The main area for pretty much everything in Barcelona is Las Ramblas. Whether you are after some shops, places to eat or places to drink you will find this is the place to come. The south side of Las Ramblas offers an Amsterdam-like vibe, with a red-light district feel that’s sure to get the guys hearts racing. Las Ramblas is usually the place everyone heads to hang around drinking until they’re ready to make their way to one of the many clubs around the area.
One of the main and most central club is Boulevard. It’s the main place that everyone goes and sits nicely right in the middle of Las Ramblas. This huge venue has over three dance floors and can fit 1000 people inside which means you will find plenty of different genres of music for you lads to party to.
Along with Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter is one of the most centrally located nightlife areas in Barcelona. It’s the oldest part of the city which means it’s rich in history. Here is where you will find all the weird and wonderful areas of the nightlife in Barcelona. For your weird aspect of nightlife try out First Cocktail Bar Barcelona. This bar is covered in post-it notes they’re literally everywhere, on the bar, the walls, everywhere.
And once you’ve explored all of the bars and pubs throughout the Gothic Quarter you will probably want to head to one of the many clubs around the area. One of the most popular is Factory Club. This New York style club can provide you with one epic night out experience but make sure you get there early. People usually queue till the early hours of the morning to get inside!
The trendiest part of Barcelona’s old town that is characterized by its short, narrow medieval streets. Throughout these streets you will be able to find plenty of places to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. If you are planning on staying around the old town for the night out, make sure you explore your way around El Born. Bar El Born is a great place to start at, by day you would think it’s a café for all your breakfast and snack needs. But by night it transforms into a bar providing you with some classic and signature cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.
Or head to Número Nueve, a cocktail bar that can provide you with some incredible classic cocktails and innovative drinks. You can expect a cosmopolitan setting that attracts a mixed crowd almost every day of the week. If you are passing this incredible bar, make sure you drop inside.
On the other side of Las Ramblas you’ll find El Raval. A vibrant area of the city that’s known for its museum of contemporary art. As well as it being popular on the art front it’s also great if you are after bohemian bars and laid back watering holes. For some live music, great atmosphere and even better drinks try out Big Bang Bar.
Or try out 23 Robadors, a tapas bar that is also a jazz club that hosts a number of amazing concerts in an underground style venue. You will find amazing entertainment and drinks here. It’s a firm favourite of plenty of locals.
Eixample is a huge district in Barcelona that sits between the old city districts and the rest of the smaller towns that make up Barcelona. In the centre of Eixample you will find plenty of places to drink and enjoy the evening with the lads. A favourite of many tourists is good old BrewDog, a bar that can provide you with Scottish brewed craft beer and a great atmosphere.
Another popular bar is Dow Jones. A stock market inspired bar that can provide you with one incredible experience. Due to its Wall Street vibe you will be able to find almost every kind of crowd here. They also have 10 TV screens throughout their venue for all the latest live sports.
Gràcia is a huge district in the north of Barcelona, here is where you will find Parc Güell. In the south of Gràcia you will find all of its nightlife. There are so many unique and fun bars here you will want to explore your way around them all! If you want to ensure there is a place for you to watch live sports during your time in Barcelona head to Bar No Sweat. Along with playing live sports you can play darts and pool.
Another great bar for sports is La Pròrroga Bar. Here you will find a great selection of beer and great food to enjoy if you fancy heading there during the evening before hitting the rest of the bars and clubs. Speaking of clubs Otto Sutz Club is the place to head for all the R&B lovers out there.
During the daytime you may be around the Port Olímpic area for sunbathing on the beach or taking in the views of the Mediterranean Sea. But during the night this area becomes one of the main party areas for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy a drink by the beach or head to one of the famous clubs that are in this area there is something for everyone.
Some of the more famous clubs are Pacha, Opium and Catwalk, each of them are great and extremely popular although they come with a cost of quite an expensive entrance fee. But if you want to experience Barcelona’s nightlife with a wide range of different music options then these clubs are a great place to go.