Where to go at Night in Barcelona ?
Interactive Google Map, with the places and zones mentioned on this page :
If you want to Drink Cocktails and Beers :
Del Born in the Born neighborhood.
It's the best place to find a concentration of trendy bars, it is very
live at night.
Among the many bars are El Copetin that usually plays latin music, and Crêpe del Born that has loud music and good crêpes as a bonus.
Paseo del Born is a small pedestrian street but there are many more nice bars at the surroundings, don't be afraid to visit narrow streets behind churches.
All the central zones of Barcelona (Gotico, Born, Raval) are full of bars.
In the Gotico, start by a central square like plaza Jaume or plaza Real and you will find bars in all directions.
I recommend two lounge bars close to each others : Guru and Margarita Blue. They are situated in Ample street, you can enter this narrow street from the end of la Rambla.
The lower part of the Gotico (closer to the sea) is more live at night than the upper part.
The Raval (on the other side of la Rambla) is less active at night than the Born and the Gotico, but still you can find life there, especially at the northern part, closer to the Cataluña square.
The Gracia residential neighborhood (above the diagonal avenue) is another place for many bars. It has a student feeling. At night the squares are full with people sitting on the floor and drinking beers. There are also nice small restaurants, many of them orientals. The main street in Gracia is called Verdi and the main squares are : plaza del Sol and plaza de la villa de Gracia.
The Barceloneta beach is good at summer time. The Chiringitos (kiosks) at the beach are functioning as bars and there are also places to drink in the residential part of the neighborhood.
At the Barceloneta beach, you can also visit the bar at the top of the hotel W, the big hotel in form of a sail, people go there for the great view, the bar is called Eclipse Bar.
In the non central zones of Barcelona, there are mainly Tapas bars operating at night.
Map : Look for the (green color, balloon shaped) mark on the map at the top of the page for the bars mentioned.
Look at Tripadvisor Barcelona Nightlife Guide for more specific Bars in Barcelona and opinions of travellers.
If you want to drink Guinness and Kilkenny (Irish pubs)Head to Ferran street (go down la Rambla and turn left), there is a concentration of Irish pubs at the beginning of the street. There, you will find many tourists speaking english and watching football and drinking good beers.
Map : Look for the (orange color, balloon shaped) mark on the map at the top of the page for Ferran street (Irish bars).
If you want to DanceHead to Puerto Olympico, on the beach, you will find a concentration of big, famous dancing clubs like : Opium, Catwalk and Pacha.
If you are looking for something more casual, get down at the Marina deck, you will find a row of small, unformal dancing clubs playing summer hits and Shisha (smoking) cafés.
There is also a Casino in Puerto Olympico, in case you prefer to loose money, instead of dancing.
In the Rambla zone, there is the City Hall dancing club near plaza Cataluña and BLVD club at the end of la Rambla.
At plaza Real there are some small clubs with live music : Sidecar and Jamboree .
Note : Don't arrive to a dancing club in Barcelona before midnight, because it is not cool to dance alone in front of a mirror (if there is a mirror).
Map : Look for the (red color, balloon shaped) mark on the map at the top of the page for the dancing clubs mentioned here.
Look at Tripadvisor Barcelona Nightlife Guide for more Dancing clubs in Barcelona and opinions of travellers.
Mojito and Antilla Salsa clubs. These are the main Salsa clubs in the center of Barcelona.
Like other dancing clubs in Barcelona, also Salsa begins late at night, especially on the week-ends. On Fridays and Saturdays, the night begins with Salsa music but after an hour or so, it changes to popular Latin music style Reggaetons. The experienced Salsa dancers prefer to arrive to the clubs during the middle of the week on wednesdays, thursdays and sundays nights (you know it's not professional when you see girls dancing with their bags).
The good thing about Salsa in Barcelona is that there are many Latinos living in town and visiting the Salsa clubs and there are also excellent Cuban instructors at the schools and amazing animators at the parties.
Some nights, there are also free, short classes before the party (sessions of Salsa, Bachata or Shines steps), you'll have to look at their facebook page, to be updated with that Mojito facebook, Antilla facebook.
See my page with explanations about the basic Salsa styles.
Map : Look for the (yellow color, balloon shaped) mark on the map at the top of the page for the dancing clubs mentioned here.
Since we are talking about the night, don't forget to
see the show of the Magic
Fountains at plaza de España, a show with
water, lights and music and great view in the background.
The shows are every half hour, starting at sunset.
In winter there are only shows on the week-ends.
Map : Look for the (blue color, balloon shaped) mark on the map at the top of the page to locate the magic fountains.
Look at Tripadvisor Barcelona Nightlife Guide for specific places to go out at night.
More on Barcelona, on this site :
- Frequently Asked Questions about Barcelona - Weather, Feasts, Costs...
- Barcelona Tour - How is Barcelona, get the feeling of the city.
- What to Visit in Barcelona - The Tourist Attractions and how to Arrive.
- Where to Stay in Barcelona - Potential Zones for your Hotel.
- Shopping Zones and Commercial Centers in Barcelona.
- Barcelona Nightlife - Where to Drink and Dance in Barcelona.
- Vegetarian Restaurants and Fast-Food in
Barcelona - Eating Healthy.
- Barcelona Maps - Google maps with points of interest for tourists.
- Barcelona Photos - Nice photos of the city.
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Visit - What to Pack ? - the Visual List that will help you not to forget things before your trip.
See my Vegetarian page. Why be Vegetarian ? What to eat ?
See my Salsa Dance page. Salsa main Styles. Why Dance Salsa ?
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