The Best Queer Spots in Barcelona, Selected by Maricas
The Best Queer Spots in Barcelona, Selected by MaricasMARICAS
Maricas is a vital platform for queer ravers in Barcelona.
Formed by Eloisa Blitzer, ISAbella and Gina Guasch in 2018, since its inception the collective has hosted parties across 15 cities in Europe and launched a record label platforming “genre fluid music”. Before Maricas, there was a much-needed space for queer clubbers to come together and rave to techno in Barcelona. This was the gap that Maricas has since filled, creating parties for the queer community to rave freely in.
The trio describe queer nightlife in Barcelona as being much more about collectives than venues or clubs. Some of the groups you should be paying attention to, according to Maricas, are MUSA Platform, Me Siento Extraña, Jokko Collective, Toro and Latineo.
Aside from collectives, however, these are the physical spaces where you can experience the best of Barcelona’s queer scene.
In this Guide
“Fridays and Saturdays at La Concha are unforgettable nights that for some reason get filled with lesbians while DJs play tracks such as 2 Times by Ann Lee, Bla Bla Bla by Gigi D'Agostino or Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay.”More Info
“Raval’s finest classic queer Almodòbar vibes bar. It was the only place we went to for years. It’s a meet up for all queers in Barcelona, owned by queer individuals. A must in Barcelona.”More Info
“For some reason this classic neighbourhood Spanish bar gets filled by queers. It’s the perfect place to go for some beers, cheese and ham with friends on a chilled week night.”More Info
“This is our favourite celebration dinner place. It’s a bit pricey, but perfect if you want to have some natural wine and exquisite Mediterranean food. Make sure you get some service by Jeanne – a young version of Shane from The L Word.”More Info
“Books, magazines, posters and a lot more at Barcelona’s queer-owned first kiosk. A must for some reading and coffee.”More Info