Barcelona is a city that loves to party. From “musical bars” to cruising clubs, cocktail lounges to panoramic sky bars, there are more than 20+ bars venues to choose from and countless one-off parties and events to keep you occupied during the hot weekends.

Season opening at the Axel Hotel’s “Sky Bar”, one of the highlights of the Barcelona gay calendar.

Season opening at the Axel Hotel’s “Sky Bar”, one of the highlights of the Barcelona gay calendar.

Bim Bam Boom Barcelona

Bim Bam Boom is possibly the hottest ticket in town during the Summer Season in Barcelona.

Our guide to gay bars in Barcelona.

A city obsessed with the latest styles and fashions,today’s Gay Barcelona hot-spot can become tomorrow’s after-thought. The battle for the Pink Euro is fiercely fought. The result? You will find some of the most contemporary “fashion-conscious” designer gay bars tucked right next to the oldest traditional tapas bars in Barcelona. Your night out begins with relaxing in an outdoor cafe over a refreshing Cava before you decide on where to dine. People eat late in Barcelona. (Eating at 10pm is considered an early meal). Afterwards, its on to one of the many “musical bars” featuring disco music, guest dj’s, strippers or drag shows.

As the night winds past 3am, its on to one of the many night clubs and late parties. As Barcelona is home to some of the biggest gay clubs and promoters in Europe, expect plenty of choice in terms of musical style and theme.  Most discos have large dark rooms.

Alternatively your journey may take you to some of the many leather/sex bars which have all sorts of surprises in store for you! And of course there’s always the Saunas. Barcelona has some of the cleanest and well-equipped Saunas we have seen, some of which are open 24 hours a day.

In short, the Bar scene in Barcelona is wide and varied. There is something for all tastes. Whether its looking hot with all the pretty-boys in Bim Bam Bum during the Summer, chilling out in the Axel Sky Lounge , or stripping off in Berlin Dark, this is one town where you won’t be short on options.

  • What’s on?

    People tend to party late. Most restaurants won’t get busy until around 10 pm. After dinner drinks take place from midnight. Bars fill up at about 1 am. Clubs get busy from 2.30am. Weekend parties such as Matinee’s Pervert, Saturgays and The Black Room on Sunday’s are very popular and fill up quickly. Barcelona’s biggest gay event, The Circuit Festival, takes place in August. Pride takes place in June. Every gay bar and club is busy during these events.

Featured Barcelona Gay Bars


Punto BCN

Punto Bar is one of the only gay Barcelona bars to get busy early in the evening around 10.30,

The A to Z of Barcelona Gay Bars

Browse the bars below, or filter them by type.


A fun gay bar in the “El Born” neighborhood famous for their delicious Mojitos.

Bar Atame

Bar Atame is a big gay bar in the heart of Barcelona’s gay area, Eixample.

Bim Bam Bum

Bim Bam Bum has become one of the most popular gay bars with the young and trendy

Boys Bar BCN

Boys Bar BCN is a hip cocktail bar attracting good looking trendy guys

El Cangrejo

El Cangrejo ( The Crab) is a small but very busy Barcelona gay bar, only open 3 nights a week.

Le Chevalier

Chevalier is a gay tapas bar in the heart of gay Barcelona. Great dishes!


Moeem is a gay cocktail bar in Barcelona with a hereto friendly atmosphere


Museum is defiantly the right name for this Cool gay Barcelona bar,

Night Barcelona

Nightberry is not for the shy boy as it’s a gay cruising bar located in the heart of the Gaixample

People Lounge

People Lounge is a large gay bar in the heart of the gay area, playing jazz and show tunes

Stage Light

Stage Light is a smart modern gay bar aimed at the Latin American market in Barcelona,

Sky Bar

Sky Bar is located on the rooftop of the Axel hotel and offers panoramic city views.

Plata Bar

Plata is the perfect gay bar for people watching with it long window,

Punto BCN

Punto Bar is one of the only gay Barcelona bars to get busy early in the evening around 10.30,

Berlin Dark

Berlin Dark is a hard core fetish men only cruising club in gay Barcelona

Club Trash BCN

Club Trash BCN is a hard core gay men only fetish/cruising club,

New Chaps

New Chaps is one of the older Bears bars on the gay Barcelona scene.
Open Mind

Open Mind

Open Mind in is a strict dress code fetish bar in Barcelona, busy at weekends.

Bacon Bears Bar

Bacon Bears bar attracts bear and there admires from all over the world

Botanic bar cafe

A nice cafe bar, perfect place to stop off for a beer and a bite to eat
La Chapelle

La Chapelle

La Chapelle Barcelona is decorated like no other bar in the city!
Mary Boone Bar

Mary Boone Bar

Mary Boone cocktail bar is the trendy place to be seen in Barcelona.

Map of Barcelona Gay Bars

Most of the gay bars in Barcelona are located in the L’Aixample (commonly referred to as Gaixample) district in the heart of the city.


Recommended Hotels in Barcelona

We recommend that you stay in the Eixample area where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions.

Hotel Cram
Stylish- Perfect Location

Hotel Cram

Right in the heart of the gay district with rooftop pool, great service and a warm welcome every time.

H10 Metropolitan
Great chill out pool

2 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.

Hotel Palace GL
Old World Charm

Hotel Palace Barcelona

Hotels like this are rare in the city. Opulence abounds! Great location close to all of the bars and clubs.

Catalonia Plaza
Great Vlaue for money

Catalonia Plaza

Perfect location right in the heart of the city with sun terrace and spa. Books out often so grab a deal now!

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