The General Atmosphere in Barcelona During Nights
Barcelona is visited by a great number of tourists and young students who cannot wait to plunge into the hot and active Mediterranean night. The typical Mediterranean lifestyle, which is characterized by a mandatory siesta during the hot hours of the afternoon, creates an ideal environment for partying until the first light of dawn.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the city is full of bars, pubs and nightclubs and all of them offer something special and unforgettable for their guests (for additional information – Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona). Moreover the nightlife of the city is extremely varied and anyone can find the perfect place for himself.
There are numerous techno clubs, jazz and rock bars. Those who wish to enjoy the “Latin rhythms” can visit one of the many salsa clubs or flamenco shows organized in the city (for additional information – Barcelona Flamenco Shows – Tablao Cordobes and Barcelona Flamenco Shows – Tarantos Flamenco Show).
Of course, the nightlife is more lively during the summer months than in the other parts of the year, but you can find a good party whenever you visit the city (for additional information – Summer Vacation in Barcelona and Winter Vacation in Barcelona).
Most of the districts in the city are quite active and lively during the night. Since these areas have different characteristics during the day, they have different outlook in the evening too (for additional information – Visit Gothic Quarter at night, Visit Eixample at night, Visit Port Vell at night, Visit El Born at night, Visit Montjuic at night, Visit El Raval at night and Visit La Rambla at Night).
Top Clubs in the City
Barcelona is full of trendy nightclubs and cool bars. Anyone can find a suitable place for himself. You can choose between various techno clubs, jazz bars, salsa clubs and many other opportunities.
Most parties around the city starts only after 2:00 or 3:00 am. The late start means late end, in Barcelona parties last usually until the sunrise.
Razzmatazz is visited mainly by the lovers of techno. The guests are usually quite young, you can meet a great number of teenagers. Actually, it is the favorite place of the young hipsters of the city. The club consists of five rooms with different design. Depending on the day and the room, you can enjoy different music styles such as electro, dubstep, disco, hip-hop, electro pop, electro rock, etc. Several times, there are held live concerts by well-known stars. It is recommended that before you visit the club, check its website and the street posters in order to find out what kind of concert and when will it take place in the club. Your admission ticket is valid for all of the rooms but for the live concerts you need to pay separately.
Address: Carrer dels Almogàvers, 122, 08018 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 23:00-05:00.
Official website: http://www.salarazzmatazz.com
If you want to enjoy a good party mainly with house music in an elegant and trendy atmosphere, you cannot miss Elephant restaurant and club in Barcelona. Due to the tasty Mediterranean food, the high quality music and the special cocktails, both the restaurant and the club are very popular with tourists. Please note that Elephant is considered to one of the more expensive and fancy places around the city, dress code: something elegant and fashionable!
Address: Calle Pau Claris 92, 08010 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 20:00-00:00.
Official website: http://www.elephantbcn.com
Moog is a small but fashionable club in Barcelona. Since it is not too spacious, sometimes it becomes overcrowded which may lead to inconvenient situations on the dance floor. Nonetheless, this does not decrease the enthusiasm of visitors and the intensity of the party. Regarding the music, some of the best DJ-s offer high quality techno. The place is quite popular with fans of underground styles.
Address: Calle del Arco del Teatro, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 23:30-05:00.
Shoko is a well-known beach club and restaurant. You can enjoy the best R&B, hip-hop and house songs alongside with various good cocktails on a trendy terrace near the sea. The style of the party is different in each night.
Address: Passeig Marítim, 36, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 12:00-06:00.
Official website: http://shoko.biz
La Terrrazza is a unique place because it is located on the top of a mountain near Poble Espanyol. Actually, it is a castle converted into a trendy nightclub. Additionally, the place does not have a roof which makes it even more special. There you can enjoy an excellent combination of house music in the open air. For those who are bored with the crowded and smoky clubs and bars and want to try something unusual, La Terrrazza is strongly recommended. Since the club is open only during the summer (generally, between May and October), we suggest that before you visit it, check the official website for the opening times (for additional information – Summer Vacation in Barcelona).
Address: Av. Frances Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Thusdays: 23:30-05:45; Friday – Saturday: 23:45-06:45.
Official website: http://laterrrazza.com
One of the most famous clubs in Barcelona is Sala Apolo, where you can enjoy the performance of well-known DJ-s and amazing live concerts too. The style of music is quite diverse, in every night you can participate in a different party, for example dubstep, techno, hip-hop, reggae, rap and even heavy metal. The most popular parties are usually held on Mondays night, the so-called “Nasty Mondays parties”. Note that the smoking area of the club is located outside, across the street!
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sundays: 21:00-05:00; Mondays and Thursdays: 20:00-05:00; Friday – Saturday: 19:00-06:00.
Official website: https://www.sala-apolo.com
If you are not a big techno and hip-hop fan or just want to dance to hot Latin songs, you need to visit Mojito Club, one of the trendiest salsa clubs of Barcelona. If you are not a professional salsa dancer, you do not need to worry, there are offered also salsa lessons! On the weekends after 1:00 am the place becomes a usual nightclub, where the Latin spirit does not disappear, just combined with several other modern music styles.
Address: Calle Rosellón, 217, 08008 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sundays: 21:00-04:30; Monday – Wednesday: closed; Thursdays: 23:00-04:30; Friday – Saturday: 23:00-05:30.
Official website: http://www.mojitobcn.com
Otto Zutz Club
Surprisingly, one of the most popular and elegant clubs of Barcelona is situated on the outskirts of the city in an old textiles factory in Gracia area. Otto Zutz Club is not only a fancy club visited by numerous tourists and local people but also a place preferred by big international stars such as Rihanna, Silvestre Stallone, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ronaldinho, Maradona, etc. The quality of the parties is provided by famous DJ-s. Regarding the guests of the club, it is less popular with teenagers, it is visited mainly by the older age groups which members prefer more sophisticated and elegant places. Dress code is elegant. The club is divided into four dance-floors: in the first one you can enjoy the trendiest R&B and hip-hop songs, in the second one latin rhythms dominate, the third one is dedicated to songs that are older than 5 years. In the last room you can dance to the top 40 international hits.
Address: Carrer de Lincoln, 15, 08006 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 23:55-06:00.
Official website: http://www.ottozutz.com
Top Bars in the City
If you are not keen on parties and dancing or just would like to enjoy a coffee or a good cocktail in a pleasant atmosphere before an unforgettable party, you need to visit one of the best bars and pubs of the city.
Miramelindo is a cozy bar with a pleasant dark red design and unforgettable cocktails. According to many visitors there can be found the best mojitos in whole of Barcelona. This place is recommended mainly for those who are fond of jazz music. Since it can be quite an overcrowded place, mainly after 00:00, it is recommended to arrive to the bar as early as possible in order to get a table.
Address: Passeig del Born, 15, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 20:00-02:30; Friday – Saturday: 20:00-03:00.
Official website: http://www.barmiramelindobcn.com
London Bar is an old bar (it was established in 1910) in the center of Barcelona. Due to its old design it has a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere. In addition to this, you can enjoy live concerts every night. In the past it was quite popular with famous artists such as Picasso, Hemingway and Dalí.
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 34, 08001 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 19:00-04:00.
Schilling Bar is situated in the center of Barcelona. It is famous for good cocktails, excellent coffee, delicious tapas and great décor. Though some people consider this bar as a gay place, it has a great number of non-gay guests too.
Address: Carrer de Ferran, 23, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 09:00-01:00; Thursday – Saturday: 09:00-03:00.
Official website: http://www.cafe-schilling.net
Live Shows in Barcelona
Besides the fancy bars and clubs, you can visit several live performances in the city.
El Tablao de Carmen
El Tablao de Carmen flamenco shows are organized in an authentic Andalusian building in Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village). Besides the amazing one hour flamenco performance, you can enjoy a tasty meal. Moreover, your ticket is available for the whole area of Poble Espanyol after 19:00.
Address: Av. Frances Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
Shows Time: 18:00 (dinner), 18:45 (show); 20:30 (dinner), 21:15 (show)
Official website: http://www.tablaodecarmen.com
Tarantos Flamenco Show
Los Tarantos is the oldest flamenco club in Barcelona which is famous for interesting and tourist-friendly flamenco shows (for additional information – Barcelona Flamenco Shows – Tarantos Flamenco Show). Compared with other performances in Barcelona and in other Spanish cities, these shows are quite short, they last just for 30 minutes, therefore they can be ideal for families with small kids (for additional information – Barcelona Flamenco at Tarantos for Kids and Families and Kids and Families in Barcelona).
Address: Plaça Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.
Shows Time: October May: 20:30, 21:30, 22:30; June – September: 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30.
Official website: https://www.masimas.com/en/tarantos
Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes
Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes includes an all-round package for tourists with a classical Flamenco performance and a great variety of typical Spanish food and beverages (for additional information – Food in Barcelona).
Address: La Rambla, 35, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.
Shows Time: Monday – Sunday: 17:00-17:50; 18:00-19:15; 19:30-21:00; 21:15-22:30; 22:30-23:45.
Official website: http://flamenco-barcelona.es