Where to Party till the Sun Comes Up in Barcelona

Late nights in Barcelona may have a slightly different connotation than in other cities; as late night usually means partying well into the wee hours of the morning. Most of Barcelona's clubs don't get going until after 1am with some closing around 3am or 4am, but with a large majority remaining open until later. Whether you're looking for late night chill out music, electronic, top 40, reggae, house or 90's rock, there are plenty of lively venues all over town, many of which are open until 6am, 7am and often 8am. And if you’re still going strong once the sun comes up, then it's time to check out Barcelona's clandestine after-hours scene. Most of these bars are tucked away in the Gotico or Born neighborhoods, situated in back alleyways and hidden behind metal doors. They also usually require a password in order to get in so the best thing is to find a local who’s been there before and tag along with them. These bars remain open until the early to late afternoon, giving you just enough time to go home, take a nap and freshen up, before starting all over again. Be sure to check out the bars in Plaza Reial which are great to frequent before the clubs. 

If you're looking for Barcelona's upscale, posh and trendy crowd, then you'll find them at Luz De Gas. This is one of Barcelona's oldest and most well known clubs. Featuring in house dj's and often live music events, it's a great place to keep...  Read More

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Sala BeCool

With two floors playing completely different music nightly, you can feel like you're attending separate clubs at this trendy Barcelona venue. Rock out to heavy metal upstairs and then dance to minimal house on the main floor. BeCool often...  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

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

Opium Mar

Ladies throw on the heels and guys switch up the board shorts for trousers, if you want to get past the bouncers at Opium Mar. Overlooking the beach and located next to the elegant Hotel Arts, Opium is one of the hottest nightclubs in town,...  Read More

This hot dance club located in an old theater stays rocking until six in the morning! In the main room, you will find a crowd that loves to groove to techno. If that's not your style, you can try the Picnic Bar where they play Pop or the Def...  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


It's worth the line up if you're in the mood for top 40 hits. Located in the slightly more elegant, Eixample neighborhood, Hyde is a small, unassuming nightclub with a young university crowd. If you're looking for a great night on the town, this...  Read More

Photo courtesy of CDLC Barcelona

See and Be Seen at Carpe Diem Lounge Club (CDLC). Posh, chic and trendy if you're up for an expensive and elegant night out this is the place to be. This bar, restaurant and lounge has an exclusive VIP area, often frequented by football players...  Read More


This club, bar, restaurant, cocktail lounge and above all one of Barcelona's greatest party venues is just a stone's throw from the beach and hosts some of Barcelona's most beautiful people nightly. Once the sun goes down the restaurant...  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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