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.

Gay bars, cafes and pubs

Carrer del Consell de Cent, 257
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
Bacon Bear Bar
C. de Casanova 64
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
El Cangrejo
Villarroel 86
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
El Cangrejo del Raval - El Cangrejo
Calle Montserrat 9, 08001, Barcelona
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
La Chapelle
Muntaner, 67
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
Museum Retro - Museum
C. de Sepúlveda 178, 08011, Barcelona
gay bar with nice guys
fri-sat 23:00–03:30
Diputació 161, Universitat
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
People Lounge
Carrer de Villarroel, 71
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
Punto BCN
Carrer de Muntaner, 63
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
SkyBar - SkyBar, Hotel Axel
Carrer d'Aribau, 33
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
The Moon Bar
Calle Muntaner 6, 08011, Barcelona
New gay bar in Barcelona with a Caribbean feeling. Wednesdays 2 drinks for 1.
mon-sun 18:00–02:30

Gay cruise bars

Berlin Dark
Passatge de Prunera 18
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
Carrer de Calàbria, 96
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
New Chaps
Avinguda Diagonal, 365
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
Open Mind
Aragon Nº 130, Universitat
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