Plaça Reial, Barcelona

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  • Flamenco dancer at Sala Tarantos
    Flamenco dancer at Sala Tarantos
    by karenincalifornia
  • Placa Reial by night
    Placa Reial by night
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  • Glacier: Good bar!

    by mmatthej1 Updated Feb 2, 2010

    Tucked into a corner of Placa Real, tho there is quite a large sign to draw the eye to it.

    The high ceilinged bar is well used by locals and has a great choice of local draft beers (eg Voll Damm), plus bottled Belgian beers - perfect!

    Relaxed waiters promptly process orders, then one can relax into the surroundings, with good music, pictures and people to watch!

    We had tapas one time, from the linked Glacier food section - very nice!

    (we also had a good main meal at the nearby restaurant, 'Les Quinze Nits', just a couple of doors along, on the same square)

    Dress Code: Totally relaxed!

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    Sidecar: ANTIKARAOKE

    by Gerru Updated Sep 29, 2007

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    Really good night spot that is less main stream than the other places in the area. It has a more rock atmosphere, but every night has a different theme and style.

    Antikaraoke is one of the best nights you will ever have. It is karaoke with a difference, songs you choose out of from range jazz to metal, with no Pop music; for example Frank Sinatra and Mettalica.

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    Plaça Reial: Flamenco

    by karenincalifornia Updated Jul 24, 2007

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    Flamenco dancer at Sala Tarantos

    Sala Tarantos is the place to go to watch real flamenco dancing. This isn't just tourist grade stuff. Tarantos has up and coming flamenco and experienced flamenco dancers. The dancers we saw and the accompanying flamenco band were really, really good. The guitarist was phenomenal. Who are they? I want their CD!

    Tarantos has three shows nightly - 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 pm. This is not a club where you hang out all night. The bar is small and you order your drinks at the bar. The real reason to come is to watch the entertainment. You have to clear out after each set. Do get in line before the previous set finishes if you want to get a seat. This is a small joint, and when we got there, it was standing room only, but very worth it.

    Dress Code: Very casual.

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    Glaciar: Glaciar - cool place to chill

    by monkeyfeesh Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    Glaciar attracts a young crowd and a healthy mix of locals and tourists. Most of the seating is outside between and around arches in that corner of the square. The outdoor seating fills up quickly most nights and it's usual to see people waiting around for seats for a while, even when there are indoor seats available. It's easy to see why people prefer to sit outside: it offers a great spot in one of the busiest and most vibrant squares in the Barri Gótic

    It sells a wide range of bottle beers; at the time I was there they included Franziskaner (a German wheat beer), Newcastle Brown Ale (the infamous...), and Quilmes (an Argentian beer) as well as more standard Barcelonian fare like Estrella. They do some food - the usual patatas bravas and a few salads and bocadillos (entrepans). Prices are pretty standard: 2.50 euros for a bottle of Estrella and 2-5 euros for most of the food. The opening hours seemed somewhat obscure: the food area in particular seems to open later than the rest of the bar. Expect it to follow usual bar opening hours in the area, closing around 2:30am. It opens around the middle of the afternoon, food following around early evening.

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    Plaça Reial: With all these tourists no wonder about nightlife

    by inarush Written Dec 1, 2006

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    In Placa Reial it's packed with pubs, bars and places where you can dance.
    If you are into tehno, house or funk music you must go to El Mug, Fon Fon.
    They have all the time new DJ-s - it's really cool.

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    Plaça Reial: Placa reial

    by soshido Written Aug 18, 2006

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    Pla��a Reial by day

    Very nice square with a fontaine in the middle with a lots of night club and bars and restaurants.

    Bars and restaurants are quite expansive.

    the night club are most of them free. Good place for having fun, better during for the week.

    Dress Code: I had a lot parties in the beginning of the year in those night club

    For sur in summer time the dress code is special cos there is much more people because of the tourist.

    But it s always the spirit party, but take with you the I.D.

    Good TIPS, there is night club where in the entrance they said to you that you can t get in because you are not in the list.

    Just tell Him that you got an invitation on you email adress, he won t be able to check it, and by respect they will you get in.

    It works well in the club "13"

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    Plaza Reial: cafe Royale

    by chancay Updated Apr 12, 2006

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    who would expect a cafe or music club behind this roller blind when passing by this narrow dark street during daytime? At night it is a hype dance club. The party on friday night was cool, good mix of people and music ( Brazil Jazz, Acid Jazz, Funk, Reggae). Paid for a bottle beer (Estrella Damm) and a wodka lemon 10?, I dont remember the single prices.
    Some bouncers at the door doesnt make it too easy to get in. Even as the club was not too full on that night he let us wait some minutes, just enjoying his power, I guess ;-)... at least there was no observable reason for letting us in suddenly, nobody left in that time ;-D. A lot of people told me about this place before, so it seems to be a well known bar, frecuented as well from locals as guests (tourists).

    Dress Code: no observable one, but considering the people inside, you shouldnt wear your oldest jeans to get in, all depends on the bouncers finally.

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    Pla?a Reial: Barcelona Pipa Club

    by chancay Written Apr 6, 2006

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    entrance of the club

    a cool place to chill out. Have been there one night for a drink. Funny fact is you got to bell ring downstairs to get in. On mondays there shall be from time to time Tango show, unfortunately, this monday when I wanted to see it there were only tango lessons.

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    plaza reial: rain rain

    by quartinb Updated Feb 13, 2006

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    i've had only two nights in barcelona
    so, others beautifill pages, here on VT, will give you better and good nightlife tips.
    what i remember is raining and a walk in tha ramblas.
    of course i snapshot when passing
    beautifull like gaudi, plaza reial.

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    Plaça Reial: Hanging around the fountain

    by gonzo747 Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Placa Reial by night

    Placa reial is a really nice square with a lot af cafes and restaurants.
    The most fun (and a lot cheaper) is just to hang around on the fountain as a lot of locals do. There are people running around selling cans of beer at a really cheap price.

    Keep on eye on your belongings though. Theft has been reported in this area.
    We didn't have any problems though.

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    Plaça Reial: Choose your place

    by davidlop Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    Pla��a Reial

    From simply sitting on a terrace to having a live jazz concert, this place has a lot of cultural and leisure variety to offer, almost 24 hours a day (at least for sitting and having a rest; musicians still have to sleep by day :) There are some ten bars around the square, terrace bars under the arches, and some selected clubs on the first floors. Also a disco, and a few music bars.

    Dress Code: Some clubs require a little etiquette (sometimes, no sport shoes and the like, I'm not talking about a tie or so), but casual is ok on most.

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    Plaça Reial: Glaciar

    by Jetgirly Written Dec 21, 2004

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    Glaciar is a very large bar in the corner of Placa Reial. There are TONS of tables outside and fewer tables inside (on two floors). The best thing about Glaciar is their ability to seat large parties... we went there several times with groups of up to thirty people and were always welcomed (even when we paid seperately). It's a good, casual place to hang out before heading off to start your night proper!

    Dress Code: Very casual.

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    Plaça Reial: Happy birthday to me!!!

    by tini58de Updated Jun 10, 2004

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    Happy birthday!!!

    My husband woke me up at 11.30 p.m. and we walked to "our" Placa Reial - Heinz had a bottle of wine and two glasses with him and a wonderful set of earrings as a present! We drank the wine, watched the people on the placa and enjoyed a wonderful start of a special day!!! Thanks, Heinz!!

    Other than this very personal experience I can say, that there is a lot going on on Placa Reial at night: artists of all kinds - singers, acrobats, magicians a.s.o. - will entertain you while you either sit by the fountain or in one of the restaurants and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere....!!!

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    Karma: Open every night

    by Marionbcn Written Dec 13, 2003

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    Karma is a nice club that open its doors daily, in the heart of Barcelona, the Plaça reial, nice music, pop/rock, more inde on week days, the local just been renovated and looks beautiful.

    Dress Code: anything is wellcome

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    Plaça Reial: 13-

    by Marionbcn Written Sep 20, 2003

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    '13' Is a new club/restuarnat/pub in the heart of Barcelona. The restaurant upstairs its totally impressiv, and unusual, no tables or chairs are seen but sofas and very big plates up the sofas to put the exotic food, must be a try definitely eating while beeing lyeing ina sofa. In the middle ground theres a bar, and a terrace, and downstiars a disco with good music and fantastic decoration. the toilets are totally impressiv, you gotta clim some upstairs looking like Dracula'as castle, definitely worth of a vsit.

    Dress Code: trendy

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