It’s no secret that Barcelona’s parties 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Restaurants open late and serve into the night, bars open later still and a nightclub will not get going until at least 2am and the party rolls into the early hours of the morning
The culture, color and vibrancy of the city are the key factors and reflect themselves into the night.
The Barcelona scene is probably the most vibrant and chic in the world, with Ibiza just across the sea, you can almost see the reflection in the water.
Planning a night out can be easy; whatever you are looking for is out there. Bars and nightclubs will often have flyers available offering free entrance before 2am or two for one drink deals, the main city thoroughfare’s also often have people handing out flyers and directing clubbers to the best places around town.
Different areas of the city offer different experiences to the clubber, the central gothic district, El Raval and El Borne offer a labyrinth of small bars and clubs. The most notable being Fellini on La Rambla de Santa Monica 27
One of Barcelona´s well known clubs, it attracts locals and tourists alike. It´s resident DJ Mario Masqueda is a well-known name around the city and with two rooms; The mirror room with house, funk and acid-Jazz and The bad room with electro and techno.
The club opens from midnight to 5am during the summer months every day except Sundays and Thursday to Saturday during the winter.
Down in the nightlife epi-center of Barcelona’s port Olympic, we find one of the city’s biggest and popular clubs, Catwalk.
The club regularly features such artists as Martin Solveig and other European DJs of significant worth, with 15,000 square meters Catwalk is one of the city´s biggest clubs.
With two floors, The sky room play´s urban style, rap, hip-hop and R & B and the main room is purely dedicated to house.
Catwalk frequently holds nights including Sunday nights, “Carnival Every Sounday” and “The Wonderful world of house” music on Saturdays.
Open every day during the summer months from midnight to six o’clock in the morning, entry is 15 euros with consumption included, in discotecasgratis.com you can search Catwalk and add you on to the guest list saving time on the long queues and let fellow clubbers look on in awe as you find yourself jumping the queue in style.
Located next to Barcelona´s Port Olympic, the club is well situated in the heart of the city´s seaside night scene.
During the summer months there is a boat party which supplies unlimited alcohol to party goers for 40 euros from the port twice a week from 6pm, the boat is a popular hedonistic activity with the stag and hen partys and space is limited, to find out more and secure your place you just need to email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The port’s only actual docked boat bar is Luz De Gas (Gaslight), moored in Poll Vel l opposite the Palau de Mar, open April to October 1pm to 3am (Metro, Barceloneta L4 - telephone 93 4842326) is a smart cocktail lounge with views over the port, during the evening the boat is lit by candlelight, for a truly memorable romantic evening and a good place to grab a cocktails before hitting the dance floor.
Luz de Gas also has its own theater, concert and club fusion in the same building (C/Muntaner 246) which is a very popular party haunt, in the form of a grand theatre, the club has been a part of the Barcelona night scene since 1995, the club also regularly holds jazz and funk concerts, check the webpage for upcoming shows and party nights http://www.luzdegas.com/
During the summer months, the city´s stretch of beaches come alive during the hot late nights with “chringuitos” (beach bars) which open into the late hours, providing trip hop and smooth house beats by resident Djs and cocktails, the most notable being the Mojitos which seem to be the semi -unofficial drink of the beach clubber.
The most noteworthy chringuitos are Inercia and Dockers (Metro Cuitadella Vila Olimpica) which also do select tapas for those late night diners and hungry party goers, the bars are open from about 10am to 1am when the beach is officially cleaned and the bars close for the night and the scene moves into main clubs.
For those night clubbers wishing to feel the real alterative vibe of Barcelona would do well to try out Razzmatazz (calle Almogávares 122 Metro Bogatell L4), probably the best known and most renowned nightclub in the city, famous for its concerts every group from Portishead to The Stone Roses have played Razzmatazz. Make you sure you check their website for upcoming concerts and events. http://www.salarazzmatazz.com/
The concert venue shift itself into club mode from 1am to 6am and becomes a giant epicenter of electronic music, divided into 5 separate rooms each with their own residents DJs.
The main room; The Razzmatazz club opens its doors once the evening concerts have finished, playing electronica-indie rock and mainstream.
The Loft dedicates itself to techno electro, Lo.Ii.ta, a room which brings in the “alternative” crowd of Barcelona, with heavy experimental electronic music and vibrant techno house.
The pop Bar is a small bar decked out in New York style loft furnishings, which plays Britpop, indie rock, the bar is a cool escape from the more potent and crowded areas of the Razzmatazz.
Finally The Rex room is another area which dedicates it’s self to old school electronica however mainly from the 80s and 90s, decorated in a pink 80s style, with such well known residents Djs as Stainboy, the room also provided a more relaxed ambience away from the sweaty mass of the other main rooms.
The Apolo on (Nou De La Rambla 113 Metro Parale-l) Opens from midnight to 6am, is a corner stone of Barcelona nightlife, where young hipsters from the nearby district of The Raval congregate until the small hours of the morning, to drink and party old school Barcelona style.
Apolo is a theater style arrangement, which high ceilings and a mezzanine baloney bar, the club plays in-style electronica music, emulating the sounds from some of the most hip clubs in Europe.
The club regularly organizes nights, including taboo a burlesque themed night , in fact Apolo is open every night with themed events, check out the website to see which night to best for you. http://www.sala-apolo.com/home.asp?cat=30&sala=1
The summer months bring in the thumping beat of Barcelona’s outdoor club, for open air lover is - La Terraza which describes itself as an “atmospherical fun club”, located in beautiful Poble Español (Spanish Village, Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 - 27 – Metro Plaça Espanya), this is one of Barcelona leading outdoor clubs, perfect for the summer months, with resident Djs who regularly home their skills on the Ibiza Circuit. La Terraza is easily one of the most interesting and most revered clubs in Barcelona, open from May to September, you will need to check the website to entry deals and upcoming nights (http://www.laterrrazza.com/), the club even hosts the ministry of sound world tour, a must for every hardcore night clubber.
Taking the theme of open air to another level are two nightclubs located just below Barcelona’s famous and highest mountain, Tibidabo, Is Mirabe and Mirablau (Metro- Fenicular Tibidabo) are two bars sat on the crest of the Mountain overlooking Barcelona, both bar and nightclubs on their own right, they have the best and most sort out views over the city, open from 7pm to 3am with resident DJs playing commercial house and mainstream, the music may not be the clubbers choice but the views certainly are, a good place to drink a cocktail and relax.
With a mix of culture of fascination is Elephant club, located in the affluent area of Pedrables, (
Passeig dels Til·lers 1 Metro- Maria Cristina)
Passeig dels Til·lers 1 Metro- Maria Cristina)
Located in a reformed palace, which has been a part of the Barcelona night scene since 1984, the inspiring décor and ambience is unparalleled in the city. Elephant complete refurbishment and reopening is a recent addition to the nightlife of Barcelona, with several rooms and gardens to relax in the nightclub is a testament to Asian culture with Hindu, Thai and Balinese architecture all in the same setting, with two different dance rooms and a chill out garden, the club is aimed at the 30+ plus crowd, a mix of well to do Barcelona urbanites and out of towers who flock to the club to feel the vibe and drink a cocktail or three.