For One Night Only: Barcelona Party Guide

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Barcelona Party Guide is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.


In my life, I have not been in Barcelona for more than 48 hours. Thus, I will not tell you what you must see or do if you only have a few days there i.e., there will be no Guns & Butter Travel Guide. Contrast this to Madrid where I did it all. What I can tell you is what I did if you’re looking for a party and to challenge you to keep up.

Land

11PM.

Hotel

W Barcelona.

Bar

Barcelona doesn’t have a shortage of bars. The W recommended going to Passeig del Born, an area packed with bars. I concur.

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Passeig del Born

My advice is to wander around until you find a small bar that tickles your fancy. I went to Stereo 18 which had great cocktails for only 10 euros each. Be sure to check out the bathroom.

TPOL’s TIP: Stereo 18 is located at Passeig del Born, 18, 08003 Barcelona.

Last Call?

3AM came quickly. I could have or probably should have gone home so I could’ve enjoyed the beach the next day. Guess what I did instead…

Club District

There is a corner of clubs in Barcelona which feature familiar names like Pacha. I went to Shoko because I heard hip-hop. Overwhelmed by the crowds, I made the foolish mistake of ordering a bottle of Moet. First, Moet is not great champagne (see Get Ready to Takeoff: The World’s Best Champagne). Second, it is not worth 300 euros. Third, who orders a bottle for himself? Fourth, who orders a bottle for himself after bar hopping? TPOL does.

TPOL can’t be in that crowd. #vip

TPOL’s TIP: Shoko is located at Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 36, 08005 Barcelona.

Getting Home

I thought I could walk down the boardwalk as I saw the W in the horizon. I blew off the rickshaw drivers who wanted 10 euros. Nowhere close to home, I relented and paid the full fare.

Don’t drink and walk.

Overall

If I were staying for a week, I could rationalize the club experience. Since I was there for one night, I foolishly mortgaged my chiringuito experience for short term fun. This had short term consequences. #hangover

Chiringuito 2012
Champagne for the day would’ve been better

If you enjoyed the Barcelona Party Guide, read the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.

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