Spanish Restaurant / Tapas Bar
Party Earth Review Anyone roaming the Las Ramblas thoroughfare hoping to find a non-touristy destination is on a fool’s journey, but those looking for an easy way to avail themselves of Spain’s signature dining experience will benefit from Taller de Tapas. One of five branches in Barcelona, the L’Eixample location ... read full review of Taller de Tapas
Party Earth Review Bauma definitely benefits from its central location off the busy Avinguda Diagonal, and though it’s definitely not a place to go in search of a raging party, this old-style café and bar makes for a cozy spot to spend a few hours while exploring L'Eixample. The sidewalk patio fills up fast on warm days, with older locals ... more
Bar / Mexican Restaurant
Party Earth Review Considering how well-known it is for a diverse immigrant population, it’s no surprise that El Raval is home to Rosa del Raval, one of the few Mexican joints in Barcelona. Of course, the neighborhood is better known for its nightlife, and Rosa throws its sombrero into the ring on that front, too – at least if the sidewalk ... more
Party Earth Review With a prime beachfront location, a maze-like space, a smattering of big-name DJs, and a liquor license that allows the club to serve and stay open until 6am, it’s no wonder Opium Mar is one of the most talked-about venues in Barcelona. The elegant cream interior was cleverly designed to feature a host of split levels and ... more
Gay Bar / Restaurant / Tapas Bar
Party Earth Review Steps from the remnants of a 4th-century Roman wall in Plaça dels Traginers, funky little tapas joint and bar Can Fly offers guests a mellow, gay-friendly spot to hang out in the heart of the Gothic quarter. Especially popular with a local lesbian crowd, the venue’s tiny outdoor terrace – located in the shadow of the ruins ... read full review of Can Fly
Bar / Cuban Restaurant
Party Earth Review Barcelona certainly isn’t lacking in Modernista-style architecture, and such form is in full effect at quiet El Raval watering hole Muy Buenas – though most people show up to taste the Cuban staff’s signature mojitos rather than to ogle examples of art nouveau. Open for breakfast throughout much ... more
Party Earth Review Although the café at Barcelona’s Wax Museum seems an unlikely place of interest, El Bosc de les Fades (The Forest of the Fairies) has done a terrific job of creating an enchanted glade where patrons can sip coffee or cocktails amid trickling waterfalls and the twisted branches of gigantic tropical trees. The main room offers ... more
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
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.