from 12.00 to 5.00.
Located on the beach of Barceloneta, the Club CDLC is a restaurant that after dinner turns into a nightclub that hosts world-famous DJs. The club has a restaurant area overlooking the sea and a lounge area with comfortable beds and sofas. The music ranges from RnB to House to electronic and techno music.
The CDLC is one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Barcelona and attracts an international, young and trendy crowd, especially football players, wealthy tourists and yacht owners. Even the cuisine is respectable: the dishes prepared by chef Alfonso Aranda blend the best of oriental cuisine with the Mediterranean tradition. nightlife of the Catalan capital in an elegant and exclusive .
(Ramon Trias Fargas 2, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
One of the largest clubs located around the beach of Barceloneta , the Catwalk is a disco that extends over two floors. Downstairs is a large dance floor and bar with seating, while upstairs is a chill-out area where you can relax and chat. The club mainly offers House music and various genres such as funky, handbag and vocal. The Catwalk is one of the most famous nightclubs in Barcelona and often hosts international DJs, including Eric Morillo, Roger Sanchez and The Unabombers. The public is international and trendy: the Catwalk Club is also the right place to flirt and make new acquaintances, immersed in the sound and in an atmosphere reminiscent of Ibiza.
Input – High Fidelity Dance Club – ex The One
(Poble Espanyol, Montjuic Park / Marqués de Comillas 13-25, Barcelona) Open Friday 24.00-17.00, Saturday 24.00-6.00.
The Input (formerly The One club) is a large nightclub located in Poble Espanyol , which mainly offers techno, minimal, House or electro music. People come here to dance until dawn.
Luz de Gas
(Carrer de Muntaner 246, Barcelona) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 6am.
Club with alternative rock music and concerts by experimental bands.
(Avda Doctor Marañon 17, Barcelona) Open Friday and Saturday from 11.45pm to 6am.
Nightclub located in Carrer de Numancia , frequented by Catalans and tourists. Friday evening recommended.
(Carrer del Rosselló 208, Barcelona) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.45pm to 6am.
Disco where you can dance to the rhythm of Latin American music, such as salsa, merengue and pachanga. Ideal place if you want to avoid the crowded tourist discos on the beach. Mostly frequented by locals.
(Ramblas 33, Barcelona) Open Sunday to Thursday from 24.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday from 24.00 to 6.00.
Disco located near La Rambla. Many tourists.
Les Enfants Club
(Carrer de Guàrdia 3, Barcelona) Open Thursday from 19.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00.
Open since 1965, Les Enfants Club is one of the longest running clubs in the Barcelona nightlife . The club is centrally located, near La Rambla . Inside there are two dance floors: in the first there is Soul music from the 60s, funk and disco from the 70s, while in the main room you can dance to the rhythm of indie, pop rock and classic music until late in the morning. The atmosphere is fun, welcoming, and unpretentious.
(Ramón Trias Fargas, 2, Barcelona) Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 24.00 to 6.00.
Club composed of two environments: a main room with a dance floor, and a cocktail bar. On the dancefloor you can dance to the rhythm of techno and house music, while the cocktail bar offers softer and more funky tones, with local djs. KER is dedicated to electronic music lovers and aims to recreate that warm and welcoming atmosphere that defined club culture in the 70s and 80s .
The beach clubs of Barcelona
Mac Arena Mar
(Playa Port Fórum, Carrer de la Pau, s/n, 08290 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 3.00.
The Mac Arena Mar is an Ibiza-style beach club, located on the seafront and offering electro-house music. The place is most famous for its Sunday events. Plus, there's free admission all night long. During the day, Mac Arena is also a great place to eat by the sea, with a tasty menu and excellent wine list.
(Platja Nova Mar Bella, Espigó de Bac de Roda 1, Barcelona) Open every day from 10.00 to 1.30.
El Boo Beach Club is located between the two trendiest beaches in Barcelona, Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella , from which you can enjoy wonderful views over the Mediterranean! Here you can find innovative cuisine, tasty succulent cocktails to sip during the afternoon on the terraces along the pier. The upstairs cocktail bar serves grilled Teppanyaki snacks with expertly crafted mojitos. Sophisticated place suitable for pre-clubbing.
Bars and pubs in Barcelona
(carrer de Zamora 78, Barcelona) Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 3.00, Saturday and Sunday from 17.00 to 3.00.
Huge pub located a short distance from Razzmatazz where you can buy sangria and beer at cheap prices! Inside there are large tables, a billiard room and a concert hall. The pub gets busy every night, and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Here you can dance and meet other people without difficulty! Be careful because there are two Oveja Negras , one located in Carrer Sitges 5, small and nothing special, while the second, located near the Razzmatazz in Carrer de Zamora 78, is the best!
(Carrer de Sant Pau 128, Barcelona) Open Monday to Thursday 7pm to 2.30am, Friday 6pm to 3.30am, Saturday 5pm to 3.30am, Sunday 12pm to 2.45am.
Former confectionery decorated in a modernist style and frequented mainly by artists and intellectuals.
(C/Tuset 17, Barcelona) Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3am, Saturday 7pm to 3am, Sunday 6pm to 2.30am.
La Bolsa is an original pub, whose peculiarity is the prices of drinks which, like on the Stock Exchange, increase and decrease according to demand. The best time to buy is when the CRASH ! The place is still cheap and is frequented mainly by Catalans.
El Bosc de Les Fades
(Passatge de la Banca 5, Barcelona) Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 1.00, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 1.30.
Quiet pub with a lot of atmosphere: inside you will really feel like you are in the woods.
(Carrer d'Aribau 77, Barcelona) Open every day from 10.30pm to 2.30am.
Pub that offers alcoholic shots for 1.80 euros and a liter of cocktails for only 10 euros. You can find Espit Chupitos in two different locations, one located near Plaza Colon , at the far end of La Rambla, while the other is located at Calle Aribau 77. Although the place is small, it is still very busy and is ideal for spending a fun pre-evening.
(Paseo Maritimo de la Barceloneta 38 A, Barcelona) Open from Thursday to Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
Located on the seafront between the Shôko and Sotavento clubs, the Icebarcelona is, as the name suggests, a bar with an interior covered in ice and a constant temperature of -5 degrees! To enter you have to pay 15 euros and you will have included a jacket, a pair of gloves and a drink. This place is for you if you want to try the experience of drinking your cocktail comfortably seated on chairs made of ice.
(Passeig del Born 15, Barcelona) Open every day from 20.00 to 2.00.
The Miramelindo is one of the busiest and the largest of the bars located on Passeig del Born , and is characterized by large wooden beams that support the ceiling. The place gets very busy on the weekends, when hordes of locals descend to party and take advantage of the cheap home-made cocktails. For just 4 euros you can enjoy coconut and cognac cocktails or a screwdriver made with “Cava” (Spanish champagne).
(c/Santa Monica 4, Barcelona) Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 19.30 to 3.00.
Located in the Raval area, in what was once the Chinese quarter, the Bar Pastis is one of the historic bars in Barcelona. The place is very small and hosts live concerts ranging from Brazilian, Argentinian and French music.
Le Pop Cocktail Bar
(Ramblas 111, Barcelona) Open every day from 17.30 to 1.00.
Located at the crossroads between Raval and the Gothic quarter, Le Pop Cocktail Bar offers particular and refined drinks and cocktails, such as the Catalan Bellini (made with local products Gin Mare and sparkling Cava wine) and the bitter gin'n'tonic with triple orange , along with revisited classics like the Smoked Margerita or the Mojiterranean . Once you've ordered your drink you can relax in one of the leather swivel chairs and watch the world go by on the Rambla, the city's legendary thoroughfare. The soundtrack ranges from French pop to jazz and is designed to guarantee you moments of relaxation.
(Carrer dels Tallers 1, Barcelona) Open Monday to Thursday from 12.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
Despite its prime location at the top of the legendary La Rambla, it's actually surprisingly easy to walk past the Boadas without noticing its distinctive red doors, which at least save it from being packed with tourists in shorts and sandals. In fact, this modest cocktail lounge has been open since 1933, making it the oldest cocktail bar in Spain. The bar was founded by the namesake Miguel Boadas , who first learned the art of cocktails at the La Floridita in Havana (Cuba at that time was known as Ibiza today). And as in the 1930s, still today the bartenders of Boadas shake and mix the classic drinks from behind the counter, dressed in tuxedos and bow ties.
(Calle Bergara 3, Barcelona) Open every day from 11.00 to 2.00.
In a city full of cosy, welcoming and charismatic bars (where 'cosy' and 'welcoming' are euphemisms for cramped and hot and charisma is defined by rude bar staff and dirty, unlocking toilets) it's nice to see a bar like the Belushi that completely breaks the mold. huge space just off Plaza Catalunya , Belushi is a modern, airy bar that's more London-style than a typical Catalan pub. During the day the place is frequented by young people as they take a break from shopping to sip fresh drinks on the comfortable tobacco-colored sofas, or have a coffee on the internal terrace. In the evening there is live music and live sports. The nearby youth hostel gathers a large clientele who come to the Belushi to sip the jugs of sangria for less than 10 euros and take advantage of the promotions on beers. This is also a great place to party amongst an international crowd.
Flaherty's Irish Bar
(Plaza Joaquim Xirau, Barcelona) Open every day from 9.00 to 3.00.
Flaherty's Irish Bar is an Irish pub, opened in 2001 and has since become an international meeting point for expats and tourists passionate about Guinness and good company. A wide range of beers (13 on tap, plus other bottled varieties) is complemented by a menu of mouthwatering home-cooked dishes, such as barbecued chicken with creamy Irish whiskey gravy, their famous Irish breakfast and Sunday roast. As you'd expect from any self-respecting Irish pub, there's an abundance of live sporting events, including football, ice hockey and rugby. Also very popular is their hilarious weekly Beer Pong , held every Thursday from 10.00pm, or the Ladies Night (every Friday) where girls pay only €3.50 for drinks all day until closing! The Flaherty hosts regular parties and events with live music and drink promotions.
(c/ Boria 17, Barcelona) Open Monday to Wednesday 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Thursday to Saturday 12.30pm to 11.30pm.
The main theme of the Cat Bar is, as the name suggests, cats: A clock with the face of an enormous cat hangs on one wall, while cheap plastic felines from China wag their paws in front of you, and all around there are various photos and memorabilia always depicting the cats that embellish the rest of the bar. Cat Bar is also Barcelona's only vegan restaurant , and on the menu you'll find delicious vegan tortillas and quiche (secret recipe!), burgers and sausages, homemade cakes, breads and smoothies, all served until closing. You can also order four different types of craft beer.
(Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6, Barcelona) Open Monday to Thursday 6.30pm to 2am, Friday to Sunday 10am to 3am.
One of the more sophisticated cocktail bars in the Raval district, the Marmalade has managed to create an elegant yet unpretentious environment that attracts a diverse crowd. The elegant decor, with red brick floors and walls and murals, matches perfectly with the delicious menu of original cocktails. Meanwhile a stunning matt black pool table provides an opportunity for socialising.
Slow Cocktails & Boîte
(Carrer de París 186, Barcelona) Open Monday to Wednesday from 19.00 to 5.00, Thursday to Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00.
Original cocktails, low lights, great service and period furniture make Slow Barcelona the perfect place to relax with a tasty drink and sample some Spanish delicacies. Upstairs there is a small club where you can dance to the rhythm of pop, indie, electro and r'n'b music. There is also a rentable room for private events.
(Carrer Marqués de Barberá 11, Barcelona) Open every day from 18.00 to 2.00.
Formerly known as 'The Quiet Man' , this venerable Irish institution has been serving pints of stout for twenty years and has recently changed hands, under the name 'Shenanigans' . While the pub's original charisma hasn't changed (thirsty travelers are still welcomed in the traditional glass-partitioned pub booths), in its new incarnation Shenanigans is undoubtedly younger and livelier. The bar offers more than 20 different beers, including the cheapest Guinness in Barcelona (€4 for a pint) and also great craft choices like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale , Brew Dog and Barcinos . Other excellent offers: gin and tonic for 4 euros, 5 buckets of beer for the price of 10 euros and the popular 1 meter high beer tower (€ 18) to challenge friends in alcoholic drinks. On top of all this, Sheanigans has five large TV screens for watching live sports, as well as pool tables and foosball tables for socializing.
(Carrer Tordera 50, Barcelona) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 18.00 to 2.00.
La Cigale is a much loved bar, set over two floors. The first is reminiscent of a Parisien café thanks to its round tables, lively atmosphere and curious decorations, including vintage toy cars and religious icons. The upper floor is more spacious and is filled with a delightfully chaotic mix of bookshelves, antique portraits, kitschy objects, furniture and sewing machines. The pub offers burgers the size of a soccer ball, daiquiris with fresh fruit, bottled craft beers, as well as concerts, exhibitions and events.
The Loch Inn
(Passeig Sant Joan 74, Barcelona) Open Sunday, Monday and Thursday 18.00 to 1.30, Friday 18.00 to 3.00, Saturday 13.00 to 3.00.
The Loch Inn is a great English pub in Barcelona that offers tasty dishes, an unbeatable selection of drinks and the screening of live sporting events, without hordes of drunken tourists and overly inflated prices.
(Calle de Fontrodona, 35, Barcelona) Open from Thursday to Saturday from 21.00 to 2.45.
Located five minutes from Paral-lel, the Maumau Underground is a place frequented by trendy people, well-dressed artists, students and young professionals who meet during the weekend, sipping gin and tonics or vintage cocktails, such as Moscow Mules or Sailor Jerrys . The bar is furnished with low white sofas, pop art, bamboo sticks and a canvas ceiling. The musical background is oriented towards funk and rare grooves. For cinema enthusiasts, short film screenings are organized on Thursday evenings.
Hipster Bar Crawl
If you want to experience an authentic night out in Barcelona, Hipster is for you. You will start the night in a lowkey and charismatic cafe in the lively Raval neighborhood where, with your drinking companions, you can taste a perfectly blended mojito, a glass of Cava or a craft beer. Afterwards your local guide will take you on a tour of the neighborhood's best bars, from the legendary Modernist hangout where Hemingway once drank absinthe, to live music venues and other trendy bars, ending up dancing at a club for everything the rest of the night. The evening costs 25 euros and includes a free cocktail and some delicious tapas. On this tour you will travel in a small group of up to 15 other people with a guide at your disposal and a flexible itinerary, which a tourist hardly gets to visit. If you're looking for a real slice of Barcelona nightlife , it doesn't get more authentic than this.
Barcelona Pub Crawl
(Carrer del Paradís 4, Barcelona) Every day from 21.00 to 6.00.
The Barcelona Pub Crawl takes you on a tour of some of the best bars and pubs in the city, starting at 10.30pm, with free drinks in each one. The tour ends as usual in one of the best clubs in Barcelona , depending on the evening and the scheduled events. Plus, beer-pong challenges and vodka body shots. The tour costs 20 euros (15 euros if you book online) and includes not only your expert guide, but four free drinks and entrance to the disco.
The Pub Crawl was held daily during the summer and 3 times a week during the winter. The meeting point is located at the George Payne Irish Bar (Placa d'Urquinaona 5, Barcelona) and starts at 10.30pm.
Barcelona Bar Crawl
(George Payne Plaça d'Urquinaona 5, Barcelona) Every day from 10pm.
Another Pub Crawl in Barcelona. An alternative to the other two tours offered.
The Barcelona NightCard
The Barcelona NightCard allows you to enter 24 clubs in Barcelona for free . The card is valid for 7 days, costs 20 euros and includes a map with all the clubs: Rena (3 different discos), Boulevard, La Carpa, Danzatoria, Atlantic, BeCool, Bikini, City Hall, The Room, El Latino, Moog, Nick Havanna, Otto Zutz, Piratas, Shoko, Teatre Principal, Macarena, Soho, Sutton, Les Enfants, Costa Breve, Smalls. You can buy it online or at the Tourist Office . The Barcelona NightCard allows free entrance to discos until 2.00 and does not include drinks.
The economic version of the card is valid for 2 days and costs 10 euros.