Budget Night in Barcelona
When it comes to nightlife in Barcelona, there are many options! From the young and trendy Born area, just to the north of the international Gothic Quarter, to the always lively avenue Carrer d’Aribau in L’Eixample, Gracia, and up into upper Barcelona, the city offers a myriad of night time activity!
To get things started, a typical night out usually starts with a late dinner,and not to break the budget there are areas of town where you can have a great time and still save money....The local university crowd tends to stick to the low-key bars around the Plaza de la Universidad, just to the south of Plaza Catalunya, in the Raval area. Along the Carrer de Fernandina, which is the southward street off the plaza in front of the Macba, are numerous bars with a cool, casual atmosphere!And if you're looking for a more Erasmus-esque atmosphere, hit up the various lounges and clubs in the Plaza Real, just off the Ramblas. Some, like the Cafe Royal, Nou de Zurbano, 3, don’t charge a cover and play a mix of soul, funk, bossa, and latin jazz, while others, like Jamboree, Plaza Real, 17, are replete with several dance floors and therefore charge a cover, in this case 9 euro...
In the Hip area, Gracia district,is still very affordable and if you are looking for a good time but away from the crowds, the area of Gracia is full of cool and modern bars and clubs. One fun place is the Elsa Bar, along the calle Torrent de l’Olla, a hole-in-the-wall bar serving up freshly muddled mojito in a decidedly cuban atmosphere. While it may lack a dance floor,that won't stop you from moving your feet!