Barcelona's Gothic Quarter's Most Exciting and Riveting Nightlife

There are few places in Barcelona with as exciting a nightlife scene as the Gothic Quarter. As the oldest part of town, rich in history, this part of Ciutat Vella is also known for its late night bars, clubs and delicious eateries. Whether you're on La Rambla itself, or nestled in the heart of the windy alleyways and out of the way cobblestone streets, Barcelona's Gotico has something for everyone. Mainstream, top 40's classics, live music at places like Jamboree and El Paraiguay and 'indi' nights at Harlem Jazz Club and Macarena. 

If you're looking for an authentic evening out in the city's downtown core, the Gothic Quarter is a fabulous way to spend the night. It's ideal for dinner and drinks followed by an eclectic night club, most of which stay open until the sun comes up. Thanks to plazas such as Plaza Reial, and George Orwell plaza, many of the clubs are congregated in the same area or are just a stone's throw from each other, making it easy to club hop and enjoy a diverse option of places. And if you're into keeping the party going until the sun goes down the next day, the Gotico its fair share of 'aftas' (after parties). You just have to know where to look. 

Boulevard, or BLVD as it's known to the locals, is one the most central La Rambla club. Located smack in the middle of the street, closer to the sea, this is a huge venue with the capacity to hold about 1000 people, spread out over three dance...  Read More

A new Cannabis Social Club in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. 4:20 Cannabis Social Club is an ideal place to relax, mingle, play board games and smoke your favourite weed. The club offers a wide variety of marijuana and is said to have some of the...  Read More

Ginger Bar

With its hanging disco ball, plush leather seats and wooden tables, many Ginger fans have coined this trendy wine and cocktail bar as an 'airport lounge'. It is however, rather known for it's innovative cocktails, wide selection of amazing wine...  Read More

Andu Bar

Romantic, intimate and cozy, this dimly lit wine and tapas bar is tucked away on one of the Gothic Quarters' many side streets. Ideal for dates or a few drinks with friends, it's owned by a Canadian and the service is top notch and so is the...  Read More

Live music in one of the Gothic Quarter's most rustic bars, Harlem Jazz Club is one of the most well known and renowned Barcelona hang outs. Always ripe with a killer weekly line up of funk, blues, Brazilian music, Cuban pop/rock and jazz and...  Read More

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 located in the Gothic Quarter,...  Read More


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) is a great way to dance until...  Read More


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 shut. If you're looking for...  Read More


This chic nightclub serves a varying choice of music, including hip-hop, jazz and Latin beats. The venue is split level with a dance club downstairs and live Spanish music upstairs. Most nights the place (downstairs) kicks off with live music...  Read More

This is a definite local hot spot or a place to frequent for those 'in the know'. One of Barcelona's best live music venues, El Paraigua is a swanky, cocktail and live music bar/lounge, located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Just around the...  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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