In recent years, Barcelona is home to one of the biggest gay scenes in the world. Most of the gay bars in Barcelona are spread around the Eixample district, also known as the "Gayxample" district. The Eixample is a downtown district located between Calle Conde de Urgell / Aribau and Calle Arago / Sepúlveda.
You will find chic and intimate gay bars and hedonistic nightclubs. Barcelona also boasts year-round sunshine and a long stretch of beaches along the coastline of beaches along the coast. Some popular beaches for beaches are: Nova Icaria, San Sebastià, Barceloneta and the nudist beach Mar Bella. Nudist beach Mar Bella.
Gay bars in Barcelona
In the Eixample you will find a wide range of gay friendly bars where you can have a few cocktails or beers without going too crazy. The metro station is the same for all of them: Universitat on lines L1 or L2.
Address: Calle de la Diputación, 222
Small bar but with a good outdoor terrace that fills up quickly before midnight. Excellent cocktails for reasonable prices, try mojitos of all flavours!
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 65
For those who plan to end the evening in one of the clubs of the Arena group, this is a fixed "before" meeting (this bar belongs to the same group as the one that manages the clubs). Fair prices and plenty of space for dancing. It is a gay bar with music, where events are organized, where you can drink beers and cocktails at good prices especially at happy hour and even have pool tables.
Sky Bar by Axel - Rooftop Bar Gay Barcelona
Address: Carrer d'Aribau, 33
A beautiful terrace with pool, a gay friendly hotel ideal for hot summer nights. Good views, nice atmosphere, good service.
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 11
Lively gay bar with R&B, Pop and Reggaetonmusic, cosy sofas and a long list of gin drinks. Small but cozy, it's a place where they usually organize a lot of events. If you like to enjoy music and dancing this place is for you.
Address: Calle de Villarroel, 71
Very elegant and spacious, with a clientele from the 30's and a soft and quiet atmosphere, with a jazz soundtrack and comfortable sofas.
Gay bars in Barcelona
Among the most famous gay bars in Barcelona there are some where you can have a drink and dance without getting carried away - unless, of course, that's what you want!
El Cangrejo (Raval)
Zone: Raval | Calle de Montserrat 9 | Métro: Drassanes (L3)
A kitsch and gay-friendly restaurant, frequented by a diverse audience. It's a busy cocktail bar in a place with a burlesque air that organizes drag shows. It's a place with good music and a good atmosphere where you can have a good time.
El Cangrejo (Eixample)
Zone: Eixample : Calle de Villarroel, 88: Metro: Urgell (L1)
Same owner as the club of the same name in Raval. In this bar you can dance to current hits and Spanish music. It is one of the most popular and successful places in gayxample. The audience here is a bit older (over 30).
Museum Music&Video Bar
Zone: Universidad | Carrer de Sepúlveda, 178 | Métro: Universidad (L1 / L2)
Local without taboo from the same owners of the two Cangrejos, is a key bar in the gay nightlife of Barcelona. With artistic paintings hanging on the walls, the place is not among the cheapest and is visited mainly by the affluent thirties. Nights of music and drinks in an atmospheric bar with foosball table, pool table and reproductions of art pieces.
Believe Club Barcelona
Zone: Eixample : Carrer de Balmes, 56: Metro: Universidad (L1 / L2)
There are theme nights, organized gay men and many interesting performances. It is one of the few places open until 5am also during the week and is a good after work option.
Gay nightclubs in Barcelona
Remember that there are not many gay clubs in Barcelona it is more usual to organize gay parties in popular clubs that organize different events on different days. In any case, here are the most interesting clubs in Barcelona:
Arena Sala Madre - Arena Group
Zone: Eixample : Carrer de Balmes, 32: Métro: Universidad (L1 / L2)
La Arena is a famous gay nightclub that over time has opened several places in Barcelona. I suggest you check the official website to choose the box you prefer. The Classic and the Mother are close and 100% gay.
Metro Disco BCN
Zone: Universidad : Calle Sepulveda, 185: Metro: Universidad (L1 / L2)
This is another very famous gay nightclub; if you find yourself in the Museum in the future, you should take the opportunity to stop by. They organize parties of all kinds even during the week (bingo, drag shows, swimsuit parties, etc.). Cabaret and electronic and commercial music in ambient disco with round tables and weekly shows. There is a dark room.
Area: Poblenou : Calle Almogàvers, 122: Métro: Bogatell (L4)
Obviously the Razzmatazz is a heterogeneous nightclub, but within it, a space is designed for the gay public: the Pop Bar. The atmosphere is pleasant on Fridays and Saturdays. They also organize famous DJs and shows. The emblematic Barcelona club has seen famous jazz, pop, rock and electronic bands perform. A club you can not miss if you visit the city of Barcelona.
Gay nights in Barcelona
Many of the most famous clubs in Barcelona have many gay parties. Here are the best gay parties in Barcelona:
Churros con chocolate
Place: Sala Apolo: Paralelo : Calle Nou de la Rambla, 113: Métro: Paralelo (L3)
Barcelona's most famous gay party, still going strong after many years, is held one Sunday a month and, although it is a gay night, it is among the liveliest places in the city.
In fact, there are many straight guys and girls who go with friends to have a great time. The theme of the party changes constantly and the event starts around 6 p.m. and goes on until 5 a.m., but remember that after 6 p.m. the party is not open until 5 a.m.. but remember that after 8 p.m. a queue starts to form and you may have to queue for a while before you get in.
Free entrance until 10 p.m. and then 10 ¤ with drink included.
Somoslas - Nitsa Club
Place: Sala Apolo : Paralelo : Calle Nou de la Rambla 113 : Métro: Paralelo (L3)
As it only takes place some Friday nights at Sala Apolo 2 (Nitsa Club), you should keep an eye on the club's website for upcoming dates. It's quite expensive, between 12 and 16 €, and costs quality electronic music.
Ultrapop Barcelona - Safari Disco Club
Place: Safari Disco Club : Eixample : Calle de Tarragona, 141: Métro: Sants Estación (L3 / L5)
Every Saturday at Sala Safari a party has become very fashionable in Barcelona and beyond, so get ready for the queue. There are two rooms: one for commercial music and Spanish trash and the other for electronic and techno music. Entrance costs 15 € with drink, cocktail prices are around 10 €.
Tanga! Party - Safari Disco Club
Place: Safari Disco Club : Eixample : Calle de Tarragona, 141: Métro: Sants Station (L3 / L5)
One Friday a month, the same place hosts this night, during which the remarkable spectacle is the performance of half-naked men with the organizer of the party, a bear. The music is similar to that of the Ultrapop party. Free until 1h30, 12 euros after.
Place: Metro Disco BCN : Plaza España : Calle Sepulveda, 185: Métro: Universidad (L1 / L2)
On the first Friday of every month they organize a Pop Air party, a very fun party for an audience of Bears (hairy and beefy men), but where people of all genders participate and where 98% of the participants are gay and handsome.
Their motto is that even bears can dance to trashy music. Admission 12 € with drinks from the list 0 or 18 € without. Music and atmosphere among the best in the city.
The Black Room - City Hall Barcelona
Place: City Hall Barcelona: Plaza Cataluña : Rambla de Catalunya 2-4: Métro: Cataluña (L1 / L3)
The gay party of this disco takes place on Sunday. Downstairs you can dance among muscular guys dressed in tight T-shirts, while upstairs there is a dark room.
Place: Sala Tango : Eixample : Calle de la Diputació 94 : Métro: Rocafort (L1)
Two Saturdays a month, dance to Reggaeton and Latin music. Entrance for 12/15 euros. It's a bit like the competition of Ultrapop (which our expert in the matter prefers!).
The Razzmatazz Dirty
Place: Razzmatazz: Poblenou : Calle Almogàvers, 122: Métro: Bogatell (L4)
At first it wasn't a gay night, but the gay men of Barcelona accepted it too. These are theme parties where couleurs and Lentejuelas are in abundance. The entrance with drink costs 13 € before 2 am. (then 18 €).
The Queens of the Party - La Troupê
Place: Razzmatazz: Poblenou : Calle Almogàvers, 122: Métro: Bogatell (L4)
The queen of all parties only takes place four times a year (January 5th, Maundy Thursday, June 23rd and September 10th) at the Razzmatazz discotheque, which reserves all its rooms for the occasion.
It is practically the union of the 5 most famous gay parties in Barcelona and is a highly anticipated event. In fact, tickets must be booked in advance if you don't want to be left out.
Admission costs 6 € and all proceeds from the evening are donated to an association linked to the LGBT world. There's usually a trash singer as a guest, so don't miss it if you're in Barcelona at this time of year!
Gay festivals in Barcelona
Barcelona Gay Pride will take place from 26 to 27 June 2022, with transgressive and colourful shows and events all over the city. This year, the central theme of the event is the fight against discrimination in sport against LGBT people.
The circuit is one of the most famous gay festivals in Europe. From 6 to 16 August 2022: evenings, discos and relaxing on the beach. The event is aimed primarily at a muscular and athletic audience (called here "muscoloca"!), Coming from all over the world. The festival is held at the water park "Isla Fantasia" in Premiá de Mar, a town near Barcelona.