Why limit yourself to the weekend? If you're a bit of a party animal, you might want to check out our 7-day guide to wild nights out in Barcelona.
Barcelona has a reputation for being one of the world’s greatest party cities. So, if you are spending the weekend in the Catalan capital, it’s easy to find places to go to have a crazy night out, as the Catalan capital has an incredible choice of bars and nightclubs.
But what about the other days of the week? You don’t get to be one of the biggest party cities in the world, if you only party 3 days a week.
Going out for Nasty Mondays at the Apolo
To start the week in style, head to Sala Apolo, home of Nasty Mondays, a Barcelona institution begun over a dozen years ago. It’s a particular favorite with Rock and Roll fans and there is no dress code so you can head there any Monday to dance the night away in the middle of a wild crowd!
Every Monday from midnight to 5am. Like most discos in Barcelona, it’s best not to get there too early: the atmosphere doesn’t really get going until around 2am.
Where? Sala Apolo, Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113, Méero: Paral-lel, L1 or L3
How much? €15 at the door with a drink. Buy your ticket online here.
- Top tip: Register for free and join club “Apolo 113”, to get discounts on drinks at the bar.
Extra: Listen to the official Spotify playlist to get in the mood with over 1000 different tracks!
Going out for “Crappy Tuesdays”
Once again the Apolo is streets ahead with a special program of electronic, punk and rock music. At a more affordable price than Mondays, Crappy Tuesdays are also a little less crowded, making them just as fun but slightly more comfortable.
When? Every Tuesday from 12:30am to 5am.
Where? Sala Apolo, Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113, Métro L: Parallel (L1 or L3).
How much? €12 at the door, €11 + fee online.
Extra: Head to their site and register your name and that of a friend at the bottom of the page until 9pm on Tuesday, and if you are one of the first 100 people in the doors before 1:30am, you won’t have to pay!
Go out and get “Dirty” on Wednesdays at Razzmatazz
On Wednesdays, the famous Razzmatazz is the place to be with its Dirty-Razz night, known for fun, great music, gay pride and flower power.
Everyone is welcome at Razzmatazz, no matter what they are wearing, so rock up on a Wednesday in your most colorful clothes and dance the night away!
Where: Razzmatazz, Carrer dels Almogàvers, metro: Bogatell (L4) or Marina (L1).
When: Every Wednesday from 1am
How much: €11 + fee online, from €10 including drink at the door with a flyer (from the site website) .
Extra : If you follow Razzmatazz on Facebook, they publish a list every week on Wednesdays or Tuesdays. If you get on the list in time, entry only costs you €1.
Going out on Thursdays to Barcelona’s central night clubs
Thursday is officially the night out for students. So most of Barcelona’s night clubs are open, and the offering and price range is very varied.
Among the best loved clubs are Costa Breve (often free on Thursdays), Sutton and Bling Bling (smart dress code) for those looking to shake it to the Latin rhythms of the famous Reggaeton.
For a different vibe Otto Zutz has multiple rooms exploring different musical styles. On the ground floor you will find R&B, hip hop and “house” and on the first floor, pop hits from the 80s and 90s. You can also enjoy free entry if you sign up to their lists in advance
On Thursdays, at the Apolo, Cupcake gets the crowd on their feet with a playlist that includes hits from the 80s, all the way up to today. Perfect for anyone who loves singing and dancing.
- Again, the first 100 “socios” of Apolo 113 (sign up for free here) get free entry (or at least get a discount on drinks at the bar).
Fridays and Saturdays at Razzmatazz
Weekends on the port
The most popular tourist night sport, the Olympic Port is bursting with bars (Pacha Barcelona, Carpe Diem, Opium or even Catwalk). Prepare to get dressed up, and to meet people from all over the world looking to party until sunrise (which is particularly nice to watch on the beach when you come out of a nightclub). But be warned, during the Summer, the beaches tend to be packed.
- Take a look at our article on the Barcelona Night Card. If you like the sound of getting into 22 Barcelona clubs for the price of one, that is.
Extra: Clubs like Razzmatazz, Opium and Pacha have an outdoor smoking area, which is great for chatting away from the deafening speakers!
Go out dancing on a Sunday!
To the sound of electronic music, you can enjoy a vintage atmosphere with little markets, cute little stalls selling food and drink and even activities for the little ones as the brunches are “family-friendly”! Tickets are on sale on their website where you will also find a list of the artists performing!
Finally, don’t forget “el row family” an unconventional gathering that mostly happens during the day and is based around the idea of honoring club culture around the world. With a little luck your stay will coincide with one of their events, which are always interesting and great for daytime partying with the best DJs. Search el row de Barcelona and buy your ticket in advance so you don’t miss out!
And that’s it! No matter what day you arrive in Barcelona there’s a party getting started somewhere!
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About the author
A Barcelona resident for more than half her life, Margaux rarely lets a day go by without spending time in one of the Catalan capital's many bars and cafés. Surrounded by friends or studying alone in a relaxed atmosphere, she loves to find new treasures and to share them with others. And living on a student budget, she has more than a few top tips!