Ciutat Vella Nightlife in Barcelona

The best thing about going out in Barcelona's Old City, (Ciutat Vella) is how easy it is to stumble from one bar or club to the next in a matter of seconds. Ciutat Vella is packed with rustic bars, lively clubs and live music venues which make it easy to spend the night within a two block radius hitting up several different venues.

Our number one pick for Barcelona's bars and clubs, is Ginger Bar. Intimate, relaxed and cozy, this cocktail/wine bar is known for its gourmet tapas and extensive wine list. The perfect place if you don't feel like having a big night out, or a perfect kick start to the night if you want to start off with some tasty daquiris.

Right around the corner form Ginger, our number three pick is less well known and perfect for those looking for a bit of live music. El Paraigua, right behind plaza Sant Jaume acts as restaurant upstairs and live music bar downstairs.

If you're in the mood for clubbing, then head towards the beach in Barceloneta where you'll find a string of night clubs, including our number six pick, Carpe Diem Lounge Club (CDLC). Unpretentious, this elegantly chic night club is beachfront and always packed. Perfect for late night dancing before stumbling home along the beach.


carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 1
Barri Gòtic

Upscale tapas, trendy bar. Cozy, relaxing vibe. Best cocktails in town... read more

Marula Café

Carrer dels Escudellers 49

Concerts & Cocktails... read more

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(El) Paraigua

c/Pas de l'Ensenyanca, 2

Underground, lounge and jazz bar with live music...
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plaça Reial 7
Barri Gòtic

Easy-Going Dance Club... read more


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plaça Reial 17

Live jazz. City's loudest Plaza. Near best night scene... read more

Carpe Diem Lounge Club

passeig Marítim 32

Fusion Entertainment Space... read more
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