Nightlife Area / Square
Party Earth Review Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Las Ramblas is Plaça Reial, a charming square that captures the essence of daily life in Barcelona. An elegant fountain forms the centerpiece of this vibrant spot, where it’s easy to see all the activity, watch the cosmopolitan mix of people come and go, or catch some impromptu ... more
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Rambla del Raval
08001 Barcelona, Spain
Nightlife Area / Square
Party Earth Review Much of the life in the trendy residential district of Gràcia revolves around the many squares nestled among the area’s narrow streets. The most famous of these charming squares is Plaça de Sol, located in the heart of the district and surrounded on all sides by bars and restaurants. At its liveliest on warm spring and ... more
Plaça del Sol
Landmark / Nightlife Area
Party Earth Review Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration of bars in the city. Once the site of medieval jousting tournaments, the rectangular area is ... more
Passeig del Born
Party Earth Review The heart of Barcelona beats in Las Ramblas, a wide boulevard that separates the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) from the Raval District and leads from Plaça Catalunya in the center of the city all the way down to the sea. A rich tapestry of human interaction characterizes the street, starting with the amazing performers and ... more
In Barcelona, you hardly need an excuse to party all night long, but with some great nightlife areas in the city, it makes it really easy to hop from one venue to the next.
The nightlife areas in Barcelona traditionally focus around the plaças or squares in and around the city. Surrounding the historic spots are always a plethora of bars, clubs, lounges, and restaurants, giving the Barcelona denizens endless options to party till the sun comes up.
One of the biggest Barcelona nightlife areas is Passeig del Born. With the highest concentration of bars in the city, this central square of the Born district is a late night hotspot for bar hoppers of all kinds. Las Ramblas, meanwhile, is a wide boulevard and heart of the city that bustles by day with diners and shoppers and really gets going at night with great bars and clubs.
Plaça de Sol and Plaça Reial are two other squares and nightlife areas where people come to chill at cafés, chow down at tapas bars, listen to live music, and dance all night at booming clubs.
No matter where you go out in Barcelona at night, there will plenty of options on hand, but if you want to make it easy on yourself, check out one of the nightlife areas and jump from venue to venue till you find the perfect place for you.