Nightlife in Barcelona, 7 places with the most interesting things you can do at night in Barcelona and different neighbourhoods.

One thing about Barcelona is that it’s a city that never sleeps. The Spanish people, especially here in Barcelona, eat late, drink late and go out very late. The later you go out the more energy you feel in the city. Don’t be surprised when the nightclubs on the weekends are pretty much empty until at least 01:00 or 02:00 in the morning. You can go clubbing all night until 06:00 o’clock if you want. So yes, if you’re looking for a great night to spend, nightlife in Barcelona has it all.

Barcelona’s nightlife is much in keeping with the city itself, trendy, varied, and sometimes even spectacular. Even if you aren’t really a clubber at heart it’s worth going out to at least one nightclub just to have the experience and see what’s there to offer.

With a metropolis of almost two million people (five if you count the entire metropolitan area), there isn’t one area where you can get a taste of Barcelona’s nightlife, but there is a whole host of lively neighbourhoods to visit.

Let’s check out all clubs in the different neighbourhoods here in Barcelona!

  1. El Born district
  • Magic Club is one of Barcelona’s most famous and well-loved indie clubs. You can expect sweaty dance floors and hits from the ’80s.
  • Miramelindo, for a Cava cocktail
  • Farola, a great cocktail where everything is just on point and the ambience is really good. Later at night, the DJ will play better music
  • Just trawl the backstreets to find hidden hotspots and wonderful surprises, like Cat Bar.

2. Clubs in the Gothic Quarter

  • Milkbar, with a great cocktail menu.
  • You will find a good selection of Irish and British pubs. Like the friendly and flirty Flaherty’s, where you can meet some fellow tourists.
  • Macarena Club is a small techno club that is just around the corner from the Ramblas.
  • Marula Café is an intimate club in Barcelona’s city centre offering jazz, funk, soul, disco, and Latin.
  • Sidecar Cafe is an eclectic club that sits in Plaza Reial, one of Barcelona’s most famous squares.
  • Also, on this square, you’ll find Jamboree, blues and live jazz, hip-hop, and other dance music in a room founded in 1960.
  • Harlem Jazz Club brings jazz, funk, and soul to its faithful followers nearly every night of the week.

3. Clubs in Raval

  • Boulevard Club is a large and cosy club in the middle of the Ramblas.
  • Moog Club is an atmospheric techno club in the centre of Raval.
  • Sala Apolo (home of the excellent midweek parties known as Nasty Mondays).
  • In the heart of this district, you’ll also find ‘Rambla de Raval’ where hip bars like Ambar alternate with kebab shops, while a more glamorous crowd gathers at nearby cocktail bars like the suave Marmalade, where you can order house specials like their delicious ‘Pornstar Martini’.

4. Clubs in Port Olympic:

  • CDLC Club is one of Barcelona’s most exclusive and glamorous beachside clubs.
  • Mondo Club sits slightly further from the beachfront than the other port clubs. It has a terrace area overlooking the yachts.
  • Shoko Club is a beachfront club, bar, and restaurant that is popular amongst the holiday crowd.
  • Catwalk Club is one of the largest beach clubs, attracting international house DJs.

5. Clubs in Poble Nou:

  • Razzmatazz is one of the biggest clubs in Barcelona, with 5 different rooms it’s a kind of labyrinth where you can be entertained all night long if you want to.

6. Clubs in Eixample:

  • Sala Be Cool is an uptown club with a progressive music policy and a mixed crowd.
  • Otto Zutz is a three-story club that offers R&B, hip-hop, and soul.
  • Bikini Club is a modern club with an impressive sound system and an eclectic music policy.
  • For cocktails with a good-looking local crowd, slide over to Slow Barcelona (which also has a fun club upstairs), where you can sample some of the best gin or vodka tonics in town. In this part of town, everyone dresses a bit more chic.

7. Out of town nightlife:

  • Row 14 Club is a large club that offers big-name international DJs every weekend. Free coaches will take you from the city centre to the out-of-town location.
  • Raves are free parties where a group of friends plays electronic music and it can last more than 1 night, therefore you just need to be lucky that you meet someone who can take you there.

So, plenty of places where you can let yourself go completely and dance until the sun comes up.

Do you have any other tips about the nightlife of Barcelona, or do you just want to share your experiences? Let us know!

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