Barcelona Club Review: RazzmatazzBar Reviews, Parties, Festivals & Events, Spain — By Patty H on May 31, 2010 at 10:00 am
Barcelona is a city that doesn’t sleep and if you like bright lights and loud music, it’s the city for you. Famous for its wild nightlife, the clubs are extra competitive with each other, and therefore that much better. The Spanish eat late, drink late and sleep late so clubs won’t be busy until 1 or 2 am, but after a tapas dinner and sangria, clubs are the place to be. Lost Girl Lauren Tousignant was in Barcelona a few months ago and loved the club called Razzmatazz…she partied it up like a true Spaniard!
By Lauren Tousignant
When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed by the people, the lights and the number of hallways. I soon decided on a direction and eventually made my way into a red-lit room. A remix of the Black Eyed Pea’s “I Gotta Feeling” screamed through the speakers, everyone began waving their hands and stomping their feet and I knew, tonight was gonna be a good night.
If you’re visiting Barcelona don’t even think about leaving until you’ve gone to Razzmatazz. This must-see club is one of Barcelona’s best. Featuring five different rooms, Razzmatazz is ultimately five clubs in one, all of which are connected by ceiling-less, rooftop pathways where clubbers go to smoke and cool off.
Sway you’re hips downstairs at the Razz Club which features top indie hits such as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Heads Will Roll” and MGMT’s “Time to Pretend.” Upstairs at the Loft and Lo*Li*Ta you’ll find techno beats that pump through your whole body. Finally the Pop and Rex Room plays pop, disco and house numbers and tend to be a little more relaxed but still as thrilling as the other three.
If you’re staying at a hostel you’re in luck. Most hostels (such as HelloBCN or Barcelona Urbany hostel) offer discounted tickets to Razzmatazz. My fellow travelers and I enjoyed a 15-euro discount, were allowed to cut the line and received one free drink when we bought tickets from HelloBCN. If you’re not staying at a hostel prepare for a pricey cover charge (30 euro) and up to a 4 mile waiting line.
However the wait is definitely worth it and you’re guaranteed to have a wild time. Avoid bringing a coat if you can as the coat check often has a long, slow line. Also, be aware of older men lurking in the corners, they’re often harmless but find a new spot or go to a different room if you begin to feel uncomfortable. And finally make sure to go on a Saturday night, that’s when Razzmatazz is at it’s best.
The lights are bright, the fog is heavy and the carefree atmosphere is contagious. Razzmatazz was unlike any other club I visited while staying in Barcelona. The club closes at 6 in the morning, but you’ll leave begging for 15 more minutes.
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