Barcelona Gay and Lesbian guide
Just like every port side city Barcelona has always been point of access to all kinds of trends, and in terms of the “scene”, it is by no means lagging behind. Thus, although its not quite at the level of Chueca in Madrid, Barcelona still has an increasingly attractive and appealing gay scene, in line with the predominantly gay scene that reigns in Sitges. Whatever the case, here is a mini-guide of the best in the Barcelona gay movement, divided between gays and lesbians and focusing of Gaixample the heart of the gay movement in the city of Barcelona, including Diputació, Villaroel, Aragó, and Balmes streets.
Bars and clubs for gays
Museum Retro. Originally intended for lesbians, this club has been taken over by a more masculine crowd that enjoys and prefers a more classic environment with sixties and eighties music, but with the modernness of its big brother in Sepúlvada. Where:196, Urgell. When: Friday and Saturday from 10.30 pm to 3am.
Dacksy. One of the very few places in Gaixample where you can enjoy a delicious and fancy cocktail in a pleasant and spacious interior. Great for starting off the evening. Where:247, Consell de Cent. When: Monday to Sunday from 5pm until 3am.
Ätame. Predominantly young crowd here who fancy a boogey on the dance floor situated at the back of the club. Where:257, Consell de Cent. When: Monday to Sunday from 6pm until 3am.
El Cangrejo. One of the classics in Barcelona, with drag performances, quick-change artists and where you can dance to the most banging music on the national scene, with 80s and classic themes. A good atmosphere guaranteed. Where:9, Calle Montserrat. When: 11pm to 3am.
Museum Bar. Rococo décor in the city’s trendiest bar with the most catchy, mainstream tunes. Where: 86, Calle Villaroel.When: Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 10pm to 2.30am, and Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm until 3am.
Lust. A modern bar with good cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere that has a spacious dance floor if you fancy a boogey. Where:75, Calle Casanova. When: Tuesday to Sunday from 9pm to 3am.
Dietrich: A classic in Barcelona where a young and chilled-out atmosphere reigns with a rather wild touch, and an international and drag point to it. Where:255, Calle Consell de Cent. When: Monday to Thursday from 10.30pm to 2.30am, and Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 3am
El Cangrejo. Young atmosphere in the style of the Cangrejo bar in Raval with a free transgressor spirit and some hardcore music. Where: 86, Calle Villaroel. When: Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30pm to 3am and 10.30pm to 3am.
Zeitas Club. One of the trendiest bars in Barcelona Gaixample, and gathering play for a cool and good-looking crowd that dance like crazy to the best funky beats. Where: 75, Calle Casanova. When: Everyday from 11pm to 3am.
La Bata de Baotiné. One of the most decadent and important bars in Barcelona located in the heart of the equally as decadent Raval, although with hints of bourgeoisie. Cheap drinks meaning it gets very full at the weekends. Where: