Barcelona Nightlife: The Best Party Spots in the City
Barcelona is the ultimate city break. From exploring the city’s rich culture, trying the cuisine, and marvelling at Gaudi’s architecture to relaxing by the beach, there is plenty to do in Barcelona by day. By night, the city transforms into one of the best cities for nightlife in Spain and the world. With bustling bars, late night beach clubs, nightclubs and street parties, Barcelona nightlife is unrivalled and essential if you enjoy the party scene whilst on holiday. Discover our guide to the top nightlife spots in the city and plan your next visit to this vibrant destination.
Barcelona nightlife districts
Barcelona nightlife is not concentrated in a specific area, rather there are lots of nightlife options in the different districts located across the city. Each district offers its own unique vibe which we will delve into below, so whether you prefer bougie nightclubs or low key, traditional bars, find the perfect party locations to explore.
Both day and night, Las Ramblas is the hub of activity in Barcelona for tourists thanks in part to its central location. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a stroll down this bustling boulevard situated in the heart of the city. During the daytime, Las Ramblas is full of street performers, stalls and people eating and drinking at the bars and cafes that spill out into the street. By evening, as the daytime crowds disperse, the boulevard transforms into a lively spot that is perfect to enjoy dinner and drinks at the start of your night. Las Ramblas is a great central place to enjoy the last of the street performers as you sip your sangria before exploring the surrounding nightlife areas.
Must visit: Boadas Cocktails - Cocktail Bar
The Gothic Quarter
Whilst Las Ramblas is a must-visit, it is also a tourist magnet so if you prefer a more authentic experience of the Barcelona nightlife then head to the nearby Gothic Quarter. The Gothic Quarter is a myriad of alleyways set in the old part of the city that stretches from Las Ramblas right up to the seafront and is full of friendly local bars. Enjoy dinner at delightful tapas restaurants and explore the many bars that line the streets in the Gothic Quarter; you might just stumble upon some of Barcelona’s best kept secret bars.
Must visit: Marula Café – 1970s Funk & Soul Live Music & DJ Sessions
The neighbourhood of El Raval is found just off Las Ramblas. As the popularity of this area has grown, so has the delicious drinks and culinary offerings available. El Raval is home to some of the coolest bars in Barcelona as well as cosmopolitan cocktail bars to visit, so whether you want a laidback night or a fancy evening out you will be spoilt for choice in El Raval.
Must visit: La Whiskería
– Whisky & Cocktail Bar
If sophisticated nights out in bars are more your thing, then head to the district of El Born. Located in the old town of the city, El Born is filled with trendy restaurants, boutiques, and hidden squares where you can spend an evening people watching whilst enjoying your drinks. This area is also known for its range of fabulous bars, so if you fancy dressing up for an evening and sampling delicious local food, then El Born may be the perfect nightlife spot for you.
Must visit: Eldiset – Tapas & Wine Bar
Port Olimpic promises a glamorous evening, so dress to impress and make your way down to the marina. By night, Port Olimpic transforms into one of the city’s best nightlife spots. Spend your evening in one of the upmarket restaurants before dancing into the early hours at one of the nightclubs. As some clubs shut up shop at 3am, revellers can continue the party at clubbing institutions such as Pacha or Catwalk Club where you can continue dancing until 5am!
Must visit: Paradiso - Cocktail Bar
Whether you’re after a laid-back evening exploring authentic bars in Barcelona, or you want to put on your best outfit and dance the night away at an exclusive club, Barcelona has something to suit everyone. The abundance of options (and the great weather doesn’t hurt of course) is what makes Barcelona one of the best cities for nightlife in the world. Plan your trip to Barcelona with easyHotel and enjoy the incredible nightlife spots on offer.