Best Barcelona Nightlife

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    10. sidecar

    Indie rock with the occasional live music gig, Sidecar is sheer late night fun. You can't get more central than Plaza Reial and this hip, unpretentious two-storey space (restaurant and bar upstairs, club downstairs)...

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    9. Shoko

    This club, bar, restaurant, cocktail lounge and above all one of Barcelona's greatest party venues is just a stone's throw from the beach and hosts some of Barcelona's most beautiful people nightly. Once the sun goes...

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    8. Jamboree

    It's a live music venue before 12, but once the clock strikes midnight Jamboree transforms into a raging nightclub playing plenty of 80's and 90's rock. Centrally located in Plaza Reial Jamboree's a guaranteed good...

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    7. Sala BeCool

    With two floors playing completely different music nightly, you can feel like you're attending separate clubs at this trendy Barcelona venue. Rock out to heavy metal upstairs and then dance to minimal house on the...

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    6. Hyde

    It's worth the line up if you're in the mood for top 40 hits. Located in the slightly more elegant, Eixample neighborhood, Hyde is a small, unassuming nightclub with a young university crowd. If you're looking for a...

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    5. Macarena

    A Barcelona staple, Macarena Club has been around for years and to locals and tourists alike it is a late night gem. But be sure to arrive early (by 1:30am) as the club is tiny and once it reaches capacity, the doors...

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    4. Magic

    Six Euros buys you admission and a drink to one of the liveliest clubs in Barcelona. The downstairs space is divided into two areas; one for the bar and a separate dancing room directly adjacent to it. If you're...

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    3. Marula Cafe

    Relatively new to the Barcelona Club scene, Marula is a vibrant space, ideal for hosting concerts, live music and parties. It specializes in funk, but features rock, pop, jazz and other genres as well. Centrally...

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    2. Opium Mar

    Ladies throw on the heels and guys switch up the board shorts for trousers, if you want to get past the bouncers at Opium Mar. Overlooking the beach and located next to the elegant Hotel Arts, Opium is one of the...

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    1. CDLC

    See and Be Seen at Carpe Diem Lounge Club (CDLC). Posh, chic and trendy if you're up for an expensive and elegant night out this is the place to be. This bar, restaurant and lounge has an exclusive VIP area, often...

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About Barcelona Nightlife

Vibrant by day and even more so after dark, Barcelona’ s long been renowned for its thriving nightlife. Classy bars, rustic tapas joints and underground after parties provide for hours of authentic, Spanish amusement. But if you had to describe Barcelona’s nightlife in two words, it would be ‘randomly eclectic’. It’s a city where the best-laid plan, is not to have one at all, as the most exciting nights are those where you find yourself stumbling from bar to bar in any given neighborhood, bumping into friends and in typical Spanish fashion, going with the flow and taking everything in stride.

And there are few cities that lend themselves to this type of evening as well as Barcelona does. With so many narrow walkways, hidden streets and medieval alleyways and courtyards, all within close proximity and stacked with trendy, lively places to enjoy a few copas de vino tinto, it’s incredibly easy to find yourself enjoying the sunrise on the beach while having no recollection as to where you’ve just spent the past 10 hours.

A few notable night clubs include: Café Royale, City Hall, Magic and Apolo. 


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Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination.  Sam's passion for traveling has taken her around the world including Fiji, Argentina, Lebanon, Uganda, Ghana, Israel the Philippines, and Canada. Before moving to Barcelona Sam worked in Ghana as a foreign correspondent for a Canadian NGO, as well as a the...  Read more »

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