Live Music, Barcelona
Tinta Roja is this kind of place I would probably never found if I did not have a couple of friends living nearby. The place, with it's odd decoration, looks like a mixture of cafe-theater, circus, funfair and contemporary art exhibition... The owners are from Argentina, so tango has a special presence, as well as Argentina – related events (as well as Argentinean beers and other drinks)
They have live music nights, theater performances and painting/photography exhibits on its walls. So, please look at the link below to see what’s going on. If anything is programmed this particular night, is still a good place to have a few drinks in an unusual place.
Dress Code: As most places in Barcelona, no special code is required. Mainly bohemian - artsy clientele.
A tiny place, just a few tables on 25 m2, that holds live performances??? Believe or not, this hole-in-the-wall has live performances each Sunday (French singers), Tuesday (tango), and Wednesday (singer-songwriters). There is no cover charge. At any other time, you'll be treated by recorded Edith Piaf songs while you enjoy a Pastis to round the Paris-like experience. If you don't like Pastis (as me), don't worry, the place is nice anyway :-)
One of Barcelonas most famous venues for rock and indie music. The sound is great, nothing compares to this in Madrid. Capacity is about 700 people but if its packed some people have to watch the band on a screen since not everyone fits right in front. Its a great place to see a concert though. (And if you are the band its a great place to play) The only drawback is that as soon as the band is done playing they will kick you out so they can get everything set up for the late night DJ session can begin.
Dress Code: Watcha want
This basr in the centre of the city has live music every night. Several acts perform each night so there is always something you'll like. The atmosphere is really British. I don't think that the air refreshing system is working very good, because there is a lot of smoke hanging in this pub. Nevertheless a great place to go for a drink!
Dress Code: Whatever you feel comfortable in.
-La Cova del Drac: c/ Vallmajor, 33.
-Luz de Gas: c/ Muntaner, 246.
-Bikini: c/ Deu i Mata, 105. -http://www.bikinibcn.com
Plaza Real Barcelona
Afternoons: old people (including orchestra). Nights: techno-dance:
c./ tigre, 27
I remember this jazz spot from my previous visit so I returned back this year. Jamboree Jazz club is popular because of its good location (so close to Ramblas)
The entrance cover is usually about 10euros but depending on the artist can go up to 20 euros. There are 2 different sets each night, one at 21.00 and one at 23.00. We saw Clara Luna (vocals) and Albert Vila (guitar) a nice jazz duo (short video here). From what I’ve heard later in the night it turns into a dance club with top live DJ’s. I payed 4 euros for each beer.
Next to Jamboree is the Tarantos a club for flamenco that share the same ticket office but I never visited (I prefer southern cities for Flamengo nights)
i had been in barcelona for several days and was entirely fed up with the monopoly that techno music was holding on the music scene. all that i wanted was a nice little dusty place to listen to pleasant jazz or something a little more engaging than techno music. and then i found IT! the most beautiful spot in barcelona... BAR PASTIS. the bar was very dark and could only fit about 15 people, and even then it was a little crowded. all of the wall adornments were brown with aged smoke stains. everyone was quietly listening to an older man sing portugese songs while playing the guitar on the tiny stage. we snuck it and the bar tender came over and quietly asked us what we wanted to drink... it was very lovely. the bar was opened after WWII by a catalan couple infatuated with Marseilles. They dedicated it to French cabaret, and had only Edith Piaf on the stereo. Now they play a wider aray of music, but the air of French cabaret still lingers on.
I highly recommend this place for those of you looking for something a little more romantic and bohemian.
bar pastis is open from 7:30 pm- 3 am tues - sun.
after the bar closed we made our way around the corner to the london bar which offered a very nice continuation of the evening. a nice place if you are looking for a laid back bar where you can dance and kick back until the wee hours of the morning.
You can, buy in any paper stand, a guide for what to do in Barcelona during the week for one euro. From that guide we went to a very small creapy bar and ask the barman for the concert (their was no sign of concert anywhere when we got in). From there, he made us pass behind the bar and passing a low door we arrived in a very small room, full of people sitting around small table in front of a low scene. I heard the best and more casual tengo songs i ever heard!! Memorable night!!
As other past years Summercase is almost ready !! this year the event is July the 18th and 19th. Lots of bands are on list at this time and is expected other to confirm before those days.. Its a great live music show with lots of performances at the same time during day and night in different scenarios...
Check prices at http://www.summercase.com/indexen.html
If you are in Barcelona and want to have fun, look at the weekly magazine "Guia del ocio".
(also on web: at
You have only to choose from: Live music, Restaurant, Theatre, Cinema, Exposition, etc..
Always someting to do....
Have a good time.
In Raval appears a place you must not miss is Dostrece (in calle del Carmen)! a cozy Bar-Restaurant that captivates all the Barcelona spirit, is multicultural, cheeky and has a great variety of dishes, cocktails and tapas! and most important above all! kitchen is open all day every day! and service is great!
Music gives us a reason to be, gives life a rhythm. That's why here at Dostrece, we have the latest technology to keep us updated with the ultimate tracks. Because we love everything and everyone, the music that we play reflects the broad and eclectic taste we have, which is also reflected in our food.
Come and enjoy alone, in company of your partner, friends or with a big group!
Dress Code: Cassual
Next May 29th-31st this live music festival will show us lots of bands with lots of chances to enjoy with live music in the forum complex in BCN. 116 bands are confirmed at this time !! such a show!!
to check dates, prices and band links take a look at
english version available !!
I have to admit that I did not enter this place.....too noisy for me!
But I think there are many who will like this TIP and so here it is!
There is a Restaurant and LIVE MUSIC
Dress Code: I don't think you need to wear a smoking here ...so, go as you are....and enjoy.
The ultimate Spanish night! Great if you love culture and a good time and a good night out!
First you are outside in the grounds where there is wine on tap and lots of nibbles. Then you go in to tables that seat upto forty people each. Food comes round and you can have as much as you like. Then the entertainment comes in the form of spanish dancing and music and then at the very end is live music with adisco! The best night out!
Dress Code: No particular dress code but dress for a party !
Try a stroll along La Rambla ( keep an eye on your belongs when in crowds ), then head to Avenue Diagonal in the Eixample . Casa Quimet aka the guitar bar is highly recommended ( i didn't get to visit )
Famous old bar with guitars hanging from ceiling. Live jam sessions
Dress Code: Casual / smart casual