The small medieval city of Girona
may not have the famous buzzing nightlife of nearby Barcelona
, but it still has its fair share of great venues, from bars with live music to late-night clubs and swish cocktail lounges. Here’s our round-up of the best nightlife Girona has to offer.
Sunset Jazz Club
Girona’s only jazz club and one of the city’s best live music venues, the Sunset Jazz Club is a cosy venue for listening, dancing or drinking with friends. As well as various types of jazz, they also host bands playing funk, soul, blues, folk, and even tango.
Sunset Jazz Club, Carrer d’En Jaume Pons Martí, 12, Girona, Spain +34 872 08 01 45
Hidden down the cobbled streets of Girona’s old Jewish Quarter you’ll find Lola Cafè, the headquarters of Girona’s rumba scene. With its mix of modern and baroque-style decor, the café hosts live performances on certain nights of the week and offers a fun environment with plenty of dancing and delicious cocktails.
Lola Cafè, Carrer Bonaventura Carreras Peralta, 7, Girona, Spain +34 972 22 88 24
Porta Bellini is an elegant homage to the famous Italian cocktail, the Bellini – made from Prosecco and peach juice – replete with stunning chandeliers and a luxurious atmosphere. They also serve an excellent array of gin and tonic variations and other cocktails which you can enjoy inside or out in its lovely terrace area. Resident DJs play a good mix of old pop classics and modern tunes.
Porta Bellini, Ramón Folch, 15, Girona, Spain +34 972 22 53 02
A flashy urban nightclub and sushi bar all rolled into one, One Girona is a stylish option for dining, dancing and drinking. With exposed brick walls and metal pipes, it gives off an industrial chic vibe and offers a vast array of inventive cocktails and delectable sushi plates. Guest and resident DJs play a good range of tunes to get you out on the dance floor.
One Girona, Carrer Figuerola, 25, Girona, Spain +34 972 48 56 00
A discotheque and pub in one, Lux is one of the most popular nightlife venues in the city – particularly with the student crowd. Its vibrant atmosphere is only enhanced by all the latest hits blasting from its sound system. Come on a Thursday night if you really want to find out what Lux is all about.
Lux, Carrer Figuerola, 50, Girona, Spain +34 972 48 38 60
Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Spanish, $$$
Not a casino at all but a swish cocktail bar, Casino Girona features baroque-style mouldings and old-fashioned candle holders and makes for an atmospheric night out. Outside there’s more of a tropical vibe going on, with a heated terrace fringed by palm trees. Thursdays are the most popular nights here, especially with the resident student population.
Casino Girona, Avinguda de Ramon Folch, 3, Girona, Spain +34 972 41 42 19
Housed in the old Albéniz Theatre, Nou Platea is one of the most unique and iconic nightspots in the city. A huge event space hosting concerts, a bar, workshops, social events and shows, this is the place to come for every occasion. Thursday is student night – featuring all the best dance rhythms – while Fridays are for everyone with the resident DJ playing all the latest Top 40 tunes. Saturday, meanwhile, is deep house night.
Nou Platea, Jeroni Reial de Fontclara, 2-6, Girona +34 972 22 72 88
Yeah! Indie Club
The go-to place for indie music in Girona, the aptly named Yeah! Indie Club certainly has its own style, whether it’s local bands, guest DJs or special guest indie-rock bands. You can be sure to have a great night out here with some excellent music to match.