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... ... read full review
Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre, 3
93 301 72 82
El Raval, Barcelona –
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 and head straight to the small dance floor where the main action takes place. Amidst the darkness and fog of smoke machines, underground DJs from Berlin and the UK play profoundly noncommercial minimal, tech, and electro mixes from their Apple Macs for the jittery alternative crowd.
A narrow staircase to the right of the dance floor leads to a tiny but intriguing red-tiled room where cliquey crowds of “cool kids” segregate themselves from the hoi polloi to dance to obscure Balkan pop and folk/techno remixes.
Clearly styled after the underground clubs of Berlin, and much loved by those who follow every micro-trend in dance, Moog is either the most appealing club in Barcelona or an avant-garde nightmare.
And that’s exactly how its regulars want it.
Young crowd of precocious hipsters, 17 to 23.
Minimal house and techno.
Cover charge €10; free with flyer before 2am (except Wednesdays). Beer €5, mixed drinks €9.
Wednesdays and Thursdays when the club usually lines up some big-name DJs.