Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain (I)
The variety of nightlife in the Catalonian metropolis offers a large range of options, with something to suit everyone. Countless cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, clubs and other places with dancing, open their doors to the local residents and the city’s guests every day. Night revelers mainly populate the streets from Thursday to Saturday and gradually start seeking out clubs from around midnight. If you want to find out what’s going on during your stay you should ask the staff at your hotel for an insider tip or buy a copy of the city’s event guide Guia del Ocio (which comes out weekly) at a newsstand. This article features almost all places related to nightlife in Barcelona, Spain.
1. Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain: Teatro Apolo (Theatre)
You should pop by this theatre if you are around the center and do not yet know what to do in the evening. Plays and musicals in the style of New York’s Broadway are shown and guarantee top entertainment.
2. Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain: Teatre National de Catalunya (Theatre)
The building, designed by star architect Ricardo Bofill, was first opened in 1997. The modern glass construction is beautifully lit up in the evening. Here you can enjoy dance, music and theatre performances, look behind the scenes on certain days or even meet authors with a slice of luck.
3. Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain: Gran Teatre del Liceu (Theatre)
The theatre was built with private funding and first opened its doors in the year 1847. It suffered significant fire damage in 1994 and was reopened for theatre-goers in 1999. Opera lovers go into raptures during performances by very well known singers. Tickets cost between 7 and 69 euros.
4. Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain: Otto Zutz (Disco & Dance club)
You can amuse yourself over two floors in this club. Jazz, fun and pop music dominate on the ground floor along with wild dancing. More restrained music is played from the speakers of the first floor, which is ideal for recovering with a drink. The club is known for its theme parties.
5. Nightlife in Barcelona, Spain: Tanzlokal La Paloma (Other)
This dance hall is a true gem that is entwined in many stories. Dali and Picasso are believed to have taken to the dance floor here. Elderly people take to the dance floor in the former factory building in the afternoon whereas dancers from all backgrounds and age groups enjoy live music in the evening.