Barcelona's Live Music Venues Offer Late-Night Music in Trendy Locales

Barcelona's nightlife scene is more than late night discos, electronic beats and 80's highlights. The city boasts a large variety of eclectic live music venues with a mix of indie and main stream bands;frequenting one of these bars or clubs is actually one of the best ways to get a genuine feel for the city's culture and vibe. Jazz is particularly popular in many of the bars, with staples like Harlem Jazz Club and Jazzsi leading the way for emerging local as well as international bands to make their name on the stage.

Most of the city's live music locales are centered in and around Ciutat Vella (Old City), especially in the Gothic Quarter and the more rustic, Raval neighborhood, however there are a few in the Eixample district and up towards the 'posher' parts of the city like Sant Gervasi and Sarria. One of the best parts about live music in Barcelona, is that you can enjoy it pretty much any night of the week. Many venues feature bands only from Monday through Thursday, which often results in free admission and cheap drinks. If you're interested in live music, definitely check the free newspapers and flyers around the city, for times, dates and great deals.



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



Another one of the city's live music, turn nightclub venues, situated in the posher part of town. Luz De Gas is a Barcelona staple, attracting 'pijo' (upscale) locals and curious tourists alike. This is one massive club with various floors and...  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

Old Town
La Paloma


Live music is an excellent complement to what is considered by many, to be the most famous dance club in the city. Located just outside the city center, La Paloma doesn't look like much from the outside. Once you enter however, you'll be taken...  Read More



Not only does El Tablao de Carmen feature live Flamenco music, but it's situated atop Montjuic so you can take in beautiful city views while enjoying a show. There's an excellent vibe at this venue and coupled with talented dancers and a great...  Read More

Los Tarantos


If you're looking for Flamenco in Catalunya, search no further than Los Tarantos. Featuring live flamenco shows, as well as tango, Latin, and salsa dancing, this club is ideal for a show as well as dancing. Once the performers finish their set,...  Read More



One of the city's classier live music venues, Sutton is an extremely lively nightclub and music hot spot. Located outside of the Old City, Sant Gervasi provides for an excellent place if you're looking for a fun night out away from the action in...  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

Poblet Sec


Not only does Robadors 23 feature great live music venues and incredibly cheap tapas, but they also have Flamenco shows depending on the evening (usually Fridays and Saturdays are good bets). Located on the edge of the Raval neighborhood and...  Read More



In 2012 this well known music and live jazz club celebrated it's 20th anniversary. What used to be a musical workshop for artists and young musicians has turned into one of the only places in the city with live music gigs every single day....  Read More


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