Barcelona Tourist Guide - Clubbing in Barcelona
With almost 8km of sandy beaches, alcohol being served 20 hours a day, and near perpetual sunshine, it is no wonder that Barcelona attracts its fair share of hedonistic fun lovers. Catering for these and the locals has led to the city's night-life becoming one of the most energetic and innovative in Europe. In a host of venues live bands and artists give their all every night of the week, and as they finish the clubbing begins. Actually, it's fair to say that it never stops. The Spanish eat late, drink late and go out very late. Don’t be surprised if Barcelona night clubs are relatively empty until 2ish in the morning, especially at the weekends (which often begin on Thursday), and remember that they go on until around 6am, to give people a chance to get to the late bars. Currently, there are very strong electro and house scenes in Barcelona, but pretty much everything is covered here, including funk, rnb, hip-hop, techno, indie, and of course every type of latin music. As well as regular weekly club nights, Barcelona is firmly on the global agenda and attracts a lot of big name live performers and DJs all year round. Keep an eye out for free entry passes to the clubs in the bars and shops around the city centre, or being handed out by PR girls and boys in Barceloneta and on the Ramblas at night. These passes allow free or discounted entry to nights that might otherwise set you back up to €18.
Here is an introduction to some of the night clubs in Barcelona, listed alphabetically.
The Alfa Club
Mayor de Gracia 36
93 415 1824
The Alfa club is a relatively small club (compared to the huge tourist clubs), but it's very beautifully decorated. Many designs and artwork worth spending a minute to look at.
Apolo – Nitsa
Nou de la Rambla, 113
If you are looking for Techno, Drum & Base or Hip Hop then Apolo is the club to check out. Apolo also has a calendar of live music and visual events from both local and international influences. Located across the Rival from the Gothic area, this club offers more of a local atmosphere with international influence. Shows normally average, in cost, about 10-14€ and start around 22:00. The dance floor is located below the stage in this old school, chandeliered ballroom. There are three large bars circling the dance floor. Plenty of room to dance and drink during the shows. It has a 1000 person capacity and a rotating calendar of events that makes this club attractive to visit any time you are in town. The best idea is to check out their updated website before traveling. It is open late, so, when there is a show you can dance until 5 AM.
Avda, Marqués de Comillas
Discotheque is one of the first clubs of Barcelona. Pure 70's style!! To be seen just for that. Music electropop and techno house. House sessions with the best known european dj's.
93 414 3180
Each weekend with the best program of dj's and world renowned artists, cafe, bar restaurant, pub, dance club: re-poker at one shot, and under the same roof! In a single view for a futuristic and modernist design, Club Drugstore combines the underground with vanguardist tendencies and popular acceptation. That's how their dj sessions sounds and how their dishes tastes: eclectic.
La Rambla 27
93 272 4980
We found at Fellini the most outstanding names of the house of Barcelona. Three rooms for three sounds: Hall the Mirrors (Chic House), funky, r'n'b, disc and black musica in Network Room (Nu Disco) and varieties of electro to rock in The Bad Room.
Plaça Reial 17,
93 319 1789
Once the quality live jazz shuts down at midnight, Jamboree turns into a club for funk, hip hop and R&B.
Plaça Reial 10,
93 302 5680
Another popular Plaça Reial haunt, Karma tends more toward indie, rock, britpop and techno.
Caller Arc del Teatre, 3
93 301 7306
This tiny two-story club plays house, techno, electro and drum 'n' bass downstairs and latin, funk, soul and pop above. Frequented by a 'cool' downtown crowd.
Moll de la Fusta, Local 4
93 221 4031
PORT VELL. Octopussy is currently one of the most popular clubs in Barcelona. It is outside on the waterfront (covered in glass in winter), so you can dance the night away to a variety of music beneath a blanket of stars. The terrace offers a place to sit and enjoy a drink if you need a break from dancing. You won't have to pay a cover charge to get in, but you will have to dress nicely.
93 238 0722
This club offers three stories of nighttime fun with funky DJs that keep the place rocking until 6am! The dance floor is usually filled, and there is another room where the music is softer and funkier if that's more your style. Some nights you will find live jazz concerts. Come relax at the bar and have a few drinks before you go dance in the club that opens at two.
Pacha Les Corts
Av. Marañon, 17
93 334 32 33
Metro/Bus : Les Corts (L3) Bus 75
House music in this place, Pacha, that remember Ibiza. Fun for that reason. Quite glamorous people.. Nice
Av. Tibidabo, 61
93 211 6261
Located in a mansion at the top of the hill up to Tibidabo, this chic club attracts Barcelonas trendiest crowd. Get a drink at the bar and then make your rounds through the crowd to check out the tables set up for chatting. Check out the terrace too, but be sure to end up on the dance floor because the party lasts all night long! You will need to take a cab to get here.
Passeig del Born, 19
93 310 2596
Come rock the night away at Penúltimo. The music varies from soul and funk to Latin and reggae, and DJ Marta is sure to keep you guessing at which tune will be played next. Funky live performances make for an exciting night of Spanish fun. The only requirement here is have a good time!
C/ Almogavers 122
In Razzmatazz you pay one entrance to go to 5 different salas , 5 different dance floors: Razz Club, Lolita, Pop, The loft. Live music, DJs all style. Very eclectic programming for the most known club of Barcelona : Air, Kraftwerk, Groove Armada, The Libertines and many locals but talented Dj's. Ask for Natacha at the bar!
Shoko Lounge Club
Paseo Maritimo de la Barceloneta 36
93 225 9200
At the stroke of midnight, the restaurant is transformed into a spectacular lounge club
Shoko Club is located out at Port Olympic and the Olympic towers within the row of discothèques opening out onto the beach. This sheik club is where the pretty people go to dance and be seen. You can enter either from above on the Paseo Maritim de la Barceloneta or off the beach below. There is a large deck on the beach that is slammed during the warmer months. The interior is a cross between a feng shui, Japanesse design and a Buddhist meditative feel. It has three large bars anchoring the dance floor with an elevated VIP section where the selected few sip cava. The dancing is inspired by a rotating group of local in-house DJs and live musicians. They have a mix of Dance, Trance, Electronic, Latin House, Club and House music to sample. They also have private party´s that are invite only. There is a list at the red velvet rope in front but if there is not a private party happening you should be able to enter before 1:00 after a short wait. The wine and beer cost around 5€ and the cocktails are about 8 to 10€. They have an extensive menu of Japanese-Asia fusions that goes along with their limited sushi menu. The restaurant is open during the week 19:00 to midnight before they open up into the club on Thursday through Sunday nights, midnight until 3:00. Dress up trendy and enjoy the scene.
Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
93 423 1285
You can literally party till the break of dawn at La Terrazza. There is even a terrace where you have a great view of the sunrise! The outdoor patio is your dancing scene with locals and foreigners alike moving to the music beneath the night sky. It may be difficult to get in because of the crowd, so show up early.
Tijuana Morning Café
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 32
93 423 1285
The party doesn't have to stop when all the other clubs close! Tijuana is just getting started. Clubbers who just can't get enough dancing come to Tijuana for more music and drinks that last until nearly eleven. The place is so packed with energy that you won't have any problems staying awake! When it does finally close its doors, step outside onto the beach and sleep off your night of partying in the sun!
Torres de Avila
Av. Marquès de Comillas – Poble Espanyol
93 424 9309
One of the city's newer bars, but its basis is the medieval city of Avila. The interior decor is dominated by the theme of day and night. Techno music always floods the place, and in the summer you can dance the night away on the roof with the city lights sparkling below!
Rambla Raval, 41
93 443 8078
Zentraus offers you their best electronic dj program. Tuesdays, the essence of the minimal with Gelb; Wednesday, Drum’n’Bass & breakbeat; Thursday, the best electronic parties in the downtown; Friday and Saturday are for techno, tech-house, electro…; Sunday is the day of their particular Playground.
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