Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Barcelona

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Open Sea cruises x Axel
Dreamlines and Axel hotels present a LGBTI cruise on the Pullmantur Zenith (capacity about 1400) in the Mediterranean. [...]
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Gay bars and cafes

Most bars in Barcelona are located close to eachother, 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. The most popular bar at the moment is now Zeltas.

Atame
Carrer del Consell de Cent, 257 Map
Atame is a large gay bar right in the middle of Gayxample in Barcelona. The young camp crowd is dancing on mostly Spanish songs. [...]
mon-sun 18:00–03:00
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Bacon Bear Bar
C. de Casanova 64 Map
Bacon Bear Bar is a gay bar for bears and their admirers.
mon-thu 18:00–02:30, fri-sat 18:00–03:00, sun 18:00–02:30
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El Cangrejo del Raval - El Cangrejo
Calle Montserrat 9, 08001, Barcelona Map
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.
fri-sat 23:00–03:00
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La Chapelle
Muntaner, 67 Map
Small but cosy bar with reasonable prices and kind staff. They even have a small terrace outside with only 2 tables. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–02:30
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Museum Retro - Museum
C. de Sepúlveda 178, 08011, Barcelona Map
gay bar with nice guys
fri-sat 23:00–03:30
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Nightbarcelona
Diputació 161, Universitat Map
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. [...]
mon-thu 18:00–02:30, fri-sat 18:00–03:00, sun 18:00–02:30
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People Lounge
Carrer de Villarroel, 71 Map
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. [...]
mon-thu 20:00–03:00, fri-sat 20:00–03:30, sun 20:00–03:00
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Punto BCN
Carrer de Muntaner, 63 Map
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. [...]
mon-thu 18:00–02:30, fri-sat 18:00–03:00, sun 18:00–02:30
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SkyBar - SkyBar, Hotel Axel
Carrer d'Aribau, 33 Map
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. [...]
wed 20:00–00:00
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The Moon Bar
Calle Muntaner 6, 08011, Barcelona Map
New gay bar in Barcelona with a Caribbean feeling. Wednesdays 2 drinks for 1.
mon-sun 18:00–02:30
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Dance

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
Carrer de Balmes, 32 Map
Arena Madre is the only Arena which is still mainly gay. Probably because of the big darkroom and the erotic shows during the week. [...]
tue-sun 00:30–05:30
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El Cangrejo
Villarroel 86 Map
Large gay dance bar. El Cangrejo plays the best Spanish Pop Music together with all the well known hits of the 70s and 80s.
fri-sat 00:00–03:00
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Metro
Carrer de Sepúlveda, 185 Map
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. [...]
mon 01:00–05:00, tue-thu 00:00–05:00, fri-sat 00:00–06:00, sun 00:00–05:00
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Cruise

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

Berlin Dark
Passatge de Prunera 18 Map
Berlin Dark is a gay cruise club for lovers of naturism, fight and contact sports, leather, rubber and other fetish and S&M practices. [...]
tue-sun 22:30–02:00
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BoyBerry
Carrer de Calàbria, 96 Map
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. [...]
mon-fri 12:00–23:00, sat-sun 15:00–00:00
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New Chaps
Avinguda Diagonal, 365 Map
One of the most frequented leather bars in town, but not many men in real leather or anything. [...]
mon-sat 21:00–03:00, sun 19:00–03:00
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Open Mind
Aragon Nº 130, Universitat Map
Great location is you like gay fetish and cruising. Open Mind is by far the best in Barcelona in its kind. [...]
wed-thu 23:00–04:00, fri-sat 23:00–07:00, sun 19:00–04:00
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Gay sauna

Sauna Casanova
Carrer de Casanova, 57, Universitat Map
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. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Sauna Condal
Carrer Espolsasacs, 1, L'Eixample (or Gayxemple) Map
This gay sauna in Barcelona is open 24/7
mon-sun 24h
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Sauna Galilea
Carrer de Calàbria, 59 Map
Gay sauna on 600m2 on 4 floors. 21 cabins. Free internet
mon-thu 12:00–00:00, fri-sat 24h, sun 12:00–00:00
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Thermas
Diputación 46 Map
Sauna with mostly rentboys. Be carefull. Not a good place if you are not looking for cheap rent boys. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Dance parties

Gay Day - La Madame
Ronda Sant Pere, 19 Map
Every Sunday this Summer, "Gay Day" returns to the Barcleona scene, with a new look and the city's fashionable touch. [...]
sun 00:00– late
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Gayfriendly places

Mar Bella Beach party - Mar Bella Beach
In Summer there is nothing better then close the weekend with a beach party. So that is what they do at the fashoinable Mar Bella Beach (east of town, metro Poble Nou). [...]
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Gay events

Circuit Festival
various locations
Circuit Festival is one of the most popular international gay & lesbian events, supported by famous party promoters Matinée Group Barcelona. [...]
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Gay Pride Barcelona - Various locations
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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Matinee Easter Weekend - various locations
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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The Cruise by La Demence
The Cruise is an all gay cruise produced by the La Demence gay party from Brussels. [...]
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