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Night life in Barcelona: most popular clubs

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Night in Barcelona simply is unique! Regardless of the style of music or entertainment you prefer and the size of your budget, you can always find a great deal and an experience to enjoy.

Sala Apolo

This is one of the most famous nightclubs in Barcelona, or, to be more precise, two of them. Apolo 1 and Apolo 2 are situated in adjacent buildings, although each space features entirely different line-ups. Their interiors also differ. Apolo 1 is characterized by a huge stage and red velvet surroundings, while Apolo 2 resembles a typical nightclub with tables alongside the dance floor and a massive, sparkling bar. The music policy at this establishment is considered to be one of the most progressive in the city, while its program is considered the most diverse in Barcelona. Here visitors can enjoy everything from Jay Jay Johanson to Swans, reggae, or rough techno. Moreover, despite the fact that entrance costs between 10-18 euros, depending on the party, this club is one of the most visited spots in the city.

  • Address: Carrer Nou de le Rambla, 113 and 111.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday; days off are announced on the website in advance.
  • Website: www.sala-apolo.com

Jazz concert in Sala Apolo, Barcelona

In Sala Apolo club in Barcelona

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Pacha

This famous nightclub is located in close proximity to Barcelona beach and the sea. Pacha Group is not only a bright, three-story nightclub near the waterfront of Barceloneta, but also a restaurant that boasts a terrace near the sea. There is always a long, face-control line at the entrance to the building. If you are a gorgeous girl capable of charming a promoter with your fabulous look, it is very likely that you will get a discount flyer. Although the night parties are officially underway until 5:00 in the morning, very often the fans do not let the DJ go for another hour or so until he repeats one of the top music hits. The entrance fee is 10-12 euros.

  • Address: Passeig Maritim, 38.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, from 0:00 until 5:00 and from 12:00 until 23:45.
  • Website: www.pachabarcelona.es

Entry to Pacha club

Inside Pacha club in Barcelona

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City Hall

This club lies on the most famous tourist street in the city. For this reason, it is common to see salsa lessons, competitions, and team games organized right before the night parties begin. After 1:00 a.m., the DJ takes charge, and the huge dance floor fills with techno lovers. In contrast to other nightclubs, the fans of City Hall are a mixed group. Here, it is possible to meet people over 45 along with very young party lovers. Yet, everyone here is united by the love of rhythm - no spot goes vacant on the dance floor. Closed parties in this club are rather expensive (starting at 18 euros). However, on most days, it is possible to enjoy the performance of a famous DJ by the list if you enter before 02:00 a.m. or later by paying 10 euros.

  • Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 2-4.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, from 0:00 until 6:00.
  • Website: www.cityhallbarcelona.com

Jamboree

This is another tourist nightclub in Barcelona that every traveler should visit on a free night. The concept of the club is a synthesis of live and electronic music. Here, visitors can come to enjoy an evening of flamenco or a jazz concert, and when the event is over, they can stay to dance to the tunes of a favorite DJ. Events that vary in musical style and concept take place in different halls. Thus, you potentially could visit both a 1980’s retro-party and hip-hop-battle. It is possible to move among the floors all evening and enjoy the diversity of the musical atmosphere. The entrance ticket costs 10 euros, but if you look especially glamorous and trendy, a promoter might come up to you when you are waiting in line and tell you the password for a free entrance. On days when there are not so many people inside, promoters give stamps to the clients they find attractive right on the Rambla.

Club Jamboree in Barcelona

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Pipa Club (Secret place)

This is one of the trendiest nightclubs in Barcelona, a so-called hub ‘for the chosen’ that is visited exclusively by locals and long-term residents of the city. It is not easy to find the nearly invisible door that leads to a standard-looking porch on Plaça Real. There are no screaming signboards or noisy promoters. On the contrary, face-control in this club is also very strict, and not everyone is allowed to enter the establishment. Everything depends upon the specifics of the party. For the evenings of stand-up and tango class, the purchase of a ticket will guarantee your entrance. The Facebook list (where you must go to register) will also provide you access to exchange events, where expats meet to communicate. Should you be eager to visit a concert given by alternative bands and DJs, be sure to dress up according to the latest fashion trends and have friends with a club-card. The interior of the club, which is nestled inside a spacious apartment, is very homey. Another hall features a small bar with a wide selection of world-famous cocktails. Sometimes, Pipa Club operates as a bar and no special events are organized. However, even on these days, face-control is still very strict.

  • Address: Plaça Reial, 3.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, from 21:00 until 03:00.
  • Website: www.pipaclub.eu

Interior of Pipa Club in Barcelona

Pipa Club in Barcelona

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Dry Martini

One of the most famous nightclubs in Barcelona, Spain is located on Aribau street in the Eixample district. Dry Martini, a location belonging to the empire of Xavier de las Muelas, the legendary king of cocktails and guru of all barmen, looks more like a bar than a nightclub. Here, the emphasis is top-class cocktails made on the basis of martinis, the look and quality of which draw parallels to the gourmet cuisine described in the Michelin guides. In the course of its many years of existence, this bar has become known as one of the best places to meet people. Guests come here not only to savor masterpieces concocted by the maestro and his students, but also to spend time with friends, or to dance to melodies reminiscent of cocktail parties from the “James Bond” movies. Here, one can meet the most elegant people in the city. The distinctive feature of this place is its special dress code, which is similar to that of the British aristocracy.

  • Address: Carrer d'Aribau, 162-166.
  • Monday - Thursday, from 13:00 until 02:30; Friday from 13:00 until 03:00; Saturday – Sunday, from 18:30 until 02:30.
  • Website: www.drymartiniorg.com

Dry Martini in Barcelona

Bar in Dry Martini club

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Eclipse (W Hotel rooftop party)

Those interested in the best nightclubs of Barcelona should certainly visit the parties held on the 26th floor of the legendary W Hotel. A futuristic Eclipse bar operates as a drinking establishment, but it often organizes events with DJs and exclusive cocktails made by local masters. Here, you will find not only one of the best sea views and comfy sofas for those who don’t feel like dancing, but also exclusive offers for charming women. The first 20 women who arrive to the party get table reservations and are offered ‘chupitos’ on the house. In order to be included on the guest list or learn more about the free entrance party, one should subscribe to the bar’s webpage. When included on the guest list, one receives a drink for free upon entering the establishment before 01:00 a.m. Don’t forget the dress code requirements: at Eclipse, the dress code is an ‘elegant & chic’ style—that is, without beach slippers, sandals, and short pants.

  • Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday, from 18:00 until 02:00; Thursday, from 18:00 until 03:00; Friday – Sunday, from 18:00 until 04:00.
  • Website: www.eclipse-barcelona.com

In Eclipse club in Barcelona

View from Eclipse club

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Catwalk

This club lies in close proximity to the beach and offers three zones: the terrace, main hall, and sky-room. When the season of warm, windless days arrives, the club organizes various events on the roof of the building. The lovers of this carefree place are fond of costume and theme parties, freak shows, and everything that makes you feel the vibes at the center of this fun-loving Spanish city.

  • Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday, from 23:00 until 5:00; Thursday, from 23:30 until 5:00; Friday – Saturday, from 18:00 until 6:00; Sunday, from 18:00 until 05:00.
  • Website: www.clubcatwalk.net

Party in Catwalk club

Catwalk club in Barcelona

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Sutton

This is one of the best nightclubs, located in the upper part of Barcelona, and is well known due to its famous guests. Here, one can often meet the residents of Barcelona’s Sarria district, among whom are many musicians, sports stars, fashion designers, politicians, and business people. The prices in Sutton are also rather high, but by registering with the guest list on the nightclub’s website, you might be eligible for the free entrance before 2:00 a.m.

  • Address: Carrer de Tuset, 13.
  • Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 0:00 until 5:30; Friday – Saturday, from 0:00 until 6:00; Tuesday, Sunday – closed.
  • Website: www.thesuttonclub.com

David Guetta in Sutton club

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In order to stay informed about even the smallest details of nightlife in Barcelona and to visit the best places, it helps to prepare the itinerary for your trip beforehand. You can accomplish this with the help of “INEEDSpain” service center, which is always ready to assist you when it comes to organizing tours and trips, searching for the best offers based on your unique interests, and purchasing tickets for events.

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