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Barcelona is very famous for it’s so-called “Social Clubs” or in other words “Cannabis Clubs”. These Social Clubs have existed for many years already and are also the reason why many tourists choose to visit Barcelona. What a lot of people don't seem to understand is that these Social Clubs in Barcelona are much different than the Coffee Shops which one might know from Amsterdam. If you are interested in getting to know the difference between a Social Club in Barcelona and a Coffee Shop in Amsterdam read ourBlog Article about this topic. If you are interested in visiting a Social Club in Barcelona but you don't know how,read this article.
1) Circulo BCN
Social Club Location: City-Center / El Borne close to Barceloneta
El Circulo is definitely one of our favorite Social Clubs in Barcelona. The Cannabis Club is rather small but very nicely decorated. Located in the middle of El Borne and just about a 15 min walk away from the beach. The Staff ist super friendly and have a great knowledge about cannabis in general. El Ciruculo often organizes events with a live Dj or sometimes a small live band. They have comfortable lounges, bar seats and some normal tables to sit and work on your laptop. The Club is also very strict, so be sure to follow all the rules and be polite when entering the club.
2) Relax BCN
Social Club Location: Universitat / Plaça Catalunya
Relax BCN is a very well and centrally located Social Club. The club itself is nicely decorated and they have very friendly staff. There are plenty of seats to sit down and enjoy your weed as well as nice tables where you can even open your laptop and finish some emails. This Social Club has a great selection of Weed, we are sure you won't be bored here.
The HighClass is as the name already suggests a rather High class cannabis club. The Social Club is located in the middle of Poblenou and is very large. There is more than enough space in the club to basically do anything you want. They have very comfortable lounges as well as Tables to sit and work at. The club possesses two bars, one for drinks and one where you can obtain your weed.
As you have noticed by now, there are many different styles of Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona. There's literally something for everyone here in Barcelona.These 6 Social Clubs that we presented to you are just 6 of over 400 Clubs. So there are many more to explore, but these 6 are Social Clubs to which we have a personal relationship to and for which we can guarantee that they are fully legal, professional and have great quality weed.
If you are visiting Barcelona and want to buy weed or join a social club, we advise you to be careful and always follow the rules. There are many illegal clubs in Barcelona and many tourists end up in the hospital every year because they consume bad cannabis. We wrote a greatarticlewhich explains everything you need to know when coming to Barcelona looking to buy cannabis or join a social club.
We hope that we were able to introduce you to some new Social clubs in Barcelona which you have not known yet. If you have any questions you can always contact us directly or comment below.
How can I join a Cannabis Club?
You need to be recommended by at least one already existing member of the Social Club. Some clubs require you to be recommended by multiple members or the recommending member needs to have a minimum seniority. If you don't know a member of a Social Club, you can buy a Fast-Track Pass from El Capitan. A Fast-Track pass allows you to get a recommendation as if you were recommended by a friend. If the club accepts you (which almost always happens) the fee paid will be considered as the membership fee, so you don't have to pay additional fees.
Do not arrive withSuitcases or bigBackpacks (try to look local)
Do not arrivedrunk or on any otherdrugs
Do not arrive with you touristrented bicycles
Do not arrive inbathing shorts andflip flops
Treat everyone in the club withrespect and be nice
Don'tsmoke outside of the club,only inside!
Don't try to haggle
Don't arrive withlarge groups that are not members or do not have a personal invitation
Don’t arrive withoutcash!
Why is a membership necessary?
Membership is necessary because of Spanish law. Like explained above, the consumption of Cannabis is only allowed in a private space. In order to be able to consume and obtain cannabis in a Social Club, a Social Club must be “Private” and therefore only allow members to enter.
What can I do inside a Social Club?
There are many styles of Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona. Some clubs are more sophisticated than others. Others offer other great attractions such as live concerts, game nights, TV's and Live Streaming of Sports. The majority of Social Clubs are a bar/lounge with a Budtender and a "Bar". Many Social Clubs offer free WiFi, which makes them a great place for you to use your laptop while enjoying some marijuana.
In the heart of Spain's vibrant culture lies a unique and often misunderstood phenomenon: the Cannabis Social Club (CSC). These entities are non-profit organizations formed primarily for the personal consumption of cannabis by their members. They operate under a community-focused model, which is distinct from commercial cannabis outlets seen in other countries.