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
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113
93 441 40 01
M–Sa 12:30–6am; Opens earlier for concerts
Poble Sec, Barcelona –
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.
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.
Young alternative types, 18 to 25.
Live music and DJ nights featuring indie rock, alternative dance, electro, and dirty house/techno. Check the website for a schedule of events.
Cover charge €7–€15, includes one drink. Beer €5, mixed drinks €8+.
Mondays for Anti-Karaoke and the legendary Nasty Mondays party.