The bustling nightlife in Barcelona is just one of the many reasons why millions of visitors from all corners of the world make their way to the Catalan capital each year. With plenty of cool locales and top notch clubs spread right across the city, Barcelona is the place to be for live music, delicious drinks and a party atmosphere like no other. Kick back and enjoy a cocktail at one of the chic beachfront locations or head out to one of the many famous clubs near Las Ramblas; whatever you choose, one thing is sure, Barcelona won’t disappoint even the most hardened reveler!
Make sure you don’t miss a beat of the city’s amazing nightlife and check our guide to the 10 best nightclubs in Barcelona:
Bikini is one of Barcelona’s best venues for both live music shows crazy nights out. The chic interior alongside the latest hip hop, R&B tunes and house music spun by some of the most famous DJs in the industry makes for the perfect combination to ensure a memorable fiesta! Check out the official Bikini website and find out about this club’s various theme nights including ‘Fraternity Night’.
How to get there: Avinguda Diagonal, 547. Metro station: Maria Cristina (L3)
CDLC is one of Barcelona’s most luxurious clubs. Here, Eastern pizzazz meets Mediterranean charm, creating the ideal backdrop for a delicious dinner and a night of dancing! We recommend trying the super tasty sushi and don’t forget to wash it down with one of CLDC’s yummy Mojitos.
How to get there: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 32. Metro station: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica (L4)
3. Opium Mar
This exclusive Barcelona club is a great choice for those looking to mingle with Barcelona’s ‘it’ crowd! With top-class dining and a chic night time setting, Opium Mar is the perfect place to enjoy the best of Barcelona’s nightlife – all with the Mediterranean Sea as your backdrop.
How to get there: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 34. Metro station: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica (L4)
This Barcelona club is an unmatched Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant by day and a wild party spot at night and is often a typical haunt of celebrities visiting the city, including the likes of Coldplay and Madonna. Be sure to head to Shôko in the summer when you can enjoy your drinks right on the waterfront!
How to get there: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 36. Metro station: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica (L4)
Cocktails, top tunes and an amazing atmosphere…Sutton is another exclusive Barcelona nightclub, one which is known for the high profile celebs that often grace this top-notch venue, including Paris Hilton and Mario Casas. Mixing cool beats with a chic atmosphere, this club is a must
for those who want to mingle with Barcelona’s beautiful people!
How to get there: Calle Tuset, 13. Metro station: Diagonal (L3 or L5)
6. Up & Down
For the very best university parties in Barcelona, this Barcelona club, situated in Les Corts, is an ideal option for your night on the town. Don’t miss ‘Fresh Fridays’ and ‘Maybe’ Saturdays…Up & Down guarantees a memorable night for all!
How to get there: Avinguda del Doctor Marañón, 17. Metro Station: Zona Universitària (L3)
7. Sala Razzmatazz
For the best live music in Barcelona, there is only one choice: Razzmatazz! This warehouse-style club has 5 different spaces, meaning there is something for every musical taste. Whether you dance the night away to some top pop tunes or rock out to your favorite band, partying at this locale makes for an incredible evening. With endless concerts every month, be sure to check out the Razzmatazz website for more info on upcoming acts.
How to get there: Carrer Pamplona, 88. Metro station: Bogatell (L4)
8. Sala Apolo
Sala Apolo in Barcelona is a top choice for those who enjoy the musical styles of indie bands. Also host to some of the best reggae tunes and electronic beats, the eclectic mix of music on offer here adds to the appeal of this Barcelona club. With two music halls, this venue is definitely worth checking out if live music is up your alley. Be sure to check out one of this club’s best parties: Nasty Mondays at Sala Apolo on Monday nights!
How to get there: Nou de la Rambla, 113. Metro station: Paral.lel (L2 or L3)
Jamboree is one of Barcelona’s best jazz clubs. Playing host to a line-up of both local and international jazz artists, this quality venue has back to back shows nightly at 8pmand 10pm. Be sure to check out their ‘Jam Sessions’ every Monday at 8pm and after the stroke of midnight enjoy this venue as one of Barcelona’s coolest nightclubs with a variety of tunes to tickle your musical taste buds.
How to get there: Plaça Reial, 17. Metro: L3 (Liceu)
Seeking an elegant and trendy locale for a memorable night out? Elephant Club in Barcelona is one of Barcelona’s newest clubs and is well worth checking out. It is split into four areas, and the ‘Marquee’ is one of the most notable, with its bronze elephants, Buddhas and a dash of Indo-China decor. Jive the night away to the latest ‘house’ tunes at the main bar, or wander off to the other sections for some different musical genres!
How to get there: Passeig de los Tilos, 1. Metro station: Maria Cristina or Palau Reial (L3)
Top Tip for Clubbing in Barcelona: Barcelona clubs offer free entry before a set time, and all you need to do is check out the various Facebook pages to get on the list.