Undeniably, Barcelona is one of the main cities to visit in Europe. The culture, museums, architecture, parks, and beaches make the city very attractive; but when the sun goes down Barcelona’s nightlife begins. From the big fancy clubs to the modern pubs and classic old fashion bars, Barcelona has an amazing range of possibilities to make your nights in the city shine brighter than the sunlight that usually illuminates the city. Here we list the best nightlife in Barcelona, so get ready to create some fun memories dancing, drinking, and having a great time.
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Start Your Night: Drinks and Pubs
Bar Marsella, the oldest bar in Barcelona, is 200 years old. Their most illustrious costumer has been Earnest Hemingway, but it is also said that Picasso used to frequent this place. This bicentenary bar in El Raval only opens at night and they exclusively sell drinks. Their main attraction is absinthe; the bar’s numerous customers can enjoy the meticulous and solemn preparation of this liquor for around 5 Euros.
Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 65 | Phone: +34 934 42 72 63 | Hours: Mon-Sun 6PM -2AM | Price: €€
Continue the journey through the picturesque neighborhood of El Raval with a stop in Absenta 1983. This tavern is a double win as it offers great drinks and also amazing tapas. With the diverse public enjoying the drinks and a good atmosphere that reigns, good vibes rule the customers and staff. Absinthe 1989 is known for its affordable beers and cocktails, but of course, as it is suggested by its name, they also carefully prepare shots of absinthe.
Address: Carrer de l’Hospital, 75 | Phone: +34 932 70 35 64 | Hours: Mon-Thu 8AM-2:30AM , Fri 8:30AM-3AM, Sat-Sun 7PM-3AM | Price: €
If you are looking for the underground scene, this authentic bar with a rocky atmosphere and affordable drinks is your kind of place. Just next to the club Razzmatazz, in Poblenou, you can find Bar Ceferino, a great pub to have some drinks and that is seated on the pillars of rock and heavy metal.
Address: Carrer de Pamplona, 86 | Phone: +34 933 09 95 933 | Hours: Thu-Sun 8 PM-3 AM | Price: €
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Continue the Party at the Clubs
This club located in Gracia neighborhood offers four different dance floors with very different music styles, such as hip-hop and R&B, reggaeton, top hits, and house music. Those in the city who want to dance and have a good time will always find something that they like in this place. Walking from one room to another the only thing that doesn’t change is the party atmosphere. Otto Zutz is open from Wednesday to Saturday.
Address: Calle de Lincoln, 15 | Phone: +34 932380722| Hours: Wed-Thu 10:30PM-5 AM, Fri-Sat 11:45PM-6 AM | Price: €€
The Razzmatazz Club has a diverse setup that is developed in each of its 5 rooms, each of them with its own personality, almost like 5 clubs in a single macro disco. The club is located close to the city center, on an industrial part of El Poblenou neighborhood. Visit Razzmatazz on Wednesday’s for ‘El Dirty’, where you can enjoy modern music and a funny show on the stage where you never know what is going to happen next. Other of the place’s classics is Saturday’s ‘Razzclub’, a mix between a party and a concert in the main room of the club, which starts with the live music of the regularly scheduled concert at 1 o’clock in the morning and evolves into a party on the dance floor.
Address: Carrer dels Almogàvers, 122 | Phone: +34 933 20 82 00 | Hours: Thu-Fri 12:30PM-5AM, Sat-Sun 1AM-6AM | Price: €€
The Salsa Room
The Salsa Room is an enjoyable dance party that occurs every Friday. This event takes place in the immediate vicinity of the Imperator club; it is hosted by the Udance academy but everyone is welcome to dance and practice their Latin moves. Close to both Paseo de Gracia and Diagonal metro stations, the Room offers a great opportunity for salsa and Latin music lovers to practice their skills and have a great time following the rhythms of the best salsa, and some timba, bachata, and kizomba.
Address: Carrer de Còrsega, 327 | Phone: +34 932 37 44 24 | Hours: Fri 10PM-9PM and 11:30PM-5PM | Price: €€
Probably the most famous and recognizable club’s logo in the world is Pacha. Barcelona’s Pacha is a well-known club located on the beachfront at La Barceloneta, and it also has a restaurant in its facilities. Pacha is open every day and its music style varies each day of the week, getting some of the best known national and international DJs to play at the venue. This club will find a special place in the heart of electronic music lovers, but be aware that the venue can get quite crowded, especially during the weekends, so avoid long queues and crowds by arriving early.
Address: Ramón Trias Fargas, 2 | Phone: +34 647 835 751 | Hours (Pacha Club): Mon-Sun: 12AM-5AM | Price: €€€
Welcome to one of the most exclusive and smart clubs in Barcelona, Opium. Together with a restaurant and a lounge, Opium has a night club where they mainly play house music, EDM, and commercial house. Placed in an ideal location, at Barceloneta’s beach fancy clubs area, it has a terrace with views of The Mediterranean Sea. The club pays special attention to its decoration and style to maintain its chic essence.
Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 34 | Phone: +34 655 576 998 | Hours (Club): Sun-Thu 11:45PM-5AM, Fri-Sat 11:35PM-6AM | Price: €€€
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