In Barcelona, it's a good idea to make like a local and embrace the siesta, as nighttime in Spain's second-largest city is more about going out than getting any shut-eye. From bar-hopping to flamenco, here are our favorite after-dark experiences.
Bar Hopping Tours and Club Crawls
Barcelona has no shortage of nightlife hot spots, which can make planning the perfect night out a bit overwhelming. For a hassle-free evening of fun, join a local guide for a booze-fueled tour of the city's best bars and popular clubs. These tours are an excellent way to get to know other travelers while getting a broad overview of Barcelona's nightlife offerings.
Tapas and Wine Tastings
Many Catalans don't eat dinner until well after dark, so after the sun goes down, head into the heart of the old city to sample two of Barcelona's most famous culinary offerings: tapas and wine. Depending on the option you choose, your tour could involve a tapas hop through the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide, a visit to the colorful Boqueria Market, a sommelier-led wine tasting paired with local meats and cheeses, or a private tour of hyper-local tapas joints where Catalans love to eat.
Flamenco takes center stage at many venues throughout Barcelona, including the legendary Tablao Cordobes, Tablao de Carmen, Teatre Poliorama, and Palau de la Música Catalana. Performance options are varied, from small, intimate venues with fiery young performers to grand concert halls featuring accomplished Catalan dancers. To extend your night out, combine a flamenco show with a tapas walking tour.