Where to party in Barcelona?
Barcelona nightlife is especially renowned for its random nights out that begin in a tapas bar or on the beach, continue in the bars in Barcelona centre, and end up in one of the many night clubs... and then perhaps onto an after party. If you're wondering where to party in Barcelona you've come to the right page, as you'll find all the info you need about Barcelona by night in this exclusive nightlife guide! Entertainment in Barcelona takes on a different dimension as soon as the sun goes down, and you'll find that Barcelona nightlife offers everything from the quirky and unique, to the shamelessly commercial, and everything in between.
There are countless places where you can enjoy Barcelona nightlife throughout the city. In the summer, the beach area has plenty of chiringuito beach bars, and the Port Olympic is particularly popular with stag and hen parties.
Live music tends to be limited to concert halls and venues with special licensing, although you might also catch the occasional gig in a pub of Barcelona centre.
There are plenty of cool places in Barcelona, and this of course depends on your definition of cool! Cocktail bars in the Born and Gothic offer anything from rock and pop to a salsa and swing soundtrack, and are an easy place to meet some guys and girls in Barcelona. La Rambla divides the Gothic district and the Raval, and if you're still not sure where the night will take you then you could follow one of the flyers handed out by enthusiastic promoters. The district of Gracia is especially recommended for its good bars and nice outdoor terraces, and it's an easy hop from here to the next party.
The left side of the Eixample is also referred to as the “Gayxample”, due to the many gay and lesbian bars that can be found here. Many stylish gay clubs are also conveniently located nearby, and you can find free club passes and a gay party guides.
If you're into electronic music and techno and looking for a big night out in Barcelona, then don't miss the Sonar festival, every summer in June. All the big clubs invite special guest DJs, and the party continues all week. Latin clubs playing sultry salsa and meringue beats are also popular. Check out our party calendar for other suggestions for going out in Barcelona, and find the flavour of Barcelona night life that has your name on it!