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Nightlife

The nightlife in Barcelona is completely safe and convenient with all transport facilities available and all the corners enliven. 

Barcelona offers a list of night festivals like Correfoc- Devils dancing in the streets and projection shows.

A stroll in the city at night will leave a memorable impression if you see the Festes de La Merce’s night illumination of Barcelona Cathedral. 

Here are some highly recommended places where you can enjoy the nightlife in Barcelona:

City clubs

The city clubs of Barcelona offer amazing drinks with a wide range of music genres.You can choose any of the following based on your mood:

1. City Hall Club

City Hall Club
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City Hall is located at the city’s heart, with themed night parties every night. 

Just steps away from Placa Catalunya, this club holds glow parties of flamenco dance performances and even hosts local or international DJs.

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Monday: 5 pm to 5 am

2. Marula 

Marula
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Marula is located at the center of the Gothic Quarter and includes a lot of laid-back clubs with particular genres of music.

If you’re looking for a quiet and cozy atmosphere with some jazz or funky soul-inspiring music, this is the place for you.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10 pm to 5 am
Friday and Saturday: 11 pm to 6 am

3. Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl
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Pub Crawl is perfect for solo travelers, you can meet other travelers and have a group party which will later go from bars to pubs. 

Just a bunch of people looking to have a good time, drink and laugh and the group’s final destination is a Dance Club to dance till you run out of battery!

Opening Hours:

Open 24 hours

4. Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz
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It is the biggest club in Barcelona, spread over five rooms, each with a different musical theme like indie pop, electronic and pop music.

Razzmatazz is one of the city’s biggest with a capacity of over 2,000 people in its main hall, and 3,000 people in total. 

This club provides a variety of music genres on weekends and holiday nights, choose any based on your deposition. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 12 am to 5 am
Sunday and Saturday: 1 am to 6 am

Beach clubs

Bambu Beach Bar
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The biggest attraction of Barcelona is its beaches, and there’s no way one would miss out on enjoying beach and boat parties in the nighttime. 

1. Bambu Beach Bar

This is the perfect place to enjoy Catalan cuisine in an affordable and comfortable surroundings. 

Food at Bambu Beach Bar has features of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine like nachos, tapas or hamburgers.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm 
Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 12 am

2. Opium Barcelona

Opium Barcelona
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Opium is a club in Barcelona on the beach and has the most prominent name for its EDM. 

This place is sophisticated and has a strict dress code which involves high heels, designer clothes, glamorous labels and champagne glasses.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 1 pm to 5 am

3. Pacha

Pacha
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This club comes in the same league as Opium and holds a premium spot in Port Olimpic, where parties carry on for seven days a week!

Pacha is famous for its electronic music along with Pachangueo, a traditional Spanish party music. . 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 11.55 pm to 5 am

4. Catwalk

Club Catwalk is a party place in Olympic Port, occupying two floors, with the upper floor having a different glam of R’n’B and hip hop.

The bottom floor is reserved for house and techno music for the crowd immersed in dancing.

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Monday: 11:30 pm to 6 am

Districts

Not just some bars or nightclubs but entire districts of Barcelona bustle with night activities and fantastic bars.

1. Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is one of the busiest boulevards at all times of the day because of evening street performers staging performances that attract tourists.

The area has some of the most beautiful terrace locations with quiet, cozy or loud and lively ambience, depending on what you want!

You will find the best pubs, like Boadas cocktail bar, the Kiosk La Cazalla and the Old Irish pub at Las Ramblas.

2. El Born District

El Born district
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El Born is famous for venues like Avenida Marques de l’Argentera, a gorgeous space that gives off Berlin vibes and can be used for multiple purposes. 

At El Born, you can find beautiful people with trendy outfits crowding bars like Passeig del Born or Miramelindo for a Cava cocktail. 

Clubhaus is an adult play center with karaoke and ping-pong, perfect for fancy binging and entertaining games.

3. El Raval District

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If Born doesn’t resonate with you, try the edgier streets of Joaquim Costa of Rambla de Raval, located right at the heart of the Raval district.

This street is the definition of hip, and you can find people supremely influenced by skate fashion here. 

Pierced and tattooed kids can be seen here practicing their skateboarding around famous clubs like Moog and Sala Apolo. 

This is where you can find hip bars like Ambar, the moody atmosphere in El Museo Cocktail Bar and the glam crowd in the nearby cocktail bars.  

 4. L’Eixample District 

L’Eixample is a trail of popular bars as the young crowd begins their night adventure.

People usually start with Belushi’s Bar, followed by George Payne Irish pub where DJs play till 2 to 3 am.

For the slightly older crowd, there is CocoVail Beer Hall for American-style drinks with long communal tables, perfect for making new friends. 

Slow Barcelona has its arms open with gin and vodka ready to prepare drinks for cocktail lovers.

Whisky lovers should visit La Whiskeria, with more than 1,000 drinks available in their restored antique furnishing. 

Night Festivals

When talking about the nightlife of Barcelona we can never not mention the night festivals which are key to the city’s energetic nightlife. 

1. Festival de Sonar

Festival de Sonar in barcelona
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Catalans are obsessed with music, and their wild music festivals reflect equal passion. 

Sonar is one of the biggest music festivals in the city, given that it’s a global event among all the creative communities. 

It is celebrated at Night in Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet, where a huge crowd gathers and blasts their gift of music.

Season: Autumn 
Dates: 15, 16 and 17 October
Timings:  1 pm to 12 am

2. Grec Festival de Barcelona 

The Grec Festival in Barcelona is the meeting point of music, dance, theater and circus with entertainers from around the world. 

This festival is Barcelona’s pride which entertains ‘a performance for each spectator’.

Season: Summer
Dates: 29 June to 28 July

3. Projection-Mapping Barcelona

Projection-Mapping Barcelona
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Projection mapping is an urban art form that creates art through video displays on buildings. 

This night activity is used in Barcelona during the annual light festival called Llum BCN and La Merce.

Season: Spring
Dates: 9 May to 11 May
Timings: 9 pm to 11 pm

4. Sala Montjuic 

sala montjuic barcelona
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Sala Montjuic is the city’s favorite summertime festival which projects all kinds of classic and contemporary films on the Montjuic castle. 

Short film screenings precede this festival and live music performances soon become a mixture of all film and art like the Festival Grec. 

Season: Summer
Dates: 28 June to 2 August
Starting time: 8.30 pm

Featured Image: Barcelona.cat

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