Patroc Barcelona Gay Guide 2021

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Accommodation Tips

Axel Hotel
Gay Hotel. ****, from 70 €
Stylish hetero-friendly gay hotel with modern facilities. Located in the Eixample district in the center of Barcelona, close to the gay bars and clubs. Big roof terrace with pool, lounge bar and view of the Eixample quarter.
@ C. d'Aribau 33
Barcelona 08011
Metro, Bus: Plaza de Universitat
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
Gay Hotel. ****, from 60 €
The newer, second hotel of the Axel hotel chain in Barcelona. With air-conditioned rooms, modern facilities, rooftop pool & bar and a fitness room.
Only 10-15 minutes to walk to the gay bars.
@ C. de Calàbria 90-92
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort

Beaches

Platja de la Mar Bella
Clothing-optional beach at the northern end of Barcelona's long seafront.
Popular with gay locals on sunny days, especially Saturday and Sunday afternoon till evening, next to the beach bar (chiringuito).

The beach bar offers food, drinks and cocktails, approx. from April till October (depending on the weather). Check the Facebook page and website of the chiringuito for news and photos.
 
@ Passeig Marítim de la Mar Bella
Barcelona 08005
Metro: Poblenou

Platja de Sant Sebastià
Popular town beach, at the end of the Barceloneta quarter, then towards the right. Tended to be mixed and clothing-optional, but is now rather mainstream in summer.
@ Passeig del Mare Nostrum
Barcelona 08039
Metro: Barceloneta

Cafes

Molinet Cafè Antic
Reopened 2021; Thursday, Friday 09:00 – 21:00; Saturday 10:00 – 21:00; Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Cosy, LGBT-friendly cafe-bar in the Poble Sec quarter, filled with antique and vintage furniture.
Various international breakfast options.
Friendly and attentive staff.
@ C. d'Elkano 69
Barcelona 08004

Restaurants

Accés
Restaurant with contemporary creative Mediterranean cuisine.
Stylish interior, with transparent kitchen.
Early reservation recommended.
@ C. d'Aribau 55
Barcelona 08011

Casa Jaime
Reopened May 2021; daily 13:00 – 23:00
Popular gay-friendly restaurant in the Eixample quarter, with Mediterranean, Catalan and Spanish cuisine. Moderate prices.
Reservation recommended for weekends.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 222
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

El Berro
Reopened 2021; daily 08:00/09:00 – 24:00
No-frills resto-bar with Mediterranean cuisine and a small street terrace.
Good value for money. Menu of the day 10-13 € (13:00 – 01:00).
Popular with gays & friends and open-minded people.
@ C. de la Diputació 180
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Nikkei 103
Reopened, Tuesday-Saturday 13:00 – 16:00 and 20:00 – 23:00, Sunday 13:00 – 16:00
Restaurant in the gay hotel Axel.
Trendy Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine.
@ C. d'Aribau 33
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 16 July 2021: Barcelona has again a night curfew from 01:00 to 06:00.

Bacon Bear Bar
Reopened 2021; daily 18:00 – 0:30
Large gay bar for bears & friends.
@ C. de Casanova 64
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Believe
Reopened June 2021; daily 21:00 – 0:30
Gay bar at the edge of the Gayxample quarter. With small stage, drag hosts, shows and karaoke.
@ C. de Balmes 56
Barcelona 08007

Boxer Cafe Bar
Reopened May 2021; daily 18:00 – 0:30
Cafe-bar in the Eixample ›with the essence of Boxer‹.
With small street terrace.
@ C. de la Diputació 167
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

BoysBar
Reopened 2021; Tuesday-Sunday 18:00 – 00:30
Gay music bar in the Eixample quarter.
Mixed, Latino-friendly clientele.
@ C. de la Diputació 174
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell, Universitat

Candy Darling
Reopened 2021; daily 18:00 – 0:30
Big trendy queer bar in the center of Barcelona, close to Plaça de la Universitat.
Quite big and with various niches and lounges.
@ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 586
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Dmen's
@ C. del Consell de Cent 257
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

El Cangrejo
Temporarily reclosed
Gay bar with dancefloor and international and Spanish Pop music from the last decades. Usually very well visited and with a fun atmosphere.
Mixed ages.
@ C. de Villarroel 86
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell

Gingin
Reopened 2021
Gay bar in the Eixample, opposite the Axel Hotel, offering drinks, cocktails and more than 20 different brands of Gin.
@ C. d'Aribau 40
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Honey
Reopened 2021; Monday-Friday 17:00 – 0:30; Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 0:30
Small cafe-bar for bears and friends. Located in the Eixample quarter.
@ C. de Muntaner 73
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

La Casa de la Pradera
Alternative, queer-inclusive bar in the Raval quarter.
@ C. de les Carretes 57
Barcelona 08001

La Chapelle
Small gay bar, decorated with old religious devotional objects.
By day a relaxed cafe-bar, at night quite popular with a 30+ clientele.
@ C. de Muntaner 67
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

La Federica
Reopened 2021; Thursday-Saturday 19:00 – 0:30; Sunday 17:00 – 23:00
Hipster-friendly bar in the Poble-sec quarter.
With exhibitions and other events.
@ C. de Salvà 3
Barcelona 08004
Metro: Paral·lel

Madame Jasmine
Reopened 2021; Monday-Friday 16:00 – 0:30; Saturday, Sunday 13:00 – 0:30
Queer-inclusive bar in the Raval quarter.
Mixed, open-minded clientele.
Best after 23:00.
@ Rambla del Raval 22
Barcelona 08001

Moeem
Reopened May 2021; Monday-Saturday 17:00 – 0:30; Sunday 13:00 – 0:30
Gay and lesbian bar in the center of Barcelona.
Mainly young and middle-aged clientele.
@ C. de Muntaner 11
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Museum
Popular music video bar.
@ C. de Sepúlveda 178
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Night
Reopened May 2021; daily 18:00 – 0:30
Gay bar in the Eixample district. In summer quite popular, especially Thursday-Saturday around 23:00/01:00.
Mixed ages.
At the back with a small cruise area and a few cubicles.
@ C. de la Diputació 161
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell, Universitat

People Lounge
Reopened 2021; daily except Tuesday 19:00 – 00:30
Gay bar in the Eixample with music and interior from past decades.
Mainly mature and middle-aged men, rather well-groomed style.
@ C. de Villarroel 71
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell

Plata Bar
Reopened 2021; daily until 0:30
Cafe-bar and cocktail lounge. With small street terrace.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 233
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Priscilla
Reopened 2021; daily 12:00 – 0:30
Popular gay bar in the Eixample quarter.
With camp decoration and street terrace.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 273
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Punto BCN
Reopened May 2021; Tuesday-Saturday 18:00 – 0:30
Popular place to have a drink and a chat. Has served the gay scene for many years.
@ C. de Muntaner 65
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Sky Bar @ Axel Hotel
The terrace of the gay hotel Axel – with lounge bar and view of Barcelona's Eixample quarter – is open to the public.
@ C. d'Aribau 33
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

The Moon
Reopened 2021
Gay bar in the center of Barcelona. Interior and decoration with a touch of Caribbean.
At the weekend best after midnight.
Clientele mainly in their 20s and 30s.
@ C. de Muntaner 6
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Versailles
Reopened 2021; Tuesday-Thursday 19:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 0:30; Sunday 19:00 – 24:00
The name says it all: the entire bar is decorated in the style of the royal palace of Versailles in France.
Modern lounge atmosphere, though.
@ Passatge de Valeri Serra 3
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Clubs & Parties

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 16 July 2021: Barcelona has again a night curfew from 01:00 to 06:00.

Arena Madre
July 2021 temporarily reclosed
Mainstream dance club for gays, lesbians and friends.

While the club venue in Carrer de Balmes is being renovated, the Arena program will temporarily take place at club Safari from Sunday to Thursday.

Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Safari C. de Tarragona 141
Barcelona 08014
Metro: Tarragona, Espanya

Bananas
July 2021 temporarily reclosed
Weekly gay party with Charts, Pop classics and House.
Mainly younger and middle-aged clientele.
Admission: 15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Safari C. de Tarragona 141
Barcelona 08014
Metro: Tarragona, Espanya

Dirty House
Temporarily reclosed
Weekly gay party in the center of Barcelona.
House DJs on the main floor downstairs, Pop on the small 2nd dancefloor.
Admission: 18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Club City Hall Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Catalunya

El Cangrejo
Temporarily reclosed
Gay bar with dancefloor and international and Spanish Pop music from the last decades. Usually very well visited and with a fun atmosphere.
Mixed ages.
@ C. de Villarroel 86
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell

The Black Room
Temporarily reclosed
Weekly gay Sunday night in the very center of Barcelona.
House DJs, gogo dancers and shows, muscle guys and lots of naked skin.
Resident DJs: Enrico Arghentini and Rafha Madrid.
Admission: 18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Club City Hall Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Catalunya

Yass!
July 2021 temporarily reclosed
Popular weekly gay party with Pop and Charts.
Admission: 12-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Safari C. de Tarragona 141
Barcelona 08014
Metro: Tarragona, Espanya

Cruising & Fetish

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 16 July 2021: Barcelona has again a night curfew from 01:00 to 06:00.

Berlin Dark
Fetish-friendly gay cruise club in the Poble-sec quarter. Moderate prices.
Most popular day at the moment is the 1st Sunday of the month (17:00 – 01:00).
Admission: 12 €, incl. 1 drink (15-18 € at special events)
@ Passatge de Prunera 18
Barcelona 08004
Metro: Poble Sec, Rocafort, Espanya

Black Hole
Bears-friendly gay cruise club with bar, various areas and niches on two levels.
Mainly middle-aged and mature men.
No dresscodes.
(If you don't see a sign of the club outside at the street: the entrance is at the first door left from the main front door with no. 81.)
Admission: 15-20 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. de Sepúlveda 81
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort

boyberry
Gay sex shop with cruising labyrinth over two levels.
Rather young clientele.
On Tuesday themed partys.
Admission: 6.50 – 7.50 € (5 € before 15:00), 2/4 € up to 25/30 years

(Only a few metres away from the ›hetero-friendly‹ gay hotel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel.)
@ C. de Calàbria 96
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Rocafort

Night
Reopened May 2021; daily 18:00 – 0:30
Gay bar in the Eixample district. In summer quite popular, especially Thursday-Saturday around 23:00/01:00.
Mixed ages.
At the back with a small cruise area and a few cubicles.
@ C. de la Diputació 161
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell, Universitat

Nostromo
Shop reopened
Small gay sex shop in the Eixample area.
In the evening video booth cruising in the backroom (admission 6 €).
@ C. de la Diputació 208
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Open Mind
Reopened May 2021; Wednesday-Sunday 19:00 – 0:30
Large gay cruising club across 2 floors. Clientele 30+ and ready for action.
Dresscode: naked, underwear, fetish – check the Open Mind website for the full calendar.
›Private club‹ – registration with identity card or passport required.
Admission: 22 €, incl. locker and 1 drink
@ C. Aragó 130
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Urgell

XMan Club
Fetish-oriented gay sexclub.
Check the XMan Club website for the weekly program, dresscodes and entrance fees.
@ C. de Calàbria 91
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 16 July 2021: Barcelona has again a night curfew from 01:00 to 06:00.

Sauna Bruc
Reopened 2021; daily 10:00 – 22:00
Very small gay sauna. With modern wet area, incl. whirlpools.
Popular in the afternoon. Mainly mature clientele, 50–70.
Admission: 10-13 €
@ C. de Pau Claris 87
Barcelona 08010
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia, Urquinaona, Catalunya

Sauna Casanova
Reopened May 2021; daily 15:00 – 24:00
Popular sauna in the center of Barcelona's gay area, the Eixample quarter.
In the basement with modern pool area.
Busiest on Sunday afternoon and as well Saturday night when the guys come from the bars and clubs.
Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
Admission: 16-18 €
@ C. de Casanova 57
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Sauna Condal
Reopened May 2021; daily 12:00 – 24:00
Gay sauna on 3 floors, tucked away in a small alleyway in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Mainly mature clientele, bears and their admirers.
Admission: 14 €
@ C. d'Espolsa-sacs 1
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Catalunya, Urquinaona

Sauna Galilea
Small old sauna in the Sant Antoni quarter.
Usually not very crowded.
@ C. de Calàbria 59
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort, Sant Antoni, Poble Sec

Sauna Thermas
Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 21:30; Friday-Sunday 15:00 – 23:00
Safe environment for rent boys and their clients.
Modern and nice facilities, including a large whirlpool.
Admission: 16-18 €
@ C. de la Diputació 46
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Rocafort

Shops

Barcode
Reopened
Small shop with beachwear and sportswear for men.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 233
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Boxer
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
Big fetish store in the Eixample quarter.
Leather, rubber and neoprene as well as sportswear, beachwear and clubwear.
@ C. de la Diputació 182
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

boyberry
Gay sex shop with cruising labyrinth over two levels.
Rather young clientele.
On Tuesday themed partys.
Admission: 6.50 – 7.50 € (5 € before 15:00), 2/4 € up to 25/30 years

(Only a few metres away from the ›hetero-friendly‹ gay hotel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel.)
@ C. de Calàbria 96
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Rocafort

ES Collection / Addicted
Reopened
Beachwear, underwear, sportswear and T-shirts.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 218
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Librería Antinous
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:30, Saturday 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:30
Gay and lesbian bookshop in the Eixample quarter.
Fiction, comic books, photo books and children's books.
@ C. de Casanova 72
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Librería Cómplices
Monday-Friday 10:30 – 20:00; Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
Lesbian and gay bookstore in the Barri Gòtic quarter, since 1995.
Books (some in English), comics and magazines.
@ C. de Cervantes 4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Liceu

Nostromo
Shop reopened
Small gay sex shop in the Eixample area.
In the evening video booth cruising in the backroom (admission 6 €).
@ C. de la Diputació 208
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Odd Kiosk
Daily 08:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
Queer-inclusive street kiosk in the Eixample quarter. In addition to newspapers, coffee and drinks, they offer also magazines and books on art, design, architecture and fashion.
@ C. de València 222
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Passeig de Gràcia

Ritual
Men's fashion: shirts and T-shirts with applications, trousers and beachwear.
@ C. de Muntaner 58
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Zeus
Small gay sex shop in the Raval quarter. Friendly service.
Toys, fetish accessories, lubes etc.
With small cruising corner in the back.
@ C. de la Riera Alta 20
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Sant Antoni, Liceu, Universitat

Services

Centre LGTBI de Barcelona
Municipal service of the Barcelona City Council, managed by the Platform for LGBTI Entities in Catalonia.
@ C. del Comte Borrell 22
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Sant Antoni, Paral·lel, Poble Sec

BCN checkpoint
Free and anonymous HIV and STI detection tests and sexual health information.
PrEP consulting and tests available (since 2020 including medication if you have the Spanish 'Tarjeta Sanitaria').
Appointments by phone.
@ C. del Comte Borrell 164-166
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Urgell

Historia LGBT de Barcelona
History of the queer movement in Barcelona since the late 1960s.
(English and Spanish)
@ Barcelona

Under Pressure Massage
Julien offers relaxing massages, deep tissue massages, sports massages, Thai massages, Ayurvedic massages and more.
All with organic oils and for reasonable prices.
English, French and Spanish spoken.
By appointment only.
@ C. de Roger de Llúria 110 (etlo 7)
Barcelona 08037
Metro: Diagonal