In the day, Barcelona is a bustling treasure trove of cultural and architectural masterpieces, gourmet food options, sunny beaches in the day. But as the sun goes down and the sparkling city lights illuminate the streets, that’s when the energy really goes up a few notches. The night starts late and ends even later (or early morning) for most Barcelonians and tourists alike, and it’s not surprising when there’s just so much to do. Make the most of your night with our top recommendations on what to do in Barcelona at night!
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1. Enjoy the sunset views of Barcelona (from USD 61.51)
If you fancy having a dinner with a view, head over to Bar Mirablau Barcelona, located on Tibidabo Mountain, where you will be treated to a spectacular view of the city. Sip on a glass of Cava as you watch the sky turn dark and drink in the stunning panoramic views of the twinkling skyline. Prices might be slightly higher than what you would pay in downtown Barcelona, but you pay for the scenery as well too, right?
The Mirablau is situated at the top of the Tibidabo tram line, opposite the funicular station. For more information on how to get to Tibidabo, which is also home to the Tibidabo Amusement Park, click here.
Want a different view of the sunset? Why not take a cruise out and enjoy the calm tranquility of the sea as you gaze out into the sunset.
Sunset Jazz Cruise in Barcelona
Price: from 23.74 USD
Duration: around 1.5 hours required.
Bar Mirablau Barcelona
Address: Plaza Doctor Andreu s/n 08035 Barcelona
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11am - 5am
Contact: +34 93 418 58 79
Website: Bar Mirablau Barcelona
Barcelona Best Sunset Cruise
Duration: 1.5 hour
2. Go bar-hopping (from USD 20.0)
When the sun has well and truly set, and your tummies are fed, why not discover the city in another way with a spot of bar-hopping? Barcelona offers an eclectic mix of watering holes that will leave you spoilt for choice and your thirst quenched. With 4 outlets in Barcelona and offering more than 600 different types of shots, Espit Chupitos is the bar to go if you’re looking for some fun. This shots bar is one of the most popular shots bars in the city, and with each shot going at 2 EUR (2.20 USD), this is a great place to start your night.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, ask for the ‘Monica Lewinsky’ shot at the bar. This is not your average shot, and you can probably imagine what it’s like! Order at your own risk! You have been warned! Perhaps you’re looking for something tamer for the night. If so, Boadas Cocktails will be more up your alley. Opened in 1933, this elegant and charming bar will transport you to cocktail heaven. Located in a side street off Las Ramblas, there are no menus in this bar, but the helpful bartenders in tuxedos will gladly give you a suggestion or two. Alternatively, if you’re game for surprises, you could order the 'Cocktail del dia’ (Cocktail of the Day). Do note that there is a dress code and you might be politely turned away if you show up in beach attire.
Address: Carrer d'Aribau 77, Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur 10.30pm - 2.30am; Fri to Sat 10.30pm - 3am
Access: 8 min walk from Passeig de Gracia metro station
Contact: +34 697 81 44 61
Website: Espit Chupitos
Address: Carrer dels Tallers, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 12pm - 2am; Fri and Sat 12pm - 3am; Closed on Sundays.
Access: 1 min walk from Catalunya metro station
Contact: +34 933 18 95 92
Website: Boadas Cocktails
Skip the Line: The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona Ticket
Duration: 45 to 59 minutes
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3. Indulge your senses at the Palau de la Música Catalana (from USD 21.0)
If drinks are not your thing, fret not for Barcelona caters to classical souls as well. Built between 1905 and 1908, the impressive architectural jewel of the Palau de la Música Catalana is the only concert hall in the Catalan Art Nouveau style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Apart from enjoying the performance, your eyes will also be busy feasting on the intricate nature-themed motifs of flowers and plants, colourful stained glass, and sculptures that decorate the interior of the concert auditorium. This will be an experience you won’t forget. Check out their official website to check the concert programmes or to purchase your tickets online.
Palau de la Música Catalana
Address: Carrer del Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am - 9 pm. Sundays and holidays, 10 am - 3 pm and up to 2 hours before the concert
Access: L1/L4-Urquinaona (5-minute walk from the station)
Contact: +34 902 442 882 (to purchase tickets)
Email: [email protected]
Website: Palau de la Música Catalana
Wondered what the place looks like in the day? Check out the tours that will let you skip the lines and explore the UNESCO site.
Palau de la Musica Catalana Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
Duration: 1 hour
4. Visit Casa Milà (La Pedrera) at night (from USD 40.41)
Most people are awestruck by the creative genius of Gaudí when the intricacies of his design are revealed in the light of day. However, in the magic of the night, Gaudí’s last completed project comes to life in different ways. Discover Casa Milà, or La Pedrera (the stone quarry) as it is popularly known, by night on the La Pedrera Night Experience. This tour incorporates audiovisual elements to reveal the nooks and crannies of this beautiful building and a spectacular rooftop light show that has gotten rave reviews and is only accessible to visitors on the tour.
La Pedrera Night Experience
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 92. 08008, Barcelona.
Opening Hours: From Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 8.30 pm and 9 pm to 11 pm
Price: Adults: 37.60 USD; Children aged 7 to 12: 18.80 USD; Children up to 6: free
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Contact: +34 902 202 138
Website: La Pedrera Night Experience
Why wait in the line for this wonderful experience when you can get a ticket here and skip the line!
Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience
Duration: 1.5 hour
5. Be enchanted by the Magic Fountain of Montjuic (from USD 46.0)
Very popular, but worth it for a free evening attraction. The crowds look daunting, but move past the crowds on the steps and bridges and you can actually get a great view from quite close. The fountains light up and change colors and then go through a sequence of different water patterns all timed with a variety of music. Margot N
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Address: Pl Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Go for a tour for the full experience! Besides the Magic Fountain, check out the vibrant La Barceloneta neighborhood and the Olympic and Old ports.
Guided Night Tour with The Magic Fountain by Bus in Barcelona
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
6. Dance your night away
Did the flamenco show arouse your dancing feet? Barcelona is home to some of Europe’s best clubs, and there is no shortage of places where you can get your groove on and dance all night long. In Barcelona, there are parties going on every day of the week. The night usually starts at 10 pm but the party really gets going at around 2 am and doesn’t end until the sky is bright. So perhaps it might be a good idea to take a siesta in the afternoon so you can fully experience the nightlife.
Some popular clubs include The Sutton Club, which is said to attract famous celebrities, Opium, a club by the beachfront that attracts a huge crowd of international party-goers, and La Terrrazza, an open-air club converted from a castle that is set in the mountains of Montjuic. The options are limitless really, and there is bound to be some (or many) clubs that cater to your crowd and music preferences.
Tip: get the Barcelona NightCard for fast-track entrance into Barcelona’s top clubs. At 10 EUR (11 USD) for a 2-day card, or 20 EUR (22 USD) for a 7-day card, it is great value for money if you are planning to do some serious partying.
Address: Carrer de Tuset, 13, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Wed, from 12am - 5 am. Thurs, from 12am - 5:30am. Fri, Sat and night before bank holidays, from 12am to 6am. Sun, from 10.30pm to 4am
Access: 8 min walk from Diagonal metro station
Contact: +34 934 144 217
Website: Sutton Club
Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer I Guardia, 0 S N ( Poble Espanyol ), 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Thurs - Sat 12.30am - 6am
Access: 13 min walk from Pl. Espanya metro station
Contact: +34 932 72 44 98
Website: La Terrrazza
7. Discover the ‘Dark Past’ of Barcelona on a night walking tour (from USD 60.0)
If dancing is not your preferred form of exercise, going on a night walking tour is a good substitute. On ‘The Dark Past Walking Tour’, which starts at 9 pm in the summer months, discover the dark legends and history of Barcelona with a knowledgeable and engaging guide. Be transported to a Barcelona where executions and torture were common during the Spanish Inquisition period. Do note that this tour may not be suitable for children below 14 years of age. The tour group size is limited to 15 people and pre-booking is required.
Barcelona E-bike Tour By Night & Magic Fountain Show
Duration: 3 hours
8. Survive a pub-crawl (from USD 18.0)
Another good way to discover the city at night is by joining one of Barcelona’s legendary pub crawls. This is a surefire way for you to meet other international travellers looking for a wild night out; explore a few pubs; get free entry into a popular club (included in the price of the pub-crawl), all with the help of a friendly guide looking to give you the best night you’ll never forget (or, never remember!). If you’re staying at a hostel, most likely they will already have a pub-crawl that you can sign up for at reception.
If not, check out Bar Crawl Barcelona, I Survived Barcelona or Backpacker Pub Crawl Barcelona. The pub crawls usually take you to 3 - 4 pubs / bars where you’ll get a free drink at each pub, and finish off at a designated club. It usually costs between 10 and 15 EUR (11 and 16.60 USD). It is interesting to note that I Survived Barcelona has a Party Pack option that gives you access to unlimited bar crawls with them and free VIP club entrance to over 10 clubs. Sleep is for the weak, right?!
Bar Crawl Barcelona
Price: 15 EUR (16.6 USD)
Starting Time: From 10.30pm
Website: Bar Crawl Barcelona
I Survived Barcelona
Price: 15 EUR (16.6 USD)
Starting Time: 10.30pm
Starting Point: Bar Bobby’s Free, C/ Pau Claris, 85, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Website: I Survived Barcelona
Backpacker Pub Crawl Barcelona
Price: 12 EUR (Online booking) 15 EUR (On the spot)
Starting Time: 9pm
Starting Point: Craft Barcelona, Carrer del Paradis, 4
Contact: +34 661 133 861
Website: Backpacker Pub Crawl
Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona
Duration: 5 hours
9. Climb aboard a party boat or indulge in a champagne cruise (from 50.88 USD) (from USD 58.49)
Consider partying while on a boat! Hop on board and sail away with new friends, good music, and stunning views. Stoke Travel organizes boat parties, champagne sunset cruises, and boat barbecues for those who want to see a different side of the Barcelona nightlife. The boat parties have live DJ and sexy sailors that will surely make your night unforgettable If you. want a more luxurious evening on the water, you can choose the VIP Champagne Sunset Cruise Party instead. You can get glammed up while enjoying great food and fine company as you cruise along the Barcelona coastline.
The Original Barcelona Boat Party
Address: The Coconut Club, Port Olimpic, Calle Marina 19 – 21, Local 14 – 15, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Website: Stoke Travel
Opening hours: Check-in opens 1.5 hours before sailing
Price: 50.88 USD
The Champagne Sunset VIP Cruise
Address: Port Vell, Barcelona
Website: Stoke Travel
Opening hours: Check-in opens: 45 mins before sailing
Price: 73.48 USD
Barcelona: The Original Barcelona Boat Party
Duration: 2.0 hour
10. Have a Medieval dinner and enjoy a Medieval show at the Requesens Palace (from 84.23 USD) (from USD 82.99)
Experience an evening tour, a history walk, and a culinary encounter inspired by the incredible medieval era. The activity starts at the courtyard where guests are treated with a glass of cava. Following, there would be a tour guided by experienced and well-informed historians, where you can learn about the fascinating life of Elisabeth of Requesens and the mysterious history of the palace. After, expect an exquisite dinner inspired by Catalan medieval cuisine, and indulge while enjoying lovely soft music of that century playing in the background. Guests can then watch an amazing medieval live show. The whole affair takes about 3.5 hours, but it will leave you with travel memories that will last a lifetime.
Barcelona: Requesens Palace Dinner with Medieval Show
Duration: 3.5 hour
11. Catch an performance the Liceu Opera Barcelona
In the heart of Barcelona lies some of its historic landmarks and for those who enjoy classic opera music, then the 20 years of Liceu Opera music will serve you and your curiosities well. Visit this lovely opera house and catch a show while in Barcelona. There have been three versions of the Liceu and the third theatre which was added and built back in 1999 aimed to focus on the technical infrastructure. Since then, it’s become the cultural landmark for Spanish society with its doors opening to the public, showcasing the best artists and performers to date. Some of the ongoing shows include The Small Magic Flute, and I Say the Cigala which have become holiday favorites by locals and travelers alike, truly a must-see when in this part of Barcelona.
Liceu Opera Barcelona
Address: La Rambla, 51-59. 08002 Barcelona
Website: The Opera at Liceu
12. Take a private cooking class and tour the La Boqueria market (from USD 114.68)
Book a tour and explore the local Spanish cuisine by learning how to cook the local’s favorite dishes, while also sourcing out the best ingredients from the most popular market in the area. Take a walk through the most frequented market called La Boqueria with a tour guide giving participants the most interesting historical facts about Spanish cuisine in Sirmione. Attendees will spend four hours in a tapas workshop then they will finish their tour with a phenomenal experience of a 12-dish tasting. Seafood Paella, Potatoes Bravas, Andalusian fish, and croquettes are just some of the scrumptious delights attendees will be able to taste. Wine, beer, and other beverages are provided within the tour and is a great way to end your last few days in the gorgeous city of Las Ramblas.
Private Cooking Class & Market Tour
Duration: 4 hour
13. Opium Barcelona
Starting with a bang, in the first position on our list is Barcelona’s most famous party location - Opium. This prestigious and glamorous club will make sure to give you the experience of your life, aligning perfectly with Barcelona’s aesthetic. A beautiful lounge bar that merges into a cocktail bar that then merges into an extensive dance club, spotlessly designed to resemble the Mediterranean style and create a tropical, exotic and luxurious experience for their local and foreign guests. Spacious interiors definitely add to the luxurious vibe of the club and will make you feel like an attendant of the Oscar’s afterparty. If you love to dress up, go out looking your absolute best and impress everyone around you, Opium is the perfect place for you to bring a little glamour into your life.
Address: Passeig Maritim De La Barceloneta, 34, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Price: free entry, except special events
Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:45pm - 05:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:45pm - 06:00am
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Contact: +34 655576998
Website: Opium Barcelona
14. El Paraigua
Photo is only for illustrative purposes
Slowing it down a little, I present to you El Paraigua. This cozy venue located in the Gothic Quarter is a great destination for those who do not necessarily like to dance their hearts out, but rather enjoy a few pints or glasses of wine with their friends. The interior is raw and resembles an old wine cellar, which perfectly aligns with the style present in that part of the city. Apart from the great atmosphere, El Paraigua offers great live music in its cocktail lounge, which will further intensify your experience. The place also offers a menu with great food, so if you are feeling hungry, there will always be something delicious waiting for you in their menu’s pages. This is a place most likely to be enjoyed by old souls, but obviously everyone is welcome to come in and experience this place’s charm.
Address: Carrer del Pas de l'Ensenyança, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Price: from 3 USD
Opening Hours: 12pm - 2am
Duration: around 3 hours required.
Access: Gothic Quarter
Contact: +34 933171479
Website: El Paraigua
15. Harlem Jazz Club
Continuing the more relaxed theme, here is Harlem Jazz Club. Recognized as Barcelona’s best jazz club, it attracts many artists, the less and better known ones, to the most adored live music stage in Catalonia. Located in the Gothic Quarter, it has a raw and gloomy vibe to it, which fits perfectly with the jazzy music performed inside its walls. Here you can enjoy a glass of wine, whisky, beer or any other alcohol of your choice, surrounded by the magical atmosphere emanating from the bar and the live performances, creating a unique experience. This place would most likely be best appreciated by jazz enthusiasts, but for anyone who is looking for an unforgettable experience amongst amazing music in Barcelona’s coziest district, Harlem Jazz Club is definitely worth your attention.
Harlem Jazz Club
Address: Carrer de la Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Price: around 6 USD
Opening Hours: 9pm - 4.30pm, closed Sunday - Tuesday
Duration: around 3 hours required.
Contact: +34 933100755
Website: Harlem Jazz Club
16. Sidecar Factory Club
Sidecar Factory Club is a juvenile, unpretentious party location for all the indie rock loving people. This club is the perfect place where partying and great music meet. To accommodate the majority of their audience and clientele, they offer inexpensive drinks and live performances every weekend. The interior has an intense decor; the lighting of the venue is intensely red and the walls are raw bricks. This puts a punk-ish, rebellious and grungy atmosphere in this venue. For all the fans of great indie rock music, this place would not only be perfect to experience amazing live performances in a raw and rock-y atmosphere, but also will give an opportunity to let loose and get even the stiffest hips moving.
Sidecar Factory Club
Address: Plaça Reial, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Price: from 2 USD
Opening Hours: 7pm - 5am, closed on Sundays
Duration: 4 - 5 hours required
Contact: +34 933021586
Website: Sidecar Factory Club
17. Boulevard Barcelona
To end this small guide, I present to you probably the biggest and hippest party location of Barcelona - Boulevard. This prestigious venue plays host to the biggest parties in the city. Often compared to New York-style venues and located centrally on Barcelona’s La Rambla, it is not just your average dance club. Boulevard is a host of the best local and foreign DJs of the Spanish dance music scene. With life performances, Boulevard gives its guest an unforgettable experience. If you want to join one of the biggest parties of your life in this unforgettably prestigious location, Boulevard is a must-do on your list.
Address: La Rambla, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Price: from 15 USD
Opening Hours: 11.45pm - 6am
Duration: around 5 hours
Contact: +34 662304301
Website: Boulevard Barcelona
18. Feel the passion of flamenco
While Barcelona may not be the birthplace of flamenco, there are some venues available for one to catch the passionate and seductive performance. A favourite place to go is Los Tarantos Barcelona. Founded in 1963, this is one of Barcelona’s oldest flamenco venues. They feature 3 nightly performances at 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm and 10.30 pm (approximately 30 minutes per show). There is also a bar for customers to purchase drinks. Los Tarantos is an ideal place for those who just want a taste of flamenco without having to fork out a lot to catch a full flamenco performance. As seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that you book your tickets for your desired slot online. Get ready to be captivated by the energy and rhythm of flamenco!
Los Tarantos Barcelona
Address: Plaça Reial 17, 08002 Barcelona
Price: 17 USD
Duration: Around 30 minutes
Access: Metro: L3 (Liceu and Drassanes) Bus: 14, 59, 91, N9, N12, N15
Contact: +34 933 041 210 or [email protected]
Website: Los Tarantos Barcelona
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Check out some of the other flamenco venues as well!
Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes
Price: from 53.56 USD
Duration: around 2 hours required.
Flamenco Show at La Bodega Flamenca
Price: from 49.91 USD
Flamenco Show Ticket at Los Tarantos Barcelona
Duration: 40 minutes
19. Begin your night with a tapas feast (from USD 90.0)
In Spain, dinner usually starts from 9 pm onwards, and restaurants are at their busiest around 10 pm. While Barcelona is not known for its tapas culture, if you know where to go, a world of flavour awaits you. At Cervecería Catalana, tourists and locals alike crowd the restaurant during meal times every day. So do get there early or be prepared to stand in line for at least 30 minutes. However, if you are unable to go earlier, you can put your name on the waiting list and enjoy a drink from the bar while you wait. Good food is always worth time!
If you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Gràcia, La Pepita is a lovely gem that serves up globally influenced tapas dishes. Do try their pepitas (sandwiches), which come with a variety of fillings for you to choose from. The Foie Gras topped with white chocolate, coffee and lime zest is also a delightful explosion of flavours in your mouth. Also located in the Gràcia district is La Neura Bar Restaurant, a cozy restaurant with a nice ambiance, friendly waiters, and a reasonably priced selection of tapas.
Take a Tapas tour on foot and check out some of the Tapas bars around La Rambla, La Boqueria food market and the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide!
Tapas Cooking Experience in Barcelona
Price: from 109.55 USD
Duration: around 2 hours required.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 236, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am - 1:30am. Weekends from 9am - 1.30am.
Access: 7 min walk from Passeig de Gracia metro station
Contact: +34 932 16 03 68
Website: Cervecería Catalana
Address: Carrer de Còrsega, 343, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Mon 7.30pm - 1.30am; Tues - Sat 1pm - 4.30pm, 7.30pm - 12am; Closed on Sundays
Access: 4 min walk from Diagonal metro station
Contact: +34 932 38 48 93
Website: La Pepita
La Neura Bar Restaurant
Address: Carrer de Bailèn, 159, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays 8am - 11.45pm
Access: 4 min from Verdaguer metro station
Contact: +34 934 57 92 85
Website: La Neura Bar Restaurant
Barcelona Tapas-Tasting Evening Tour
Duration: 3 hours
The night is forever young
Before you arrive in Barcelona, be sure to get adequate rest because you won’t be getting much in this vibrant city that never seems to sleep. Whether your aim is to party like there’s no tomorrow; to soak up the architectural masterpieces of Gaudí, or to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city, you will find that there are countless options for you to choose from.
Day and night, like two sides of a coin, you will see different facets of Barcelona being revealed that will surprise and delight you. As the sun goes down, and parts of the city start to awaken, that’s when you’ll experience the full glory of Barcelona.
There’s nothing better than retiring to a comfortable place after a fruitful night. Check out our recommendations for VRBO vacation rentals for Barcelona or stay in style at one of the top hotels.
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