If you're looking for dancing and partying and an overall great night out in Barcelona, you will definitely love the club scene here!
+The clubs are not as full during Monday to Wednesday, and sometimes only a small portion of the clubs are open on these days. I'd spend these nights going out to a pub or getting some much needed sleep to prepare for crazy nights ahead! Haha.
+Drinks usually start at around 9 euros so I recommend buying your own liquor and make your own drinks, or pre-gaming at a pub before dancing the night away, the club scene doesn't start raging until after 1:00AM anyways. (and can last until day time, I went to sleep at 2:00PM after one crazy night!).
+Use promoters to get into clubs for FREE, or pay 10-30 euro!
Recommended places to pre-game:
+Taberna del Espit: Bar with beer pong table and SELF-SERVICE, for under 5 euros you fill your glass with AS MUCH alcohol of your choice, then choose a juice or soda to fill the rest of the glass. Awesome yet dangerous, trust me!
+Espit Chupitos: Shot bar with hundreds of shots to choose from, starting at 2 euros.
Near the beach you will find many clubs OPIUM MAR, CATWALK, and SOTAVENTO, ICE BAR, and SHOKO, as well as the others (with no cover charge) by the marina.
+OPIUM MAR is my favorite out of the beach clubs, great music from Frank Caro (resident dj at Opium) and many handsome guys to dance with, Steve Aoki played here and this place was WILD!! ... I love it on a Friday night for "F#CK PROMOTERS". ***Cover is 20 euro unless you find a promoter. There is also a dress code here, females can get away with wearing anything but males must dress nice and no jeans and no street shoes!! Or as long as the shoes are ALL BLACK.***
+CATWALK is okay, just about anyone can get in and there is no dress code, but always full of exchange students. Two floors, ground level plays electro and the top level has hiphop. There is also a terrace on the top of the club where many people gather to chill out on the roof for a smoke break! The guys in Catwalk were a lot more grabby and pushy, which I didn't like, creepy!
+ICE BAR was okay, wouldn't go again, typical ice bar, (the glasses were made from ice, etc.) but a little tacky in my opinion.
+RAZZMATAZZ should not be missed as it is the biggest club in Barcelona, it was once a factory but now it is a nightclub with 5 different levels of clubs inside: Razzclub, The Loft, Lolita, Pop Bar, & Rex Room. I love dubstep night here! You can either take the metro to the Marina metro stop or Bogatell metro stop and walk to the club.
+PRIVÉ is another great club located in the Diagonal area. Great atmosphere, little more locals here and cool themes (Wednesdays: YOLO BARCELONA, Tuesdays: NEVER TELL YOUR BOYFRIEND, etc.)! It is also walking distance from the two drinking bars mentioned above and another club, SOHO.
+CITY HALL is located across from Plaza Catalunya, on the opposite end of the Apple store. It has two floors, the top with a small lounge and downstairs (I believe it's called the Rebel Room) with spacious dancing areas. Music here can vary between electro, rock, or live music. I was here with friends on F#ck & Rock and this place was insane, rock music and tons of people! The themes are: Mondays: F#ck & Rock, Tuesdays: Wild Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Pigs & Diamonds, Thursdays: Club 4, Friday: Exa Club, Saturday: Pure City Nites, Sunday: The Black Room
Other clubs worth partying at:
Dress Code: Dress to impress, you will most likely have your photo taken by club photographers! No jeans or sneakers allowed unless they are ALL BLACK, at most clubs.
Catalonia is divided in 4 provinces (Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona and Girona), and after having visited every one of them I will try to detail the best places when it comes to youth tourism.
In the first place I will refer to Barcelona's must go nightclubs, like Catwalk and Soho. In the first one, music tend to be the most commercial european dance, what makes the club filled with the local youngest and casual people, that along with the 50% tourists in the club, create a nice and crazy atmosphere. On the other hand, Soho club is more snobbish, and local people are more concerned about the music, besides dress code is stricter. However, if you plan to visit the city in summer I would recommend you to go to Sitges, the best beach in Barcelona province hands down, specially for going out at night.
If you are going to Tarragona, the best areas in terms of party are the coast ones, being its main exponence Salou and La Pineda, where the biggest Pacha of Catalonia is located. However, nightlife in Tarragona province are only worth in summer, where young tourists from the whole Europe come to enjoy the sun and party.
The same can be said for Girona, as it is in its coasts where the party scene is concentrated. The best places to go for this purpose are Lloret de Mar and Platja d'Aro.
Finally, Lleida is for me the best clubbing destination in Catalonia (and this is said by a Barcelonese), as the party stays the same during the whole year. Here are the biggest clubs not only of Catalonia but also of Spain, like Larida, Bigben and Wonder, which are mainly crowded by Spaniards, (as so far, tourists seem to not have discovered the place), and whose parties, always under the performances of the best deejays, are comparable to those in Ibiza.
Dress Code: jeans and unbuttoned shirt rules for boys. Girls tend to dress classy, but in summer everybody tend to dress casual style and colorful.
If you're a college student or young adult looking for a great time, the BCN club scene delivers. The "beach clubs" like Shoko, Opium Mar, Catwalk, and Sotavento are all great places for dancing and partying. You'll find people from all over the world, usually a young crowd of international students and locals mixed in. Drinks at these places are expensive and there's usually a cover charge (both around 7-12Euros), so I'd recommend drinking at a bar before hand. They clubs don't get busy until after 2AM anyway.
I would definitely check Barcelona facebook groups for students studying abroad, or local club promotions, because you can usually find a group that can get you into the clubs without paying the cover before a certain time.
IMPORTANT: These places are overrun with guys that will steal wallets or purses from tourists without anyone noticing. They usually pick them up when someone's not looking or they reach into pockets to pull out valuables, once again without being noticed. I would definitely recommend bags with zippers or hidden pockets. Keep an eye out for your friends if you're planning on getting drunk, because these thieves are professionals and they are very very good at stealing from non-locals. I wouldn't say they're anything to be scared of, but just be aware of it.
Dress Code: Girls usually have no problems getting in as long as you look over 18 and are wearing something a step above casual. Guys on the other hand should wear collared shirts or button downs, because they're sometimes strict about that.
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Dress Code: Casual clothes
Villalola is a gentlemen's club where the girls will give the company you are looking for while you drink the best GinTonics in Barcelona, Great variety of Gins. Come to watch football games with the girls on your team, the football days enjoy the 2x1 offer in drinks. Have you ever had a Lap Dance? Private dances that will turn you on. In this Strip Club you will live the most striking stag with striptease, lesbian shows and a new, unique in Barcelona in offering Body Sushi, come to find out. Open every day of the year. Booking service to come to the club and escort service to hotels. Private parties and events. Limited seating. Free admission.
Dress Code: Casual clothes
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Danzatoria is located up on the hill of Tibidabo. This former villa has been transformed into one of the best night clubs in Barcelona.
Various floors with four different ambiences and musical styles that make it accessible for everybody that loves to dance.
Great interior design and an impressive thousand-square-metre garden so you can chat and dance under the stars!
Drinks could seem you a little bit pricey but entrance is free of charge!
TIP: as the Club closed at 3AM, it could be tricky to get a taxi there, so leave before or prepare a Plan B.
The club is located in a Shopping Center, the "Maremagnum of Barcelona" There is partying atmosphere with people from all around the world. The club plays some rock and english music. We had a good time after a few shots of Tequila:)
Dress Code: Casual
I am a person seeking quality clubbing experince and I have heard about special Sunday afterparties in club called Row 14 in Barcelona. I have come in February to see if the rumors were true. And i was AMAZED!
They open at 6am and at 8 am the club was full of colorful crowd enjoying great music.
Few years ago I was in Ibiza and since then I haven't experienced something similar. If it is sunny, the club opens the roof on the mainstage and people dance in the sunshine. There is also second Barstage and 2 outside terraces.
I have to admit that after this experience I became addicted on these parties and I am going there every weekend, coz they always surprise me with new names of DJs and the whole theme of each party.
Absolutely recommendable :o))
Dress Code: no dresscode
That place looks great! Well done dissing .
The bar is long and leads to 3 different rooms
If you love music show then you can defiantly find here Indy music, Hip Hop music, .
Most of the music on the dance floor is rock and pop music
At the Arutanga room you can find salsa , and at the Dry room there is a long bar when you can dry yourself with drinks :)
I highly recommend Liquid, about 15/20 minutes bus ride from outside Hard Rock Cafe at the top of La Rambla.
It was recommended to us when me and my friends were in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago.
You can buy a ticket from one of the people selling them on La Rambla (our tickets were £5 each, then you have to pay a little bit more when you actually get to the club)
Then you show your ticket and get on a bus outside Hard Rock Cafe that is specifically for that club.
On the night that we went it was a foam party which was loads of fun, although some of my clothes that I left on the side did end up in the pool so be aware that most of your stuff will probably get wet!
It is an outdoor club with a huge swimming pool, although drinks are quite expensive (€9 when we went).
It closed at around 5/5:30 and then there are special buses used to take people back to La Rambla, as the club is quite out of the way!
Dress Code: Bring a swimming costume/bikini!
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