Barcelona, Spain, is known for its raucous nightlife, with clubs that often don’t open until after midnight and then stay open until the sun comes up. While these nightclubs attract a certain clientele, there are a few hidden gems in other pockets of the city that have a different, more accessible vibe for night owls of all ages. One such supper club is El Mama, located in the heart of Barcelona’s up-and-coming Sant Antoni neighborhood.
Tucked away down a side street with only a handful of other establishments, El Mama seems oddly placed among the relaxed bars the neighborhood is known for. Once inside the giant glass doors, a fanciful world of warm colors and brilliant lighting schemes await. A horseshoe-shaped balcony curves around the central area, and tables welcome diners keen to sample from the slightly pricey menu before heading downstairs for a dance.
Those just there for drinks can saddle up to the bar or mingle around one of the many tables where you can stand or sit. At a certain hour, the tables scatter and the dance floor reveals itself, as does another bar on the far side of the dance floor. A glittery skull disco ball drops down in the middle of the space to illuminate the dance floor, while the deejay in the corner takes occasional song requests.
El Mama is a unique spot and accommodates eclectic groups, some visiting for conferences or other events, but everyone is there for the same reason: to dance under the twinkling skull.
El Mama Bar, Barcelona
Passatge de Pere Calders, 2, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
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