New Year’s Eve in Barcelona: menus, parties and traditions
Article updated 20 December, 2018.
If you're planning on being in Barcelona on New Year's Eve, then this article is for you! Read on for our top picks to end one year and start the next in style.
If there’s one night in the year for partying, it’s 31st December! Dinner, a show and a night out seems like a good way to start the New Year off in style – what more could you want?
New Year’s Eve: restaurant options
The following list should help you choose from the vast array of restaurants Barcelona has to offer. All of the options below offer a special New Year’s Eve menu.
We haven’t tested them all – New Year comes but once a year, after all – but they all have excellent ratings on thefork.com (between 8.8 and 9.4 out of 10).
Prices for New Year’s Eve are understandably high, but drinks are often included (usually cava, wine, water and coffee), and certain restaurants offer party favours, live music and the traditional 12 raisins for good luck (if you’re wondering why, see our article on New Year’s traditions in Barcelona).
- On this, of all nights, booking is absoutely essential.
- Some places will request a deposit to confirm your booking.
The Top Three:
- SOFIA Be So: menu €320 (including drinks)
- Caelis: menu €318 (including drinks)
- Agust, one of our favourites in Barcelona: menu €175 (including drinks)
The best of the rest:
- Bivio menu €105. Click here to book a table at Bivio
- Grand Place Bistrot menu €70. Click here to book a table at Grand Place Bistrot
- La Tere Gastrobar menu €60. Click here to book a table at La Tere Gastrobar
- BocaBoca menu €50. Click here to book a table at BocaBoca
New Year’s Eve: staying in
If eating out isn’t an option at these prices, take a look at our selection of articles on food shopping in Barcelona – pick up some supplies and treat yourselves to something special!
New Year’s Eve: flamenco shows
Flamenco is typical of Andalucia, not Catalonia, but there are still top-quality shows to be seen in Barcelona. Following a number of requests, we’ve tracked down a flamenco show held on 31st December. We haven’t been able to test it yet, but the reviews from locals are overwhelmingly positive!
Flamenco at Palau Dalmases
Located in the old city the Palau Dalmases is a baroque building that provides a magnificent setting for flamenco performances.
How much? €25
When? at 6pm and 7:30pm
Where? Montcada 20, Born, metro Jaume I (L4)
New Year’s Eve: bars and clubs
All of Barcelona’s biggest clubs hold special events on New Year’s Eve. We recommend booking ahead, otherwise you may end up queueing for hours. It’s also generally cheaper to pre-book than to buy tickets on the door. Prices tend to include one or more drinks, party favours and the all-important raisins!
- Looking for details on Barcelona’s club scene? Take a look at our articles on Opium, Razzmatazz, Apolo, Fira, Jamboree and Bling Bling.
- You’ll find plenty of other addresses in our article on the Barcelona Night Card (but note that the pass isn’t valid on New Year’s Eve).
- If you want even more options, take a look at our unusual bars and music venues in Barcelona category.
Enjoy your night – and happy New Year!
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