Barcelona Gay bars 2021

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 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.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

El Palace,    H10 Metropolitan,    Catalonia Plaza,    Hotel Cram

  • 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 Gay Bars Barcelona


Punto BCN

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


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

El Cangrejo

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

The A to Z of Barcelona Gay Bars

From bears bars to cruising spots, cocktails and dancing!

Bears Bars

blunit gay bar Barcelona


Blunit is a popular Barcelona gay bar offering a fun atmosphere for both boys and girls
Maduros Barcelona


The home of the Barcelona daddy and full of chasers too!

Bacon Bears Bar

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

New Chaps

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

Cruising & Fetish Bars

Black Hole gay fetish bar Barcelona

Black Hole

The Black Hole club is Barcelona’s biggest gay fetish & sex club offering 400 m2 play space
Open Mind

Open Mind

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

New Chaps

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

Berlin Dark

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

Night Barcelona

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

Gay Bars

The Moon Gay Bar Barcelona

The Moon

The Moon Gay Bar Barcelona offer something a little tropical like barmen in nothing but swimwear
Gingin gay bar Barcelona


GINGIN Gay Bar Barcelona is a new gay bar just across the road from the Axel Hotel
Madame George gay bar Barcelona

Madame George

Madame George gay bar Barcelona is a fun camp bar with a small but elegant interior
Bar Rufián gay bar Barcelona

Bar Rufián

Spacious and cool, with high ceilings and recycled furniture, Ruffian gay bar has details that make up a rickety, but wildly cool interior
El Quinto Moño gay bar Barcelona

El Quinto Moño

You know the type of place where the decor is cool and different, but not too pretentious.
Priscilla Cafe gay bar Barcelona

Priscilla Cafe

Now whether you fancy a coffee or a cocktail Priscilla Cafe serves it with style

Club Mykonos

Club Mykonos is a music bar with a darkroom and small dance floor, Popular with an older crowd 30+
The Federica gay bar Barcelona

The Federica

The Federica is a gay hipster style bar with theme parties on weekends, art exhibitions and various events to discover. Offering homemade traditional tapas
Culture Club gay bar Barcelona


Versailles is a recent addition to the Barcelona gay scene and is a popular meeting point with great cocktails and amazing decor!
La Chapelle

La Chapelle

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


Air is one of the most popular lesbian dance bars in Barcelona.

Plata Bar

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

Sky Bar

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

People Lounge

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


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

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.

El Palace, 5 Star
Old World Charm

El Palace

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

H10 Metropolitan, 4 Star
Great chill out pool

H10 Metropolitan

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

Catalonia Plaza, 4 Star
Great Value for money

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

Hotel Cram, 4 Star
Stylish- Perfect Location

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

Recommended Apartments in Barcelona

Vintage High-Rise
Sleep 6 Guests


Peer out across the rooftops from the sunny balcony of this high-rise apartment. Unwind with an espresso in the remodeled retro interior featuring a visually prominent fireplace, graceful mid-century furnishings

Boho Chic
Sleeps 6 Guests


It is a spacious, bright and comfortable apartment. Renovated with style maintaining original elements of the modernist period in Barcelona. Spectacular shared roof terrace with a pool, magnificent views

Barcelona Balconies
Sleeps 4 to 6 Guests

Luxury Modern Apartment Barcelona

Located on Enric Granados Street, just a few minutes away from Rambla Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia, one of the most exclusive areas of the city, features lovely balconies that fill the apartment with natural light

Spacious Loft
Sleeps 2 Guests


Stretch out in a New York-style space with exposed brick walls, high ceilings of rustic Catalan wood, and pastel-colored walls with modern art. Soak up the sun on the balcony, or dine in the well-equipped kitchen.

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