Sala Apolo

Club / Music Venue
Sala Apolo 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. Barcelona Spain 41.3743593 2.1695091
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Sala Apolo - Club | Music Venue in Barcelona.
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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... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 12:30–6am; Opens earlier for concerts

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Sala Apolo Schedule of Events

Aug20Wed
Conor Oberst

Concert / Indie / Indie Rock / Rock / Singer / Songwriter

8:00 pm
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Aug22Fri
James Blake

Concert / Dubstep / Electronic / Minimal

8:00 pm
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Aug25Mon
Kurt Vile & The Violators

Concert / Indie Rock / Rock

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Sep12Fri
Wild Beasts

Concert / Indie Rock

8:30 pm
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Oct01Wed
Swans

Concert / Experimental / Post-Punk

8:00 pm
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Oct08Wed
Anathema

Concert / Rock

7:00 pm
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Party Earth Sala Apolo Review

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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.

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 Mondays party that’s been drawing hordes of boisterous young rockers for years.

The rest of the week is just as energetic and features alternative acts playing reggae, rap, and heavy metal before the club nights take over.

The action at Sala Apolo is focused in two separate areas – a downstairs dance space where a few neon lights dispel the darkness to create an intense atmosphere for dancing until dawn, and an upstairs room that features an even bigger dance floor surrounded by ample bar areas.

A gallery overhead is the perfect vantage point for watching the huge visuals on the cinema-sized screen behind the DJ, not to mention for observing a night at Apolo unfold.

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Tip from Jonah:

Apolo gets pretty intense, and there’s really no area to chill out in. Those who need a break, however, can get their hands stamped by the door staff and step outside for a while without worrying about getting back in. Also, try going on a weekday when the cover charge is cheaper and one ticket grants access to both areas of the club.

  • Crowd

    Young alternative types, 18 to 25.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music and DJ nights featuring indie rock, alternative dance, electro, and dirty house/techno. Check the website for a schedule of events.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €7–€15, includes one drink. Beer €5, mixed drinks €8+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual clubwear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Mondays for Anti-Karaoke and the legendary Nasty Mondays party.

Sala Apolo User Reviews

Average rating:
When in doubt..go to Apolo
Kirsty R. Feb 24, 2013
For me, Apolo sums up the hip Barcelona lifestyle - it attracts a crowd of creative, quirky types to party heavily to indie- rock music on a Monday night. It doesn't stop there, Nasty Monday is followed by Crappy Tuesdays and Cupcake Thursday. The building itself is enchanting, with an old theatre vibe - high ceilings, a large stage and lots of red velvet. Apolo is a great gig venue, with amazing acoustics concerts happen before 12 o clock when the DJs' hit the decks. If you are looking for a taste of the raw and earthy Barcelona, opt for Apolo, it hard to go wrong!
Big Sounds and Hazy Nights
Sam S. Jan 8, 2013
Razzmatazz and Opium get most of the buzz when you talk about Barcelona night clubs but Apolo belongs in that same group. A massive 3 story club just off Las Ramblas in the Parallel, Apolo offers a unique clubbing experience to hundreds of visitors every night of the week. If you ever find yourself in Barcelona at the beginning of the week and are looking to party, look no further than Apolo - famous for it's "Nasty Mondays" sets. Whether you're into big-room house, indie, alternative, electo, or anything else that you can imagine in a club setting - Apolo has it. Don't like the music in the main room? Head downstairs where there is sure to be just as lively a crowd and a completely different genre. Take a break from dancing and head upstairs to the third level balcony/bar that overlooks the main dance floor where it is much more manageable to converse and relax in a bar-like setting. The main drawback to Apolo is it is pricey (16 euros normally) although that comes with a "free" massive mixed drink of your choice. Overall it is definitely worth the price and is sure to be a great night no matter what day of the week you find yourself in Barcelona!
Simply the best
Albert C. Nov 7, 2012
I feel so fortunate to live 17 Km away from this 4 red walls... I can have whatever I want.. last cutting-edge indie rock? Nasty Mondays, Crappy Tuesdays. Best alternative and world music? Wednesday Canibal Sound System. Best 80s music? Cup Cake Thursdays. Best electronic music venue in Spain? Nitsa Club fridays and saturdays. Not to forget the evening gigs you can have everyday there... and you can go 10 meters away to have a refreshing beer or diner at Apolo Diner. WHAT ELSE?
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