Agustina Balacco Student Life and Service Coordinator


October 7, 2019


The Gracia neighborhood is quiet and cozy during the day, but at night it becomes one of the liveliest neighborhoods. You will find many cocktail bars and discos that are open until late night, where you can dance, meet local people and have a good time!


Sol de Nit

Is a place that frequents the people of Barcelona. It has a very varied and intellectual environment. With its 15 years of history, it is one of the most emblematic places in the city.It is located in one of the most popular squares in the Gracia neighborhood: the Plaza del Sol. It is a cafe and cocktail bar that is open all day. At nightfall they prepare cocktails with music and modernist decoration.

Plaça del Sol, 9-10, Barcelona, 08012

Metro: L3 Fontana

Bar El Otro

A different, modern and cozy space where you can enjoy drinks like  mojitos and caipirinhas.It is a bar that opens all day, that’s why it works as a cafeteria, bar and pub where you can enjoy a good atmosphere. They also have a room with billiards and music.

Travesera de Gracia 167, Barcelona, 08012

Metro L3 Fontana

El Col·leccionista

Very close to the Joanic square, the venue hosts concerts. If you want to have a drink while listening to live music, then this is your place! It also has a very successful decoration!

Carrer Torrent de les Flors, 46, 08024 Barcelona

Metro: L4 Joanic

El Raspall

Located in Plaça Raspall, which, fortunately, is one of the prettiest squares in the city, one that's little-known and hasn't been taken over by the crowds. The Raspall gets a lot of clients every day, drawn particularly by the offer of a free tapa with a glass of small beer ('canya'), wine or vermouth. For €2, you can accompany your drink with: a mini burger, meatballs,  hummus, croquettes, etc.

Plaça del Raspall. s/n

Metro: L4 Joanic


If you are looking for a quiet dinner or some drinks befor a night out, Châtelet, is a very versatile cocktail bar. The bar opens out onto the street with a large glass front that is pulled back in the Summer, allowing customers to bask in the neighbourhood atmosphere. When the weather starts to cool down, it’s put back in place, but you can still enjoy the pretty street from your table inside.  

Opens every afternoon and it’s always a good time to visit. Until 10pm it’s fairly quiet, and between 10:30 and 11pm the atmosphere tends to heat up.

Carrer Torrijos, 54, 08012 Barcelona

Metro: L4 Joanic / L3 Fontana


Located just off the bustling Plaça del Sol, is a bar with a sophisticated, hipster vibe. Decorated exclusively in black, red, and white, and with a DJ that plays music. This cocktail bar is known for its gin and tonics, with over 30 brands of gin to try.

Carrer del Planeta, 39, 08012 Barcelona

Metro: L4 Joanic / L3 Fontana


Alfa Bar

With 25 years of history since its inauguration in 1991, the Alfa Bar has become a reference for lovers of good music in Barcelona. Located on Calle Gran de Gracia, the room offers activities every day of the week, being the live music (pop, rock, soul and funky music) and its weekend sessions, the best of the bar. It has an audience of the most varied in terms of age and style.

Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 36, 08012 Barcelona

Metro: L3 Diagonal

El Dorado

It became one of the most famous nightclubs in Gràcia. It brings together people with different interests. You will find all types of music as the clientele: funk, salsa, Spanish rock... and there is a billiard and table football.

Plaça del Sol, 4, 08012 Barcelona

Metro: L3 Fontana


One of the few discos in Gràcia, full of people that want to dance. A single dancefloor, where you can listen to and dance music with 80's and 90's touches. In addition, they currently offer a stable program of concerts of the indie scene.

Carrer de Bruniquer, 59-61,  08024 Barcelona

Metro: L4 Joanic

*Please note that these are clubs we like to recommend as they´re outside the typical ´American bubble´ and your chances to meet locals are thus increased. The area where they are is also less problematic than Port Olímpic. We are in no way associated with these clubs, they´re mere suggestions. As always, use caution when you go out, and drink in moderation. By suggesting these venues our aim is to provide you with a different experience, and we remind you Arcadia staff is not responsible for incidents taking place during nightly outings.