Author: Stay U-nique
New York is titled “the city that never sleeps”. If this is true, we could label Barcelona as “the city that naps in the afternoon and then parties till sunrise”. The nightlife in Barcelona is a true gem which sets the standard for European nightlife and has much to offer. From jazz to salsa spots, from techno to R&B. However, what sets this city apart from other cities, is the extraordinary nightclub scene. Locals (and now you aswell!) know that the club scene doesn’t really get going until 2 or 3 a.m. – and won’t stop until the sun rises! Whether you’re looking for a performance from a world class DJ, or a night spent getting sweaty dancing under the stars, Barcelona has a limitless number of options for you. Stay U-nique gives you 5 tips which places to visit!
When we say you are on top of Barcelona when visiting this club, we actually mean it! This club is located at Casa Son Berga, a castle located on a mountaintop in Barcelona and is now known as one of the most stylish dance spots. Set in a unique artificial village atop Poble Espanyol, you will find La Terrrazza by walking up the winding streets, which are filled with charming bars and cafés. Once inside, you will know why it’s so special! Dubbed “the Open Air Circus” — La Terrrazza has no roof! Colorful light projections combined with amazing visual effects will make this club even more special while dancing under the stars and palm trees. The village has a strict sound restriction so the music doesn’t get very loud, but this is the perfect venue if you want to skip the usual lines, neon lights and smoky rooms of other Barcelona clubs.
Need a wild night? Young rebels, rockers, ravers? Look no further! Sala Apolo is the place for you! Their famous Monday starts off with a version of anti-karaoke, but then moves on the main event called ‘Nasty Mondays’ which brings out the die-hard party people. The contagious energy of Sala Apolo is maintained the other nights of the week as hordes of youthful people spend the early morning dancing under neon lights to reggae, rap and rock. An overhead gallery on the second floor offers the perfect vantage point for watching the huge visuals on the cinema-sized screen behind the DJ.
When in a Latin influenced country, passionate traditional dancing can’t be excluded from this list. This club provides that experience. Latin and Cuban vibes in combination with a passionate crowd of dancers makes for an excellent ambiance in the mirrored dance hall. Those who do not know a lot about latin dancing need not fear, the club offer lessions at 10 p.m. for couples, groups and individuals. Mojito Club transforms to a regular club around 1 a.m. during the weekends, but the authentic Latin spirit remains, even when a more youthful crowd takes over the dancefloor.
Sparkling disco balls, loud music and colorful lights hanging from a 20 meter high ceiling will give the guests of RazzMatazz that they need to look no further for a good party. The special thing about this venue is that it is divided in 5 different area’s with each offering different environments and music. From the latest techno to industrial music, RazzMatazz attracts all kinds of party people. When it’s not the most happening techno hot spot in town, Razzmatazz also doubles as a concert venue that books some big names from various music genres.
This club is located in the L’Eixample district of Barcelona, close to the city center. Even though it might not look like much from the front entrance, once you get inside it’s a whole different story! A vibrant atmosphere with the vibing dancehall, hiphop, RnB, house and many more different music types await you. Next to the many different dance styles, the public is relaxed and the alcohol prices are decent! A definite must!
– Club Opium
Located at the beach, this club attracts the highest class of public. A stunning club to see which plays mainly different types of house and elektro styles. A club to see and be seen at.
– Club Sotavento
Also located at the beach, very popular among the locals and foreign visitors because of the diverse music styles and relatively cheap prices. Combines the dancefloor with modern-day hits with an outside terrace which focuses more on hiphop and dancehall hits.
– Otto Zutz Club
This club manages to pull in an energetic crowd of young clubbers from all over Barcelona for night after night of drinking and dancing. The club’s size is certainly its biggest draw, with three levels of kitschy chandeliers and disco balls offering different scenes, a fantastic variety of beats, and plenty of bars to accommodate the chaotic tumble of patrons vying for space between sessions.