Barcelona Nightlife

You hardly need an excuse to party all night long with the huge choice of Barcelona nightlife. The city is alive as much at night as it is during the day. Barcelona is a city full with every type of bar and club you can imagine. With a population close to 2 million and plenty of nightlife hot spots to choose from, Barcelona is the perfect destination for nocturnal adventures. From pumping nightclubs and underground dance venues to trendy lounges and sophisticated bars. The city is buzzing with life every night of the week.

Spend your evening grooving to international DJ’s at one of the city’s hottest nightclubs. Listen to traditional Spanish music and relax with friends at a trendy bar in one of the city’s main squares. The choice is yours. A lot of Barcelona’s nightlife is focused around its many Plaças, or Squares. Surrounded by many beautiful historic buildings, bustling restaurants and bar after bar. Both locals and tourists enjoy a drink here whilst watching people pass them by.

La Rambla

La Rambla is one of the most famous streets in the city. The entire stretch is cram packed with a variety of cocktail bars, chain bars, restaurants open until late, cafes as well as the odd nightclub too. A 1.2km walkway stretching from the Mediterranean Sea all the way to Plaza Catalunya will help burn off your dinner before a night on the town. Along the boulevard you’ll encounter eclectic street performers, a wide array of shops as well as souvenir vendors and alternative artists. La Rambla is lined a host of mainstream venues as well as authentic places to experience an incredible evening.

On one side you have the notorious Gotico, known for its late night discos, all-night electronic clubs and live music venues as well as the famous Arcadian, Plaza Reial. On the other side of La Rambla you’ll find the Raval neighbourhood. If you’re looking to escape the main tourist strip, head over to Raval. It’s an awesome part of the city with lots of charm, rustic establishments and some really cool people.

La Ribera

La Ribera is home to a calmer, more sophisticated crowd who love their Barcelona nightlife. This region is also called El Born. Passeig del Born is an alternative district and yet another hub providing great nightlife. With the highest concentration of bars in the city, this central square in the Born district is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Latin American themed bars and cocktail venues are particularly popular in these parts. Sit, listen and enjoy drinks over great music.

On the weekends La Ribera bars overflow with well-dressed sophisticates in top-end fashion and chic vintage finds. However, there’s an equally large number of more casual party-minded individuals who gather in the public space with affordable beers bought from street vendors. It’s fair to say the square booms with an eclectic mix of people. No matter where you go out in Barcelona at night, there’s something yo suit everyone.