One thing you will soon learn about Barcelona is it’s a city that doesn’t sleep. The Spanish eat late, drink late and go out very late. At the weekend don’t be surprised if night clubs are pretty much empty until at least 01:00 – 02:00 in the morning, and they go on until about 06:00. Thank goodness for the siesta!
Barcelona’s nightlife is very much in keeping with the city itself, trendy, varied and sometimes spectacular. Even if you aren’t really a clubber at heart it is worth going out to at least one night club just to see what’s on offer, and remember there are more and more “lounge” clubs springing up if you like to take your drinks whilst reclining!
Most of the clubs do not have a set price. It varies according to night, and who is playing, many are free before a certain time (usually 01:00) plus if you walk around you are likely to be given a flyer that gets you in free all night. You can pick up flyers in shops, bars and some cafes have a rack of flyers. These usually either entitle you to a free drink, 2 for 1 drink, or free entrance. In the case of some clubs the flyer people actually stand very near the club itself but you can find them all over the city including down the Ramblas and in the Barri Gotic area.
Magic Club is one of Barcelona’s most famous and well-loved indie clubs. Expect sweaty dance floors and 80s hits. Magic is the place to head if you have had your fill of Barcelona’s obsession with minimal techno. This is the city’s indie club of choice. Each weekend sees fun-seekers and scallywags queuing down the street for a night of 80′s pop, soft rock and disco classics.
Magic Club has a capacity of about 1000 people across two large and sweaty dance floors. The DJs are locals and these crowds are not here for celebrity DJs. You can expect to hear everything from Madonna to Morrissey to Guns n Roses on a night out in Magic.
Elephant is one of Barcelona’s chicest nightclubs is the Elephant which is located in the Les Corts neighborhood. Elephant is ‘the place to see and be seen in Barcelona’. The club is housed in a two–storey baroque villa which has different ‘salas’. The lush verdant garden is adorned with colonial style décor and is a mellow chill out zone which has its own outdoor bar. The garden is decorated with large bronze elephants and lush bamboo groves and is the perfect spot to people watch as Elephant is frequented by many ‘beautiful’ people who come to Elephant for its ‘scene’.
There is also an exclusive VIP area which is decorated with plush sofas and many mirrors and mood lighting and a ‘blue’ sala which has a painted blue wall that is decorated with the popular Arabic symbol of the ‘Hand of Fatima‘.
Elephant is open from Wednesdays to Sundays and is located at 1, Paseo de los Tilos, Tel: +34 93 334 0258.
Razzmataz. Despite its cheesy name this is one of the most popular clubs in Barcelona as it offers its patrons five different styles of music in i