Not only famous for its architecture Barcelona is also well known for its club life.
Choose from relax lounge clubs with seafront decks or go to one of the more discotheque like venues to spend your Mediterranean night out. Barcelona a bit of everything to offer.
Here are five of the hottest venues to experience in the city.
This Oriental themed club and restaurant is one of the best places in Barcelona to enjoy your weekend. Located at Port Olympic, Shoko Club combines dining with dancing in a unique way. Grab your bite with one of their Japanese/Asian fusion menu´s and relax on the large seaside deck in an all Feng Shui/Buddhist like atmosphere until midnight. After midnight Shoko Club turns into a sophisticated dance club.
Famous for its clubbing nights Sala Apolo is popular with both locals as well as with students. You can find Sala Apolo in the Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona just a couple of minutes off the Ramblas. The club also brings you some stand up comedy during certain weekdays. Sala Apolo is kind of ´wallet friendly´ if you compare it with some other venues in Barcelona. With 3,50 a beer, it´s definitely one of the most ´normally priced´ clubs in the centre of Barcelona..
The Carpe Diem (officially called Carpe Diem Lounge Club) can be described shortly by the keyword ´to watch and to be watched´. Also located at the Port Olympic section CDLC with its posh interior brings you a combination of restaurant, lounge bar and club. On Fridays it attracts a somewhat older crowd than most of the other clubs (25-35). The Saturdays are visited by a wide variety of people, from students and tourists to ex-pats flashing around in sharply dressed ´Ibiza themed´ party gear. Luxurious and chic, CDLC brings you a unique blend of the Orient and the Mediterranean.
Being open until 6:00, Opium Mar is one of the hottest places for the later part of the night. Located just next to Shoko, Opium Mar is also sophisticatedly styled night club. Have you drinks at the seafront deck which overlooks the harbour and dance your way through the night on one of the dance floors. Often visited by models and playboys Opium Mar is the ideal place to posh. Just make sure you´re inside before 2:00 or you might pay an entrance fee up to 20 Euros (in the summer months).
Got enough of the chic lounge clubs at Port Olympic? Try Sala Razzmatazz. This dance club is divided in five different areas, all with their own style of music, ranging from minimal house to rock. Very popular with students during the weekends, Sala Razzmatazz is also a concert venue starring popular bands like The Script and The Killers. If you come in early it is an excellent place to start your weekend at.
This article was written by Thomas Carter, a writer for Apartime, provider of Barcelona holiday apartments