El Punto BCN is a classic gay disco and said to be the oldest gay bar in town. It attracts mostly the 30+ and some bears and daddies. Things get going here earlier...
Mary Boone isn't a gay bar per se or even a bar per se, It's more like a stage set for how Mary Boone - the power art dealer in New York City in the 80s - might...
With a kitschy retro decor inspired by Pedro Almodovar, Sor Rita is the kind of place to kick back with an affordable cocktail or a beer surrounded by leopard...
A trendy cocktail bar with a popular corner terrace, PlataBar is the place to see and be seen. Hot bartenders, cool drinks and a crowd over age 25.
Bar 35/45 is a hip cocktail bar with electronic music for a young crowd. Named for the old vinyl records, the bar has tapas, art exhibits, WiFi and comfy couches.
Officially La Monroe is the bar at the Filmoteca de Catalunya, but evenings its plaça-side terrace is filled with more than fans of art cinema. Location, atmosphere...
A good place to hang out with friends gay or straight, Moeem is a small cocktail bar that attracts a youngish crowd and university students. Good prices on the
On the small side for a nightclub, Moog has underground techno and house in the low-ceiling downstairs and an upstairs "mirror room" for the classics. One of the
The Black Room is a naughty Sunday party that goes on at Club City Hall in an open courtyard, on a sweaty dance floor and in a very dark cruising area upstairs. It's...
The gay-only Axel Hotel has two bars to check out. Even if you're not staying in the hotel, you can sip cocktails in the Sky Bar upstairs on the terrace on warm...
Pervert Club is a weekly party thrown by the Matinée Group that organizes circuit parties and festivals. Doors open Saturday midnight and close six hours later. In...
Aire Sala Diana, part of the Arena Group, was designed for the lesbian community and remains one of the best lesbian clubs in town. It mixes Latin, mainstream and...
Recently renovated, Metro Disco is full of good looking guys drawn by the dark room, pool table and cruising area. Parties feature go-go dancers, strippers and...
Whether you want to chill out after a hard day on the tourist trail or heat up for a night on the town, La Sue BCN is the cozy living room bar where lesbians of all...
The first of the Grupo Arena of bars and discos - and the only one still mainly gay, Arena Sala Madre features electronic, dance and house music, including hand-bag...
Flying the rainbow flag, Botànic Bar Café has a pleasant open-air courtyard outback, habit-forming cocktails and a British owner. It recently added an organic
Otto Zutz opened on three floors of a former textile factory back in 1985 and survives a generation later. It's one of the few club in town that has hip hop. There's...
Night Barcelona has photography exhibits, dark room, cabins, glory holes and cruising area. Happy Hour is Thursdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Condoms are free as is the
Atame attracts a young - mostly guys - gay crowd that appreciates the somewhat campy vibe and the risqué drag show on Sundays. Its decor is cool minimalist - almost...
The El Cangrejo in Eixample is a very local little queendom - local boys, local music, local fun. The same owners have Museum and Museum Retro.
Tarantina is a super-cool weekly Saturday night cocktail/dance party for lesbians. Set up cabaret style, it opens with various kinds of performances and then
La Rosa is a longtime favorite among lesbian bars, a good place to meet up with girls of all ages and listen to music, which varies according to the night.
La Melon BCN is a circuit party for a trendy crowd of women, usually held on the first Saturday of the month but best to check the Facebook page for details.
Advertised as a new concept in lesbian parties, Girlicious is a monthly dance party put on by the Matinée Group, the circuit party organizers, as a warm-up to the...
Sauna Galilea has over 600 square meters (nearly 2,000 sq. ft) spread over four floors with sauna, steam, jacuzzi, professional massage, gym, private cabin with TV...
Because the cozy Sauna Casanova is open 24/7, it can get crowded when other saunas close on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Recently redone, it has sauna, a very dark...
Opened in 1963, Tarantos is one of the oldest flamenco shows in town, showcasing top talent at performances at 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm. No food is served, but
Part of the Arena Group, Arena Dandy & VIP feature music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Dandy attracts the youngest crowd of the Arena family with a growing number
The Bacon Bear Bar is full of friendly, hairy bears of all ages, particularly during the 7 p..m. - 10 pm Thursday Happy Hour when there's also a spread of nibbles.
Boyberry, like its twin in Madrid, is combo cruise bar, sex shop, video club and Internet café (free and no time limit). It's also an information center about the...