Barcelona Guestlists: Beat The Bouncers!
We've all been there. Stood in the wrong queue for the best nightclub in town for an hour, only to get to the front and have the bouncer say "I don't like your shoes". Suddenly a potentially great night out is ruined. Meanwhile those smart enough to get themselves on the club's guestlist are not only sailing by without a long wait, but they get free entrance and the royal treatment from the usually rude-as-hell security guards.
If you coming to Barcelona to party and are looking for free or VIP entry to all the best clubs in town then you're on the right page. Most of the most exclusive nightclubs in BCN can be entered for free if you know who to contact and adhere by a few simple rules. You will still have to pay lip service at least to the dress code, but when you're on the guest list in Barcelona your chances of getting in to any given place rise from 50/50 to around 95-99%.
If you really want the VIP treatment you can usually reserve a table with champagne at all the hot spots. Naturally the gorillas on the door will be welcoming you like rock stars and the cute girls/guys will be trying their hardest to wiggle their way into the VIP room/zone to help you drink that bucket of iced Cava.
Above: Deep down they're lovely guys...
Barcelona Club Guestlists
Below you'll find a list of the most prestigious nightclubs in Barcelona and who to contact to get on the guest list. Where appropriate we've given a few hints about the necessary dress code.
Opium Mar Guest List
Barcelona's hottest spot right now, if you're planning a night out at Opium Mar it's almost essential to get yourself on the guestlist. A fantastic beach front venue, with huge dance floor, open air terrace, and several VIP rooms/zones, Opium is one of a select few to have a 6am license on the Port Olimpic (most of the others shut at 3am), which means pretty much everyone tries to get into here at some point in the night. Wearing trainers or a T-shirt seriously reduces your chance of entry (even if you're on the list) and it's best to arrive before 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays from April to October you can get on the guestlist by joining the Barcelona Party Nights tour, a popular nightlife experience that shows you some of the best places in the city, introduces you to some like-minded young party people, and ends with VIP entry into Opium. If you are planning on going midweek or during winter check out the agencies and VIP club card options below.
Sutton Club Guest List
Another of Barcelona's most in demand clubs, Sutton is the opposite end of town to Port Olimpic - up by the posh end of Diagonal, where the locals who like to dress up go partying. The door staff here are particularly picky, and even the guestlist queues can be enormous. Make sure you're name's down (you can sign up via their website, click the link above to find it), and get there early - shortly after 1am should do it.
We'll bring you some more info on how to get on the guestlist for CDLC, Shoko, Bikini, Hyde Club, La Terrrazza and a host of other venues ASAP, so check back soon. For now see below for some more options...
The local nightlife connoisseurs at YouBarcelona are your best connection for beating the queues and getting into virtually every happening party in the city - and usually for free! Every day of the week they recommend several select club nights and you simply have to sign up via their website to get on the guestlist, and arrive by the given time to be sure of getting in for free. On top of that their site gives you information about the dress code, directions and what style of music you can expect, to guarantee you have a fantastic night out. Check out the YouBarcelona nightlife and parties website for more info.
VIP Nightclub Card
A fantastic option if you're in Barcelona for a short time and want to try more than one club a night is the VIP Club Card... for just €27 you can switch venues between 14 of the city's hottest nightspots (you will find five or six in a row by the beach so you won't have to walk far!) without queuing or paying any extra. Even better grab one for the weekend for €40. The cards will be delivered direct to your hotel or apartment. To book yours email us and we'll pass your enquiry on to our partners who will get back to you normally within 24 hours. More info on the cards here.
More Nightlife Info
Meanwhile, for a complete look at every aspect of the nightlife in Barcelona check our article. For a day-by-day (well technically night-by-night) guide of where to be in BCN check our party guide. Planning a special event? Click here for the perfect venues for birthdays, hen parties, corporate drinks and much more.
Hi i am in Barcelona now
I heard that the best club in the Barcelona is yours.
So i hope to go there and feel your DJ' music tonight
I am really so anticipation
reviewed by donghyun kim from Korea on May.27.2014
Hey I'm looking for a reputable promo company that can guarantee me VIP entry for Opium Mar on a saturday night...
reviewed by DJ McBride from United States on Feb.02.2012