Club Apolo in Barcelona: eclectic line-up and crazy nights
If your musical taste is varied and you like a relaxed atmosphere, the Apolo is the ideal place to party!
metro: Paral-lel (L2 L3)
Nou de la Rambla 114
atmosphere from 1am
from Tuesday to Saturday
from 12 euros
for a fiery fiesta
+34 93 441 40 01
Situated in the lively Poble Sec area, the Apolo nightclub is very popular with the younger population of Barcelona, as much for its relaxed atmosphere as for its eclectic and trendy line-up.
Here, there is no dress code, you can come in trainers or heels, the important thing is to be comfortable and enjoy your evening. Bear in mind that in Barcelona the clubs don’t really get going until around 1am.
The Apolo rooms
The Apolo club is actually made up of two adjacent rooms, Apolo 1 and Apolo 2.
- In the first room the decor is striking: not too crazy, but the dimensions are so impressive that you might think you were in an immense theatre, with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, a large stage, and everything in shades of red. The wide balcony is the ideal place to have a drink and watch the crowd dancing below.
- The second room is much smaller but also more modern, with a stage equipped for concerts and excellent sound facilities.
The programmations line up of the two different rooms ensures that there is a variety of musical genres (latin, jazz, hip-hop, funk, rock, electronic). Because of this, the atmosphere, music and crowd all vary according to the day of the week. The Apolo also organises concerts with jazz artists, as well as rock or other types of music.
The club collaborates every year with the Primavera Sound festival and hosts a number of fringe evenings.
“The best way to start the week in Barcelona!” is how local young people describe Nasty Mondays in the Apolo.
Running since 2004, they take place every Monday, as the name suggests, starting at midnight and finishing, for the truly dedicated, in the early morning.
These evenings tap the skate, surf and other sliding sport scenes in Barcelona, and the DJs light up the Apolo with their Rock, Pop, Indie or even Electro Rock selection. The atmosphere is supercharged and the club is jam-packed. Do not hesitate, grab a pair of comfortable shoes and come let your hair down!
It’s so successful that other weeknight parties have also been organised.
Crappy Tuesdays are also worth checking out! The Apolo is less crowded than on a Monday and the music is easier to dance to.
Tuesday brings together all styles: Skaters, surfers, alternative or trendy, and the atmosphere and energy are as supercharged as Nasty Mondays. Less rock, the music is more Indie and Electro Pop, all mixed together with the latest trends in independent music, and every month a national or international DJ is invited which varies the line-up.
Cupcake 80’s party
For all those who like to dance to Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince (to name but a few) every Thursday the DJs fire up the drum machine and head to the 80s! Don’t be afraid to dress accordingly: pop colours, daring prints and shoulder pads are welcome!
Our top tip
Tip: these nights are very popular, buy your ticket on the club’s website to be sure of getting in. It will also cost you 1 or 2 euros less than paying at the door too!
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Laureen has written many articles for Barcelona Top Travel Tips. An intrepid traveller with an artistic bent, she loves the feeling of freedom found in the Catalan capital. Her favourite job during her placement with us was testing some of the city's incredible bars and restaurants. It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it... ;-)