Nightlife & the Arts in Barcelona

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ambar
The clientele at this Raval watering hole is as...
Bars El Raval
 
Antilla BCN Latin Club
This exuberantly Caribbean spot sizzles with...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Arena Madre
The Arena Group is the queen of the club scene on...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Ateneu Gastronòmic
Across a square from Town Hall, this...
Wine Bars Barri Gotic
 
Balmes Multicines
Barcelona’s cine-aficionados were singing in...
Film Barcelona
 
Banker's Bar
The super swish cocktail bar of Barcelona’s...
Bars, Music Clubs Eixample
 
Bar La Lola
This sweet little Andaluz-style tavern buried...
Music Clubs Barcelona
 
Bar Pastis
In a tiny street off the bottom of La Rambla,...
Bars La Rambla
 
Bar Velódromo
High ceilings, billiards, designer tapas by...
Bars Eixample
 
Barcelona Acció Musical
Held over a week toward late September, this...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Barcelona Guitar Festival
Held between late March and early June, this...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Barts (Arts on Stage)
This new state-of-the-art theater on the...
Theater Barcelona
 
Big Bang Bar
This classic-looking bar with its unassumming...
Bars El Raval
 
Bikini Barcelona
This sleek mega-club, which was reborn as part of...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Boadas
Barcelona’s oldest cocktail bar, Boadas opened...
Bars La Rambla
 
Bodega Sepúlveda
On a busy corner situated at the threshold of the...
Bars, Tapas Bars Eixample
 
Bonobo
The only item or furniture recalling the times...
Bars Gracia
 
CaixaFòrum
The building itself, a restored textile...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
Casa Almirall
The twisted wooden fronds framing the bar's...
Bars El Raval
 
Casino Castell de Peralada
An hour north of Barcelona, near Figueres in...
Casinos Peralada
 
Cata 1.81
Wine tasting (la cata) in this contemporary...
Wine Bars, Tapas Bars Eixample
 
CDLC
Surely the glitziest of Barcelona's waterfront...
Dance Clubs Barceloneta and the Port Olimpic
 
Centre Cultural Metropolità Tecla Sala
Some of the most avant-garde exhibits and...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
Cines Verdi
Gràcia's movie center—and a great favorite for...
Film Barcelona
 
City Hall
Wednesday-night Knockout parties starring electro...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Cocktail Bar Juanra Falces
Formerly known as Gimlet, Cocktail Bar Juanra...
Bars Born-Ribera
 
Col.legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
The architectural exhibits on the ground floor of...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
Costa Breve
Open Thursday through Saturday, midnight to dawn,...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Dry Martini Bar
The namesake drink of this stately and discreet...
Bars Eixample
 
Eclipse Bar
On the 26th floor of the seaside W Hotel,...
Bars Barceloneta and the Port Olimpic
 
El Boo
What looks like a bright blue, beached submarine...
Bars Poblenou
 
El Cordobés
For about a half-century, this venerable dinner...
Dance Barcelona
 
El Grec
Barcelona's annual summer arts festival runs from...
Festivals Barcelona
 
El Mercat de les Flors
An old flower market converted into a modern...
Dance, Theater Barcelona
 
El Molino
For most of the 20th century, this venue was the...
Cabaret Barcelona
 
El Nus
Amid the trendsetting bars of the Born, the...
Bars Born-Ribera
 
El Tablao de Carmen
Large tour groups come to this venerable flamenco...
Dance Barcelona
 
Elephant
It could be a catwalk, with models showing off...
Dance Clubs Sarria
 
Fabra i Coats–Fàbrica de Creació
Opened in 2012, this exciting arts...
Arts Centers Barcelona
 
Festival Ciutat Flamenco
This festival, organized by the Taller de Músics...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Festival de Música Antiga
This lively event brings the best early-music...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Filmoteca de Catalunya
After an endless production period, the new...
Film Barcelona
 
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
This foundation created in 1984 by Catalonia's...
Arts Centers Barcelona
 
Fundació Miró
Sometimes used for outdoor concerts in the summer...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
George and Dragon
Formerly one of Barcelona's most popular English...
Bars Eixample
 
Ginger
This serpentine two-story bar with plenty of cozy...
Bars Barri Gotic
 
Gran Casino Costa Brava
Slightly confusing in name, this casino is...
Casinos Lloret de Mar
 
Gran Casino de Barcelona
Situated on the shore underneath the Hotel Arts,...
Casinos Barceloneta and the Port Olimpic
 
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona's famous opera house on La Rambla—in...
Opera Barcelona
 
Harlem Jazz Club
This small but exciting live music venue is a...
Music Clubs Barri Gotic
 
Harry's
This is Barcelona's version of the Parisian "sank...
Bars Eixample
 
Icaria Yelmo
In a barren shopping mall, the Icaria Yelmo...
Film Barcelona
 
International Jazz Festival
One of Europe's oldest jazz festivals, this...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Jamboree-Jazz and Dance-Club
This pivotal nightspot, another happy fiefdom of...
Music Clubs La Rambla
 
Jazz Sí Club
Run by the Barcelona contemporary music school...
Music Clubs El Raval
 
L'Auditori de Barcelona
Functional, sleek, and minimalist, the Rafael...
Concerts Barcelona
 
L'Ovella Negra
With heavy wooden tables, stone floors, and some...
Bars El Raval
 
La Capella de l'Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu
In this chapel, as in many Barcelona art...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
La Cave
With 450 wines from around the world arranged by...
Wine Bars Sarria
 
La Confitería
In a former pastry shop, this bar conserves...
Bars El Raval
 
La Penúltima
Situated in El Raval, this spot has a more mixed...
Bars Eixample
 
La Puntual Putxinel.lis de Barcelona
The city's dedicated puppet (in Catalan,...
Theater Barcelona
 
La Vinateria del Call
Just a block and a half from the cathedral...
Wine Bars Barri Gotic
 
La Vinoteca Torres
Miguel Torres of the Torres wine dynasty has...
Wine Bars Eixample
 
La Vinya del Senyor
Ambitiously named "The Lord's Vineyard," this...
Wine Bars Born-Ribera
 
Les Gens que J'aime
A Bohemian fantasy from a late-19th-century...
Bars Eixample
 
The Loft
An offshoot of Sala Razzmatazz, this funky space...
Dance Clubs Poblenou
 
London Bar
The trapeze (often in use) suspended above the...
Bars El Raval
 
Los Tarantos
This small, basement boîte spotlights some of...
Dance Barcelona
 
Luz de Gas
This always-wired, faux–music hall hub of...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Manchester
There's no doubt about what the name of this...
Bars El Raval
 
Marsella
French poet and playwright Jean Genet was...
Bars El Raval
 
Marula Café
A relatively new kid on the block, Marula Café...
Dance Clubs Barri Gotic
 
Metro Disco
Two dance floors offer a choice of disco...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Milano
Just off Plaça Catalunya, this basement bar...
Bars Eixample
 
Milk
Opened in 2005 by an Irish couple, this cozy...
Bars Barri Gotic
 
Mirablau
This bar is a popular hangout for evening drinks,...
Bars Tibidabo
 
Monvínic
"Wineworld" in Catalan, Monvínic offers 3,500...
Wine Bars Eixample
 
Museum
Run by the owners of Bar Cangrejo, Museum is duly...
Bars Eixample
 
Negroni
This cocktail bar for the hip and...
Bars El Raval
 
New Chaps
This off-Gaixample jeans-and-leather bar has...
Bars Eixample
 
Nick Havanna
One of the original bars diseny (designer bars)...
Bars Eixample
 
Ocaña
When this swanky spot opened its doors to much...
Bars, Dance Clubs, Music Clubs Barri Gotic
 
Ommsession Club
The Hotel Omm attracts an army of the 35- to...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Opiniao
In the upper reaches of Barcelona's Sant Gervasi...
Bars Sarria, Sant Gervasi, Putxet, and Pedralbes
 
Otto Zutz
Just off Via Augusta, above Diagonal, this...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Palacio del Flamenco
This Eixample music hall showcases some of the...
Dance Barcelona
 
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona's most spectacular concert hall is a...
Concerts Barcelona
 
Palau de la Virreina
With the Espai Xavier Miserachs showing...
Art Galleries Barcelona
 
Palau Sant Jordi
Arata Isozaki's huge venue, built for the 1992...
Concerts Barcelona
 
Primavera Sound
From its modest beginnings in the Poble Espanyol,...
Festivals Barcelona
 
Renoir Floridablanca
A five-minute walk from the Plaça de la...
Film Barcelona
 
Rouge Bar
You'd be forgiven to think that Rouge Bar was...
Bars Poblenou
 
Sala Apolo
Once part of the music-hall scene along the...
Dance Clubs Poblenou
 
Sala Be Cool
Independent but not grungy, cool but not...
Dance Clubs, Music Clubs Eixample
 
Sala Beckett
Tucked away in upper Gràcia, Sala Beckett—and...
Theater Barcelona
 
Sala Monasterio
This popular, pleasingly grungy basement venue...
Music Clubs Born-Ribera
 
Sala Muntaner
Next to the central university in the bottom of...
Theater Barcelona
 
Sala Razzmatazz
Razzmatazz stages weeknight concerts featuring...
Music Clubs Poblenou
 
Shôko
The hottest of the glitzerati spots below the...
Dance Clubs Barceloneta and the Port Olimpic
 
Sidecar Factory Club
A mainstay of the decadent nightlife centered...
Bars Barri Gotic
 
Sónar
Over the past decade, Sónar has grown from a...
Festivals Barcelona
 
The Sutton Club
If there's anywhere you should dress up to get...
Dance Clubs Eixample
 
Teatre Lliure
The small Gràcia's branch of the Teatre Lliure,...
Theater Barcelona
 
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
Near Plaça de les Glòries, at the eastern...
Theater Barcelona
 
Teatre Poliorama
Just below Plaça de Catalunya, Teatre...
Theater Barcelona
 
Teatre Romea
Behind the Boqueria market just off Plaça Sant...
Theater Barcelona
 
Teatre Tívoli
One of the city's most beloved traditional...
Dance Barcelona
 
Teatre Victòria
This popular theater in the heart of Barcelona's...
Theater Barcelona
 
Viblioteca
Viblioteca is the latest project of the owners of...
Wine Bars Gracia
 
Xampú Xampany
One of Barcelona's few authentic xampanyerias,...
Wine Bars Eixample

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