The Spanish love to live – whether that’s on the beach or traversing Collserola (the verdant national park at the back of the city) or in the many city parks and national parks during the daytime, or whether that’s enjoying the many bars and nighteries after dark – they love to live.
If you want to party like a local, then don’t even think about leaving your apartment until after midnight. In fact, if you want to go clubbing, you should meet up with friends beforehand for some pre-club drinks and comestibles, before heading to a club at around 2am at the very earliest. Nightclubs in Barcelona start late and finish late.
One of the most popular clubs frequented by locals is Razzmatazz, the best nightclub in Barcelona – which is located in a big old factory in Poble Nou, ten minutes by metro from Placa Catalunya.
Razzmatazz is a huge complex that consists of five zones each of which cater to different popular musical tastes. So you might head to The Razz for indie rock; The Rex Room for electronic music; The Pop room; or you might go upstairs to The Loft or Lolita for something a little more hardcore and techno where you can throw some shapes and sweat off that paella you had for dinner, or if you are feeling thoroughly eclectic you can mix it all up a little and switch between the different aspects – there aint no rules at Razzmatazz.
In addition to a nightclub, Razzmatazz frequently offers live music with artists such as Coldplay, Orbital, Pulp, Kanye West, Blur, Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills, Arctic Monkeys and Skrillex all gracing the club’s stages since the club’s inception in 2000. And famous DJs can frequently be found playing sets in the various salas.
Razzmatazz considers itself the flagship of the independent music scene in Barcelona. So if you are in Barcelona for the nightlife – Razzmatazz is a must-do experience.
SALA RAZZMATAZZ, S.L.
Pamplona 88 – 1er piso