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.