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A wonderful, modern take on the old school coctelería in Barcelona’s foodie district.
Read more: Bitter Cocktail Bar
No, not a themed sleaze night but sure to be every bit as gay as it sounds.
Read more: Tanga Party Fridays
It ain’t Ibiza but for a sunset drink or a (pricey) day by the pool in Barcelona, this can be perfectly nice.
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People & Parties
A fabulous Barcelona terrace and rooftop bar for every day and occasion, be it Club, Queen or King-sized.
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For a night out in a straight club, this is probably as good as it gets in Barcelona.
Read more: KER Club Sundays
Open every day in Summer, it gets particularly busy on Sundays when the line of speedo-clad hotties queuing for mojitos gets criminally long and cruisy.
Read more: Chiringuito Gay
Coming from the Matinée Group, it shouldn’t be necessary to say a whole lot about this Saturday nighter.
Read more: Pervert Club Saturdays
Always great for an aperitivo, a reason besides the beach to spend time in Barcelona’s Poble Nou.
Read more: Balius Bar
With its massive pool, palm trees and even a small waterfall, one of Barcelona’s greatest party spaces in summer.
Read more: Aire BCN
Enough bling-bling in this Gayxample bar to make Marie Antoinette choke on her cake.
Read more: Versailles
On the border of Gayxample, this plush cocktail lounge packs more marys than just the name.
Read more: Mary Boone
When you’re looking more to chill than party, a Gayxample watering hole with an open air courtyard.
Read more: Bòtanic Bar Café
Right next to the Axel Hotel and with half-price drinks compared to its neighbour, a Gayxample bar to warm up.
Read more: Tauleta de Nit
Never pretty but usually packed, this Barcelona "after" picks up where the usual clubs leave off.
Read more: Golfus Matinal Sunday After
The iconic Sitges beach club has moved to the other side of Barcelona.
Read more: L'Atlàntida Beach Club
Dark, cruisey, and with booming house tunes, this steamy Sunday party brings back classic gay clubbing – and all its vices.
Read more: The Black Room
Sitges now draws more modest, more mature crowds in summer but its winter carnival is still the one to go to.
They may not all fit your definition of a hunky Adonis, but the gay and lesbian sport association serves up the best carnival in town.
Hit this monthly market in Poblenou to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink.
Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come here for some crazy fun with the locals.
For boys who like the smell of burnt rubber and motor oil, it doesn’t get any better than the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.
The gay pride weekend in Sitges for some more fun in the sun.
Hipsters and electronica – Barcelona’s three-day advanced music and multimedia art festival in June. And OFF Sònar parties.
This small but well-respected festival based in Sitges runs with an emphasis on sci-fi and the mysterious, ensuring that the German leather crowd won’t be the only trolls in town.
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The beaches near Barcelona worth leaving town for
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