Gays who are looking for the best nightlife in Barcelona and don’t know where to go yet: we’ll help you out. The nightlife in Barcelona for gays is very divers. You can find nice quiet bars to have a chat, busy places which are especially crowded on the weekends and Barcelona nightlife clubs in all different styles and with different music.

The vast majority of gay nightlife in Barcelona, takes place in Eixample Izquierda, also known as Gayxample. The atmosphere is very open minded in Barcelona, ??but in this neighbourhood everyone can be who he/she is. In this area are shops, restaurants, pubs, clubs and, for the enthusiasts, there are saunas. There is something for everyone and it is interesting to discover your ideal spot.

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Since the choice is huge, we have a small selection:

Gay Restaurants in Barcelona

  • Restaurant Castro: Carrer de Casanova 85 (Metro station: Urgell L1 Red) Situated in the heart of Gayxample. Nice atmosphere and open minded gay friendly place with a varied menu.
  • Iurantia:  Carrer de la Diputació 172 (Metro station: Urgell L1 Red). Popular styled contemporary Italian restaurant.
  • Pink Elephant: Carrer de Villarroel 82 (Metro station: Urgell L1 Red) American style restaurant with a nice moderate menu.

Gay Bars in Barcelona

There are very many bars for gays in this neighbourhood and you will find one you like.

  • El Cangrejo: Carrer de Villarroel 86 (Metro station: Urgell L1 red). Popular place visited by a mixed crowd. Modern pop and disco music.
  • Punto BCN: Carrer de Muntaner 63 (Metro station: Universitat L1 red and L2 purple). Famous place, perfect to have a conversation and to enjoy a drink. Here you get free ticket for Arena clubs after ordering a drink.

Gay Clubs in Barcelona

The most famous and biggest gay club in Barcelona is Arena, which has several venues on different locations (close to each other). You only need to pay your entrance fee once (or get a free ticket at Punto BCN).

  • Arena Madre: Carrer de Balmes 32 (Metro stations: Universitat L1 red and L2 purple, Passeig de Gràcia, L4 yellow and L3 green) The oldest of them all with mostly electronic music and a dark room.
  • Arena VIP: Carrer Gran Vía de Corts Catalanes, 593. Has 2 rooms and is maybe the most loved one (also frequently visited by straight). Music is a good mixture of everything to dance on.
  • Arena Classic: Carrer de la Diputació 233 (Metro stations: Universitat L1 red and L2 purple, Passeig de Gràcia, L4 yellow and L3 green) Mostly crowded and mainly Sapanish pop music.

Other gay clubs in Barcelona

  • Metro Disco: Carrer de Sepúlveda 185 (Metro station: Universitat L1 red and L2 purple)
  • DBoy/Dmen: Ronda Sant Pere 19-21 (Metro station: Urquinaona L1 red and L4 yellow)
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Photo by icanteachyouhowtodoit via Flickr

Gay cruising and fetish in Barcelona

  • Berlin Dark: Passatge de Prunera 18 (Metro station: Universitat L1 red and L2 purple)
  • BoyBerry: Carrer de Calàbria 96 (Metro station: Rocafort L1 red)
  • Nightberry: Carrer de la Diputació 161 (Metro stations: Urgell L1 red and Universitat L1 red and L2 purple)

Gay Saunas in Barcelona

For those who think Barcelona is not warm enough and is looking for a gay sauna: there are several possibilities around the city.

  • Casanova. Carrer de Casanova 57 (Metro stations: Urgell L1 red and Universitat L1 red and L2 purple) Especially popular on Sunday afternoons.
  • Sauna Corinto Carrer de Pelai 62 (Metro station: Catalunya L1 red and L3 green). Right at the famous square

If you want more information about gay in Barcelona, you can check out our Barcelona nightlife guide for gay. There you can find more information about restaurants, shops and Barcelona clubs.

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Disco ball. Photo by Vectorportal via Flickr

Gay events in Barcelona

The Barcelona gay parade is always on the agenda at the end of June. In addition, Barcelona has the largest gay leisure event in Europe, the Circuit Festival with more than 20 parties within 10 days. This event is held in the beginning of August.

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