Bars and clubs

Barcelona, the city of clubs and bars! It is not possible for me to mention all of them, because first of all I was not able to experience this huge amount of bars and clubs and secondly would this go beyond the scope of this website. Here you can find a selection of my favourite clubs and bars in different parts of the city.

Ciutat Vella

Buda Bar
This is one of Barcelonas’ most popular bars and restaurants and it is important to be well-dressed. In addition, there are different theme nights every day of the week. You will immediately find out that buda bar is very popular as it is busy every day of the week.
Address: c/Pau Claris, 22
Subway: Catalunya (L1; L3)
Opening hours: daily: 21:00 – 03.00 h
Website: : http://www.budarestaurante.com/
El Bosc de les Fades (which can be translated as : fairy tale forrest)
Unique bar, decorated as forrest full of fairy tale figures like dwarfs, mermaids, waterfalls, etc. The bar belongs to the wax museum (Museo de Cera). You can chill and have a drink and a conversation in the small cosy niches. The audience is mixed and the prices normal.
Address: Pasaje de la Banca, 7 (next to wax museum)
Subway: Drassanes (L3)
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10.30 – 01.00 h,
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 – 02.00 h, Sunday: 11.00-01.00 h
Website: http://www.budarestaurante.com

La Oveja Negra
The “black sheep” bar is designed like a classic beer hall. It is a favourite bar for students, so the atmosphere is noisy, young and friendly and the drinks are great value. Young people order jugs of cheap sangria, play pool at a beer-stained pool table and just meet and chat with friends. There will almost certainly be a queue at the foodball table, so that's not a bad place to start.
Address: Sitges 5
Subway: Catalunya (L1; L3)

El Born

Princesa 23
A nice and cosy bar, ideal to meet people from all over the world. Drinks are cheap, especially during the daily happy hour. You can get cocktails from 3 € !!
Address: c/Princessa, 23
Subway: Jaume I (L4)
Opening hours: daily 11.00 until 03.00 h
Website: www.princesa23.com.es

Miramelindo
Cosy bar with comfortable chairs, pleasant half-light and quiet music. Very relaxed atmosphere. Perfect to have a conversation and enjoy one of the many cocktails on the menu. Usually packed on weekends.
Address: Passeig del Born, 15
Subway: Jaume I (L4)
Opening hours: Monday until Thursday: 20.00 – 02.30 h,
Friday until Saturday: 20.00 – 03.00 h

Champaneria (El Xampanyet)
Located near the beach of Barcelona, the Champaneria is packed with spanish and international people and everyone is shouting, rubbing arms and trying to order local champagne by the litre together with tasty tapas . The ambience is authentically and uniquely.
Address: c/Montcada, 22 (near to Paseo del Borne)
Subway: Barceloneta (L4)
Opening hours: Monday until Thursday: 11.00 – 16.00/ 18.30 –22.30 h

Zona Alta: Sarria – Sant Gervasi & Gracia

Bubblic Bar:
This is by far one of the nicest party bars for young people in Barcelona and in the Maria Cubi area. The young audience (students from all over Barcelona) is partying to cool music on the 2 floors, with a dance floor on the lower floor. Free entrance, reasonable prices and open until 3 in the morning. Like most bars in this area, closed in the month of August.
Address: Maria Cubi 183
Subway: Fontana (L3)
Opening hours: Thursday until Saturday: 23.00-03.00 h

Más I Más:
The Más I Más Bar with its young cosmopolitan audience and different music styles is one of Barcelonas’ most popular bars. It is especially nice for those who like hip hop, R&B etc.
Address: Maria Cubi, 199
Subway: Hospital Clínic (L5)
Opening hours: daily: 19.00 – 02.30 h
Website: http://www.masimas.com/INTRO/default.htm

Luz de Gas
Definitely one of the best clubs in Barcelona. Big concert hall, which gets really crowded in the evening with people partying, dancing and drinking. Concerts are taking place on a regular basis, you can check out the programme on the website. The Club is popular among locals as well as foreigners.
Address: c/Mutaner, 246
Subway: Grácia
Opening hours: Monday until Thursday: 23.00 – 04.00 h,
Fridays and Saturdays: 23.00 – 05.00
Website: : http://www.luzdegas.com/

Bocayma

This is a real party bar, just one street back from Maria Cubi, so close to many cool bars in this area. Everyone is dancing in Bocayma, giving this place a great ambiance. The audience is approx. between 24-35. The dress code is classy, no sportswear.
Address: c/Avenir 50
Opening hours: Thursday until Saturday: 23.00 until 03.00 h

Sutton
One of the number 1 discotheques in Barcelona with a lot of 80s and 90s music as well as new songs. Sutton has a great dance floor and attracts nice people with its great ambiance.
Address: c/Tuset, 13
Subway: Diagonal (L3)
Opening hours: daily: 19.00 – 04.00, Fridays: 23.30 – 05.00 h
Website: http://www.thesuttonclub.com/
La Botellita (small bottle)
Extraordinary bar with nice decoration. You can choose between 140 different drinks served in small bottles of 0.05 cl. The atmosphere is vanguard and animates to dance.
Address: c/ Aribau 191
Opening hours: daily: 24.00 – 06.00 h
Website: : http://www.labotellita.com/

Berlín
A mixture between bar and club, spreading over 2 levels. On the lower level you can find kitchen and bar, upstairs you can chill to quiet music on comfortable sofas. The club also disposes of a huge terrace, perfect for warm summer nights.
Address: c/Muntaner 242
Subway: Diagonal (L3)
Opening hours: Monday until Wednesday: 9.30 – 01.00 h / Thursday until Sunday: 9.30 – 03.00 h

La Bolsa
La Bolsa means stock exchange, and this is exactly how it works in this bar if you want to buy a drink. The prices of the various drinks depend on the demand. Therefore it is possible to get a drink for a good price, if the demand happens to be low. On the other hand, when the demand is high, it is also likely to pay quite high prices for a drink. The music varies.
Address: c/Tuset 17
Subway: Diagonal (L3)
Opening hours: Monday until Wednesday: 08.00 – 02.30 h, Friday: 08.00 – 03.00 h,
Saturday: 19.00 – 03.00 h, Sunday: 18.00 – 02.30 h
Website: http://www.labolsabar.com/

Tres Torres
This club is well known because of its’ big, extraordinary terrace. Two floors are at your disposal, the dancefloor is upstairs and a garden with “Chiringuito” downstairs, where you can enjoy one of the bars’ cocktail specials in relaxed atmosphere.
Address: Via Augusta, 300 (on the corner to Los Vergós)
Opening hours: daily: 19.00 – 03.00 h

Danzatoria Tibidabo
Danzatoria is situated on a hill called Tibidabo. The former villa has turned into one of the best clubs of Barcelona. You can dance to different music styles on the various floors. The location is impressive and disposes of a huge garden. You can find a restaurant on the top floor.
Address: Avenida Tibidabo 61
The easiest way to get there is by taxi
Opening hours: Tuesday until Saturday: 21.00 – 02.30 h,
Restaurant: Tuesday until Saturday: 20.00 – 03.00 h
Website: http://www.group-azo.com/eng.html

Elephant
Inside the Elephant club you feel like in “Thousand and One Nights”. The nice garden is decorated and equipped with furniture in colonial style, arabic influences mixed with hinduistic and thai elements round off the oriental ambiance. The club is named after the big bronze elephants in the garden. All in all is it a very chic and exclusive club, which you can notice at the slightly higher prices, compared to other clubs. Nevertheless is the “Elephant” definitely worth a visit.
Address: Paseo de los Tilos, 1
Subway: Palau Reial (L3)
Opening hours: Wednesdays until Saturdays between 23.00 and 05.00 h
Website: http://www.elephantbcn.com/index2.php

 

More information about the nightlife in Barcelona at following websites:

BCN-Nightlife.com – Information on Barcelonas’ nightlife
http://www.bcn-nightlife.com/en/

Slide-B; leisure time and nightlife in Barcelona – Tips and Information from young people; in English and Spanish
http://www.site-b.org

Barcelona NOCTURNA – Nightlife in Barcelona;
Restaurants, bars, discos, events, etc. – only in Spanish
http://www.barcelonanocturna.com/

Salir en Barcelona.com
Here you find various restaurants, bars and discos in Barcelona and much more...; only in Spanish
http://www.salirenbarcelona.com/castellano/home/Home.asp