The ultimate guide for the best places to party in Spain


Updated on Aug 03 • 7 minute read

Of the many reasons why people love Spain is its incredible nightlife. Spanish culture's known for its late nights and incredible social atmosphere. That's why Spain's synonymous with fun and a lot of Spanish cities are known for their buzzing nightlife that goes on until early morning.

So whether you're already living in Spain or simply visiting, here're the top 5 party cities in Spain in 2023 for the best nightlife!

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
  3. Málaga
  4. Valencia
  5. Ibiza

What's Spain's nightlife like?

Spain's an incredible place to party. No matter which city you choose, you're bound to find party neighbourhoods where the electrifying dance floors are full and the world-class DJs are ready to hype you up.

What makes Spanish nightlife awesome is that Spanish culture's big on late night social gatherings.

Whether you go to fancy clubs, chill pubs, tapas bars, beach clubs or boat parties, you'll notice that nightlife in Spain gets livelier by the night. It's common for people to nap in the afternoon to prepare for a night out. After all, if you start partying at 2 A.M. and go on until the wee hours of the morning, you're going to need all the energy.

Within the clubs, you'll find yourself surrounded by carefree and wild people who love to dance, enjoy themselves and make unforgettable memories. If you ask us, it’s the perfect opportunity to make new local friends or expand your current friend circle.

Overall, people are quite laid back when it comes to enjoying their night out. Most people dress nicely to make a good impression. But it's also good for you to know that unlike in Málaga or Valencia, most clubs in Barcelona have a strict dress code.


When talking about the best nightlife in Spain, we've to mention party city Barcelona.

Barcelona's the shiny and glamorous party destination of Spain. The city offers everything, from crazy beach parties to uptown premium clubs. And while it's one of the top destinations for techno lovers in Spain, you also find r&b clubs and beautiful rooftops.

Don't forget to check out the dress code of the clubs as some clubs are quite strict.

Either way, you're bound to enjoy your nights out in Spain as you'll be partying with a very diverse group of people that includes locals, working expats, and international students.

The best party districts in Barcelona

Everyone can find something for their taste in Barcelona. For a perfect techno club experience, wander around Eixample and Sant Gervasi – Santaló street. If you're a cocktail kind of person, check out the bars at the Gothic Quarter. For a more local experience, you should head out to Garcia street. And the best destination for premium beach clubs? Port Olimpic!

The best clubs in Barcelona

  1. The best premium beach club- Opium
  2. The best theme club- Shoko
  3. The best uptown premium club- Sutton
  4. The best techno- City Hall

Average cost of a night out in Barcelona

In comparison to other European cities, Barcelona's quite affordable. But, it's still one of the most expensive cities in Spain for a night out. Mainly because of its premium beach and uptown clubs. So if you want to enjoy your night without hurting your wallet, we advise you to pre-drink at home.

Public transport in Barcelona

Getting around in Barcelona is super easy! The city has an extensive public transport system. Night buses and metro lines work until 2 A.M.on Friday and Saturday, making it perfect for a night out. You can also share a taxi or rent a scooter. There're many scooter renting companies that also offer subscriptions.


For the most colourful and diverse experience, you should go to Madrid. With its young and vibrant international crowd, Madrid parties are welcome and world class. Nightlife in the capital is fast and furious.

Nightlife in Madrid can feel like a whole day event. Don’t expect to hit the clubs until after midnight or to end your night out before having a churro and a warm beverage in the morning.

The best party districts in Madrid

Something fun is always happening in the exciting Madrid neighborhoods. For a night full of dance, head out to clubs in Fuencarral. The Huertas district's trendy if you want to party with an international crowd. Chueca district has a diverse party scene with many LGBTQ clubs and niche bars. Want to party with celebrities? Head to Gran Via and Sol.

The best clubs in Madrid

  1. The best party club- Teatro Kapital
  2. The best salsa club- Sala El Sol
  3. The best techno club- Fabrik
  4. The best beer club- Fábrica Maravillas

Average cost of a night out in Madrid

Most nightclubs in Madrid have an entrance fee between €10-20. The entrance fee includes one drink in clubs like La Sala Sol and Kapital. Joy Eslava offers special prices for big groups of people.

Public transport in Madrid

Public transport in Madrid's safe and efficient. With metro lines, tram, and day/night buses, you can reach every district in Madrid. And you can use the same ticket for metro and bus since they're integrated.

People younger than 26 who plan to stay in Madrid for at least a month can benefit from their discounted monthly payment option. Just like Barcelona, you can also rent a scooter or bike (if you’re not planning to drink).


Málaga has a student-friendly, young, international, and cool nightlife.

Thanks to its delicious tapas bars and dance clubs, Malaga never lacks entertainment. And its beach parties? Something you just can't miss.

The best party districts in Málaga

Check out the vibrant La Merced district for the best tapas bars. Students and the young crowd usually hang out in Pedregalejo street. In the Center of Málaga, there're many disco bars with upbeat music and people from all over. La Malagueta's beach parties are another favorite of students.

The best clubs in Malaga

  1. The most famous club in Málaga- Sala Gold
  2. The best club for house music- Sala Wenge
  3. The best after club- Discoteca Aden
  4. The best cocktail bar- Speakeasy The Pharmacy

Average cost of a night out in Málaga

Málaga's one of the Spanish cities with the most affordable cost of living. This makes it the perfect party destination for students and young people.

There're many clubs without an entrance fee and discounts for students. But for a more affordable night, do like the locals do. Pre-drink ('botellón') in the square of La Merced.

Public transport in Málaga

Hopping from bar to bar's super easy in Málaga. All of its districts are located close to each other with accessible public transport. Bus lines usually run every 15 mins. Then there's also the metro and train.


Valencia is the perfect party place for those who enjoy a more laid-back nightlife vibe. You can find people of all ages hopping from bar to bar all day, enjoying music and delicious tapas.

Famous for its 90's parties in historic buildings turned into nightclubs, partying here's an authentic experience.

It's also less crowded than Madrid and Barcelona for those who need a bit of space.

The best party districts in Valencia

Start from the city centre of Valencia if you want to blend in with the vibrant crowd. Then you can head to the old-town district of El Carmen. Its narrow streets are home to many diverse cafes, tapas, bars, and clubs.

Aragon is another favourite part of Valencia with high-energy night entertainment. You can find most students hanging out in the pubs and bars here.

For a hippie, unique experience, check out Valencia's newly developing area Rufasa. For a more relaxed and premium experience, the marina and beachside of Valencias the destination. Here you can enjoy a chill night with drinks and delicious food.

The best clubs in Valencia

  1. The best club for a young international crowd- Mya
  2. The best Indie club- Nylon Club
  3. The must-see club for students- Agenda club
  4. The best electronic music- La3 Club

Average cost of a night out in Valencia

Going out at night can be very cheap in Valencia. The prices are very affordable overall and there're numerous budget-friendly pubs and bars.

Public transport in Valencia

Valencias a small city, making all party destinations within walking or biking distance. But if you're too tired, then you can use public transport– tram, bus, and metro lines connect all neighborhoods and major tourist areas.


When we talk about partying in Spain, how can we forget Ibiza? Ibiza has Spain's most premium nightlife. Celebrities love partying here to have an unforgettable night. So nightlife here feels luxurious.

Although Ibizia has many nightclubs, boat parties, and musical bars, it’s largely renowned for its EDM beach parties.

The best party districts in Ibiza

Its capital Ibiza Town has an international crowd and high-class clubs. Also, many famous European clubs host summer spots here.

In San Antonia, you'll find Ibiza's most famous resort. This resort hosts famous beach clubs like O Beach Ibiza and Ibiza Rocks. If you don't want to stay in the resort itself, you can also find a lot of bars and smaller clubs in the San Antonio Town area. Another great resort area for nightlife's Playa d'en Bossa. You'll find all sorts of larger and smaller clubs on this beach.

Boat parties are also popular here. Most of the promoters offer night or full-day packages where you can enjoy the sun on the boat's deck during the day and enjoy the party at night. They get booked super quickly, so don't forget to check them in advance.

The best clubs in Ibiza

  1. The best Sunset bar- Kumharas
  2. The best beach club- Nikki Beach Ibiza
  3. The most famous club- Eden
  4. The most premium club- Ushuaia

Average cost of a night out in Ibiza

Ibiza can be pretty expensive because most of its famous clubs are inside of expensive resorts. But you can still find budget-friendly bars and clubs in quiet areas of the island like Santa Eulalia. Another option's visiting smaller venues where you can enjoy the authentic party vibes of Ibiza at affordable prices.

Public transport in Ibiza

Aside from Ibiza airport, you can reach the island with a ferry from Barcelona or Valencia.

On the island, the main public transport is the bus. You can also take the party bus at night which will take you to and from the party spots.

Alternatively, you can book a taxi or a car. Since this is the preferred choice of many travelers, prices are competitive.

Time to have fun!

Regardless of which place you choose from this list of the top party destinations in Spain, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life.

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