Patroc Barcelona Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

TOC Hostel Barcelona
Hostel. 20–150 €
Modern, stylish hostel in the center of Barcelona, very close to the gay bars.
With dormitory rooms and double rooms, outdoor pool and terrace, games room, bar and a 24-hour front desk.
@ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 580
Barcelona 08011
Metro, Bus: Universitat
Axel Hotel
Gay Hotel. ****, 80–280 €
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. ****, 60–260 €
The new, 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

Boxer Cafe Bar
Monday-Friday 12:00 – 01:30; Saturday, Sunday 16:00 – 01:30
New cafe-bar in the Eixample ›with the essence of Boxer‹.
Coffees and cakes, beer, drinks and wine.
@ C. de la Diputació 167
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Restaurants

Accés
Monday-Saturday 20:00 – 24:00/02:30
Contemporary creative Mediterranean cuisine.
Stylish interior, with transparent kitchen.
Early reservation recommended.
@ C. d'Aribau 55
Barcelona 08011

Casa Jaime
Monday-Thursday 09:00 – 23:30; Friday 09:00 – 01:00; Saturday 11:00 – 01:00; Sunday 11:00 – 23:30
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
Daily 08:00/09:00 – 1:30/02:00
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

Manga Rosa
Monday 13:00 – 16:30; Tuesday-Saturday 13:00 – 16:30 and 19:30 – 24:00
Gay-friendly restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine and tapas.
Good value for money.
@ C. Consell de Cent 220
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Molinet Cafè Antic
Wednesday-Sunday
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

Nikkei 103
Daily 13:00 – 16:00 and 20:30 – 23:30/24:00
Restaurant in the gay hotel Axel.
Trendy Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine.
@ C. d'Aribau 33
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Zelig
Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 03:00; Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
Gay-friendly resto-bar in the Raval quarter.
Pasta, drinks and cocktails.
@ C. del Carme 116
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Sant Antoni

Bars & Pubs

Átame
Tuesday-Saturday 20:30 – 02:30/03:00
Drag shows and Spanish pop music.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 257
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Bacon Bear Bar
Daily 18:00 – 02:30; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
Large gay bar for bears & friends.
On Thursdays very popular Happy Hour from 19:00 till 22:00.
@ C. de Casanova 64
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Bear Factory
New gay bar for bears and chubbies in the center of Barcelona.
@ C. de la Diputació 218
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Believe
Daily 23:00 – 05:00/06:00
Gay bar at the edge of the Gayxample quarter. With small stage, drag hosts, shows and karaoke.
@ C. de Balmes 56
Barcelona 08007

Botànic
Daily 18:00 – 02:30; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
Music bar with small niches and lounge areas.
In the backyard with small terrace (open till 22:30).
Mixed clientele.
@ C. de Muntaner 64
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Boxer Cafe Bar
Monday-Friday 12:00 – 01:30; Saturday, Sunday 16:00 – 01:30
New cafe-bar in the Eixample ›with the essence of Boxer‹.
Coffees and cakes, beer, drinks and wine.
@ C. de la Diputació 167
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

BoysBar
Tuesday-Sunday 18:00/21:30 – 02:30/03:00
Gay music bar in the Eixample quarter.
Mixed, Latino-friendly clientele.
@ C. de la Diputació 174
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell, Universitat

El Cangrejo
Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 03:30
Gay bar with dancefloor and international and Spanish Pop music from the last decades. Usually very well visited after 01:00 and with a fun atmosphere.
Mixed ages.
@ C. de Villarroel 86
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell

El Patio Central
Daily 18:00 – 02:30/03:00
Gay-oriented bar in the Eixample quarter.
For the hunger in between they also offer a small selection of tapas.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 273
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Gingin
Daily 17:00 – 02:30/03:00
New gay bar in the Eixample, opposite the Axel Hotel.
@ C. d'Aribau 40
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

La Chapelle
Daily 16:00 – 02:30/03:00
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
Tuesday-Thursday 19:00 – 01:00/02:30; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 03:00; in summer from 21:00
Hipster-friendly bar in the Poble-sec quarter.
With exhibitions and other events.
@ C. de Salvà 3
Barcelona 08004
Metro: Paral·lel

Madame Jasmine
Daily 18:30 – 02:30/03:00; Friday, Saturday till 03:00/03:30
Queer-inclusive bar in the Raval quarter.
Mixed, open-minded clientele.
Best after 23:00.
@ Rambla del Raval 22
Barcelona 08001

Moeem
Daily 18:00 – 02:30/03:00
Gay & lesbian bar in the center of Barcelona.
Mainly young and middle-aged clientele.
@ C. de Muntaner 11
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Museum
Friday, Saturday 23:30 – 03:00/03:30
Popular music video bar with dancefloor and interesting alternating décor (art museum themed).
Busiest after 01:00, with lots of pretty guys in their 20s and 30s.
@ C. de Sepúlveda 178
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Mykonos
Thursday, Friday from 18:30; Saturday from 23:00; Sunday from 18:30
Big music bar. Mainly mature, well-groomed guys and seniors.
With small dancefloor.
@ C. de Casanova 75
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Night
Daily 18:00 – 02:30/03:00
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
Monday-Thursday 20:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 20:00 – 04:00; Sunday 19:00 – 03:00
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
Wednesday-Sunday 20:00 – 01:00+; Friday, Saturday till 02:00/03:00; in high-season daily
Cafe-bar and cocktail lounge. With small street terrace.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 233
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Priscilla
Daily 18:00 – 03:00
Gay cafe-bar in the Eixample quarter. Music videos, drags and more.
@ C. de Muntaner 73
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Punto BCN
Daily 18:00 – 02:30; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
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 in the evening from ~20:00/21:00.
@ C. d'Aribau 33
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Versailles
Tuesday-Thursday 19:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 02:30; 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

Zelig
Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 03:00; Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
Gay-friendly resto-bar in the Raval quarter.
Pasta, drinks and cocktails.
@ C. del Carme 116
Barcelona 08001
Metro: Sant Antoni

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Barcelona.

Arena Madre
Daily 00:30 – 05:00; Friday, Saturday till 06:00
Mainstream dance club for gays, lesbians and friends, located in the center of Barcelona. Best after 02:00.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de Balmes 32
Barcelona 08007
Metro: Universitat, Passeig de Gràcia

Arena Classic / Aire Chicas
Friday and Saturday night 23:00/02:00 – 06:00
To the right of Arena Madre. Until 02:00/03:00 lesbian party (Aire Chicas), afterwards mixed clientele: lesbians, gays and friends. Mixed ages.
Music: Commercial remixes (both international and Spanish songs)
Admission: 6-12 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de la Diputació 233
Barcelona 08007
Metro: Universitat, Passeig de Gràcia

Arena VIP @ Tango
(Usually) Friday night 01:00 – 06:00
Commercial remixes, Charts and Pop. Mixed clientele.
Best after 03:00.
Admission: 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de la Diputació 94
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort, Urgell

Club Dick's @ Tango
(Usually) Saturday night 01:00 – 06:00/06:30
Weekly gay party with Charts and Pop classics.
Mainly younger and middle-aged clientele.
Admission: 12-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de la Diputació 94
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort, Urgell

Dirty Beach @ Club City Hall
Friday 24:00 – 06:00
Weekly gay party in the center of Barcelona.
House DJs on the main floor downstairs, Pop with DJ Hidroboy and guest DJ on the small dancefloor.
@ Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Catalunya

El Cangrejo
Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 03:30
Gay bar with dancefloor and international and Spanish Pop music from the last decades. Usually very well visited after 01:00 and with a fun atmosphere.
Mixed ages.
@ C. de Villarroel 86
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Urgell

Metro Disco
Daily 00:30 – 05:00; Friday, Saturday till 06:00
The daily gay disco and mainstream club in the center of Barcelona.
Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
Busiest after 03:00.
Admission: 7-18 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. de Sepúlveda 185
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

The Black Room @ Club City Hall
(Usually) Sunday 23:00 – 05:00
Weekly gay Sunday night in the very center of Barcelona.
House DJs, gogo dancers and shows, muscle guys and lots of naked skin.
Admission: 18 €, incl. 1 drink (discounts with e-flyer/pass before 24:00/01:00)
@ Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Catalunya

Yass! @ Safari
Saturday 24:00/01:00 – 06:00
Popular weekly gay party with Pop and Charts.
(On the small second dancefloor House.)
From 02:00/03:00 usually very crowded (with queues at entrance, cloakroom, bathrooms etc.)
Admission: 12-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de Tarragona 141
Barcelona 08014
Metro: Tarragona, Espanya

Cruising & Fetish

Berlin Dark
Tuesday-Thursday 22:30 – 02:30; Friday, Saturday 22:30 – 03:30; Sunday 21:30 – 23:00/01:30
Fetish-friendly gay cruise bar in the Poble-sec quarter. Moderate prices.
Most popular day at the moment is the 1st Sunday of the month (18:30 ~ 1:30).
Admission: 12 €, incl. 1 drink (15-18 € at special events)
@ Passatge de Prunera 18
Barcelona 08004
Metro: Poble Sec, Rocafort, Espanya

Black Hole
Tuesday-Thursday 17:00 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 05:00; Sunday 17:00 – 23:00
Bears-friendly cruise club with bar, various areas and niches on two levels.
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
Monday-Friday 12:00 – 23:00; Saturday, Sunday 15:00 – 24:00
Gay sex shop with cruising labyrinth over two levels.
Rather young clientele.
On Tuesday themed partys.
Admission: 6.00 – 6.50 € (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
Daily 18:00 – 02:30/03:00
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
Monday-Thursday 11:00 – 23:00; Friday 11:00 – 24:00; Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Small gay sex shop in the Eixample area.
In the evening video booth cruising in the backroom (entry 6 €).
@ C. de la Diputació 208
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Open Mind
Wednesday 23:00 – 04:00 (only in summer); Thursday 23:00 – 04:00; Friday 23:00 – 07:00; Saturday 23:00 – 08:00; Sunday 23:00 – 04:00
Large gay cruising club across 2 floors. Clientele 30+ and ready for action.
Dresscode: naked, underwear, fetish – check their website for the agenda.
›Private club‹ – registration with identity card or passport required.
Admission: 20 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. Aragó 130
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Urgell

XMan Club
Tuesday-Sunday
New fetish-oriented gay sexclub in Barcelona.
Admission: from 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. de Calàbria 91
Barcelona 08015
Metro: Rocafort

Saunas

Sauna Barcelona
Daily 24h
Particularly noteworthy here is the large whirlpool.
Busiest times are usually in the evening around 18:00, and at the weekend also in the very early morning after the bars and clubs have closed.
Admission: 14-20 €
@ C. de Tuset 1
Barcelona 08006
Metro: Diagonal

Sauna Bruc
Daily 11:00 – 22:00
Very small gay sauna. Since 2012 with new and 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
Daily 24h
Popular sauna in the center of Barcelona's gay area, the Eixample quarter.
In the basement with new 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: 16-20 €
@ C. de Casanova 57
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Sauna Condal
Daily 24h
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: 14-18 €
@ 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
Daily 24h
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

63[bis]
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Small men's fashion shop. T-shirts, shirts, beachwear, underwear, trousers and jackets.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 241
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Agrippa
11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Men's fashion: T-shirts, trousers, jackets, beachwear and underwear (Andrew Christian).
@ C. de Muntaner 56
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

B-Idol
Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Small men's fashion shop for beachwear, gymwear and T-shirts. Made in Italy.
@ C. de Casanova 63
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Barcode
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 21:00
Small shop with beachwear and sportswear for men.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 233
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Boxer
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 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
Monday-Friday 12:00 – 23:00; Saturday, Sunday 15:00 – 24:00
Gay sex shop with cruising labyrinth over two levels.
Rather young clientele.
On Tuesday themed partys.
Admission: 6.00 – 6.50 € (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
Monday-Saturday ~10:00 – 21:00; Sunday (seasonal) 14:00 – 21:00
Beachwear, underwear, sportswear and T-shirts.
@ C. del Consell de Cent 218
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

ES4U
Monday-Saturday 10:30 – 21:00/21:30; Sunday (seasonal) 13:00 – 20:00
Outlet stores of the fashion labels ES Collection and Addicted: beachwear, underwear and shirts.
@ C. de Casanova 56
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat, Urgell

Librería Antinous
Monday-Friday 10:30 – 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.
Books (some in English), comics and magazines.
@ C. de Cervantes 4
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Liceu

Nostromo
Monday-Thursday 11:00 – 23:00; Friday 11:00 – 24:00; Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Small gay sex shop in the Eixample area.
In the evening video booth cruising in the backroom (entry 6 €).
@ C. de la Diputació 208
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Ritual
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and Monday-Saturday 17:00 – 20:30
Men's fashion: shirts and T-shirts with applications, trousers, beachwear.
@ C. de Muntaner 58
Barcelona 08011
Metro: Universitat

Sestienda
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 21:00
Oldest gay sex shop in Spain (since 1981).
Located in a small lane in the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) of Barcelona.
@ C. de Rauric 11
Barcelona 08002
Metro: Liceu

Zeus
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 21:00
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 STD detection tests and sexual health information.
PrEP consulting available.
Appointments by phone.
@ C. del Comte Borrell 164-166
Barcelona 08013
Metro: Urgell

Rainbow Gay Tours
The first gay tour guide company in Barcelona with tours such as an Old Town Tour, a Modernism and Gaudí Tour, a gay nightlife tour and a tour to Sitges.
The tours are available in English, German, French, Italian and other languages.
Raving reviews on Tripadvisor.
@ C. de Balmes 5
Barcelona 08007

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