The Best Nightclubs in Barceloneta and the Surrounding Areas

Although Barcelona runs rampant with bars and nightclubs, it's hard to find any as 'happening' as those in Barceloneta. What used to be an old fisherman village has both maintained it's authentic charm while keeping up with the times. In this neck of Ciutat Vella (Old City) you can find hole in the wall dive bars and clubs, ones that you'd miss if you didn't know where to look, as well as shishi, over the top, have to be on the VIP list in order to get in type of places.

Barceloneta also has the advantage of being ideally situated along the water, which is home to a variety of extremely fun, dance until the sun comes up, night clubs. Places like Shoko, Catwalk and CDLC are renowned for their guest lists, high heels and VIP crowd. If you're looking for something more low key, inside Barceloneta, although there aren't tons of nightclubs, some of the bars stay open quite late and are great places to enjoy a few drinks, mingle and spend time on the terrace. And if you want to switch up the vibe, the trendy and very lively Born neighborhood is a ten minute walk and full of fun bars and discos. 

Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, not far from the Barceloneta, La Cerveteca is both a cultural as well as gastronomic experience. Situated on the corner of Gignas street, the brew pub gives way onto the street and has an open concept...  Read More

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 hottest nightclubs in town,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of CDLC Barcelona

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 frequented by football players...  Read More

If you're looking for swanky, sexy and chic, then Barcelona's Hotel W is your best bet on any given evening. Eclipse, known not only for it's innovative and delicious cocktails, but also for it's gorgeous views overlooking the Mediterranean and...  Read More


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 down the restaurant...  Read More

An unassuming, funky little bar in the heart of Barceloneta. Ke Bar is where the locals hang out and where tourists go to get an authentic experience. Situated right off the main square, this tiny dive bar is ideal for late night drinks,...  Read More

Catwalk is one of the largest clubs in near the water right by Barceloenta. Located just off the beachfront this is a fun place to party until the wee hours of the morning. This is an extremely large club that holds around 1000 people covering...  Read More


A fabulous, local, seaside restaurant with affordable, tasty food. Filferro's bread is from the Baluard bakery, just down the road in Barceloneta and attracts and liberal, avant-garde clientele. It's a tiny two-storey place with a cozy outdoor...  Read More

A join effort by Carles Abellan and Joan Escriba (of Xiringuito Escriba), La Guingueta is a more economical version of its higher end counterpart, Escriba. Situated directly on the beach, the food is top notch and delicious feating an array of...  Read More

A great restaurant with a killer patio, fresh salads, delicious pizzas and hearty hamburgers. Santa Marta always has a line, especially when the suns out, as it has one of the best patios in the city. Situated in Barceloneta beach, it's just a...  Read More


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