Barcelona’s Best Party Areas

Typical street in El Born quarter of Barcelona. Photo by joanbautista/Depositphotos

Barcelona is packed full of fun things to do by day and night. If your vacation is focused on nightlife and dancing the night away, check out these neighborhoods. Be prepared for some heavy sessions as locals like to enjoy the scene from sunset to sunrise.

Las Ramblas

Barcelona’s busiest boulevard by day transforms into a party district by night. Catered to tourists, you will find a large collection of tapas, bars, and clubs. Whether you are looking for a chaotic sprawl or an intimate quiet dance, this neighborhood caters to everyone. 

Gothic Quarter

If you are looking for something more authentic, take a stroll through the Gothic Quarter. There is a maze of cobbled streets hiding sassy bars and pubs on every corner. The atmosphere is fun and flirty with regular Beer Pong tournaments and Ladies Night.

Royal Square

Head to Plaza Real for a young lively scene that attracts many backpackers. You will find famous clubs like Tarantos that regularly host a top flamenco night. The crowds do gather in this neighborhood, so expect the unexpected!

El Born

If you are looking for a less touristy area, El Born hosts a trendier fashion of bars and cafes. Here, you will find more cocktail drinking bars and a more sophisticated audience. As with most of Barcelona, check out the surrounding side streets for more action.


For a more Bohemian Barcelona, check out Raval. Kids will be playing football in the streets and locals will be enjoying a drink or two. Dance in a hip bar and then grab a kebab on your way home.