While clubbing may seem like an ancient past time for some of us since the arrival of Covid-19, legislation has now changed in Catalonia to allow clubs to stay open until 3am. This means it's now deemed safe enough to party again in Barcelona, one of our favourite clubbing cities in Europe. As expected, the clubbing experience may be a little different to what we were used to but the city's best venues will make sure you still have an epic time.
Some new rules have been put in place in Barcelona's clubs to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus, so make sure to party safely and follow the new regulations. This includes no dancing, so if you're looking to make the most of a fun atmosphere, good company and flowing drinks (sacrificing a little boogie on the dance floor), the city's clubs are ready to welcome you back again.
Looking for the best pre-drink spot in town before you hit the clubs? For those of you who already know about our hostels St Christopher’s Inns, you’ll also be familiar with Belushi’s, our epic hostel bar downstairs . Belushi’s Bars in the heart of the Spanish city is perfectly located to reach the clubs of the city, closing at 1am. Since Belushi’s has the pre-drinks covered, use this guide to Barca’s top clubs so you know where to party for the rest of the night.
These are the best clubs in Barcelona (in no particular order). Check them out...
This article was up-to-date at the time of writing on 7th October 2020. All images included in this article were taken pre-Covid and not an accurate representation of what you might expect from these clubs during the pandemic. Head to the individual club websites for more information.
Opium is the place to party in Barcelona if you’re looking to pop bottles in style. Before the pandemic, the club was well-known for hosting international DJ’s such as David Guetta and house music legend Avicii. Although we won't be expecting an electronic rave anytime soon for obvious reasons, that doesn't mean you can't still have a great time. Opium has its very own restaurant and stylish outdoor terrace where you can lounge out and enjoy delicious cocktails until late in the night. The beach is literally steps away if you feel like moving the party onto the sand. Inside, enjoy the cocktail bar, the slick decor and resident DJ’s. Open from 5pm to 3am, it's a great spot for enjoying delicious drinks with a view.
The second biggest club in town will be opening its doors again this October. Starting off with a pilot test on the 12th October with a capacity of 1000 people, this massive split-level live music venue is perfect for a night out. A quick temperature check will also be required on entry. Apolo, also known as Sala Apolo is close by to the Paral-lel metro station so it's easy to get to and one of the most popular spots in city for live music and partying.
Sitting right up at the top of Barceloneta beach, Shoko is famous for its unique themed parties and epic concert after-parties. The club is inside, but the smoking area opens out right onto the Barceloneta sand where you’ll almost definitely end up at some point in the night. Awesome international DJs like Rawliquor DJ’s, DJ D-Wayne, Nouveaubeats DJ’s, DVBBS and Sebastián Gamboa play here on the regular, so you know the music’s gonna match the insane atmosphere!
Once one of Barcelona’s oldest theatres, City Hall in the centre of Barcelona is now known for its live music sets and electronic music culture. Every night of the week, City Hall pays tribute to a different genre whether it’s rock, indie, techno, Rnb or Hip Hop. Some really awesome DJ’s play here so be sure to check what events are on while you’re in Barcelona. It really is one of the city’s best night outs. You may stumble upon City Hall while wandering around Plaza Catalunya amidst all the city buzz. The old building has been restored to make it more modern, but still keeping the beauty of its original construction. Check the City Hall website for more updates and changes to its usual schedule.
Head underground to part Jazz, part RnB, part rock club Jamboree. This place isn’t big, but the music and decor makes up for that hands down. There are two floors of music, one more indie rock vibes and the other RnB, but if you’re a fan of old school classics (admit it, everyone is), then stay put ‘til late and you’ll more than likely be in luck. If it’s fun music and a seriously good atmosphere you want, at Jamboree you’re guaranteed both!
If you choose Oak as your club for the night, be warned, because things get crazy (although we expect the experience to be more tame with the new rules in place). House, dance, pop and electro music mixed in with the tiki vibes are what make this party destination one of our absolute favourites in the city. Find it smack bang in the the centre of Barcelona, within walking distance of both Belushi’s and loads of other amazing bars. If you want a night that’s more funny and less serious, definitely make Oak the first on your hit list.