Normally I don’t write about places I haven’t experienced in the flesh. On top of that, after a day of walking my feet off in some foreign country I rarely go dancing at night. But if I ever go back to Barcelona, I will definitely try Cibeles.
Attracted by the bright neon sign directly across the street from our hotel on Corcega Street, we went over to peek inside. It was a dance club for “oldies” (age-wise, I guess I fit the bill) that was packed with locals who looked like they were having a ball. There was a live orchestra, and couples were on the dance floor, kicking up a storm.
So if you like to fox trot, tango and waltz, or believe it's never too late to learn, Cibeles may be just the thing. To quote the sage words of my friend’s T-shirt: Over what hill? Where? When? I don’t remember any hill!
The bouncer at the door was very friendly. Free admission for the ladies, he said. It was tempting, but we were just too exhausted.
The place is very New York style: modern, stylish and with character. What I liked most was the space. The local counts with three dance floors: the main is dance and techno. In the second floor you will find a much more packed room with hip-hop and a very cool lounge which plays a variety of "oldies" as I will call it. The last was my favourite, as the lighting is dimm down but not out, and there is many tables available to chill out whilst listening to tunes.
Dress Code: Like many places in BCN do not show up before 0200 as you will fin NO one.
Now in Barcelona have a big succes the salsa. Ten years ago was only (at least that i Know) one or two "salsotecas", but i don't know why, in the last times you can chose beetwen at least 10 locals when only you will hier salsa. It's truth that there's a lot of cubans, in Barcelona, cause Catalonia and Cuba are hystorically relate for several reasons. But the sytle that have a great school here, is the dance-line, like in Los Angeles.
Well, me and my girl-friend like very much to dance salsa. If you wont to know the salsa of Barcelona, just say it us.
En aquests moments, a Barcelona la salsa té força èxit. Fa uns anys només hi havien una o dos salsoteques, però ara hi han 10 llocs on gairebé només posen aquesta música. Catalunya ha tingut relació amb Cuba històricament. No obstant, l'estil que més escola té a Barcelona és el de Los Ángeles.
A mi i a la meva dona ens agrada molt ballar salsa. Si voleu que us hi assessorem, només ens heu d'escriure.
I have a 3 month stay here in BCN, until end December, and last weekend I was in RAZZMATAZZ night club one of the famous ones in BCN; here my remarks (can be useful):
** Entrance is 15€ (with drink) and not 12€ as mention in the web.
** Only 3 music rooms and not 5 as mention in the web.
** Drinks is really expensive inside; 7€ Vodka, 3.5€ beer (example) so it's better to be tipsy from the first.
** should always verify prices (for vodka and beer I paid 10.5€ first time and 11€ second time in other bar)
** Inside are many bars, so u're not obliged to wait for wile to be served.
** Music is really good
** First room in the first floor is quite big with good music
** Start being full since 1 a.m; at 3 a.m is the best.
** Close at 6a.m not at 5 as mention in the web site.
** Many WC's for men and girls.
** Full of beautiful girls.
** Smoking is forbidden; only in some areas, but since it's full it become allowed.
** Since 4.45 a.m every thing was ok, since .... I don't remember ;-))
Dress Code: easy to find. use L1 (red Line) 3rd metro stop after Placa catalynya.
adress available in www.razzmatazz.com
There is a huge strip of clubs ... back to back along side the beach there are 10 clubs with a mixture of different types of music ..
mostly American RandB or HipHop ...
some had salsa and spanish music ...
all for some reason had strips dancing to the music on the bar counters
but very fun strip ... you can take a metro easy enough there and walk down the street to the clubs ... dance the night away and get back on at 5 am when they open again
if your on vacation why not get your groove on . ... really a must DO
Dress Code: basically on the beach ... La Repubblica
Small disco in the hearth of BCN, usually quite friendly people there, mainly locals. Rock from all eras, indie, pop, spanish pop/rock, music to party: from AC/DC to Village People, U2, Chuck Berry, Ramones, Police, The Cult, Blur, Oasis, Dire Straits, Cure, Manu Chao... Un poco de todo.
Dress Code: Usually no special requirements
I had a good time coming here at Antilla latin club. It has a nice caribean atmosphere and every now and then they have live bands and salsa workshops. BTW It's also a lot of fun for the not-salsa-dancers.
Pictures and more info about events you can find on their website.
Despite its reputation as being a party capital, Barcelona has a pretty lame music policy. It's mostly earnest indie rock and banging faceless house music. Fonfone is one place where you can generally hear good tunes which you can dance to without being completely wasted. It's also free and the drinks are reasonably-priced. And I've never ever seen a mullet in there. And the girls are very cute. So are the boys for that matter.
Dress Code: The crowd is quite trendy but not arrogant so you can wear what you like.
This is the popular nightclub, or at list it used to be, those places intent to change very quickly, however, this is located just by the popular beaches and big hotels and is the place to be in if you likes some dancing.
For those in search of an enjoyable night out on the town, the problem might be choosing what would be most to your liking from among all that Barcelona has to offer. To start off, you could drop into one of the city's many champagne or cocktail bars. The night, however, might also begin at a good restaurant, choosing from among a wide and varied range that includes authentic food from around the world, in addition to the traditional Mediterranean cuisine of the city.
For dancers, everywhere around the city are found discotheques, clubs and dance halls. For those who prefer to enjoy their music without having to move their bodies, the best thing to do is head off to one of the city's many live music clubs, offering almost daily shows in every style, from jazz and blues to African music, classical and flamenco. Visitors who feel the need to express their own musical talents can try out a karaoke club. Nor should we forget about other attractions of Barcelona by night: the theatre, the cinema.
Dress Code: District: Gràcia
Timetable 23:00 h a 05:00 h
For all of you that love to reach for the Lasers, there are a few great clubs for dancing, The first is 'Moog' (I think thats how you spell it) They play a range of dance music including, Techno, Electro, Hard House, Trance, Breaks and House music. Moog is very popular with the tourist, it is always guaranteed to be packed on the weekend, it's not a huge venue, but has a large dance floor and a kick ass sound system.
If you really want to party like the Spanish than 'La Terreza' is the club for you. It is known as one of the best places in town, If you speak English there is a good chance you won't get in, so practice your Catalan. This place is crazy, once inside anything is possible. It has a range of music depending on what night your there, but it is always crowded with locals dancing the night away. La Terraza is a 15 minute taxi ride outside the town centre, check the internet for address details. Last time I was there, dress codes were non existant, especially in the summer months where most women dance in little more than underwear,
Dancefloor - Lower Floor
Situated on the ground floor of the building, is a two level area where you can find the dance floor, three bars, a light and sound booth and other services such as coat check rooms and bathrooms.
Hot Club - First Floor
A space with its own personality located on the first floor of the discoteque. Its modern decoration is based on ribboned wood that creates the effect of a “sounding box”. The simple decoration combines silver and white colors. Its a small club inside the club, with two bars, an independent sound and light booth, as well as a spectacular audiovisual and lighting system.
The hot club is an international and cosmopolitan ambiance where you can find the best sounds of black music, and the best offers of funky and hip hop in the city.
A mixture of race, color, and sound = HOT CLUB.
Red Room - First Floor
A new created area completely decorated in long red cloths that cover the floors and leather sofas. A large red dome of non flamable nylon presides over the room, where an independent sound system of electro-80’s music flows through the dance floor transforming it into an infernal paradise.
It is the favorite room for the more underground public, where flirting is normal and the waitresses still leave you thirsty no matter how many drinks you have
Barcelona's best club for jazz and black music fans organizes live performances by some of the world's finest musicians nearly every night of the week. The regulars include many of the city's small black community along with a smattering of tourists and trendy modern types. The music is a very danceable mixture of trip-hop, hip-hop, jazz and Latin. Some of the club's dancers show you how it's meant to be done on the lower dance floor while on the upper dance floor there's Latin music for everyone to dance to.
Dress Code: open hours: 10pm-5am daily
One of the best bars in Barcelona, along with Dot. Great venue and once the party is in full flow, a very vibrant bar. Hard to find (North of Ramblas), as it is down a horrible little road, and there is no sign stating that the place is called Salsitas.
The Elephant is a cool place for dancing. If you are in a group you can afford to buy one of the VIP tables where you can sit and chill a bit after a long dance ... I would say it is a Buddha-style bar, kind of ;-)
Nice interior and have a look at the different areas on the webpage.
Dress Code: I guess there is no strict code, but people are nicely dressed.