Located in one of the most prestigious hotels in Barcelona, the five star W Hotel, Eclipse is an exclusive night bar situated on the 26th floor of the iconic building. With exceptional panoramic views of the whole city, the Eclipse is unlike any other nightclub in the city and has a strict entrance policy. If you’re looking to bump shoulders with the city’s gliteratti and cosmopolitan jet-setter crowd, this is the place to be.
The king of Barcelona’s nightclubs, the city’s dancing mecca, Razzmatazz is really five venues in one. The Loft is one of the best places in town to hear techno, electro, and dubstep, while Lolita plays a mixture of house, electro-pop, nu-disco, and electronica
. The Pop Bar is for lovers of old-school pop classics and the Rex room escapes any name-tagging. And then, of course, there’s the Rex Club, the venue’s main dance-floor and live music stage, having welcomed the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Passion Pit, and Calvin Harris.
A cocktail bar famous for its intense and captivating flamenco performances, Palau Dalmases doesn’t disappoint. Located in Barcelona’s most beautiful 17th-century Renaissance courtyard, this spot is housed inside a former 15th-century Gothic palace. This bar contains period features and a historic and characterful ambiance. Guests can enjoy an evening of entertainment and creative cocktails in this spectacular building. The ticket for the unmissable flamenco show even includes a free drink.
Tucked away in the backstreets of the Raval, the part of town long considered to be a no-go area, Bar Marsella is one of Barcelona’s most famous watering holes. The locale’s fame derives from two features. On one hand, it was frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, among other bohemians, artists, and writers from the time gone by. On the other hand, the bar specializes in the sale of absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit nicknamed the ‘Green Fairy,’ owing to the effects of its high alcohol content (45–74 percent).