A Clubber's Guide to Nights Out in Barcelona

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There are a few cities that could realistically stake a claim to being Europe’s party capital, but Barcelona’s case is better than most. The city’s legendary nightlife is a big part of what makes it such a popular destination among young travellers and its roster of world-class clubs is vital to the fun-loving Catalonian capital’s hard-partying reputation. Barcelona is packed with great music venues and cool bars, but this list is for anyone whose idea of a good night inevitably ends up on a cramped and sweaty dancefloor.
 
If you’re planning a stay at Generator Barcelona and you’re keen to make the most of the city’s famous nightlife make sure you check out at least one of these clubs.
 
 

Nitsa

Located upstairs in the legendary Sala Apolo club in the El Poblo Sec neighbourhood, Nitsa was established in the mid-90s and quickly become one of top dance club destinations in the city. That reputation stands firm 25-years later. What’s so great about Nitsa? First and foremost, it consistently attracts in-demand, floor filling DJs (In the month of writing the likes of Jeff Mills, Tiga and Ellen Allien graced the booth) and intense, sweaty vibes are pretty much guaranteed.
 
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004, Barcelona
 
 

Macarena

Good vibes abound in this intimate ex-flamenco tablao in the Gotico neighbourhood. A small-room club that occasionally hosts big-name DJs, Macarena makes the most of its minimal (80 capacity) space, attracting an up for it crowd with quality techno and house sets.
 
Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, 08002 Barcelona
 
 

Razzmatazz

Spread over five distinct spaces, Razzmatazz is all things to all clubbers. The Razz Club is home to indie rock, Lolita covers electro, disco and Italo, you’ll find urban sounds at Fuego and Pop Bar does exactly what it says on the tin. House and Techno fans are best served by The Loft in Room 2 every Friday and Saturday. Expect an impressive programme of big-named headliners.
 
Carrer dels Almogàvers, 122, 08018 Barcelona
 
 

MOOG

Expect tight and sweaty underground vibes in this legendary club off Las Ramblas. Upstairs plays host to poppier sounds while downstairs delivers some of Barcelona’s best techno and house nights. It’s easy to see why MOOG’s reputation among the city’s dedicated clubbers far exceeds its modest size.
 
Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre, 3, 08002 Barcelona
 
 

Pacha Barcelona

Pacha Barcelona’s Port Olimpic site is known as ‘Little Ibiza’ and pulls off the Balearic vibe pretty effectively thanks to its beachside location and sea views. Like the original Ibiza super club, Pacha Barcelona feels upscale but accessible. The music is equally on-brand – a diverse but mostly pretty commercial mix of techno and house.
 
Ramón Trias Fargas, 2, 08005 Barcelona