Here at Lista Discoteca, we explore the famous Barcelona club scene so you know where to find the best music and atmosphere. Forget wasting time in average bars and head straight to where the party is! These are the best clubs in Barcelona:
Pacha: The best of Ibiza in Barcelona
Pacha is not just any club, it’s a nightclub with a history. Founded in 1967 in Sitges, it became a world famous night out during residency in Ibiza, before returning to become one of the most famous clubs in Barcelona. Known for themes which vary every day of the week, some of its best known fixtures are Pop that party (Wednesday); Pacha-chá (Thursday) or Crazy box (Saturdays).
You can regularly enjoy national and international DJs, plus you can get in for free just by signing up for the guest list. It is located on the promenade of Barceloneta, 38.
Apolo: An iconic classic
Bands as huge as Coldplay have performed at the Apolo, and for good reason. The venue boasts years of history between its three rooms and is a great example of how Barcelona’s nightlife has evolved. It is one of the coolest, most iconic places in Barcelona to listen to live music while drinking some beers. It is on Carrer Nou de la Rambla.
Magic: The sanctuary for rock lovers
Magic is a nightclub that was 100% dedicated to rock. Now, due to pressure from the local government, this rock legacy has been updated to resemble more of a typical modern club, but still remains the refuge of the metal community. It is one of the few places to not succumb completely to the whims of the popular music scene. It is located in Passeig Picasso, 40.
OPIUM: International beachfront party
OPIUM is one of the most famous clubs in Barcelona, where locals and tourists alike gather for a night of elegant fun. You have to dress your best as informal clothing is not allowed, making this an excellent place to socialise in style.
The most popular nights include Look At Me (Friday), Just Opium (Saturdays) and Mambo (Sundays), but the venue is also renowned for Springfest, a three-day electronic music festival during the spring, and WEDJ’S, a festival that brings together the best of house and electronic dance, such as Steve Aoki, Avicii or David Guetta. As long as you sign up and arrive before 2am, you can enjoy free entry. The address is Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta, 34.
Jamboree: Your choice for Hip-Hop and R&B
If you feel more comfortable with jazz, Hip-Hop and R&B, the place for you in Barcelona is Jamboree, a traditional, legendary jazz venue that has hosted huge stars like Chet Baker and Bill Coleman.
Most of their events are still focused on jazz culture, including not only concerts, but events such as film screenings and swing dance sessions. It is located in the central Plaza Real, 17.
Razzmataz: The temple of live music
With 17 years of history, Razzmataz is one of the best places to hear live music. One of the best clubs in Barcelona, with five rooms featuring a varied lineup to suit everyone’s tastes. For indie and rock, try the ‘Razzmataz Club Room’, or for electronic indie, head into the ‘Rex Room’. If you would rather chill with something minimal, the ‘Lo.li.ta Room’ is for you, or for techno, ‘The Loft’ is the place to spend the night. It is located in Carrer dels Almogàvers, 122.
Marula: groove to the rhythm
If you’re looking for a more soulful or funky kind of vibe, you should head to Marula. It is one of the newest venues in the old town, but it has quickly become a top club, especially for tourists looking for exotic rhythms away from the usual electronic beats.
It is a small venue (hosting 400) and the dance floor is the center of attention. Whether you are a great dancer or your coordination is embarrassing, everyone is welcome in this little community where the only thing that matters is having fun and getting carried away by the rhythm. To get there you have to go to Carrer Escudellers, 49.