Top 5 clubs in Barcelona
Whether you spend the day in Barcelona sightseeing, drinking sangria in the sun or lying on the beach, at night you will invariably end up in one of Barcelona’s nightclubs. There are a lot to choose from and so picking the right one is important. Why would you want to finish a perfect day in some complete shithole when you could have gone to one of the best night clubs in Europe? There are two main areas for nightclubs in Barcelona. The city centre and the Port Olympic clubs down at the beach. So here is a list of the top five nightclubs in Barcelona
- Pacha (Passeig Maritim 38, 08003, Barcelona)
Pacha is one of the biggest nightclub chains in the world. Starting as the first super club in Ibiza in the 70s it has branched as far as Germany, China and Sydney. Pacha in Barcelona sits on the row of super clubs down on the beach. The interior is huge and mostly decked out in white as a testament to the Ibiza club that started the chain. The dance floor is very wide and the DJ is perfectly situated to be seen from everywhere in the club. They have international artists play there regularly throughout the summer, past acts include Pendulum, Bob Sinclair, Robbie Riviera and Chase N Status. There is always a great vibe in Pacha as the feel of the club is really one for summer parties. There is a large outdoor area right on the beach with big white leather sofas again accentuating the Ibiza feel that the club offers. Guys make sure you are dressed in long trousers and closed shoes to avoid rejection at the door.
- Opium (Passeig Maritim 34, 08003, Barcelona)
This is the biggest of the super clubs down by the beach and is packed every night of the summer with up to 3000 clubbers! The huge dance floor is pumping until 6am when the club closes. The venue has a huge beach terrace with classy vibes and lots of seating to chill out and cool down! If you want to see the biggest names in EDM then Opium is the club for you. No other club in Barcelona can boast the artists that Opium has had over the years including Avicii, Tiesto, David Guetta, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Jason Derulo, Axwell, The Black Eyed Peas…the list goes on! The interior is classily decorated in black and white with splashes of purples blues and reds giving it a very avante garde feel. The DJ booth is right against the dance floor so you can get close to some of the biggest names in house music while partying! At the end of the night you are right on the beach and many people stay to watch the sunrise over the Mediterranean finishing off a fantastic night of clubbing! As this is one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Barcelona guys make sure you are dressed in long trousers and closed shoes.
- Jamboree (Placa Reial, 17, 08002, Barcelona)
Jamboree is one of the oldest nightclubs in Barcelona and is a favourite amongst both locals and tourists. Located in the centre of the city in Placa Reil it is very different to the super clubs down on the beach. It is a smaller club with two main rooms. Upstairs is cheesy classics, house music and indie. Downstairs in the basement is where you will find some of the best hip hop in Barcelona. For a city where so many clubs exclusively play EDM it is a welcomed break! There is a great atmosphere downstairs as the low ceilings give the club a much more intimate feel It is also slightly cheaper here than in the clubs on the beach, you will pay 10 euros for a tall drink rather than 18 euros down at the beach. This is not the kind of club where you go to dressed in high heels and tight dressed or guys in suits. Jamboree is for people who want to dress casual and dance hard to pumping hip hop classics. It doesn’t start getting busy until after 1pm and the music doesn’t stop until 6am. Dress code is not strict but wear comfortable shoes!
- Otto Zutz (Carrer Lincoln, 15, 08006, Barcelona)
Otto Zutz is another club in the city centre rather than down at the beach and is located in the Gracia neighbourhood. The main area downstairs is banging hip hop. They regularly hold live hip hop nights here with PAs from American artists. Two VIP areas flank the dance floor on either side. If there is a group of you take advantage of the VIP service here because it is some of the cheapest in the city with bottle service starting at 130 euros. On the second floor are two more rooms, the first is house and cheesy music and the second is raggaton. The third floor is a bar called Los Altos which is a bit more of a chill out space. The great thing about Otto Zutz is the variety in the club. Even the super clubs down at the beach generally only have one main room, here you have a choice of three.
- Catwalk (Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4, 08005, Barcelona)
Last but certainly not least is Catwalk. This is another one of the beach clubs though rather than looking out onto the beach this one has something that none of the other clubs in the area has, a huge terrace on the roof which has beautiful views of the city’s beaches and skyline. There is also plenty of seating up here when your legs start to give way from all the dancing and tequila! The main room plays house and mainstream music of the moment. The second room, or Skyroom as it is called by the club, plays RnB and funky hits. Like all the beach clubs it doesn’t tend to get busy until around 1am so enjoy a few bars before heading there!