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This club belongs to the same people that own the other "Arena" clubs around town. Because they are all so close to each other, you get access to all of them with the same ticket. Arena Classic is bigger than the one in Balmes Street and it is usually full of young people, looking for a party, a drink and a good night out without totally losing control. Arena Classic is a vestige of the 1980s clubs in its decoration.
There's a lot to recommend at Sidecar, a long-established dance club. It plays a great selection of music including funk, pop and rock which you can dance to and attracts a friendly crowd. With its central location and funky decor, you'll find a varied clientele made up of students, tourists and teenagers. The casual and laid back atmosphere sometimes gives the feel of a summer village fiesta. The bar is a cool zone to grab a drink and chat up with the other clubbers. Check the website for a list of daily line ups.
One of the most intriguing bars in the city, Barcelona Pipa Club is a cigar club as well as a vibrant bar, making it one of the most popular places to be. Here you can find Catalan celebrities mingling with the bourgeoisie and American students. The bar is very spacious and has Victorian décor with a comfortable Borkum Riff lounge that looks onto a lovely square. Spotlights, a stage, video projector and a giant screen add interesting features to the interior. Pipe smoking courses are held regularly and are open to anyone interested in learning the art. The bar opens at 10p till late.
It might be quite a tedious task to locate this gem but the Jazz makes it worth the hunt. Situated inside a basement is Jamboree, a Jazz club that has garnered praises from locals and travelers alike. Featuring performances by talented Jazz artists, Jamboree's calender is bustling with excellent music all year round. The place takes on the role of a vibrant dance club as the night grows older, and patrons show off their best moves while dancing to the tunes of talented DJs. If you wish to soak in the real nightlife of the city, then Jamboree simply cannot be missed.
Barcelona with the students and the tourists has scores of nightclubs, pubs and bars that rock the night life. Harlem Jazz Club is one such place that attracts one and all. The locals frequent this place to enjoy the melange of music. Be it professional or an amateur, the crowd enthusiastically cheers the artists. Jazz, funk and blues groups, the variety of the genres of music played here is amazing. Though a very modest club, the extra-ordinary performances rock the house.
Marula Café is a vibrant pub and music space, hosting concerts and live gigs every night. Funk music rules, while rock, pop, country, jazz and other genres are also played here. The club is intimate though CD launches, presentations, small conferences and so on are also held. The crowd is an eclectic mix of locals and visitors, making this a great place to mingle with friends and friendly strangers. Grab a drink at the cocktail bar, known for the delicious libations served here, and groove to the music as you become oblivious to the city outside. The venue is best known for the weekly A Wamba Baluba night, every Thursday from 9:30p to 5a. The club comes alive to the sound of music as local, national and international bands take center stage. DJ sessions and theme parties often feature on the entertainment program of A Wamba Balaba as well.
Sala Apolo is your ultimate live music experience in Barcelona. A favorite among hip concert goers, this venue plays host to an array of emerging and established musicians and touring bands on the international circuit. The old-school atmosphere, spacious dancefloor and great acoustics are perfect for an eclectic schedule of pop, rock, folk and electronic genres.
The Sutton nightclub puts Barcelona on the map as one of Spain's top party destinations. The dance club opens its doors around midnight and clubbers party the night away until the wee hours of dawn. The club has special theme nights and exclusive VIP parties. The happening party zone has several noteworthy events and parties lined up on its calender. Dress to impress, because you'll never know what celebrity might show up. Check out the website for more information.
Sala Razzmatazz is a mecca for live concerts in Barcelona. Established in 2000, this club is home to five unique spaces that host top artists on the national and international music scene. Their events calendar is busy throughout the year and attracts varied patrons ranging for local music fans to traveling aficionados. The likes of Coldplay, Kanye West, David Byrne, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand have taken centerstage here, representing an eclectic range of genres – from pop and rock, to indie and electronic.
Shoko offers guests the best of both worlds: restaurant and a nightclub. In the restaurant, you will be spoiled with the freshest ingredients, artfully prepared and served in this elegant lounge setting. An delectable amalgamation of Mediterranean and Asian culinary traditions will delight your taste buds without breaking the bank. After your decadent dinner, you can enjoy drinks, dance and party till the wee hours of dawn at the Shoko club.