Gay Clubs in Barcelona
This page will give you an essential overview of the Barcelona Gay Club scene with further details of some of the most popular Gay clubs in Barcelona.
For information on Gay accommodation and Gay Bars etc see the foot of this page for related links.
Metro: Universitat, (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2) 2 minutes walk
Sunday - Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday from 00:00 midnight - 05:00
Friday - Saturday from 00:00 midnight - 06:00
Monday - 01:00 - 05:00
One of Barcelona's longest-standing and most popular clubs, a pioneer in the gay scene here. It has 2 rooms, one playing contemporary hits and the other slightly more old-school pop classics. It is 100% gay and has a large dark room and daily performances gay acts, pop groups, drag and sex shows. Thursday night is bingo night. Get there early if you want to avoid a queue, especially on the weekends.
The Arena group of clubs is incredibly popular here and now have 5 clubs in total due to the massive demand. Each caters for slightly different tastes, from mainstream cheese to Spanish pop to a lesbian club.
The Arena clubs are popular with the straight crowd too, especially VIP.
Arena Sala Madre
Calle Balmes, 32
Metro: Universitat, (Red Line , L1) or (Purple Line, L2) 5 minutes walk
Daily 00:30 - 05:30
This is the mother of the Arena clubs, it's first in Barcelona and it was welcomed from the start. It has a comfortable atmosphere, and become known for it's wild shows usually involving a lot of leather and stripping.
Metro: Universitat, (Red Line , L1) or (Purple Line, L2) 10 minutes
This bar/club plays mostly Spanish pop and reputedly attracts the best looking boys. It welcomes any sort of crazy clothes and behaviour. It also caters to a slightly older clientele than next door at Madre.
Metro: Universitat, (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2) 15 minutes walk
Thursday - Saturday: 13:30 - 03:00
This is a bar club that was specifically designed for the lesbian community, but was soon taken over by clientele of both sexes. It's amazing friendly "anything goes" atmosphere has meant that it quickly became internationally rated as a bit of a European hotspot for the gay community.
Arena Sala Dandy and Arena Sala VIP
Gran Via, 593
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia, (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes walk
These are the other two under the Arena umbrella, Dandy has a reputation for being the most daring, and VIP the most clichéd .
Gay Day at Space
Metro: Tarragona (Green Line, L3) 1 minute walk
On Sunday night only the famous club Space throws it's door open for Gay Day. Men only, women are not allowed in at all. The music is funky, dance, techno and Latino and my friend Freddie says it's the best gay night he's ever been to. A perfect way to end your weekend and welcome in the new week. There are dance shows, strippers and if you can take your eyes off that the decoration in the club isn't bad either.