The Macarena is renowned for being one of the smallest clubs in Barcelona and proof that size is not everything as the venue regularly attracts top electronic and techno DJs from across Europe. It’s small size creates a friendly, intimate atmosphere as you’re never more than a few meters away from the DJ booth, which is placed in the center of the dance-floor. The club is located down a small alley-way in the heart of the Gothic quarter so be sure to be quiet on your way in and out, if you don’t want to rile the bouncer.
Open until: 6am at weekends
Macarena, Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, Barcelona +34933 01 30 64
Located up-town in the Eixample district, Arena Sala Madre is a gay- and hetero-friendly late-night bar and club which attracts a truly diverse crowd. The music is a mixture of electro, dance and house most nights of the week, although expect to find a strip-tease if you turn up on Mondays. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and laid-back with a mostly local crowd looking to have fun into the early hours.
Open until: 6am at weekends.
Arena Sala Madre, Carrer de Balmes, 32, Barcelona +34 934 87 83 42
If you’re a fan of rock music then this is the place for a late-night session in Barcelona. Magic is the self-proclaimed ‘rock club par excellence’ playing nothing but rock classics from the nineties onwards. The atmosphere here is decidedly different to that which you might find in the city’s many electro and techno clubs, while the crowd is usually a fun, friendly mix of locals and tourists. The venue is only open Thursdays through to Saturdays and guarantees a good laugh if you’re looking for epic rock ballads to sing-along to.
Open until: 6am.
Magic, Passeig de Picasso, 40, Barcelona +34 933 10 72 67