Barcelona certainly knows how to party. This city of just over 1.6 million people is relatively small, yet it offers a vibrant wealth of nightlife, particularly with its cool bar scene. Some of Barcelona’s top bars are famous for their speciality cocktails, some for their brilliantly imaginative design and some for the supremely hip crowd that they attract. What they all have in common are great Catalan spirit and flamboyant, palpably vital atmosphere. An early night simply isn’t in the Spanish DNA, so pace yourself on a visit to this ever-lively city. The locals head out late and they frequently don’t return home until the early hours, even on weekdays. Join them for memorable evenings of great tapas and cutting-edge cocktails. Here is our pick of the best venues.