Ciutat Vella Nightlife, Barcelona

It is safe to say that Barcelona is one of those cities that never sleeps. Whatever kind of nightlife entertainment you may think of – a classy music joint or a swanky club to have a drink in and more – you will find it all in Barcelona. This walking tour takes you to some of the best discos and bars in the Ciutat Vella district.
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Ciutat Vella Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Ciutat Vella Nightlife
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: Xena
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Benidorm

1) Benidorm

The Benidorm is named after a coastal town well known around these areas. This bar is characterized by comfort, the dim lights, good music, and everybody's favorite corner bar next to the entrance stairway. Their prices are the same as in the various locations of the Calle Joaquin Costa, but the atmosphere of the bar is what attracts the crowd to it.
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Jamboree

2) Jamboree

Jamboree, meaning “tribal reunion” in Zulu, is a Barcelona landmark on the jazz scene. Throughout its long history, this basement club has attracted some of the biggest names to perform on its stage, including the likes of Ornette Coleman, Chet Baker, Lou Bennet, Dexter Gordon, and more. A cultural highlight of the city, Jamboree practically defines the nightlife scene in the Plaça Reial area. Nightly live entertainment includes jazz, Latin, and blues bands by mainly Spanish performers. On Monday nights guests are treated to the enormously popular WTF Jazz Jam that attracts a mainly younger local crowd. The upstairs sister venue, Los Tarantos, hosts Flamenco performances early in the evening, then joins with Jamboree late nights playing a mix of funk, R and B, and hip hop, while the performing stage is turned into a makeshift dance floor.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 pm – 5 am
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Sidecar Factory Club

3) Sidecar Factory Club

A modest sized club with a dark and intimate setting, the Sidecar Factory Club is located in the center of the city. Open nightly to a diverse crowd consisting of both tourists and locals, the Sidecar features a variety of musical genres to entice its guests throughout the week. Reaching a capacity of 300 persons, this small club can get pretty packed on certain nights, the weekends in particular. Comprising a single open space, modest dance floor and, and a small stage, on a few nights throughout the week guests can catch a live musical act, usually indie rock, while late nights are ruled by DJs spinning anything from dance to rock music starting at midnight.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 7 pm – 5 am; Saturday: 7 pm – 6 am
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Café Marula

4) Café Marula

Located in the center of the historic Gòtic district in Barcelona, despite the implication of its name, Café Marula is a chic nightclub decorated inside with a minimalist theme, blending wood, steel, and glass elements in to an elegant design. Holding a capacity of up to 400 guests, Café Marula treats its guests to a wonderful and diverse blend of music from R and B, funk and soul, to jazz, hip hop, or Afrobeat, keeping a particular focus on danceable tunes. Café Marula hosts both local favorites and international DJs such as Nickodemus and Roger C, and includes a stage for live band performances as well. This hot club attracts a more mature crowd made up of both tourists and locals, and gets packed on the weekends in particular.

Operation hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 11 pm – 5 am; Friday-Saturday: 11 pm – 6 am
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Moog

5) Moog

A very small club with an excellent reputation both locally and worldwide, Moog is one of the best venues in Barcelona for house and techno music from a number of schools. Consisting of two floors, each with its own dance floor and full bar, the downstairs bar includes an elegant wood and iron design while the smaller upstairs space is decorated in mirrors. The downstairs entertainment is geared towards the deeper house and techno sounds, while upstairs guests can enjoy a mix of indie pop, 80s music, and other sounds from around the world. Reminiscent of underground clubs in Berlin, Moog provides an electrifying experience to its hip crowd each night.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: midnight – 5 am
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Bar Pastis

6) Bar Pastis

Bar Pastís is one of the most famous and most visited bars of Barcelona. The French music and the bohemian vibe will make you feel as you are in a Parisian cafe in the '50. Here you can taste the delicious Pastis liquor, an authentic French drink. The bar also organizes live music performances or tango and flamenco dances. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 7:30pm-2:30am, Friday and Saturday 7:30pm-3:30am.
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Sala Apolo

7) Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo consists of two distinct venues: Apolo 1 is the larger space an old cinema theme to its design, including high ceilings, a big stage, and plenty of red velvet curtains. The smaller Apolo 2 has a more contemporary theme to its décor, with less lighting and a moodier vibe to it. Each room features distinct musical styles each night, to offer some variety to its guests. Genres are often meant to blend well together to encourage guests to explore both aspects of the nightclub’s nightly offerings. Entertainment includes a variety from rock to dub step, hip hop, techno, and more. Notable guest appearances at Sala Apolo include A-Trak, Skream, and Drums of Death.

Operation hours: Saturday – Sunday: midnight – 6 am

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Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

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One thing that is clear about Barcelona is that this city doesn't sleep. Here you will find every kind of night club you might be looking for, from classy jazz to modern euro-techno. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the best discos and bars in the Gracia and Eixample districts of Barcelona.

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Travel Distance: 1.1 km
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Travel Distance: 2.0 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

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