Heading to Barcelona and want to know the ins and outs of the city’s nighttime scene? We’ve got it covered! No matter which district you’re staying in, they’re all pretty close to each other so there’s plenty of opportunity to explore them all. There’s so many things to do in Barcelona after dark, so keep reading to help plan your next trip!
Las Ramblas is considered one of Barcelona’s busiest places during the day, so by the time night draws in, streets are filled with performing artists and eager onlookers. Kiosk La Cazalla and Boulevard Culture Club are named as some of the best places to go, so they should definitely be on your hit-list. Le Pop Cocktail Bar has a great reputation when it comes to classier affairs, and has a huge list of cocktails and sparkling aperitifs for you to work your way through. Award-winning mixologist Juan Jose has compiled the bar’s “Sparkling Menu” which features things like the Catalan Bellini which is made with locally produced Gin Mare and sparkling Cava wine.
Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is a great place to head if you’re wanting to expand your social circle and meet new people during your travels. As well as having a more authentic Spanish feel to it, the Gothic Quarter is home to a whole host of British and Irish pubs if you’re seeking a taste of home. There is also a fantastic flamenco show in this district, which has been dubbed one of the best flamenco shows in Spain! There’s no better way to kickstart your night in Barcelona city than to experience an authentic flamenco show, especially since it’s Spain’s national dance! If after hitting a few bars you’re ready for something to take you into the early hours, Sidecar is a famous nightclub with exciting live DJ sets.
El Born is a spot for the more sophisticated traveller, or somewhere you can go for a quieter but equally as fun evening. Here it’s all about sipping delicious cocktails and catching up with your friends and family about the fun-filled day you’ve had. There’s a whole host of trendy cafes and bars, all serving up unforgettable cocktails. Miramelindo has some delicious cocktails on offer from mojitos to caipirinhas, but the speciality has to be the cava cocktail.
The Raval District is the ideal place for electronic music lovers who sure know how to party. The Hipsters Bar Crawl is one of the most raved about things to do here, and it’ll take you on an authentic nightlife experience in Barcelona city. You’ll start the night at a lowkey cafe where you can meet the other bar crawlers and enjoy a delicious mojito, chilled glass of cava or a good old beer. Then your local guide will take you on a tour of the best bars, like the one where Hemingway once drank absinthe, to hard-to-find backstreet boozers and live music venues, finishing at a late night hotspot where you can dance the night away. The bar crawl costs €25 per person, and for this you get a free premium cocktail plus your expert local tour guide. The night finishes with free entry into a late night entry spot. For more information, or to book your place, you’ll need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eixample, which stands for ‘The Addition’, is home to some of the most lavish bars and glamorous clubs in Barcelona. Belushi’s Bar is a great place to start here – it offers affordable food and drink whilst not needing to sacrifice the amazing atmosphere and style. CocoVeil Beer Hall is all about good times with friends both new and old, and has an authentic feel to it. Despite being found in one of the more ‘luxe’ districts, you can still grab a bargain here like 50 cent wings between 7 and 10pm on Mondays, wine Wednesdays where you can grab a bottle for €10 from 7pm to midnight and thirsty Thursday from 11pm ‘til 2am where you can get your hands on €2 shots and €4 Sex On La Barceloneta!
If you’re the sort of traveller who likes to avoid other tourists and you want to immerse yourself in a country’s culture, then Gracia is the district for you. Here you can find the real Catalan culture and aspiring artists with fewer tourists, so you’re sure to find some gems when it comes to bars and nightlife. La Cigale has been hailed for its tasty tapas and cocktails, particularly the mojitos! Another great spot, with brilliant TripAdvisor reviews, is La Fourmi. Here you can enjoy a laid back, cosy atmosphere paired with delicious food and even better service.
El Poble Sec
Many of Barcelona’s best restaurants, art institutions, and bars can be found in the Spanish quarter of El Poble Sec, which is a former dry town. It is now a far cry from its history and has become a great place for late-night shenanigans in Barcelona. Gran Bodega Saltó is a small and quirky space, with walls lined with figurines, stuffed animals and a plethora of antiques. Their wine is so good that neighbours line up to fill their jugs from the barrels each evening. Tribal Cafe is a quirky bar with handmade puppets that line the brick walls and dim lighting which exudes mystery. It’s here that’s been celebrated for making the best mojito in El Poble Sec!
Port Olimpic, home of post bars, beach clubs and boat parties! For the ultimate up-market experience in Barcelona, Port Olimpic is the place to be. CLDC is a bar not to be missed – it has been awarded as one of the best clubs in the world and is an official ambassador of Dom Pérignon. Good food, great drinks and an unforgettable atmosphere is guaranteed here! If you’re not ready to call it a night until the sun starts to come up, you’ll be pleased to know there’s some world-renowned clubs in the Port Olimpic district. One of the favoured spots is Pacha Barcelona – a sister venue to the infamous Pacha Ibiza, which has seen legendary resident DJs including David Guetta and Afrojack.
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