Best gay bars in Barcelona
Find the best gay-friendly bars and pubs in Barcelona
A classic - although now somewhat careworn - club, Dietrich generally attracts a mixed and lively crowd. Acrobats and drag artists perform on the dancefloor, and the friendly international bar crew speak English. Átame, two doors down at no.257, is run by the same people, and is very relaxed.
- 255, Consell de Cent, 08011
Over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, and fabulously faux baroque is the theme at this trendy music bar, where the video screens are surrounded by huge gilded frames and classical statues pose at the entrance. Rihanna, Beyoncé and other lamé-clad pop divas will get you warmed up for the long night ahead.
- 178, Sepúlveda, 08011
People Lounge offers a good alternative if you're tired of trekking around from bar to bar listening to non-stop Europop. Decked out as a facsimile of an posh English pub, with big plush sofas and chandeliers, it attracts a mature, smartly dressed crowd and has plenty of space to sit, have a drink and chat.
- 71, Villarroel
This lively cocktail bar comes into its own on warm evenings, when the bar is completely open to the street. Take your pick from the standard cocktail menu, grab a seat and watch the world pass by.
- 233, Consell de Cent, 08011
If you can ignore first impressions based on the decor (which looks as if Gaudí sneezed violently), you'll find a lively and friendly bar. It tends to attract a younger crowd, similar to that of the original Cangrejo in the Raval.
- 81, Villarroel, 08011
Punto BCN is a Gaixample staple and the first gay bar in town. It's fiercely unstylish, but friendly and down to earth. It's also one of the few places where you'll find anybody early on. Tables on the mezzanine give a good view of the crowd, so you can take your pick before the object of your affections heads off into the night.
- 63, Muntaner, 08011