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
Passeig Maritim, 32
Club / Music Venue
Party Earth Review Catering to Barcelona’s punk and alternative population, Sala Apolo is an animated club and live music venue that is packed virtually every night with the city’s young rebels, rockers, and ravers. The week starts off with a bang on Monday, when the exuberant Anti-Karaoke event is followed by the even more raucous Nasty ... more
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113
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 ... more
Passeig Maritim, 38
Club / Salsa Club
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
Carrer de Rosellón, 217
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
Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre, 3
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 ... more
Rambla de Catalunya, 2-4
Party Earth Review An immensely popular club with a rich program of events, Sidecar Factory offers unpretentious entertainment every night except Sundays. On Sundays things get REALLY pretentious! Actually, they’re closed Sundays. Although the upstairs bar, with its slick red-and-white color scheme and enormous projection screen, is a fine ... more
Plaça Reial, 7
Party Earth Review Catwalk is one of the most popular clubs on the Port for the young and fashionable, as well as a late-night spot for those looking to continue dancing after 3am when clubs like Carpe Diem Lounge Club (CDLC) and Shoko close. Downstairs in the club’s main area, big-name DJs blast out house and electro beats at bone-shaking ... more
Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4
Party Earth Review Shoko is one of the hippest places on the beach to grab lunch or linger over dinner, but once the clock strikes midnight, this trendy restaurant and lounge kicks into full swing as a club with a style all its own. Tables are cleared away to make room for a spacious dance floor among the gigantic bonsai trees, flashing ... more
Passeig Maritim, 36
Party Earth Review Though it lurks in the hinterlands of the city, the popular Otto Zutz Club nonetheless manages to pull in an energetic crowd of young clubbers from all over Barcelona for night after night of drinking and dancing. The club’s size is certainly its biggest draw, with three levels of kitschy chandeliers and disco balls offering ... more
Carrer de Lincoln, 15
Party Earth Review Guests shouldn’t be misled by the “Culture Club” tag in Boulevard Culture Club – there are no poetry jams, contemporary theater performances, or heated book debates going on here. What does go on at this flashy, multi-floored hotspot is a regular weekly program of dance nights and weekend-featured-DJs designed to draw in ... more
La Rambla, 27
Located just off Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square, Bel-Luna Jazz Club is an upscale venue offering live jazz every night and a terrific menu of contemporary cuisine. The dim underground space with its arched ceilings ... read more
The only thing you really need to know about clubs in Barcelona is that they don’t really get going until 2 or 3am and they don’t really end until the sun comes up. Not to say that there aren’t plenty of other clubbing options that eschew the wee hours, but if you’re looking for dance parties in the hottest nightclubs, know that you’re in for a late night of sweaty hip-shaking.
Barcelona clubs are scattered all throughout the city and high-end hotspots, alternative rave clubs, and wild gay clubs can be found in Las Ramblas, El Raval, and L'Eixample. Port Olimpic is specifically known for its velvet ropes and celebrity filled hangouts as lines of scantily clad ladies and dapper dressed dons can be found waiting outside the glitzy, exclusive VIP spots.
Barcelona is also known for its nightlife variety as a number of swinging jazz joints and salsa spots bring out all types for toe tapping tunes and some authentic Spanish flamenco.
Clubbing in Barcelona isn’t just a thing to do, it’s more a way of life, and locals fully embrace the late night hours. It also makes it fully understandable why mid-afternoon siestas are so vital to the vitality of this wild and crazy club scene.