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... ... read full review
Passeig Maritim, 36
93 225 92 00
Port Olimpic / Barceloneta, Barcelona –
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 Japanese parasols, and forest of bamboo trees that create stunning visuals and reflect Shoko’s exotic Asian theme.
As the expert DJs lay down crafty remixes of club and R&B classics, the floor quickly fills with trendy, well-dressed patrons who spend as much time flirting as they do dancing.
Those who find someone to chat with can pick up cocktails at the back bar and stroll out to the beach terrace, where plush white sofas and fresh air offer a calmer environment for conversation.
One of several swanky lounges in the Port Olimpic strip, Shoko can be exclusive, so savvy patrons know to show up in their stylish best to get past the lady with the clipboard at the door.
Hip and good-looking, early 20s and up.
Skilled DJs spin a mix of hip-hop and R&B with Brazilian and Carnival beats worked in. Occasional theme parties with live acts.
Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese cuisine including sushi, wok-seared meats, and lavish desserts.
No cover charge, but patrons must have an entry pass or be on the guest list. Menu €15–€35. Beer €5, mixed drinks €9+.
Chic casual by day, smart clubwear by night.
Arrive between midnight and 1am when the scene begins to heat up. Weekends are best in the winter, while almost every night is packed in the summer. Wednesdays are also popular.