The 10 Best Gay Bars And Clubs In Barcelona

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Situated on Spain’s gorgeous coast, and just 35km from the gay beaches of Sitges, Barcelona has long been known as a hotspot that gets hearts pumping—especially in the queer Gaixample district. Beaches, nightlife and drop-dead gorgeous Spaniards make for an enticing combination, no? Definitely take a disco nap, because this Catalan capital does get hopping until late night and into early morning.

This popular dance draws a twinky, buff crowd. Whether you want to just watch or jump in headfirst is up to you.

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Metro Disco

Far from the dusty institution it name suggest, this place is over-the-top with kitschy touches. With a regular influx of hipsters and twink Adonises, its a great spot to pre-party before hitting Metro down the block—if you don’t mind jostling for space that is.

The Metro
Always open (and always gay), the Metro is a pioneer in Barcelona’s queer nightlife landscape.

Arena Madre
The mother of Barcelona’s Arena clubs makes in intensity what it lacks in size. Closed Mondays, it attracts a young, fun crowd on Sundays.

El Cangrejo
More garish than a Gaudi building,  El Cangrejo is a great start to an evening of partying.

Like its patron saint, Marlena Dietrich—whose visage adorns nearly every wall—this club offers first-class cabaret, as well as sidesplitting drag acts.

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La Terrazza (Facebook)

With a name that means “tie me up!” (from the classic Almodavor film of the same name) this  bar pumps out the latest in Spanish pop and draws a young campy crowds for Sunday night drag shows and a legendary happy hour.

La Terrazza
This open-air club nestled in Montjuic Hill is perfect spot for summertime fun.

Balmes 88
Frisky night owls can flock to this after-hours club that gets crankin’ at 6am.

Kiut Disco
This one’s for the girls, with a dance floor spacious enough to let everyone get their groove on.

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