New Year’s Eve in Barcelona is generally enjoyed differently to in other countries. The night typically begins with a long dinner shared with family or friends. This dinner sees in the New Year. At the midnight, the tradition is to swallow one grape for each second during the countdown for the new year. It is not until after this, that younger people start to head out to clubs and bars. For this reason a lot of the clubs don’t really get going until after 02:00.
You may choose to book somewhere to eat out for dinner prior to hitting the clubs. Alternatively, you could choose one venue that covers all aspects of the evening, including food. It is highly recommended that you book your restaurant table well in advance of New Year’s. It is a time when most people go out with the family to celebrate and having a meal in a restaurant is very popular activity at this time.
The Razzmatazz Club, sits in Poble Nou, could prove to be a great choice for New Year’s Eve. With five rooms playing all different genres of music, there really is something for everybody. This may prove useful if you are hitting the town with a large group of (young…) people.
If you are craving a no holds barred dance session this New Years Eve, Apolo may be one of the best options. Apolo is a central Barcelona venue and ticket prices are reasonable considering the date. Moog is well-known as one of Barcelona’s most important techno clubs. It sits right in the centre of town, less than two minute’s walk from the Ramblas, making it a good option for some after-dinner New Years raving. Shoko Club offers, at the Port Olímpic, a beach-side location for seeing in the new year. As opposed to some of the other clubs this is a venue that will allow you to arrive earlier and spend your whole night there. Shoko offer dinner followed by a clubbing experience. On New Years Eve they will offer a ticket that covers both.
Getting around on New Year’s Eve can often prove to be difficult. Thankfully, the Metro will be running all night, meaning that you will not need to rely on taxis – leaving options open for heading further afield.
If you don’t know where to book for your new year’s dinner, one of the best options is to buy everything you need, perhaps in the Boqueria market, and prepare your own menú in the luxurious kitchens of our beautiful apartments in the city center or seafront. From there you can start your night of celebration for the arrival of the new year.