Barcelona has a fine selection of clubs, many of which are the haunts of the city’s celebrities and its self-proclaimed ‘beautiful people’. Entrance fees vary according to what entertainment they have planned and you’ll get into some for free if you arrive early enough though there might be nobody else there. In general, clubs don’t start to fill up before 1am at the earliest and keep going until sunrise. Here are just a few of the better known clubs around town most of which operate a strict dress code so if you’re planning on clubbing be sure to dress accordingly.
Here I’ve listed a good cross section of clubs in Barcelona with their websites. I’d suggest that you take a look around these sites before travelling to get a feel for the different clubs which should help you decide which ones are for you when you get there.
Passatge dels Til.lers, 1
Metro: Zona Universitaria
This is a typical party night club. The music does not start here until 1am but often cocktails are served beforehand and getting in early means no cover charge. There are fast DJs, great beats, and good music for the younger, hipper crowd. This is often a great party scene, a place to both start and end your night.
Carrer de Lincoln, 15
Another great club that is known for fantastic beats and a great place to have a hen or stag party as well. These parties are welcome here though dressing up for the hen parties might be frowned upon. The crowd is a little more mature which adds to the rich atmosphere.
Luz de Gas
Carrer de Muntaner, 246
Metro: Hospital Clinic
Another great club, this is one that caters to a younger audience. The college crowd is usually to be found here and often stay well into the early hours enjoying the casual and care free atmosphere.
Rambla de Catalunya, 2
Metro: Plaza Catalunya
A slightly more upscale club, City Hall is one that allows you to enjoy some of the finer things, such as expensive drinks, upscale food choices, and trendy music.
C/ Almogavers, 122
If you are looking for the friendliest club this just might be the one that you choose. Great music to be had as well as great new acts nearly every single night. The company is laid back and the DJs are usually willing to take requests. The dress code is also more laid back here but men must be sure to wear a collared shirt and closed toed shoes.
Arc de Teatre, 3
This club is a mix of young and old which means that you can be anyone or any age and feel like you fit in. It is a fantastic place to either start or end your night. There is a good mix of younger and older clientele at this club.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113
It is easy to get carried away with going to clubs but the Sala Apolo shouldn’t be missed. It is one of the most exciting clubs in town catering to all age groups.
Plaça Joan Llongeras, 5
Metro: Hospital Clinic
This is truly a cool club just like the name. It has perhaps one of the most laid back attitudes of clubs in Barcelona. It is a great place to spend an evening. There are plush couches and benches as well as a great dance floor.
Plaça Reial, 7
This is a fun and interesting club where you can enjoy great music and great new DJs. You might be able to hear some of the best experimental DJs here and try some of their unique cocktails.
Boulevard Culture Club
La Rambla, 27
This has replaced the Club Fellini which was closed down in 2009. They feature a wide range of music and is in a handy location on the Rambla.
Carrer de Tuset, 13
This is a trendy and upmarket club often frequented by local and visiting celebrities but has also been known to welcome stag and hen parties. However, be sure to observe the strict dress code. It can be a great place to enjoy true Barcelona nightlife.