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Where to go out in Barcelona at night and what to do?

If you usually have doubts of where to go out at night in Barcelona, it´s your lucky day, because in this article we will share with you some options. Do you want to discover them with us? One of the main characteristics that give the catalan capital its own personal stamp is being famous around the world for its nightlife and for its leisure offer, this means, the nights in Barcelona offer plenty of possibilities that you might not know about.

When we ask ourselves where to go out in Barcelona, the answers vary depending on the neighborhood we are in, how early or late we want to go back to bed, our age, sexual orientation, tastes, if we want to go out to a drinking bar in Barcelona or to a disco, or if we want a calm or noisy place. These are some of the many options.

It is impossible to make a complete list of the places to go out in Barcelona, so we will try to give you a more precise idea of the options you have. In the catalan capital are many offers for night leisure, and the best options are the bars and discotheques.

But watch out, you also have plenty other possibilities that will surprise you.

Come with us to discover, what to do in Barcelona at night!

Our proposals of where to go out at night in Barcelona

Agbar tower and skyline in Barcelona

When we speak about a wide topic such as what to do at night in a city with so many possibilities, it is very handy to have some practical advice to help us.

Are you only looking for a drinking bar in Barcelona that is diverse to go out with your friends?

You most likely already know that there are places specialized in cocktails spread around the city that will truly surprise you.

Nowadays, the most “in” area for bars in Barcelona is the district of Ciutat Vella, that means the neighborhoods of Raval, Gothic, and most of all the Borne.

The options are so many that you may go from bar to bar without even noticing. If you want more information, click here. 

Another mythical neighborhood to go out bar hopping is the neighborhood of Gracia, in it you will find the most authentic and traditional bars.

Inside the wide offer of drinking bars in Barcelona, you can also find specialized bars in one of the most popular drinks in the planet: beer.

Yes, you are reading it right, there are specialized bars on the different types of beers, specially the popular artisan and craft beer breweries. 

Looking for a more hilarious and fun place to show off your hidden skills?

You can always go to bars with karaoke and let your voice and artistic skills lose.

Another new and “trendy” option for the nightlife in Barcelona is drinking a sophisticated cocktail at the terrace of the W Hotel, also known as the “sailship” hotel in Barceloneta.

Hotel W Barcelona

At this emblematic hotel you can not only enjoy from the incredible views of the sea and the city, but also enjoy the great discotheque it has.

Barcelona could not lack, being such an open-mind and cosmopolitan city, a neighborhood with a concentration of gay bars: the left eixample, where you can even find cross-dressing shows with over 20 years in scene, bear bars, and very curious bar: La Chapelle. Do you imagine going into a bar transformed into a chapel?

So you can have it all at hand here we leave you with a guide of bars by district and category:

Do you feel like dancing? Look at the options that Barcelona has in store for you

When we ask ourselves where to go out in Barcelona, it is always inside our plans to go to a club and here we also have many possibilities.

There are mythical discos in the catalan capital where you have different options for each time of the year, being summer naturally the king.

Amongst them are Sala Apolo, Razzmatazz, Sidecar, Terrazzo, Jamboree, Sutton or the classic Metro Disco (for the LGBT public) and many other options.

If you prefer to go to a good electro party, you cannot miss going to Opium Disco, where the best DJ´s play in a very exclusive atmosphere.

A special recommendation: once a month its celebrated near Barcelona a party that always gives lots to talk about for its colorful atmosphere and excellent proposal for electronic music: El Row at Viladecans (also known as Singer Mornings).

White Diamonds Party Barcelona

But … What if I want more than just bars or clubs?

If you like to combine the nightlife with art, there is something that you will surely like.

Every year, in the month of May, it is celebrated in Barcelona the Night of the Museums, when more than 80 places open their doors for free entry to enjoy expositions, guided visits, concerts, and many other shows.

Barcelona is also a city that is characterized, as well, by its security during day and night.

A simple night stroll around the city with your couple or friends, is an excellent plan for the Barcelona night.

We can assure you that the lighting of its spectacular streets and the hidden passages of the old city will impress you.

Another of the night activities in Barcelona to take into account are the Video Mappings, a technique of image projection over a building facade to transform it through special effects and 3D, that we can enjoy during the month of April at the Barcelona VisualSound Festival or during the festivities of La Merce.

Video projection at Sagrada Familia Barcelona

During the whole summer you can also enjoy a ride on the touristic bus by night, a very interesting proposal by the Barcelona City Council.

When we speak about where to go out at night in Barcelona, being bored is not within the plans, don’t you think?

Have Fun!