Barcelona's essential gay clubs

Where to dance and make new friends until the wee hours

Arena Madre

This place is part of the Arena group and attracts a mixed crowd that share a common desire to dance the night away to the campest music around.

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Cabaret Berlin

It would seem that number 22 on C/ Bailén was, is and always will be a space for cabaret. Free-and-easy, with red sofas, rococo lamps, mirrors and velvet curtains, Cabaret Berlín, it's said, has enough room for all kids of artistic endeavours: live music, circus shows, theatre, comedy, fashion, magic, performance art, multimedia.

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Metro's popularity seldom wanes. It's particularly packed at weekends, making the smaller of the two dancefloors, specialising in Latin beats, something of a challenge for the flamboyant. The larger one plays more traditional house. The corridor-like darkroom is where the real action takes place, though.

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