Barcelona's Hippest, Trendiest and Liveliest Clubs to Dance The Night Away

Sam Mednick

By , Local Expert, Barcelona
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Not only is Barcelona well equipped with rustic tapas joints, outdoor patios where wine and sangria are cheaper than water and a variety of trendy, hipster bars, but the city runs rampant with some of the best night clubs in Spain. Attracting famous DJ's during renowned festivals such as Sonar and Primavera Sound amongst others, if you're ever in the mood for lights, noise and a lot of dancing, Barcelona has plenty of options.


Whether you feel like staying in Ciutat Vella (Old City) and exploring the many clubs in Plaza Reial, or want to dance along the beach, or see gorgeous panoramic views atop Montjuic, Barcelona will...  Read more »

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    Barcelona's dance club with the best views and tastiest cocktails

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to dress to impress or you won't be allowed in"

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    Otto Zutz

    Otto Zutz is a swanky dance club in the posher part of town where the locals go

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the schedule as some nights offer live jazz concerts "

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    Marula Cafe

    Marula features some of the best funk and hip hop DJ's in the city

    Local Expert Tip: "There's an excellent pasta place for late night food right next door to the club"

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    Shoko is one of the liveliest dance clubs in the city

    Local Expert Tip: "Put your name on the list via Facebook or their website, in order to skip the lines, especially on weekends."

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    Penultima is one of the funnest places to dance in an unpretentious Raval Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Go early and ask for their signature cocktail (they don't make them when it gets too busy)"

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    CDLC is where Barcelona's footballers hang out and is an incredibly good time

    Local Expert Tip: "Put your name on the Facebook list if you want to avoid long lines"

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    Sidecar is the most popular dance club in the Gothic Quarter, with a great mix of tunes throughout the decades

    Local Expert Tip: "Show up before 2am if you want to avoid a line."

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    La Terrazza

    La Terazza is the best place to dance on Montjuic while overlooking beautiful city views

    Local Expert Tip: "Not only a night time venue, you can stroll through Poble Espanyol during the day as well."

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    Club Apolo/Nitsa

    Barcelona's largest and most exciting live concert venue and night club in one

    Local Expert Tip: "Apolo II is right next to Apolo I and often has excellent concerts"

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    Hyde is the best place to dance to cheesy 80's and 90's tunes

    Local Expert Tip: "Order their Vodka Ginger and Lime specialty drink"



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