Strike the Right Note: Top 10 Live Music Venues in Barcelona

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The only thing better than music? Live music. Being home to one of the most eclectic and exciting arrays of nightlife, here we explore the top 10 venues to enjoy live music in Barcelona.ย 

1. Razzmatazz

One of the biggest names in music venue history, Razzmatazz has been running for over twenty years. With five different districts making up this colossal club, it is safe to say the genres vary. โ€˜RazzClubโ€™ has indie, pop-rock and electro-rock covered, whilst โ€˜The Loftโ€™ sticks to techno, house and electro. Get everything hip hop and R&B at โ€˜Fuegoโ€™ and your house and disco at โ€˜Lolitaโ€™. The club has made its imprint in the world of live performances, with artists like Arctic Monkeys and Haim gracing the Razzmatazz stage.

Carrer dels Almogร vers, 122, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 933 20 82 00
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Razzmatazz Club Barcelona
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2. Big Bangย 

If youโ€™re a rock and roll fan, Big Bang is the place for you. This popular bar in the heart of El Raval holds weekly open mic nights and jam sessions for people to check out the up and coming local talent.ย 

Big Bang Barcelona
Carrer d’En Botella, 7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 930 00 00 00
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Big Bang Bar Barcelona
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3. Harlem Jazz Club

A much-loved favourite amongst locals, the Harlem Jazz Clubโ€™s most exciting attribute is its claim to have hosted a live music event every night since 1987. The perfect place to enjoy jazz, funk, blues and soul, the Harlem Jazz Club is a sophisticated establishment with an irresistible atmosphere.ย 

Harlem Jazz Club
Carrer de la Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 933 10 07 55
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Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona
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4. Sidecar Factory Club

Home to the best of grunge and indie rock music in Barcelona, Sidecar Factory Club has been at the forefront of live music venues since 1982. Small in size but makes up for it in personality, this underground bar hosts everything from up and coming local talent to internationally renowned artists.ย 

Sidecar Factory Club
Plaรงa Reial, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 933 02 15 86
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Sidecar Factory Club, Barcelona
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5. Jamboree

Zulu for โ€˜tribal reunionโ€™, Jamboree is one of Barcelonaโ€™s jazz music landmarks famed for bring international jazz artists to Barcelona. With the likes of Kenny Drew, Bill Coleman and Kenny Clarke having graced this underground barโ€™s stage, it is fair to say Jamboree is a must visit.ย 

Plaรงa Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 933 04 12 10
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Club Jamboree, Barcelona
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6. BeCool

Situated northwest of the Plaza Catalunya, this uptown techno bar wants the audience to feel as close to the performer as possible and soak up the captivating atmosphere. With live shows from both local rock performers and international sensations, people flock to this venue on a regular basis.

Plaรงa de Joan Llongueras, 5, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 933 62 04 13
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BeCool, Barcelona
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7. Heliogabal

Really popular amongst music lovers, Heliogabal is one of Barcelonaโ€™s hot spots. This unbeatable venue prides itself on displaying and promoting a varied selection of artistic expressions including poetry and painting exhibitions. The Heliogabal Cultural Association has become part and parcel of the artistic realm of Barcelona.

Carrer de Ramรณn y Cajal, 80, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 936 76 31 32
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Heliogabal, Barcelona
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8. Luz de Gas

This beautifully renovated music hall has transformed itself into one of Barcelonaโ€™s classiest joints. Decorated with impeccable taste, Luz de Gas hosts both international artists and concerts for local causes. As well as this, this popular club keeps up with weekly residencies like jazz Tuesdays and disco Wednesdays.

Luz de Gas
Carrer de Muntaner, 246, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 932 09 77 11
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Luz de Gas, Barcelona
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9. Sala Apolo

The perfect place for jamming to indie rock, Sala Apolo has become a hub for chilled night-out vibes. With live music filling the walls every day of the week, artists both new and well-acclaimed grace the Sala Apolo stage.

Sala Apolo
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 934 41 40 01
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Sala Apolo, Barcelona
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10. Bar Pastis

Like stepping into a time machine, Bar Pastis is a classic live music scene. Rich in character and charm, this small, intimate venue sets the stage for up and coming, fresh talent that have not yet broken into the mainstream. One of Barcelonaโ€™s top music venues if dropping off the radar is something youโ€™re after.ย 

Bar Pastis
Carrer de Santa Mรฒnica, 4, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: ย +34 685 40 53 17
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Bar Pastis, Barcelona
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