Party Earth Review Part of a line of upscale club/lounge/restaurants that line the coast just below Port Olimpic’s twin towers, Sotavento is a beautiful venue even the most experienced clubgoers will likely be impressed by. A swanky Italian restaurant by day, the venue transitions to club mode around midnight when the ample polished walnut ... read full review of Sotavento
Party Earth Review If one imagines an old candy shop – like something out of Harry Potter or a Disney film in which orphaned puppies teach a curmudgeonly confectioner how to love again – they might picture something strikingly similar to La Confitería. In fact, the vintage space was once a venue for sugary treats, but these days the original ... more
Party Earth Review In 1942, the famous Catalan writer Terenci Moix was born in Granja de Gavà (Farm Gavà), back when the location was the site of a small dairy and the surrounding El Raval neighborhood was just a shadow of the trendy hotspot it has since become. Yet while the surrounding blocks now constantly buzz with activity at the variety ... more
Party Earth Review Simply put, Mojito Club is dedicated to sexy, seductive salsa and offers a fast-paced, fun-filled evening of dancing. Two long transparent bars radiate soft white light, as illuminated portraits of salsa dancers gaze down upon the patrons lining up for mojitos. The cool Latin and Cuban vibe and exotic cocktails are mere ... more
Party Earth Review Given the name, patrons might expect a lot of presidential kitsch, yet apart from a rather jarring mannequin – more on that in a second – Obama is mainly a British-themed pub with a mainly Spanish menu and mainly soccer on its TVs. Much of the three-level interior is covered in fake British memorabilia ... read full review of Obama
Party Earth Review Flying in the face of the earthy vibe of most of Gràcia’s drinking and eating dens, La Baignoire is a distinctly ritzy wine bar much loved by the chatty denizens of this charismatic neighborhood and a sign of the district’s ongoing gentrification. The bar’s black, chocolate, and gold color scheme, Baroque-patterned wallpaper ... more
Party Earth Review Coffee, tea, books, and art are the core ingredients at Lletraferit, all folded inside a spoken-word burrito and topped off with a hearty dollop of cocktails. The front room offers a great view onto the narrow but always bustling Joaquín Costa Street, at the same time shielding patrons from city noise, making it an ideal ... more
Party Earth Review A local favorite for more than 150 years – making it the second-oldest bar in town – Casa Almirall is a cozy bar that appears to have changed very little since it first opened in the 1860s. Cool Modernista-styled doors and windows beckon to inquisitive tourists to drop in for a drink after visiting the ... more
One thing’s for sure about most bars and clubs in Barcelona: they get going late and go till the wee hours. Dance floors are usually packed by 3am and stay that way till dawn, while cerveserias (bars) reverberate with the noisy chatter of customers hustling for seats and service.
Las Ramblas is a great place to start off the nightlife, as throngs of dressed-up night owls pop in and out of the area’s lounges and bars and clubs on their way to the evening’s final destination. Popular venues include coctelerías (cocktail bars), whiskerias (whiskey bars), xampanyerias (sparkling wine bars), and many beer halls.
More relaxed and less touristy neighborhood pubs can be found along the outer districts of Barcelona, where the center’s frenetic pace gives way to a more tranquil way of life, while a vibrant gay scene has found a home in the neighborhood of L'Eixample.