Bar / Mexican Restaurant
Party Earth Review Fans of the popular Rosa del Raval restaurant in El Raval enjoy a similar mecca of Mexican kitsch at Rosa Negra, which has the same focus on budget cocktails and big burritos as its sister establishment. Inside, guests encounter an explosion of all things Mejicano, from the décor on down to the food, so if it's bursting ... read full review of Rosa Negra
Party Earth Review Having hosted such legends as Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, Jamboree is steeped in jazz history and firmly holds its place as one of Barcelona’s best live music venues, especially since bebop and Bossa Nova are hardly all to be had here. Patrons of all ages arrive in droves for the nightly concerts, which take place ... more
Party Earth Review Right on the beach with inspiring views of the Mediterranean lies the Carpe Diem Lounge Club, a Balinese haven for relaxation and serenity. A large Buddha statue meditates outside on the deck overlooking the sea, while guests lie on beds at its base sipping tea, wine, and cocktails and enjoying the same astounding view ... more
Party Earth Review One of Raval’s most authentic pre-club bars, Zentraus is a hip joint that draws a large crowd of music lovers looking for an underground vibe. The black-tiled, somewhat industrial motif plunges patrons into near-total darkness, broken only by faint red lights shooting down vertically from the ceiling and a luminescent bar ... more
Party Earth Review A perfect representation of the funky dens that continue to pop up in Poble Sec, Bar Zodiaco is a low-key neighborhood haunt that’s welcoming, tasty, cheap…and a little odd. A block from Avinguda del Paral•lel on a corner of pedestrian-only Carrer de Blai – itself lined with many other bars ... read full review of Bar Zodiaco
Party Earth Review One of two Manchester bars to enjoy brisk business in Barcelona, Manchester Raval is a hidden cove where cheap booze dominates the drinks list and 90s British indie dominates the music menu. The place doesn’t skimp on Mancunian-themed décor, with deep red and orange walls dotted with blown-up photos of the Happy Mondays ... 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 The younger sister to Milk Bar & Bistro, a hip spot in Barrí Gòtic, Marmalade is run by the same people, but her youth cultivates a larger and considerably swankier environment. The bright logo out front contrasts with the dim interior, where plush leather sofas, long rows of blood-orange banquettes, and fine, tufted chairs ... 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.