When Albert Villaplana and Albert Macaya (the Alberts, as they’re endearingly called) decided to make La Federica their own, they knew they would have to make their mark on the emblematic Barcelona hotspot. That they did, with pastel, ’70s-themed furniture, brightly hued shirts and fanciful themed parties. If their goal was to build a queer haven in the middle of Poble-sec, the Alberts are well on their way.
The Barcelona gay scene is one of the most vibrant and dynamic in the world, and it certainly is not just for locals. Thousands of tourists flock to the city each year for huge festivals like Pride and Circuit, but you can't overlook the monthly parties celebrated like clockwork in bars across the city. These gay (and lesbian) bars boast great drinks and even better vibes. Simply put, they're some of the best places to put your finger on the pulse of a city that parties year-round.
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