Gay bars in Barcelona

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Gay Barcelona Guide

The most complete LGTBIQ+ guide to Barcelona

Consulting our gay-friendly guide to Barcelona is really worth it. With all the positive atmosphere that exists in the gay community here, Barcelona is one of the preferred destinations for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Barcelona gay guide: everything you need to know to enjoy the city

Barcelona is one of the most open and tolerant cities in the world, and this is reflected in its vibrant gay scene. The Catalan capital offers a wide variety of leisure, culture, gastronomy and accommodation options for the LGBT+ public, who each year choose it as one of their favorite destinations.

Where is the gay center of Barcelona?

The heart of gay life in Barcelona is in the Eixample district, popularly known as the Gayxample or Gaixample. It is an area that goes from the University to Passeig de Gràcia, where most of the city's gay bars, clubs, shops and restaurants are concentrated. Some of the most popular are:

  • Moeem: a modern and cosmopolitan bar, ideal for having a drink and meeting people. It has an extensive cocktail menu and varied music.
  • Silver Bar: an elegant and sophisticated bar, with a minimalist decoration and a terrace overlooking the street. It offers a selection of premium drinks and chill out music.
  • BCN point: a Gayxample classic, with a fun and casual atmosphere. It is a meeting point for many gays who want to start the night or make friends.
  • Museum: a nightclub with two floors and two different atmospheres. On the ground floor there is a dance floor with pop and commercial music, and on the upper floor there is a more intimate space with house and electronic music.
  • Arena: one of the biggest and most famous gay clubs in Barcelona, ​​with five different rooms offering different musical styles. It is the perfect place to dance until dawn and watch shows by drag queens and go-go dancers.

What other gay places are there in Barcelona?

In addition to the Gayxample, there are other places in Barcelona that are worth a visit for their gay interest. Some of them are:

  • The raval: a multicultural and alternative neighborhood, where different cultures and artistic expressions are mixed. Here you can find places like the Federica, a café-bar with exhibitions and cultural events; he Sue BCN, a tapas bar with a cozy atmosphere; or the Metro, a nightclub with three rooms and a cruising area.
  • The born: a historic and bohemian neighborhood, full of charm and personality. Here you can enjoy places like the Versailles, a bar with a vintage decoration and retro music; he The crab, a bar with a kitsch and fun atmosphere; or the Antinous, a bookstore specializing in gay themes.
  • Barceloneta: the seaside neighborhood par excellence, where the most popular beach in the city is located. Here you can relax on the sand, practice water sports or have a drink at the beach bars. The most gay-friendly area is the one near the W Hotel, where the rainbow flag flies.
  • Sitges: a coastal town located about 40 km from Barcelona, ​​famous for its gay scene and its carnival. Here you can enjoy its beaches, its old town, its gastronomy and its nightlife. Some of the most prominent venues are the Parrots, a pub with a terrace and drag shows; he Bears’ Bar, a bar for bears and admirers; or the Organic, a nightclub with pop and house music.

What gay events are there in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a city that always has something to offer the gay public, be it in the form of parties, festivals, exhibitions or shows. Some of the most important events that are held every year are:

  • FIRE!!: the oldest gay and lesbian film festival in Spain, which is held in June at the Institut Français. It features a selection of LGBT+-themed films and documentaries from around the world.
  • Dream: the international festival of advanced music and multimedia art, which is held in June in various areas of the city. It brings together the best artists and creators of the electronic and experimental scene.
  • Pride Barcelona: the largest gay pride celebration in the Mediterranean, which takes place at the end of June. It includes cultural, sports and leisure activities, as well as a demonstration and an open-air festival.
  • Circuit Festival: Europe's biggest summer gay festival, held in August. It attracts thousands of men from all over the world, who enjoy parties, concerts, activities and endless fun.
  • panteresports: the international sports tournament for gays, lesbians and friends, which takes place in September. Organized by Panteres Grogues, Barcelona's LGBT+ sports club, it offers competitions for football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming and much more.

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