Party Earth Review Though La Champañeria’s location tucked away on a street surrounded by electronics stores seems a tad inauspicious, this authentic champagne and tapas bar still manages to pack in a crowd every day of the week – in large part thanks to the amazingly low prices and sensational food and drink. Once past Can Paixano’s wood ... read full review of La Champañeria (Can Paixano)
Party Earth Review A vegetarian haven, a sanctuary for slow foodies, and a laudable choice for local suds and organic wine, Bar Seco (Dry Bar) appeals to anyone on the hunt for a tranquil time out in Barcelona. Located near the border of the famed hill of Montjuic Park, the venue is a favorite of health-minded locals, who flow in all day ... more
Party Earth Review Barcelona’s nightlife is famous for many reasons, but one thing it’s not known for is progressive music venues. Enter Moog, a club right in the center of town whose mission to remedy the situation has attracted a loyal crowd of electro lovers. A journey in begins at the grungy bar area, though most patrons bypass the bar ... more
Party Earth Review Considered by some to be the best first-stop spot in Barcelona, L’Ovella Negra is a rustic tavern whose high wood ceilings, glowing lanterns, stone floors, and cozy wood stoves create an ambiance reminiscent of a cross between the famous German beer gardens and a medieval mess hall. Once patrons have navigated their way ... more
Party Earth Review Something of a clubber’s club, Sala BeCool is a mid-sized, bare-bones venue inconveniently located a long walk from the nearest metro station. Despite that small drawback, however, a trip to the club is well worth the effort for dance music lovers who enjoy expertly mixed electronic music of the house/tech/minimal variety ... read full review of Sala BeCool
Party Earth Review Located just off Plaça Catalunya at the top of Las Ramblas, City Hall is a unique mix of old and new combined to create one of the most stylish clubs in the city. Once a theater, the club has maintained the rich décor of velvet curtains and spotlights, which now form the backdrop for a diverse clientele of fashionable local ... more
Party Earth Review Anyone who suffers under the sweltering Spanish sun may find the perfect remedy at Icebarcelona on Barceloneta beach. Overheated patrons are guided into a vault-like room, which is kept at a temperature of minus 12˚C year round, where they are then handed silver arctic-style jackets and gloves. Once thoroughly protected ... more
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
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.