Barcelona truly lives by night. Its wild and varied nightlife trends the precarious line between slick and kitschy. In many ways, the city is a tourist’s clubbing heaven: things don’t get going until late and keep going for as a long as you can handle it. Yet for every full-blown dance club, there are a hundred bars, from Irish pubs to gay clubs to absinthe dens.
Places to go at night in Barcelona
Jamboree: Pl. Real, 17. Metro: Liceu, L3. Plays 80s and 90s music and Jazz also. Tu-Su €9; look for flyers with discounts.
Shilling: C. Ferran, 23. M: Liceu, L3. One of the more laid-back and espacious wine bars in the area, with dim lighting and velvet seat cushions. Excellent sangria. Wine €2-3, bottle from €13. Open M-W lOam-2:30am, Th-Sa 10am-3am, Su noon-3am.
: C. Josep Anselm Clavé, 6. M: Drassanes. Mexico-themed bar
draws a crowd with mojitos and Mexican food. Margaritas €3.50. Entrees €6-12. W and Su magic shows 11:30pm. W-Su DJ 10pm-lam. Open: M-W and Su 7pm-2am, Th 7pm-2:30am, F-Sa 7pm-3am.
: C. de Sant Pau, 65. M: Liceu. Religious figurines grace the walls
of Barcelona’s oldest bar, open since 1820; perhaps they’re praying for the absenta
(absinthe €3,30) drinkers. Mixed drinks €4-6. Open M-Th 10pm-2:30am, F-Sa 10pm-3:30am.
: C. Arc del Teatre, 3. M: Liceu or Drasanes. Industrial metal walls and floor betray this as the techno headquarters
of Barcelona,even though the upstairs
dance floor sticks to the 80s and 90s
. Look for flyer on the street to get in free. Cover €8. Open daily midnight-5am.
Nightlife in Barcelona – How to get there