Where does one go to explore the best in Barcelona nightlife? Here we give you some cool tips!
Barceloneta – Platja de Sant Sebastià
One of the most bustling areas for Barcelona nightlife has to be the Barceloneta beach. A nice, easy stroll down Passeig de Joan de Borbó, and you reach the intersection with carrer de l’Escar where a long stretch of beach crosses your horizon.
Look right, and just through a palm tree formation, your gaze will fall on the Barcelona Beach Garden (operated by the Nass Group) on Platja de Sant Sebastià. It’s very welcoming, with both a terrace and a secluded garden area and serves wonderful cocktails, all at great prices. There is also an extensive food menu if you feel peckish and the place is well known for its fresh seafood specials, mighty burgers or your favourite tapas tit-bits.
Further down the promenade, one of hottest Barcelona nightlife venues rises up in front of you at the end of Platja de Sant Sebastià – the W-Hotel. The sail-shaped, reflective building is unmissable, dominating the city’s skyline. It boasts a selection of venues and restaurants, drinks and music. Try the Salt Deck bar, or the Wet Deck bar, or for the more adventurous, try the Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor and dance the night away in a discothèque with a brid’s-eye view of the city.
Dreta de L’Eixample
If the beach is not your thing, then Dreta de L’Eixample and Sarrià – Sant Gervasi have great places to try out. By following the famous Carrer de Muntaner until it meets Avinguda Diagonal, you will find a true Barcelona nightlife favourite – Café Berlin. If you sit on the terrace, you will literally see the world go by!
Another idea after this, would be to head down Avinguda Diagonal a couple of blocks to discover one of the most fabulous clubs in Barcelona nightlife – The Sutton Club on carrer Tusset. It’s a deluxe nightclub that hosts world class DJs such as Roger Sanchez or David Guetta on a regular basis. Book your VIP table early and dress to impress to ensure entry. In this area there are a whole host of venues, and from (t)here is it easy to head to Carrer Lincoln for Otto Zutz Club, or even into the Gràcia district, famous for its grand festival every August. This year Festa Major de Gracia is from 15th to 21st of August. From
Barcelona City Centre
Of course, no visit to the city is complete without a walk down La Rambla. You won’t be alone either, as this is the busiest street in the city, which hustles and bustles twenty-four-seven. Located near the bottom of it – just past the McDonald’s, but not as far as Burger King – you will see two very famous clubs on your right-hand side… Boulevard (No 27) with 3 rooms of music ranging from pop, hip-hop, reggaeton and commercial electronic vibes. Or, for more underground house and techno then it has to be R33 (No33). It hosts some the hottest DJs such as Sasha or Nick Curly.
Opposite these venues is the first ever Gaudí construction in Barcelona – Plaça Reial – transporting you back to an early era with a Cuban styled square. You could say this a central hub for Barcelona nightlife where you will find some the city’s oldest surviving concert venues and underground clubs on every corner of the square… Jamboree (R&B and Jazz) and Sidecar (Indie Rock and live bands) are great examples. But there are more venues scattered on each side of the square and even more, situated down the back streets, that lead away from it.
This is certainly not all the Barcelona nightlife on offer, but these selections are extremely popular spots, both with locals and visitors alike.
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