Barcelona is a partygoer’s paradise, with more travelers seeing the Spanish sunrise than the sunset (we need our pre-party evening siesta), and is an absolute can’t-miss destination for any visitor serious about their nightlife.
With beach cerveserias, concerts, countless tapas bars, rowdy pubs, and clubs packed till 6am, there’s something going on day and night.
We at Party Earth advise that you reserve Barcelona’s history and colorful architecture from about noon to three – or better yet plan your drinking destinations so that you can see things along the way.
You could spend a lifetime discovering the bars and clubs in Barcelona, but we want to show you a tiny taste of the immense diversity of fun that the city offers. So below are a few of our favorite venues in Catalonia that will keep you happy all night long. And take solace in knowing you won’t be the first to stumble off the subway at dawn to see La Sagrada Familia.
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Dry Martini Bar
Start the night off with class at the Dry Martini Bar, which serves up what could possibly be the best martinis in the country. Framed art deco paintings, leather sofas, and a glossy wood finish give off a ritzy 1920’s décor, complemented by bartenders in white tuxedos who specialize in the art of mixing vermouths, bitters, and dashes. It’s the perfect place to join in on a conversation with the sophisticated clientele, sip your handcrafted chef-d'oeuvre, and get the properness out of your system before a wild night out.
Located just off the bustling nightlife strip of La Rambla, Jamboree is a popular music venue that transforms into a late-night club after the live bands leave the stage. Having hosted some of the century’s most legendary players, the brick cellar of Jamboree holds a spot in jazz history, and provides patrons with intimate jazz shows with big name artists that are usually hard to find. After the music ends, the cellar combines with its upstairs sister establishment, Tarantos, and becomes one of the city’s busiest clubs for tourists and locals looking to dance for little to no cover. Head to Jamboree for an authentic music experience and stay for the dancing where you are free to climb the stage for your own performance – ideally a duet.
La Champaneria (Can Paixano)
After you’re finished tanning on the beach and have gotten your afternoon siesta in, it’s time for some mouthwatering tapas and authentic champagne at La Champaneria (Can Paixano), one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. To find the place, just head to Port Olympic and look for the masses of people spilling out onto the sidewalk from the open wood door. With cheap Spanish champagnes and delicious tapas, the narrow space is packed to the brim on almost any night, but the fight to the front of the bar can be half the fun. Once you elbow your way there, order a bottle of bubbly and make friends with the half-dozen people butting up against you.
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