In Madrid they have become a trend, but the dinner shows in Barcelona have nothing to envy. It’s the perfect night out with friends: you go out for dinner, end up having a few drinks and when the night gets livelier, you escape from the table to dance, without having to change venues. Sounds fun, right? Here are a few of our favorite spots to enjoy the perfect evening in Barcelona.
This dinner show fuses Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine, with an exotic decoration and good music, which rises during the night, until it ends at full volume. And yes, at Salvaje you can eat very well with their tasty dishes. In its menu you can find options such as the marinated salmon temakis, aged sirloin steak, dumplings stuffed with shrimp or ripe mango salad.
This place originally from Panama first opened in Madrid, where it already has three locations. The one in Barcelona is pure fun, also. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience.
Carrer de Enric Granados, 86
Quillo is a lively proposal of tapas in the historic center where good vibes always reigns. The perfect place to enjoy the live show in the middle of dinner and then stand up to dance rumba and flamenco during the drinks, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11pm.
Its furniture of noble materials and some of the touches in the decoration, will make you feel like you are in an Andalusian house. The menu is based on market cuisine, very carefully selected ingredients and several options to share with friends. You can enjoy classic tapas, rice creations and some dishes with lots of flavor, such as oxtail in red wine with potato parmentier, or shrimp omelette.
Carrer del Rec Comtal, 2
Tope is the Mexican taqueria on the rooftop of hotel The Hoxton Poblenou, which has become the great favorite of Barcelona’s late afternoon, for its youthful atmosphere, its unbeatable views, live music on weekends and simple proposals to share, such as homemade guacamole or tacos al pastor.
It is worth arriving at sunset to enjoy the contrasts of light over the city skyline and two of its most imposing buildings: the Sagrada Familia and the Agbar Tower. There is normally a programmed DJ set from 6pm to 9 pm and reservations are taken from six people on, for smaller groups it is not necessary to book.
Avinguda Diagonal, 205
Apriori opened its doors, proposing a lively place, with honest and simple dishes, where the product is the only protagonist, recovering the humility of the most traditional cuisine. Esqueixada of cod, stracciatella with sea urchin, or baby potatoes with cheese sauce and ham shavings, are some of the proposals of this season’s menu.
The decoration of the restaurant is divided into two atmospheres. The restaurant floor is reminiscent of an American diner, with a Spanish-style wood-paneled bar. On the other hand, the club, inspired by New York’s Studio 54, takes us back to the 60s with a fun red lighting. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the fun is provided by a DJ who changes every week and plays his repertoire of disco music and 80s remixes. On Wednesdays there is a live concert.
Carrer de la Granada del Penedés, 19
Libertine is on the first floor of the Hotel Casa Bonay and is a place with the spirit of a social club, where during the week many remote workers go to send the last emails of the day and end the day enjoying one of their classic cocktails, craft beers and good music. On weekends, the sound systems get louder and you can enjoy electronic music or live band sounds.
It is a good place to try cocktails, such as the Miso Mary that is prepared with organic tomato, seaweed and spices, vodka or mezcal and a spicy touch; or the Libertine House Martini which consist of a mix of three gins, French dry vermouth and sea salt that has pre-diluted and stored frozen. Its evening menu is personal and unpretentious where you can find proposals such as stracchino, falafel and olives with labneh, or gnocchis, butter, sage and parmesan.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700
Gala is a classic when it comes to ‘dinner shows’ in Barcelona: a central, youthful and colorful space, designed as a trip to the surreal past of Barcelona in the early twentieth century. The best of all is that no matter what time you go, there is always activity. You can enjoy an afternoon drink in its refreshing patio, next to its fountain, stay for dinner, dance, laugh on its merry-go-round and even visit the tarot reader on your way to the bathroom.
Its club is open for dinner with live music. From midnight onwards, a table rises, the show starts with a DJ, and the space becomes a dance floor. Its culinary proposal is as varied as the place: there is sushi, tapas and small plates, cold dishes such as stracciatella and salads, pastas and food from land and sea.
Carrer de Provença, 286
So, if you fancy a night out that includes a delicious dinner, tasty cocktails and an ambiance that gets you grooving, don’t miss out on these top locations we’ve selected for you. Wake up and make the best of the next day with our Historical eBike Tour for the best that Barcelona has to offer!