Rock-filled nights

Time Out's list of Barcelona bars and clubs for rockers only.

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Sala Rocksound © Carla Tramullas

Sala Rocksound © Carla Tramullas

Tired of techno music and indie hipster attitudes? Time Out brings you this list of Barcelona bars and clubs where you'll find only the joints where you can let your hair down and bang your head to heavy guitar licks – recorded and live – with your tattooed brethren.

Magic Club

Looking for a rock club in Barcelona? Two words: Magic Club. It’s the spot that rock freaks flock to en masse when they realise that they’ve fallen for the traps and lies of the modern world, or just when they feel like getting drunk and dancing to the Dictators. Since its opening in 1976,

  1. Passeig Picasso, 40, Born-Ribera, 08003
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Hey Ho! Bar

  • Rated as: 3/5

Barcelona's definitely got its share of scars – growth, tourism and institutional planning have long been favoured over quality of life of the locals, often leaving residents ever so slightly jaded. But the city has a remarkable ability to regenerate; there's always something boiling just below

  1. Mina, 3
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Sala Rocksound

  • Critics choice

When Magic Club had to stop putting on live shows, the rock scene was left wanting; Rocksound grabbed the torch and has been pulling out all the stops since then. This small room brings in big concerts from local and international bands. When you walk in, you're at once enveloped in the dark rock

  1. Almogàvers, 116, Sant Martí, 08018
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Sala Monasterio

The entrance to Sala Monasterio is easily missed; go in through the bar at street level and descend to this low-ceilinged, bare-brick cavern to hear all nature of jamming and live music on a great sound system. There are singer-songwriters on Monday and rock jams on Tuesday; Wednesday sees

  1. Passeig Isabel II, 4, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, 08003
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Blondie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Blondie, so called for the bottle blondes and of course, Deborah Harry, icon of the seventies and eighties, frail and cool at the same time, like a neon light. In Barcelona, the girl with the fair skin and full lips is a bar in the Barri Gòtic, its ceiling of fluorescent drinking straws and a

  1. Carrer d'en Roca, 14, Gòtic, 08023
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Louise Se Va (Sala Rock Club)

  • Price band: 1/4

If you’re in Horta, one of the best ways to have a fun rock ’n’ roll night out is to drop in at the Louise Se Va bar for a tapa or sandwich and then carry on dancing till the wee hours at the club at Calle Santa Amalia, 26.

  1. Plaça Eivissa, 11, Horta-Guinardó, 08032
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The Bollocks Bar

  • Critics choice

This fantastically decorated rock bar is the place for cheap beer and great music that takes you back to the times of Guns 'n' Roses. There's even a mannequin of Eddie from Iron Maiden perched on a toilet that's hanging from the wall. Now THAT's rock 'n' roll.

  1. Ample, 46, Gòtic, 08002
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