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The cities with the best parties in Spain

A stag do surely deserves a high-spirited celebration, doesn’t it? Whether it’s your best friend, brother or a work colleague who’s getting married, this event should be unforgettable. So if your budget allows, one of the most exciting ways to celebrate this day is with a weekend getaway to a city that offers a wide variety of entertainment to make the event memorable.

In this post from Barcelona Hen Do we want to highlight the cities with the best nightlife in Spain so you can choose your destination and thus organise a stag do worthy of being remembered. Are you in?

The most festive cities in Spain

Cities with themed parties: Buñol and Pamplona

As we mentioned earlier, these are not the most festive cities in Spain, but they do have local celebrations that go beyond our borders and draw in thousands of people from all over the world to enjoy them. These are the San Fermines in Pamplona and La Tomatina in Buñol.

Ibiza, the party island in Spain

If we start a list of cities with the best parties, we have to talk about Ibiza; in fact, it’s the first city that comes to mind when we think about fun, clubs and paradise. On this Mediterranean island, you’ll find entertainment for all tastes. The most popular clubs host the most recognised DJs of the moment, especially from the electronic scene. But there are also more economical alternatives offering other musical varieties. Moreover, Ibiza also has a more hippie vibe with markets such as Las Dalias or the Hippie Market which open each season and where the party is also guaranteed.


The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is one of the cities with the most clubs per square meter. Among its streets, you will find from music pubs to mega-clubs like Razzmatazz in Marina. In Barcelona, you will find a wide variety of music styles but the most common ones are electronic (with clubs like Apolo and The Loft) or indie music concerts where the hipster aesthetic abounds. But there is something for everyone: reggaeton clubs, commercial music, house, hip hop, etc.

Madrid, any day is good

Obviously, the country’s capital also has to be included in a list like this. And Madrid has a lot to offer groups of friends who want to have a great time: quality restaurants, neighbourhoods full of partying and, of course, clubs that cater to all tastes. In the city centre, you’ll find lively neighbourhoods like Chueca or the more alternative neighbourhood of Malasaña, two must-sees if you want to have an incredible stag do.

Granada, city of university partying

It is one of the cities with the best nightlife in Andalusia. The reason is that it is a university destination and, as such, parties, concerts and clubs are abundant to cater to the demand of young students. So in Granada, the average age may be a bit lower than what you’re expecting, but you’ll surely have a party and, the best thing is, you might not even have to enter a club as on the street you can find a group with a guitar enjoying some rumba and flamenco. What more could you ask for?


Yes, Bilbao is one of the cities with the best nightlife in the country, surprised? This Basque city contains in its old town a great variety of Basque taverns with pintxos and beers that will be the best precursor to your stag do. And after? Well, you can go to the music bars in the area, go to a club or enjoy a good live concert. Moreover, if you come in August you will find the Semana Grande, seven days of pure mischief and unleashed fun.

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Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
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