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Barcelona Clubbing Guide + Clubs & Nightlife In Barcelona

Barcelona  Clubbing Guide – Music Dance Night Clubs 

 Related page: Nightclubs in other European Cities /// Gay Lesbian Clubs Europe

Barcelona Clubbing Overview

Overview:  Barcelona dance clubs are not pretentious and generally are very focused on giving clubbers what they want. This invariably means very loud sound systems (even by European clubbing standards) and music focused on very specific genres. Dance floors are often very big and seating / chill-out areas very small even non existent in relative terms. In some clubs air conditioning is poor which as smoking is permitted can be a problem for some people.  Drink prices at clubs frequented by locals are noticeably cheaper than those that attract tourists and these clubs are generally very informal with a tendency to play more ‘hardcore’  sounds.

Barcelona Clubbing Guide With Club Reviews 

The Magic Club Passeig, Picasso 40, 08003/ The Magic Club is an Indie Music club in the El Born district of the city. The club is famous for its fun and down to earth atmosphere. The club specialises in Eighties music and has artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Morrissey played by the local DJ’s. The club tends to attract a young and trendy crowd who aren’t interested in posing but are more likely to be seen in casual dress such as jeans and a T-Shirt. Some have complained of the club being too crowded and smoky. The rock music played is of the soft variety and popular disco sounds can also be heard here. The drinks are reasonably priced. Magic is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the opening hours are 00.00 -05.00 am. You can arrive at The Magic club by taking the Metro Yellow Line 4 to Juame I and the club is less than ten minutes walk from the station.websitehttp://www.magic-club.net/

Macarena, Calle nou, 08002, Desant Francescs. The Macarena club is a small venue located in the old Gothic quarter of Barcelona. It’s right in the heart of the city centre just next to Las Ramblas. The Macarena plays Techno and House music and is renowned for its excellent sound system which makes the music very loud and intense which is ideal for the typical music loving customer who frequents here. They have local DJ’s from the City as well as International talent who relish playing in this hedonistic atmosphere. Drink prices are typical of what would you expect and they have a good range of alcoholic beverages available. The capacity is around 300 people and the majority of clubbers who come to the Macarena are friendly people. You can arrive at the Macarena club by taking the Metro Green Line L3 and the club is open on Monday, Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday. website http://www.macarenaclub.com/

Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa De Sobradiel 8 [Barri Gotic] The Harlem Jazz Club is a small nightclub situated in the Old Town and over the years had garnered a legendary reputation. The club tends to attract older clientele and that might be one of the reasons that seems less pretentious then some other venues. The atmosphere here is friendly and there are live Jazz gigs earlier in the night followed by Jazz, Funk and soul records played by the Resident DJ’S later in the night. Even if you are not the biggest Jazz fan you may be enticed by the cheap drinks available. The Harlem Jazz Club is full of character and gives you that old School Jazzy feel which could allow you to believe you were in New Orleans. You can arrive here by catching the Metro Green Line L3 to Liceu. There is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the station to the club.website http://www.harlemjazzclub.es/

Sidecar Factory Club Plaza Reial, 7 08002. The Sidecar Club is a small, eclectic hotspot  which plays a wide range of musical genres. There are bands on before midnight and a DJ takes over afterwards  to play anything from dance to Rock n Roll. The club is frequented by a mostly young crowd and you should expect a raucous atmosphere when you arrive here. Some customers  have complained that the sound system is not loud enough for everyone to hear the music clearly. Travellers are often drawn to the Sidecar club and so the clientele ends up being a mix of young locals and backpackers.  The Club is open every night and is packed out almost every night of the week. There is only one room with a long bar which will please those who like a drink. The Sidecar club is on the Metro Green Line L3 to Liceu website http://www.sidecarfactoryclub.com/

Boulevard Club Las Ramblas, 270 08002. The Boulevard Culture Club or BLVD  as it is often referred to is a large nightclub situated in the El Raval district of the city. The club plays a wide range of music from House and Techno to Dance and Dubstep. The club has a vibrant and quirky feel about it which has lead to it becoming a fashionable place for young people to meet new friends. Trendy Catalans are known to take up residence here as well. The club has three big dance floors and a capacity of 1,000 people. The drinks here are not as cheap as other venues but that is symptomatic of a trendier club. They have different themed nights so check the website first if you are interested in a particular theme for the evening. The club opens Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 12 AM - 6 AM. The Boulevard Club catch the Metro Green Line L3 to Drassanes and the walk to the venue is about 5 minutes. website http://www.boulevardcultureclub.com/

Moog Club Calle Del, Teatre 31 08002/ The Moog nightclub has the unique distinction of being open 365 days a year. The club is primarily a Techno music venue which plays all kinds of Techno from Minimal to Detroit but there is a small room upstairs which plays eighties disco and Electro tunes. There is a decadent vibe about Moog and it is ideal for someone who seeks a hardcore clubbing experience. On Wednesday nights they have the finest International DJ’s come to play at the Moog. It can get a little sweaty on the dance floor but if a crowded, hedonistic night is what you are looking for then look no further than Moog. Drinks are well priced here so you won’t have to break the bank. Take the Metro Green Line 3 to Drassanes and it’s a 5 minute walk to the club from there. website http://www.masimas.com/moog/programacio/sessions-techno/barcelona

Razzmatazz Club  Calle Pamplona,88, 08018. The Razzmatazz club is a huge super club and arguably Barcelona’s most famous nightspot. Razzmatazz is ideal for those looking for a big night out. It has five different club spaces with large dance floors and they all have their own bar so getting a drink isn’t too much trouble even on a particularly busy night. The crowd tend to be quite young and hardly anyone has a bad word to say about the place. it’s just a haven for hipsters who love to party. The music played here is modern whether it be electro pop or even dubstep. The drinks can be a little expensive but that is to be expected in such an Internationally renowned venue.  Expect to see trendy types from Art School on the dance floor and for those who are a little more down to earth they may find Razzmatazz a little pretentious.  The club opens at 1 am and closes at 5 am. Entry fee is reasonable at 12 Euros but you do receive a free drink with your entry. To get to Razzmatazz take the Metro Red Line L1 to Marina. websitehttp://www.salarazzmatazz.com/

The One Club, Avenida De Francesc Ferrer I Guardia 13-27. The One Club is a futuristic venue  in the heart of Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol. The night is a lighting spectacular  with the beautiful sight of Monjtuic Mountain in sight. The club specialise in Techno music mainly especially Minimal Techno but fans of House Music will also find the sounds they desire here. It’s a pretty intense clubbing experience at the One Club and if you are feeling a little tired or just fancy a quiet chat there is nowhere to sit and chill out unfortunately. The club attracts mostly young clientele but those who are older will not feel out of place.  The club is not one of Barcelona’s most popular but for serious fans of Techno Music who want to dance till they drop, this hot spot comes highly recommended. The club is fairly sizable with a capacity of 1,000 people. You can reach the One club by taking the Metro Red Line L1 and Green Line L3  to Espanya Station. The club is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.website http://www.theonebarcelona.com/