Barcelona Never Sleeps: From Tapas to 'Aftas'

Vibrant by day and even more so after dark, Barcelona’s long been renowned for its thriving nightlife. Classy bars, rustic tapas joints and underground after parties provide for hours of authentic, Spanish amusement. Barcelona’s nightlife can best be summed as "randomly eclectic," as it’s a city in which the best-laid plan is not to have one at all. The most exciting nights are the ones where you find yourself stumbling from bar to bar in any given neighborhood and, in typical Spanish fashion, going with the flow. If you feel like spending the night bouncing around in the same neighborhood, Jamboree and Café Royal are rustic and classy (respectively) and centered in the always bustling Plaza Reial right off La Rambla. Craving top 40? Head to the Eixample and dance until the sun comes up at Hyde Club or if you’re in the mood to walk along the beach and chill at an outdoor patio while listening to House music, then CDLC or Opium Mar are ideal late night options.

And don't forget to check out Gracia neighborhood, a very local, Catalan part of town with trendy bars and clubs, this area is always bopping, every night of the week especially on Calle Verdi which is the main street in the Barrio. 



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



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



It's a live music venue before 12, but once the clock strikes midnight Jamboree transforms into a raging nightclub playing plenty of 80's and 90's rock. Centrally located in Plaza Reial Jamboree's a guaranteed good time. And if you feel like...  Read More

Sant Gervasi
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



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



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

Sant Pere-la Ribera


Six Euros buys you admission and a drink to one of the liveliest clubs in Barcelona. The downstairs space is divided into two areas; one for the bar and a separate dancing room directly adjacent to it. If you're looking for a mix of 50's, 60's,...  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

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


Meet Sam Mednick

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