Barcelona gay scene

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    Jul 16, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    Hey, so I'm going to Barcelona tonight for a week and looking for the best gay places to hang out, bars clubs etc. anyone have any recommendations?
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 16, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    We were there last October and though I can't remember the names, there's a group of clubs clustered together. Just watch out for pick-pockets. I had an iPhone lifted in one of the bars. Also, Sitges is close, maybe a half hour, and it is the gay beach mecca and also has a nude beach. Lots of bars, lots of fun.
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    Jul 17, 2015 5:17 AM GMT
    Thanks so much. A few people have said about the pick pockets so I'll be careful.
  • hartfan

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    Jul 17, 2015 9:08 AM GMT
    The majority of the gay establishments are centered around the neighborhood Eixample (nicknamed Gayxample for obvious reasons), near the Urgell and Universitat metro stations between Arago street and Gran Via street. If you go there, you can easily find many gay bars and clubs and even saunas if that's your thing.

    My favorite is probably El Cangrejo where the music is popping and the guys are hot. There are also Arena clubs that are big and cavernous but they trend younger and start later. There are some lounge bars too if you like laid back.

    Keep in mind that since this is Spain, the party starts much later than other places. Most bars and clubs don't start filling up until well after 1 am or maybe 2 am, and they can go till morning, after which everyone goes for churros for breakfast.

    You can check out http://www.travelgayeurope.com/destination/gay-spain/gay-barcelona/, http://www.patroc.com/barcelona/ or http://www.nighttours.com/barcelona/gayguide/gay_map.html.

    No matter what, I'm sure you'll have fun in a gay friendly city like Barcelona.
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    Jul 17, 2015 2:48 PM GMT
    IrishGuy92 said... Barcelona... the best gay places to hang out, bars clubs etc...
    you might post on gayspeak.com for this
  • NursePractiti...

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    Jul 18, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    Remember that it's Spain, so most people are out at night.
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    Jul 19, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    Probably too late but fair warning: Nobody goes to the bars until 12 or 02, but the subway shuts down at 11 icon_eek.gif You may have a long, long walk home.

    Well, that was a few years ago...