Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Barcelona

Most bars in Barcelona are located close to each other, in an area often called "Gayxample". It is close to metro Universitat. You find here most bars, some saunas and clubs. There are not so many restaurants in this part of town.

Barcelona gay nightlife starts very late. This also includes the bars. Tourists usually go out a bit earlier and can be found in Punto BCN. The spanish guys don't show up before midnight or later. 

Atame

Atame is a large gay bar right in the middle of Gayxample in Barcelona.
The young camp crowd is dancing on mostly Spanish songs. Many guys bring their jumpy faghag. Watch out for any cigarettes in your eye...

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Atame
Carrer del Consell de Cent, 257
Barcelona
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tue - thu20:30 - 02:30fri - sat20:30 - 03:00sun20:00 - 02:30
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Bacon Bear Bar

Bacon Bear Bar is a gay bar for bears and their admirers.

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Bacon Bear Bar
C. de Casanova 64
Barcelona
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mon - thu18:00 - 02:30fri - sat18:00 - 03:00sun18:00 - 02:30

El Cangrejo del Raval - El Cangrejo

Small gay dance bar full of history. Poplar drag shows at midnight. As in the Cangrejo Example the music ranges from Spanish and international pop music from the 70s to today.

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El Cangrejo
Carrer de Montserrat 9
Barcelona
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fri - sat23:00 - 03:00
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La Chapelle

Small but cosy bar with reasonable prices and kind staff. They even have a small terrace outside with only 2 tables. But sitting there is very nice because all the (gay) people walking buy. La Chapelle is next to Punto Bar.

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La Chapelle
Muntaner, 67
Barcelona
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mon - sun16:00 - 02:30
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Museum Retro - Museum

gay bar with nice guys

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Museum
C. de Sepúlveda 178
Barcelona
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fri - sat00:00 - 03:30
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Nightbarcelona

Only men bar, no code, with dark room, cabins, glory holes, voyeur room. Mixed ages, house and electro music, nice space stone decorated, with a large bar, in the heart of the gay district. Photo exhibitions bi-monthly and porn premiere every Wednesday.

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Nightbarcelona
Diputació 161
Barcelona
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mon - thu18:00 - 02:30fri - sat18:00 - 03:00sun18:00 - 02:30
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People Lounge

A smooth and relaxing atmosphere, window posters from some of the great plays and musicals from Broadway adorned the walls with subdued lighting comfortable sofas and barstools.

The music ranging from jazz and blues to all-time favourites from the 50s 60s and 70s.

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People Lounge
Carrer de Villarroel, 71
Barcelona
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Punto BCN

The gay bars in Barcelona get going very late. An exception seems the be Punto, which gets busy earlier (around 11 pm), also with many tourists who are not used to start the night that late. The bar is very spacious and light. Wide mix of people around, especially tough and beardy guys.

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Punto BCN
Carrer de Muntaner, 63
Barcelona
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SkyBar - SkyBar, Hotel Axel

Trendy gay cocktail bar on the roof terrace and swimming pool of Hotel Axel, the excellent gay design hotel right in the heart of Gayxample in Barcelona. Wednesday open for non guests. Happy Hour on Friday.

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SkyBar, Hotel Axel
Carrer d'Aribau, 33
Barcelona
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The Moon Night Club - The Moon Bar

Gay bar in Barcelona with a Caribbean feeling. 

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The Moon Bar
Carrer de Muntaner 6
Barcelona
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mon - sun18:00 - 02:00
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Barceona gay nightlife starts vey late and only in weekends it gets busy. For the Saturday Salvation or Martins is the place to go. On Sundays the gay tea dance is very popular.

Arena Madre

Arena Madre is the only Arena which is still mainly gay. Probably because of the big darkroom and the erotic shows during the week.... With one ticket you can enter Arena VIP and Classic in Barcelona too, but there the crowd is more mixed between gay and straight.

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Arena Madre
Carrer de Balmes, 32
Barcelona
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mon - thu00:30 - 05:00fri - sat00:30 - 06:00sun00:30 - 05:00
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El Cangrejo

Large gay dance bar. El Cangrejo plays the best Spanish Pop Music together with all the well known hits of the 70s and 80s.

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El Cangrejo
Villarroel 86
Barcelona
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Metro

Just renovated and popular gay club, freshly painted and close to the gay bars. Thursdays only one area open, but in the weekend both of 2 areas are open to the dancing public. One room has dark electronic dance music and the other one plays popular and Spanish music.


Very busy and cruisy darkroom.

Entrance fee is 16 Euro

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Metro
Carrer de Sepúlveda, 185
Barcelona
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Gay sauna

Sauna Casanova

One of the most popular gay saunas right in the heart of Gayxample. A bit small though and therefore very crowded when the clubs close at Saturday and Sunday morning. This sauna is open 24/7.

The sauna has very few cabins which are all occupied. It's harder to find a free cabin than a sexy guy! The steamroom is very dark and the jacuzzi not very nice as it creates a special sticky odour.

Entrance € 16,-

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Sauna Casanova
Carrer de Casanova, 57
Barcelona
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Sauna Condal

This gay sauna in Barcelona is open 24/7

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Sauna Condal
Carrer Espolsasacs, 1
Barcelona
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Sauna Galilea

Gay sauna on 600m2 on 4 floors. 21 cabins. Free internet

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Sauna Galilea
Carrer de Calàbria, 59
Barcelona
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Thermas

Sauna with mostly rentboys. Be carefull. Not a good place if you are not looking for cheap rent boys.

Entrance €14 / €11,50 Mon+Wed

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Thermas
Diputación 46
Barcelona
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The stories about the Barcelona saunas are mixed. At least the guys are very hot! Some saunas are frequented by rentboys.

Berlin Dark

Berlin Dark is a gay cruise club for lovers of naturism, fight and contact sports, leather, rubber and other fetish and S&M practices. Dress code for special parties.

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Berlin Dark
Passatge de Prunera 18
Barcelona
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tue - thu22:30 - 02:30fri - sat22:30 - 03:30sun21:30 - 01:30
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BoyBerry

BoyBerry is a new concept of leisure, a multiconcept shop, cruise club.

A videoclub with the biggest amount of gay themed movies, at the best prices. A sexshop with your “must” items for your most enjoyable and pleasurable relations, dildoes and other materials.

You can get access to a private zone, for just 6 euros for a daily pass, and just the half for people till 27 years old, and 4 free till 22 years old.

At boyberry you’ll find a free access internet and wifi, a cabins area with the hottest movies we’ve got and their gloryholes, a big cruising zone with its labyrinth, and a chillout area where you can relax, have a beer or a coffee, or a cigarrette.

We offer you all the information you need on parties, pubs, interesting places to visit… anything on the gay life of this city and what’s going on, as well as free passes and discounts for parties and discos.

This place is famous for its friendly atmosphere, the cleanliness, andits young audience.

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BoyBerry
Carrer de Calàbria, 96
Barcelona
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ClubOpenMind - Open Mind

Great location is you like gay fetish and cruising. Open Mind is by far the best in Barcelona in its kind. Well equiped, spacious, hot guys. For Spanish norms the dress code is strict, but if you are used to more northern dress codes ...... Membership needed (1 day, 2 weeks, 1 year so bring ID for membership and entry to club) New location, close to the original one.

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Open Mind
Aragó, 130
Barcelona
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thu - sun23:00 - 08:00
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New Chaps

One of the most frequented leather bars in town, but not many men in real leather or anything. Sunday afternoons are popular. With video and dark room.

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New Chaps
Avinguda Diagonal, 365
Barcelona
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Dance parties

Gay Day - La Madame

Every Sunday this Summer, "Gay Day" returns to the Barcleona scene, with a new look and the city's fashionable touch.

Gay Day is one of Matinée's most innovative and spectacular offerings, where on Sunday nights at the La Madame.

Daring and original shows, hot gogos, live performances and the best music from Matinée. Resident DJs: DJ Oscardegala & DJ Brad.

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La Madame
Ronda Sant Pere, 19
Barcelona
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sun00:00 - late

Gay events

Atlantis all gay cruise Barcelona on Oasis - Oasis of the Seas

Atlantis all gay cruise Barcelona on Oasis

All gay cruise by Atlantis Events on the Oasis of the Seas, capacity 5500 guests! The ship will sail from Barcelona . Ports include:
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 
Provence (Marseilles), France
Florence/Pisa (La Spezia),Italy 
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Naples (Capri), Italy
Barcelona, Spain

What is it like?

Atlantis cruises attract mostly gays, and usually a few lesbians. Average age range is about 27-50, some younger and some older guys. The concept is all about making everybody happy, day time entertainment at the pools, have nice dinners with (new) friends, see fun shows in the theatres, and 1 or more parties till the sun comes up. Some of the parties have themes (whiteparty, classic disco, tropical etc), and most of the guys really dress up for those. Watch the Youtube video to get an impression. Many also decorate their cabin doors.

Barcelona hotels and information

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Oasis of the Seas
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Circuit Festival

Circuit Festival

Circuit Festival is one of the most popular international gay & lesbian events, supported by famous party promoters Matinée Group Barcelona.

With a Circuit Beach, a special Waterpark Day,13 parties for party men and party women, 30.000 international visitors, top DJ's from all over the world and lots of - sunny - fun!

Hotels and apartments for Circuit Festival

With so many guys visiting and summer holidays many hotels get fully booked early. Make sure to book your hotel or apartment in advance. See our hotel page and map for recommendations and advice on where to stay.

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Circuit Festival
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  • 6 - 16  Auglink icon
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Gay Pride Barcelona

The gay pride of Barcelona, with the main parade on Sunday and party afterwards.

The setting for this parade will be Barcelona’s carrer Sepúlveda and the Avinguda Maria Cristina, at the foot of the Palau Nacional.

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Various locations
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  • 26 - 27  Junlink icon
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Matinee Easter Weekend

Matinee throws in an Easter Weekend with international top DJ's and party brands like We, The Week, Devotion and MegaWoof!

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various locations
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  • 9 - 12  Aprlink icon
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