Barcelona is a city that never sleeps. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are widely present in the city. The Spanish have a habit of eating late, drinking late and going out until the early morning.
Dinner is around 9 pm and drinks are around 1, because of this, most bars will be open until 2/3. Afterwards, lots of people hit the clubs, especially in the weekends. However, clubs and disco's are open before midnight, but they won't be crowded until after.
To find a good places to have drinks, eat or go out in the neighborhood where you are staying, we've made a list of the best places in each area.
Restaurants in RavalRosa del Raval
One of the best Mexican restaurants in Barcelona. The food is served in a traditional setting, the drinks are cheap and service is also fast. The restaurant is made up of a colorful decoration, so it's a great place to go to with some friends to enjoy the nice atmosphere.
The place is easy to reach by metro, it is within walking distance of L3 station Liceu and near MACBA.
Rosa del Raval is open from 13:00 until 01:00 from Sunday to Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday from 13:00 to 02:00.Romesco
Great local spot for people to enjoy a meal, located in Raval Romesco. It is a small restaurant that serves local cuisine. If you want to eat a great meal for a relatively cheap price, then Romesco is definitely the place for you.Kapadokya
The restaurant serves Turkish food for a good price-quality ratio. It has a nice atmosphere, the service is also fast and the restaurant is clean.
Good choice if you prefer non Spanish food.El cafeti
It serves traditional food and offers a good service, all of this, at a normal prices. Plus they have really great deserts.
Bars in RavalBar Plastico
This is a nice bar located near Rambla del Raval. Nice place to have a few drinks.
The staff is friendly and they serve a wide range of cocktails and beers.Marmelade
A well known Restaurant-bar in Barcelona. The food is a bit overpriced and too American for most tourists' taste. However, the bar is great and definitely worth visiting. They serve great drinks in a unique stylish setting, with good atmosphere, with a great lounge areas and a pool table.Casa Almirall
This bar is a must visit! It is one of the oldest bars in Barcelona and has been serving drinks for over 150 years. This should be enough to convince you. However, there is also the art nouveau chic atmosphere that hangs in the place.
Known for being a absinthe bar and being relatively inexpensive, the bar often receives a big international young crowd. It is a really good place to have some drinks and enjoy the funky jazzy music.C3 bar
Great spot if you want to lounge, especially during the summertime. It is a fun bar, where people relax while drinking some cocktails in the sun.Bar lobo
Besides serving food, bar lobo is also known for serving great drinks. It has a nice interior, a friendly staff and excellent quality of food and drinks.
Nightclubs in RavalLa paloma
Slightly different nightclub. It is a ballroom turned nightclub which mostly plays techno music, due to this, a lot breakdancers show up. If you are into that kind of music, it is definitely worth paying a visit.Benidorm
Retro small club, which has a electric rhythm style. It is open every day. It is a common club for students.Gimlet
A popular cocktail-bar that started attracting a lot of people in the 70's and still does today. It serves some of the best cocktails in Barcelona.Apolo club
If you like hip-hop, techno or drum based music, then Apolo is one of the clubs you must go to. It has a capacity of 1000 people and is made up of 3 big rooms. The prices are between 10-14 Euros. It is a club with local atmosphere influenced by international music.
Restaurants in El BornRestaurant Abac
Classy restaurant with good food and polite service. If you are going to eat there, then we recommend that you order one of the desserts, because they are really delicious.Sikkim Good restaurant with excellent food and the service is very good. If you come by at a busy hour, it can be so crowded that you need to wait a little bit before a table is free. So if you are planning to eat with your partner, the best days to visit are Thursday and Sunday, because they have candles and it creates a more romantic atmosphere. Cuines Santa-Caterina
This restaurant offers 4 types of kitchens: Asian, Italian, vegetarian and Mediterranean. Because of the nice decor, cheap prices and wide variety of food, this restaurant has become frequently visited. Therefore, it is a excellent choice, when staying in El Born. Pizza del Born
One of the best places to get a pizza in Barcelona. It is really cheap and the quality is great. It opens until the early morning, so it is also good if you decide to grab a quick midnight snack after clubbing all night.Big Fish
It is a trendy place that is focused entirely on fish, therefore, one of the best fish restaurants you can go to. It is an All You Can Eat restaurant, which has a low price.
Bars in El BornLa Luna
Besides serving great food, the place is also known for being a great for lounging and having some drinks. It has great decor. They also serve really great mojitos, so you should definitely try them while you are there.La Fianna
La Fianna is a very chic bar with a relax ambiance. It is a great bar to have some drinks. It was mentioned in Vogue to be one of the top 10 Bars of the city and it is no doubt a fair statement.El Xampanyet
Famous Bar with a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. They offer the best cava and tapas in the area. It is a friendly and fun place, where you will not regret visiting, you will definitely enjoy the old fashion charm of its decor. It's located near the Picasso museum.Miramelinda
The bar has a trendy dark red setting in quite a big space. It is known for serving good drinks and playing nice music. During the summer months, people can enjoy refreshing air-conditioning.
Nightclubs in El Born
The nightlife in El Born mostly consists of Bars. To find a nightclub, you must go to El Raval, the Gothic or other parts of Barcelona, but for bars, El Born is definitely the top-spot to visit.
Restaurants in El GoticClassic Gotic
This is a classy restaurant, which serves nice food and has great service. Its space was Pablo Picasso's first studio in Barcelona.Agut
Agut is a traditional restaurant where you can have traditional Catalan food. It is a well liked restaurant by tourists and locals. The prices are acceptable, and they serve you right next to the beach in a huge terrace.Ateneu Gastronomic
Restaurant that serves fish, vegetarian food and meat. Also you have a wide selection of wines to chose from. It's a good place with a nice setting, so it's worth paying a visit.Shunka
Considered by many to be one of Barcelona's best Japanese restaurants, Shunka serves a wide variety of dishes and gives you a great selection to choose from. The place is also very clean and has a good price-quality ratio.Les Quinze Nits
You get excellent food for relatively little money at this restaurant. In the heart of Gothic, the place counts with a pleasant atmosphere and with the best appetizers in Barcelona.
You don't have to book in advance to get a table. Plus the service is really polite.
Bars in El GoticGinger
Great cocktail-bar with a 1920's style and the jazz music, it has great atmosphere, because of this, a lot of people come here to relax and have a cocktail.Andu
Awesome bar to visit during the winter, it has a really homey atmosphere. It offers one of the best wines in all of Barcelona. The place is extremely warm in the winter, so you will find it a bit crowded, but it is a nice bar to have some wine.Bar Bodega Teo
A small cosy bar near Plaça Sant Miguel, nicely decorated and known for serving some of the best cocktails in Barcelona.Rita Blue
A restaurant bar that is open until late. Besides great drinks, they also have great tapas. Since it's near the Ramblas, it's visited often by locals. It's a lovely place to eat something and have some drinks.Schilling
Right off las Ramblas, one of the busiest streets in Barcelona, this place turns into a great cocktail-bar at night. The service is unusually fast and their drinks are very refreshing.
Nightclubs in El GoticJamboree club
If you are into R&B, Hip-hop and dance-hall, Jamboree club is a must visit. The club offers a welcoming surroundings and a great display of music.Sidecar
One of the most popular clubs in Barcelona. If you are into alternative music and awesome setting with a cool relaxing vibe, this club is the place for you.Karma
Located near Plaça Real, close to the Ramblas. Popular disco with rock pop kind of music. Usually crowded, but still enjoyable. It's open until the early morning and definitely a good place to hang out.
In the end, there are a lot of bars and clubs spread through these neighborhoods, and all throughout Barcelona. So to have a good evening, you should visit some of these restaurant, bars or clubs, which ever of them catches your eye.Even though, some people like to do a bar crawl and see where the night takes them. If you want a guaranteed great evening, these establishments will not let you down!