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Pacha: Vibrant, Eye-Candy Dance Club
Went to Pacha twice a couple of years ago. Highly recommended with its gorgeous shirtless bartender dudes and bikini-clad (or odd-themed) bartender models. They alternate between efficiently and expertly pouring drinks and dancing it up on the bar. Plenty of room to dance and meet mostly cool people. The age of the crowd depends on the night.
Dress Code: Upscale dress in general but some T-shirts and sneaks.
Night Clubs: Club Apollo
I have visited this night club on a Friday night with various electro DJs warming up the atmosphere. The Club has 2 lounges. I have been in the Nitsa lounge and the design was also nice.
Dress Code: None that I am aware of
4 great nightclubs: Hot spots for all tastes
Barcelona offers a great range of nightclubs, serving to all types and tastes. You'll surely enjoy one of these four...
1. Razzmatazz - big, made up of 3 rooms, each one with a different type of music. You'll find a great crowd, everyone's ready to party here. Live music is found here frequently, and if you're lucky you might catch a great band such as The Killers or Kasabian, both of who have performed here in the past.
2. Bikini - playing hip hop and funk to an eclectic clientele, BIkini is crowded but great fun. Drinks are around 11 euro each.
3. Pacha - the BCN site for this world famous club won't disappoint fans. You'll dance the night away in this club amidst cute and trendy locals and tourists. Music consists of house and techno.
4. Sutton - trendsetters in their early thirties will adore Sutton and its coolness, while younger visitors on a tight budget will probably prefer to go someplace else.
Dress Code: Razzmatazz and Bikini are quite laid back. Sneakers are allowed at both. On the other hand, Pacha and Sutton do call for a more polished look.
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Rosebud is a really great place to hang out. Entrance is free but the drinks can get quite expensive. The location is quite outside the city, but the club is in a great building. In the summertime the pool is opened. The lightning is absolutely superb and makes the disco look like something very exclusive and like it's a bit for the jet-set.
Dress Code: Dress appropriate!!
Night Clubs: Bikini: Sunday is "Brazillian night"...ie. awesome
Bikini is expensive...luckily, when I was in Barcelona, I had a friend with a promoter boyfriend who hooked us up. However, for the average traveler, look for "flyers" when you're shopping, accept them from people on the street or beach--sometimes, you can really save $ on entry costs or drink costs with those little pieces of paper. MOVING ON...Brazillian Bikini became our Sunday night ritual after we realized how much fun it was! The club has multiple rooms, but in the largest there will be a live band and a ton of Brazillian ex-pats and travelers...so, lots and lots of good-looking people! Get down: drink (beforehand, if you are on a budget, drinks are very expensive!), dance, and flirt--you know the saying, "when in rome...". If you are lucky (like me) you may catch a glimpse of soccer superstar, Ronaldino, who is a Brazillian native and lights to hit up Bikini on Sunday nights (obviously, he is in the VIP section...). When you get tired of trying to Samba (basically a coordinated foot-seizure that white people, myself included, can not grasp), make your way into the hip-hop/dance room and boogie till 6 am. why? cause you can!
Dress Code: Dress to impress! Ladies who are lookin' fine are more likely to get in if there is a queue, or to get in cheaper. Men, don't wear your beat-up sneakers...obviously.
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Bikini: Bikini, salsa, techno
Bikini is a popular nightspot known for its salsa room, the night I was there on Thursday there is a professional salsa dancer who every half an hour or so will come out and lead everyone in a salsa dance It was really fun! There was another room playing a mixture of techno and popular music. The crowd in general her is a bit older than other clubs.
Dress Code: they do follow dress code here, no sneakers
Port Olympic: Boardwalk of fun!
A stretch of clubs in the Olympic yachting marina. Same sort of concept as MareMagnum. Nice in the summer when most of the bars have outdoor terraces open. Great for groups as none of the clubs or bars here have a cover charge, although the drinks are somwhat pricey to compensate. There are beautiful women or gorgeous men dressed in white sailor suits dancing on the bar luring the crowds in to enjoy the festivities!! The whole club is a dance floor so there is no need to be shy, just come in and start having a good time!
Dress Code: On the boardwalk...less is better!! *grin*
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Night Clubs: Yeah baby
I think the name of this bar is Tequila, right up the end of La Rumbla on the little jetty type clutch of nightclubs. Tequila will smash your wallet 9 euros for a Jack Daniels and coke (free pour and generous - watered down mind you) but how about the talent. The girls dancing out the front are employees and they will suck the most picky man off the street and into seats. I asked them what they get paid and it's not a fiftieth of what they generate. Magnificent women. You might have a bit of luck inside. The swiss and germans are the best bet. Just enjoy yourself and you're well ahead of the crowd. Most of the blokes there stood and watched. Get on the dancefloor and you're a good chance. Just get smashed before you arrive because you'll fast run out of dough.
Night Clubs: Danzatoria
Danzatoria also referred to as the Mansion, is a nice bar and club(free entrance) located on Mt.Tibidabo. The best time to go is during the warmer weather when you can wander on the very pretty outside terrace. This is a semi posh atmosphere, with mostly well dressed locals. Upstairs there is techno music and downstairs is hip hop, it has recently been redone so it is better than ever! If you don´t feel like dancing there are several areas to sit and enjoy a drink, (an expensive drink!). One tip leave before the bar closes because afterwards it will be hard to find a taxi.
Dress Code: trendy
Night Clubs: Razzmattaz
Perhaps the largest nightclub in Barcelona, you can find techno, house and hip hop, in a somewhat casual atmosphere. If you´re into huge crowds with little real atmosphere this is the place for you. By chance I had free passes, but otherwise I wouldn´t pay to go.
Dress Code: I don´t think so,
Night Clubs: Baja beach club - cheeseball attack
Giant nightclub full of locals and tourists that opens out onto the beach.
It is very cheesy, expect lots of las ketchup, the decor is truly hideous and all the staff wear swimwear but be warned that drinks can get a little expensive, my advice - tank up before you go!
La Terrazza: Most ridiculous club in the BCN
This is THE spot to be after the summer club season begins around late May. At this point, many of the clubs open up or move outdoors to take full advantage of the Mediterranean climate. This club is basically the open-air version of Discotheque, and a much better one at that. I was there on opening night in May '04, and it's not a night I'll soon forget. Let's just say this: the most beautiful women you've ever seen, world class DJ's (Dmitri from Paris was there opening night) spinning house music till 7 am, and doing this all in a beautiful, open courtyard on the top of Poble Espanyol until the sun comes up.
Dress Code: Dressy - I think about 50 % of the people got turned away at the door on opening night. It's only open on the weekends, and if the weather is OK, so they don't play around. Jeans are OK...but definitely need a stylish shirt and nice shoes.
LES GENTS QUE J'AIME: A different place to have a drink
Maybe from the outside you'd never imagine what a nice place is hiden behind the entrance. It's a very good place to have a drink and talk since the music is not too loud. The best of all is the decoration. You found sofas, tables and lamps like a kind of XIX th century french style. From 18-2.30h
Jamboree: live music, and hip hop
Jamboree is a small but very popular club which has different things going on several nights of the week. Sometimes it has live music in the bar area downstairs, then later you can go upstairs and dance to hip-hop. It's a fun and casual place, no strict dress code. It's also easy to find since it's located on the placa reial.
Dress Code: Not too strict.
Night Clubs: Tunnel/spanish pop
Pronounced Too-nell, this place seemed to be one of the few authentically spanish/catalan nightclubs around. What I mean by that is that there were nearly all spanish students there the few times that I went. The entrance is about 14 euro with one drink included. The music is spanish pop and a little bit of salsa so it's a nice place to dance. Compared to other places though I think that Tunnel was pretty small(only one floor) and the price seemed too steep. But if you're looking for a place with mostly spanish students and you love spanish pop than this might be the place to go.
Dress Code: not too strict, maybe no sneakers for guys.
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