Barcelona's Best Gay and Lesbian Nightlife Hot Spots

Not only is Barcelona's thriving nightlife scene a huge draw for those looking for a vacation destination in a city that never sleeps, but it’s also renowned for having one of the largest gay and lesbian contingencies in the Mediterranean. In particular, the 'Gayeixample' (left Eixample neighborhood, nicknamed 'Gayeixample') is full of cool and trendy places to grab a beer, a cocktail or to dance the night away to cheesy top 40 music.

However, you don’t have to be in the Gayeixample in order to find fun gay and lesbian hangouts, as they’re fairly scattered around the city, you just have to know where to look. Although there is still a disproportionate number of gay to lesbian bars (this is slowly changing), most of the clubs are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and straight friendly; ie: you won’t be turned away at the door based on your sexual orientation. And with regards to Lesbians, to make up for the slight lack of girl only locales, there are usually 'ladies evenings' held every so often by a few event companies. My Lova Cindy is one of the more popular lesbian parties, featuring a slightly posher girl crowd and it’s usually thrown 3-4 times a year at varying venues each time. Mondo club, by the port, also hosts lesbian evenings throughout the year and caters to a younger more hipster crew. 

If you're looking for a crazy night on the town in one of Barcelona's hippest gay clubs, then Dboy's the place to go. This trendy locale boasts a modern and very stylish decor and is full of beautiful men all looking to have a 'good time'. It's...  Read More

The Arena group is one of Barcelona's largest and most prominent chains of gay and lesbian nightclubs with several locations throughout the city. Depending on which Arena club you hit up will determine the crowd, the music and the overall vibe;...  Read More

Looking for hard core fun surrounded by 'gay bears' then Butch (Bear) Bar is your scene. This club caters to gay bears and those who aren't afraid to leave their comfort zones for an evening, as things can often become 'intense' especially if...  Read More

Sweet café

A nice way to start the evening in stylish bar covered in red. Sweet Cafe is one of several gay bars on Casanova street in the Eixample neighborhood and is a frequent hot-spot for hipsters (gay and straight) to have a couple of drinks before...  Read More


A cozy little lesbian bar nestled in the Gothic Quarter behind the Correos (post office), Canfly is hard to find if you don't know where to go. Once you stumble upon it however, you'll find a strong lesbian crowd mingling both in the bar and...  Read More

Although it's slightly less busy than it was in its 'heyday', Dietrich is still one of the most well-known Barcelona Gay bars and a hot spot for locals and expats. It's a charming space with exposed brick lining the walls and a few places to sit...  Read More


A trendy gay bar in the Eixample neighborhood, G-Cafe is known for its serene, lounge-like atmosphere and its live jazz shows which usually take place at the beginning of the night. Once the clock strikes 12 however, the bar turns into more of a...  Read More

A relaxed and stylie, primarily girl cocktail bar and pub, amBar is still equally welcoming to gays and straights. They have comfy couches, low-key music and a free pool table, providing for an inviting atmosphere and a nice way to kick off the...  Read More

One of the best places in Barcelona where you can go crazy to a mix of top 40 hits and oldies from the 80's. Although many think of the Cangrejo as a gay bar, its clientele is always very diverse and the club welcomes anyone looking for a...  Read More

Le Marlene

A cool and trendy new lesbian club in the heart of the 'Gay-Eixample neighborhood, Le Marlene is an excellent choice for an exciting night out, especially on the weekends and particularly for women wanting to meet good looking women. Featuring a...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

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,...  More About Sam

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