Barcelona gay scene is vibrant and dynamic. It's definitely unmissable for both inhabitants and the thousands of tourists coming to participate to the city's important events, such as the Pride or the Cicuit Festival. Barcelona, indeed, has a lot of gay bars where you can have fun times and great drinks, while enjoying the place's vibes and atmosphere. Of course, we are including lesbian bars too into the conversation. Here you can find the best gay bars in Barcelona, which we recommend you going before heading to a 'straight-friendly club'.
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Don’t be suspicious of beautiful places: The interior decor at Federica is delightfully vintage (1970s Formica and plastic), while it serves such delicacies as exclusive and exquisite cold meats and cheeses. The managers, both named Albert, took over with the aim of turning this place into the queer benchmark of Poble-sec: with its theme parties and their delirious shirts, they're well on their way.
They play Mónica Naranjo, Raphael and then, suddenly, Madonna. This is how this bar works: the afternoons are relaxed, but the nights explode with the most varied music of all time. Uncommon in Barcelona, they have a happy hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7pm to 10pm, and a show at midnight every night.
Casa de la Pradera is a friendly local gay bar with a varied clientele and an entertaning, relaxed environment. They serve good beer and a free tapa with every drink. On Friday and Saturday nights they have a DJ, while in the evening there’s always a fun, lively atmosphere at the bar.
This venue stands where the old Black Bull once was. What makes it different from other locales in the island that is the Eixample is its ample patio full of greenery. Breathe it in!
The first time that might cross your mind when you see this gay bar is: Woody Allen's film. Actually, it's a danish gay bar, and 'zelig' means 'caught' in Dutch. When you'll enter here, you'll be caught by a quaint and colourful atmosphere. The bar serves scrummy Dutch specialties and very good cocktails.
The Olímpic Bar is a vortex swirling in bohemians, hipsters, local freaks, groups of drunken college students who want to watch football, lovebirds with empty pockets... This bar has an extreme, delicious and contradictory spirit: a place for old people that young people are going crazy about.
This club has been a lot of things before now. First, it was a lesbian bar called Museum Girls. Then, it went for the music of the '80s and '90s when it was reincarnated as Museum Retro. Since March 2013, it's been Boys Bar, the new location for a bar that already existed in C/Muntaner. The usual crowd are fans of Matinée and parties like Bitch.
This gay bar that opened in early 2018 has a young and fresh outlook, and is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a good, 'twink' company, and great music.
Small and narrow, this bar stands out because of its religious-themed decor. To get to the back, you get to squeeze past all the other punters who've gathered around the the bar to try to order a drink, some of the most economically-priced in the area.
Priscilla Cafe is where to go to have fun and disconnect for a while in the heart of the Gayxample. All are welcome to enjoy drinks, pizzas, good music and friendly surroundings.