Gay Barcelona – STDs on your Weenie!

Gay Barcelona – An STD on your Weenie!



What’s up boys and.. Boys? (I do sincerely hope there are some girls around here, because well, this is a very, very serious topic.). This time in my “Gay Barcelona - ..” – blog series, in light of my glory-ous blog about gay-cruising, I want to write about the risk that cruising brings along with it, and most importantly, where to get tested and treated for STD’s in Barcelona. And not just with cruising my sweet little ponies, but with all forms of sex. Sex is fun. Sex is great. But sex is risky. Hey, it’s a risk we all are willing to take when we’re drunk. Well buckle up (or rubber up in this case) for the ride! Because this is going to be an informative one.

How do we get STD‘s? How do we prevent getting them? And maybe even more important; how do we get rid of them.

What is an STD?

Condoms, STD Barcelona, STD, ETS, ETS Barcelona, SexWell, STD stands for Sexual Transmitted Diseases, but STI (Sexual Transmitted Infection) might be little bit more up-to-date. As the name states, you can get an STD by having sex. Any form of sex. Oral(!!! Think of Chlamydia, Herpes, even HIV.), anal, and so on. How do we prevent that from happening? Condoms. Condoms all the way. Of course there are more ways to prevent STD‘s from entering your body, but the good thing about condoms is; you can always have them with you and buy them everywhere, and in some clubs they even come free of charge! So you don’t have an excuse not to be safe, right?

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Well, we all party from time to time, drugs and booze can limit our rational thinking, and well, when we are about to have sex, we don’t want to break the hot tension of both parties, do we? It sounds so innocent, I mean what can happen if it’s just one time without, right? Well guess what, my beautiful unicorns, A LOT CAN HAPPEN! Thank God most STD‘s can be cured with just some random injections or pills (of course not random, but who cares what’s in the needle, just fix my last week’s mistakes, am I right?). However, some of them are really hard to get rid of, and I’m going to talk about the most dangerous one, of which you can’t get rid of (at least not yet); HIV.

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How does one get HIV? It’s simple, you can either be born with it (if your parents have HIV), you can get it by sharing needles with random people who are infected with HIV, or you can get it by having sex. Unprotected sex. Sex where body fluids are being shared. Whenever two bodies get in touch with each other’s body fluids, you have a chance of getting HIV, but of course, the other person needs to have HIV. And I know it’s really easy to just ask the person before you have sex; ‘Hey, do you have HIV? No? OH LET’S GO!’ But no, that’s not gonna give you the gaurantee that it is going to be safe. The person doesn’t even have to know that he has HIV, or he can be lying to you. The incubation period (The time it takes to actually show symptons) of HIV is rather long, it can take up to a few months, years even, depending on the person.  And if you end up getting HIV, you’ll be living a life with pills, and not the party pills you might be thinking of. So please be safe and use a condom anytime you have sex. Be safe. Please.


So what do we do when we do get an STD? We go to health clinics, and I’ll give you the two (in my opinion) best ones.

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The first one is Open House (located Carrer Sicília 253, nearest Metro Sagrada Familia), a private clinic, and I do prefer this one over the other, especially for foreigners who don’t speak spanish, or people who are just visiting the city. It’s an english-speaking clinic, and you can have your results within 20 minutes and you get the cure right after in case you have an STD, so there’s no need to go to the pharmacy! However, it does come with a price, as you have to pay right away, and isn’t that cheap. But if that speed isn’t high-quality service, I don’t know what is. Check out their website and get ready for your check-up!

The second one is Clínica Ginecológica Sants (located Roger 23 Street, nearest Metro Badal), a spanish clinic, of course this clinic is just as good as the previous one, except this one has a longer waiting time. For making an appointment and for getting back the results. It isn’t as expensive as Open House, but it isn’t as fast either. Check out their website to make an appointment!

Now don’t let this blog discourage you from having sex, because that’s not the idea. I just want to make sure that you know there are risks that come with having sex. So please, have fun out there! Get your game on! Bring out the condoms!

Be safe my princesses, because  you guys have to live on to read my next few blogs!

Have a fabulous gayday!

So long, gay boys!


Gay Barcelona – Parties Without Panties!

Gay Barcelona – Parties without panties!

Gay Barcelona Cruising Nightlife

Where to cruise in Gay Barcelona?

In our Blog Series “Gay Barcelona – … ” we’ll be talking about several gay topics, and this one is all about cruising with your fellow gay men, in men-only clubs! Oh! By the way, check out this awesome blog about Gaixample!

I bet you’ve experienced it, you see that beautifully well-built guy, dancing around that pole, and you are craving for his attention.. Well bad luck for you sir, because there they are, the well-known ‘fag-hags’ of the other gay men, drooling all around him screaming for a glimpse of his eyes (or you know, some other things). Well, we’ve come up with a solution just for you, so you won’t have to slap those girls faces: A list of a few Men-Only clubs! But yeah, you might’ve guessed it, Men-Only clubs can be rather.. Cruisy. Before you decide to go to these clubs, please consider reading the safe-sex guide!

Berlin Dark

Gay Barcelona Cruising Berlin Dark Nightlife CruisingBerlin Dark – The first one on our “Gay Barcelona – Party without Panties” – list would be Berlin Dark and the club is located at Passatge de Prunera, No. 18. The nearest Metro would be Poble Sec. If you exit the Metro it is about a 10 minute walk. Berlin Dark is not your average clubbing place. This club revolves around cruising. This gay club is home to gay men who are into fetishes, S&M, Naturism, Leather, and so on. There are plenty of events in this club which have certain dress codes, well, you could’ve guessed it, won’t be Catholic. The opening hours of this club, however, aren’t like most either, being closed on mondays, open from 22:30 – 2:30 tuesday to thursday, and 22:30 – 3:30 on fridays and saturdays, but oh well, we all know that cruising doesn’t take that much time, right? But, if you’re up to finding someone to spend and stay the night with, this might not be the place you’re looking for.

Club Trash

Gay Barcelona Cruising Trash ClubbingClub Trash is located at C/ Mare de Deu del Remei, No. 11. The nearest Metro would be Poble Sec as well, and is just a 5-10 minute walk away from the Metro station. If you think Berlin Dark is too much, then you’re in for a big one. Club Trash, with 500m2, is probably the biggest cruising club of Barcelona. This club is sex. Sex, sex and sex. Have I told you it’s also about sex? Yeah, I guess you get it. This club has strict dressing codes, and all are sex-based. If it’s either leather, S&M, sports or just being naked, everything is being judged at the entrance, just to check if you are worthy enough to get inside. Yeah, I’d say it’s pretty intense, but if you’re up for some hardcore cruising, please, be my guest and get in there, discover the grounds, and tell me after if there is anything I missed out on.


Metro Club
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And then we’ve got Metro. Metro is located at Sepúlveda, No. 185. The nearest Metro would be Universitat. And then it’ll be just a 5 minute walk. Compared to the other ones in this list, this is probably the most ‘innocent’ club. If you are looking for 25yo+ men, this is probably the place to be. Metro has quite some sexual tension around the club, but it’s not as much as the others. Metro has great music, techno, dance, anything really that can keep you going all night. For those who like to watch, there sure is something that would please the eye; GoGo-dancers! These gorgeously built men will show you their dance moves.. And if you’re lucky, they might even drop that towel just in front of you..






Gay Barcelona Cruising Nightlife Gay Bar NightBerryThe last one (for now!) on our ‘Gay Barcelona – Parties without Panties’ – list, is Nightberry and this rather small bar is located at C/ Diputació, No. 161. Like I mentioned, this isn’t a club, it’s a bar. And just like all the other Men-Only clubs / bars, this is yet another bar that is probably just for cruising. Unlike the clubs, this bar has a more relaxing atmosphere and therefore it might be easier to start your cruising adventures here. But don’t be fooled by the relaxing atmosphere, because this bar can get just as hardcore as you want it to be..




If I would have to make a ranking list from hardcore cruising to somewhat ‘decent’ cruising (of course, cruising isn’t always.. You know, decent.) out of these four clubs, I’d say that Club Trash would be the rather intense one, followed by Berlin Dark. And Metro and Nightberry would follow respectively. But wherever you want to start your cruising adventures, I am 100% sure you’ll find it in any of these four bars!

Well, I’ve tried my best to give you some of the best cruising places in Barcelona, but of course, it’s not just these four, there are just so many clubs, bars, where you can cruise. Therefore I would love it so much if you would share me your amazing cruising adventures (no need for the explicit details though, we need to keep something for the imagination) in the comment box down below so I can find more cruisy clubs to write about, just for you!

Well this is it for now, so what are you waiting for? Put on your cruising boots, thong and hat, and get your cruise on!

Have a fabulous gayday!

So long, gay boys!


Top 5 Movie-Themed Spots in Barcelona



Best movie inspired bars in Barcelona

Do you often go to cinema and love talking about movies ? Do you always keep up-to-date with upcoming movies or movie news ? So if you are a film buff or you just want to be in a cool themed bar/coffee shop, here are the 5 movie-themed places in Barcelona to get you in the mood of a film night.

1. Polaroid – 80′s Retro Bar

The first place in our favorite movie-themed spots in Barcelona is Polaroid Bar. Although I was born during the 90s, the movies of the 80s like The Karate Kid or Terminator were parts of my childhood. Therefore, when I discovered the hidden bar named “Polaroid”, I was impressed and felt like traveling back in time. Being hidden in a small alley of Barri Gòtic, with its 80’ies themed décor, the bar is full of retro things such as Polaroid photos, old films playing on the screen, cassettes and so on. The dimly lit walls covered with vinyl, VHS tapes, cameras along with film posters of famous movies from E.T to Dirty Dancing bring it the funky, relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The bar also features a good choice of music from classic rock bands such as Nirvana, Guns and Roses or Pearl Jam. It is very interesting while reading the menus as you can recognize very familiar 80s characters such as Mr Miyagi or Sarah Connor (of Terminator). The price for beer or cocktails is reasonable. You can order a bucket of five beers with free popcorn for 10 EUR or a fruity mojito for 6 EUR.

Address: Carrer dels Còdols, 29

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2. Dry Martini – James Bond bar

Dry Martini is definitely the type of bar that you often see in movies: classical, elegant and sleek bars. When you are entering the bar, you will feel like you’re on the set of a James Bond movie. It has an English vibe with large armchairs, benches, dim lighting, plush fabrics and dark wood. Being internationally recognised as one of the best 50 bars in the world in 2014, Dry Martini is founded by the cocktail master Mr Javier de las Muelas who is giving a lot of cocktail lectures. It serves excellent cocktails and food with very professional and friendly staff being all dressed in white suits. It is also enchanting to watch the bartenders preparing the drinks with enthusiasm. Dry Martini is most suitable for formal meetings, first dates or a proposal. You can also check out our blog Top 25 places to take a first date

Address: Carrer Aribau 162 – 166

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3. Bharma – Lost bar

Located in Sant Marti, Bharma is a themed bar inspired by the popular TV series: Lost. From the decor to the names of sandwiches & tapas, the owner has paid the closest attentios to details in order to recreate the Lost atmosphere. Special features of the bar are: oceanic flight 815 stuck in the wall, the hatch door, Sawyer’s letter, and even the “Bharma Initiative”beer with the Dharma logo. During the show’s peak, Mr Jorge Garcia, a member of the cast, has also visited the bar during his stay in Barcelona. Since its opening in 2008, Bharma acts as a regular refuge for not only Lost fans but also for fans of other legendary TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead. The biggest pro of Bharma is that it usually organizes special meeting nights to celebrate movie events or special episodes. For example, it has broadcasted on big screens the Academy Awards, the epic finale of Breaking Bad or the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones. About 2 weeks ago, to celebrate the 48th anniversary of the legendary Star Trek, the bar had many activities such as  showing famous episodes, discussions, contests, and workshops. So, if you are a fan of US-UK TV series, you will definitely love this cozy bar where you can make many new friends sharing the same interests.

Address: Carrer de Pere IV, 93

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4. El Laurel – Best empanadas in town

El Laurel is a good choice to stop by before going to a cinema. It is considered as a hidden treasure for locals.  El Laurel is an Argentina cinema bar located in Sant Antoni and just opposite the Cines Renoir being one of a few cinemas having movies in the original language. Because the cinema and the bar work together, they offer amazing deals of a meal + cinema ticket. For example, for 15 EUR “Cena de Cine” deal on week days, you will have 1 movie entrance ticket, 3 empanadas, a nice salad of arrugula and parmesan and a medium-sized drink. Most customers come to El Laurel for empanadas which are incredibly delicious and there are many options for both veggies and meaties. It is a busy spot so I suggest you to come early.

Address: Carrer de Floridablanca, 140

Best empanada in Barcelona

5. Pudding – Alice In The Wonderland

Last but not least, we want to introduce Pudding – the lovely coffee shop inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Pudding is opened by a French woman who has definitely brought the unique and quirky decor for the place. The massive mushrooms, bookshelves, a roof of red and white stripes, the interesting lights, the painted doors and jazz soundtracks all together will surprise you. The place attracts many young travelers, group of friends and families. If you have kids, be sure to bring them with you because they will love Pudding so much.  The concept of Pudding is: Eat+Play+Think.  The owner wants to create a fun atmosphere for kids expressing new ideas through different activities. This is the perfect place for a delicious brunch and fresh home made cakes. The fantastic cakes are served with generous portions. I recommend the carrot cakes and the quiche here. The friendly atmosphere, the beautiful decoration, the good food quality and price will let you want to come back here soon.

Address: Carrer de Pau Claris 90

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If you know any interesting themed bars in Barcelona then we love to hear about them, leave us comments below.

In the mean time, check out our The most unique bars in Barcelona and our e-book Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Barcelona


Events in Barcelona in October 2014

What’s on in Barcelona this October 2014 – best events and venues

Looking for info about the best events in Barcelona in October 2014?  You have come to the right place! The following blog article will be providing you the things you need to know if you plan on taking in the most of Barcelona in the upcoming month. So instead of just ‘skim-passing’ through Barcelona, here’s a list with the MUST-DO stuff in this wonderful city in October.



Festa Barceloneta


  • LOCATION: the Barceloneta neighbourhood, Ciutat Vella district
  • PERIOD/DATE: end of September, beginning of October
  • DESCRIPTION: in-the-street parties involving fireworks, football tournaments, traditional music and dances, free Spanish food & drinks tastings, sweets for the children thrown away by characters performing in marvelous parades.



Pharell Williams Concert in Barcelona


  • LOCATION: El Palau Sant Jordi Arena, Montjuic Hill
  • PERIOD/DATE: 1st October
  • DESCRIPTION: Extraordinary concert of the American singer Pharell Williams as part of his worldwide Dear Girl Tour



SWAB International Contemporary Art Fair


  • LOCATION: Fira de Barcelona, Sants-Montjuic
  • PERIOD/DATE: 2-5 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Exhibition featuring young artists just starting their careers, focusing on increasing awareness and access of the general public to the contemporary art



Erotic Fair Barcelona

  • LOCATION: Pavelló de la Vall d’Hebron
  • PERIOD/DATE: 2-5 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Hottest fair in Barcelona, with erotic live shows, sex toy stalls, lap dances, erotic massages and even sex ed workshops



Sitges Film Festival

  • LOCATION: Sitges, 40kms from Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 3-12 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Early film festival, one of the oldest film festivals in Spain (started in 1968), considered to be the leading horror and fantasy film festival in the whole world





  • LOCATION: Palau Sant Jordi Arena, Montjuic Hill (yeah, that’s right – it’s the same place where Pharell will be having the concert!)
  • PERIOD/DATE: 4th October
  • DESCRIPTION: Live shows featuring gladiator battles and chariot races



Garmin Barcelona Triathlon

  • LOCATION: Nova Mar Bella and Llevant beaches
  • PERIOD/DATE: 5th October, 8 am
  • DESCRIPTION: One of the largest triathlons in Spain and definitely the largest in Catalunya, with over 6,000 athletes taking part in the event each year



Jazz Festival Barcelona



Kylie Minogue Concert Barcelona



Barcelona International Boat Show

  • LOCATION: Port Vell Marina, Barcelona port
  • PERIOD/DATE: 15-19th October
  • DESCRIPTION: Boat exhibition featuring more than 700 boats and yachts, more than 300 exhibitors, providing the participants the opportunity to test drive all the water vehicles
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Exhibition



Casa Batlló

  • LOCATION: throughout all neighbourhoods of Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: mid-late October
  • DESCRIPTION: during a two-day period, more than 150 buildings in Barcelona open their doors to welcome architecture-savvy tourists



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Mercat de Mercats

  • LOCATION: Avenida de la Catedral
  • PERIOD/DATE: Late October
  • DESCRIPTION: All that Barcelona/Catalunya/Spain have the best in terms of food and drinks delicacies, everything gathered in one place – Mercat de Mercats! *GULP*



Manga Fair Barcelona

  • LOCATION: Fira de Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 30th October – 2nd November
  • DESCRIPTION: A four-day manga event featuring video games, performances and cosplayers from all over the world. For more info, check out our blog article about Japanese Culture in Barcelona HERE!



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La Castanyada Barcelona

  • LOCATION: All over Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 31st October
  • DESCRIPTION: The day before All Saints Day marks the Castanyada – the name comes from the fact that people usually cook chestnuts (castanyes) this day – so make sure you eat at least a handful of those because they are delicious (not to mention the sides: moniatos – sweet roasted potatoes and panellets – small balls of almond paste covered in pine nuts)!

Top 10 Things To Do In El Born

Surrounded with pedestrian streets, cool boutiques, great restaurants and cocktail lounges, El Born is surely the trendiest neighborhood in Barcelona. Unlike La Rambla and Gothic  Quarter always being full of tourists, I find El Born more funky, charming and intimate while wandering and being lost here. That’s why I want to introduce you top 10 things to do in El Born, which is an exciting discovery about local art, culture and vibrant nightlife.


1. Palau de la Música – Music Palace:Top 10 things to do in El Born

“It’s like a crown which surrounds and embraces you” is how the famous Opera singer Montserrat Caballé has described the Palau de la Música. Indeed, Palau de la Música is a masterpiece of Domenech i Montaner, a contemporary of Gaudi. From outside, the Palau is made of red bricks and decorated with colorful mosaics and busts. Inside, its sculpture represents on one side the “Ride of Walkiries” and on the other side, the figure of Beethoven. The hall’s splendid glass cupola roof can probably take your breath away. Palau de la Música has over 350 concerts per year, making it a symbol of Catalan music and culture as well as the first destination to visit in El Born.



2. Santa Maria del Mar:Best things to do in El Born

I randomly caught Santa Maria del Mar while I was walking to the very end of the authentic Carrer de l’Argenteria. Located in the heart of El Born, Santa Maria del Mar is a beautiful example of Catalan Gothic churches  as well as links close to Catalan history and traditions. The church is called  ”Saint Mary of the Sea” because the sea once lapped at the foot of this church, which is hard to believe. Santa Maria del Mar does not give a very big impression from outside as it is hemmed in by many nearby small streets. But the spacious and light interior can win any one’s heart. The lauded light streams in through tall clerestory windows, while the central nave and two flanking aisles separated by slender octagonal pillars give an enormous sense of lateral space.



3. Carrer Montcada – Picasso Museum Top things to do in El Born

As a connection between the busiest streets of El Born, Carrer Princesa and Passeig del Born, Carrer Montcada is the home of 4 museums and various art galleries. That’s why it is considered as the art street of Barcelona. If you are an art lover and want to know more about one of the most influential artists – Pablo Picasso, then Picasso Museum is definitely worth visiting ! You can find more about the best things to do in Carrer Montcada here

Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23


4. The Passeig del Born

Being packed with modern tapas bars, boutique stores and cafes, Passeig del Born is one of the most fashionable streets and nightlife hot spots in Barcelona. This charming avenue stretches from the old Born market to the beautiful Gothic church Santa Maria del Mar. With its medieval flavor, it is very relaxing and nice to have a stroll here or just simply sit on one of the benches under the shade of trees and feel the world go by.

El Borne


5. Parc de la Ciutadella: Top 10 things to do in El Born, El Borne

Parc de la Ciutadella is located in the east of El Born. Being the biggest park in Barcelona, it is the urban “green lung” of the city and very famous among local people. For me, this is the perfect place to chill out with your friends or families. I really love spending a few hours here at the weekend to relax on the grass, enjoy the sunshine or to have a stroll around the English-style garden. You can find many things to see here such as beautiful Castell dels Tres Dragons, Parliament of Catalonia, the Cascada fountain, lovely Umbracle, glass house, the waterfall and lake. Also, on the other side of the park, there is the Barcelona Zoo which makes a perfect family day out.


6. Tapas tour:

El Born is a cultural hub of Barcelona, where you can find plenty of cozy tapas bars of outstanding quality. During the night, El Born turns into a very funky area with a lot of options for a buzzy dinner. Why not get together with your friends and take a tapas tour with our Tapas Tour Guide in El Born here

Tapas in El Born


7. Cocktail barsTop 10 things to do in El Born, El Borne

El Born is amazing for late night hang out. The area still maintains a high degree of local life and has a laid back street party vibe. Whether you like classy or quirky, El Born’s alleys offer you a wide selection of fantastic cocktail bars. The Passeig del Born itself has around 20 bars. Some highlights cocktail bars and lounges are: Coppelia (a luxury bar with magnificent interior design and very good life-long cocktails), La Vinya del Senyor (nice view to Santa Maria del Mar), Mamaine Bar (this one has great Mojito and true Catalan style) and La Luna  (it has a beautiful restored 17th century arches and soft lightining with delicious mojito)

8. BcnKitchen cooking class

Fun, enjoyable and being close to Catalan history and traditions than ever,  BcnKitchen cooking class will bring you an unforgettable experience by learning about Catalan ingredients, techniques and recipes with local chefs. From going to markets, cooking around the kitchen, then to siting down at the table with new friends,  you will get directly into Barcelona, Catalunya and then Spain bite by bite, sip by sip. It is definitely one of the funnest activities in Barcelona ! Check out BcnKitchen’s website here

Address: Carrer de la Fusina, 15

Best things to do in El Born

9. Seafood at La Paradeta

La Paradeta is very famous among seafood lovers. This restaurant has the most appetizing and freshest sea food you can get. As soon as you walk in, you will see a huge display of all kinds of seafood. After selecting the seafood you want, they will immediately cooked. When the dished are ready, the chef will call you and you need to get them by yourself. With great prices and a friendly casual atmosphere, La Paradeta is worth having dinner here ! Small tip: La Paradeta gets very busy. You should be there at least 15 minutes before it opens if you don’t want to queue!

Address: Passatge Simo 18

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10. Santa Caterina marketTop things to do in El Born, El Borne

Being hidden in a brightly colorful roof, Santa Caterina is one of the liveliest markets in Barcelona. If you go inside, you will be amazed by sights and odors from astonishing array of fruit, cured meats, cheeses and fresh fish from the Mediterranean. There are also many stalls and restaurants that serve tapas and other Catalan specialties in outstanding quality.

Address: Av Francesc Camo, 16





If you think there are many other things to do in El Born, then we would love to hear from you, leave us a comment below.



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