Best Places to Enjoy an Authentic Barcelona Night on the Town

Not only is La Rambla one of the most well-known streets in the world, known for its eclectic street performers, wide array of shops, souvenir vendors and overall lively and unique atmosphere, it's also one of the best places in Barcelona to enjoy the eccentric nightlife. 

Since the walkway stretches from the Mediterranean Sea until Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla is lined with clubs, bars and a host of mainstream as well as authentic places to experience an incredible evening. On one side you have the notorious Gotico, known for its late night discos, never-ending excitement and plethora of live music venues, electronic clubs as well as Plaza Reial and Plaza 'Trippy' (George Orwell Plaza). And just a stone's throw away, on the other side of the Ramblas is the Raval neighborhood. This up and coming area is ideal for those looking for something slightly lesser 'known'. A great place for hipsters and people wanting to explore a rustic and cool area of town, the Raval is lined with bars, cocktail venues, small discos and out of the way clubs; many of which are hard to find if you're not with a local or don't know what to look for.

So no matter which end of La Rambla you find yourself on, it's not hard to stumble across the perfect place to spend the evening. 

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

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

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


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

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

Factory Barcelona Club

Trendy New York style nightclub in the heart of Ciutat Vella (Old Vella), Factory Barcelona Club caters to those who don't mind shelling out a bit of cash to jam with Barcelona's finest. About three steps off La Rambla, you can't miss this late...  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


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

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


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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