Barcelona is best for...

Night owls: Barcelona parties often start late, with clubs typically getting busy at around 1 or 2 am

Eclectic entertainment: From nightclubs to lounge bars, Barcelona has a variety of venues with very different atmospheres

Cool bars: Head to Raval to discover hip cocktail bars that are perfect for pre-club drinks

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Barcelona is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Barcelona is the Euro (€)

Local time: Barcelona is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Barcelona's main airport is Barcelona–El Prat Airport

One of Europe’s most exciting destinations by day, Barcelona nightlife is seriously exciting, the action really starts to heat up after the sun goes down.

Your evening in this beautiful city begins at the tapas bars, where you can enjoy small bites with a few drinks before the party gets started. That’s often later than you might be used to, as the locals eat late and most clubs don’t get busy until 1 or 2am, staying open until the sun rises. City breaks to Barcelona are a great excuse to sample the local nightlife, whether you want to dance until dawn or just chill out with a cocktail or two.

Start your night at Las Ramblas where you can relax with a bite to eat in the tapas bars and prepare for the night ahead. From there, it’s on to Tarantos for a flamenco show, or Port Olympic’s glam beachfront bars, where you’ll need to dress to impress.

One of the best things about Barcelona nightlife is there’s something to suit all tastes. For live music, Sala Apolo (and their club night, Nitsa) is the place to be. This is Barcelona’s number one spot for indie gigs, with different acts every night of the week. If you’re heading out clubbing and can’t agree on music tastes, why not try Razzmatazz? With five separate spaces playing techno-house, indie rock, electro pop, techno pop and electro rock, there are also regular live acts, so there’s something for everyone.