The first thing you’ll learn after spending even one day in Barcelona is that this city like most in Spain doesn’t sleep. Not only do the Spanish tend to eat meals later in the evening but also tend to go out and enjoy themselves much later as well.
So at the weekend do not be too surprised when you turn up at a nightclub at 1.00 am to find it still pretty empty, none of them really get going until around 6.00am. This is probably why the people of Barcelona enjoy their siestas so much.
You’ll find that the city’s nightlife is very much in keeping with the rest of what it has to offer. Even for those of you who are really into clubbing you may find it worth your while going to at least one nightclub to see what is on offer. Plus now you’ll find that there are plenty of “lounge clubs” now springing up around Barcelona that allow you to enjoy a drink or two whilst just chilling.
Generally what you’ll find that the prices charged do vary from club to club and some often allow free entry. However this is usually before a certain time, normally this tends to be before 1.00 am. Also often you’ll see people handing out flyers to certain nightclubs that offer free entry, a free drink or 2 for 1 drinks.
With so many nightclubs to choose from, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to which one to go to. But below I suggest a few that can be found in certain areas of the city.
1. Magic Club
This is to be found in the area of Barcelona known as El Born District. If you’re not into techno then head over here as this plays some really great indie music instead. However at the weekends you’ll find it is a favourite spot for many as it plays lots of 80’s pop, soft rock and the disco classics.
2. Marula Café
You’ll find this particular nightclub in the city’s Gothic Quarter, and as become a welcome addition to Barcelona’s club scene. This is one of the smaller clubs as it only has room for 400 people. Not only does it offer opportunities to local DJ’s to strut their stuff but also arranges for international DJ’s to ply their trade as well.
3. BLVD (Boulevard)
Located in El Raval this is one of the city’s most central nightclubs as it is in fact situated right in the centre of the area of the city known as Las Ramblas. Not only is it a favourite spot for tourists but is also one that many residents of Barcelona like to hang out at.
This is known as Barcelona’s one and only super club and is situated in a part of the city known as Poble Nou. It actually is made up of five different clubs inside, so you are sure to find something within its walls that meets your particular music tastes.