If you haven´t planned your New Year´s Eve in Barcelona yet, here are some ideas that will hopefully help you to organise your celebrations...
I´ve done the background work so you don´t have to - and here´s my list of some of the best restaurants, clubs, hotels and parties in Barcelona for New Years Eve...
Go big! If you think this is the year to do New Year´s Eve in 5 star style then the Hotel Arts and W Hotel in Barcelona are guaranteed to offer you black tie dinner and gala style celebrations.
Indulge with an elaborate menu in luxurious surroundings at the Hotel Arts. The award-winning Arola restaurant offers you delicious food and then free entrance into the Gran Saló Gaudi party for 200 euros each. (Definitely a special occasion option! but will deliver what you hope for...) New Year´s Eve Menu
Party at the top of the W Hotel in the Eclipse bar and see in the New Year with friends overlooking the Mediterranean and beautiful city lights of Barcelona. 100 euros per person. (or 50 euros for the party in the W lounge downstairs)
Throughout the city, there are plenty of restaurant options for New Years Eve...
The cool Cafe Kafka in the Born area is offering group menus and celebrations at midnight for 125 euros. (Obviously depends on what you´re willing to pay!)
For Italian style food in a vintage brasserie setting, head to Toto Restaurant. Eat and drink for 125 euros with a free bar till 3am.
For a reasonable 65 euros you can party till 5pm and enjoy the menu at Dostrece in the Raval.
For a more relaxed vibe, head to Market Hotel for a group menu of 49,50 euros in the Sant Antoni area.
Bar Raval offers tapas and fun at midnight for 49 euros
El Nou de Granados For great fusion tapas, you´ll find a 40 euro menu in the centre of town on Enric Granados street.
Like the English if you generally skip the food and head straight for the drink, then here´s a list of clubs where you can drink and dance until the early hours...
Get discounted tickets online here for the clubs on New Year´s Eve
Catwalk For a young international crowd at 20 euros with 2 drinks (until 27th December)
Otto Zutz Urban, R&B and commercial music for 30 euros with 2 drinks and a glass of cava
Sotavento Party hard and dress up for cava by the sea. 40 euros with 2 drinks Boujis barcelona. Never been but entrance is 40 euros with 3 drinks
Mirablau For stunning views of Barcelona and classic commercial music, head up to Tibidabo and celebrate at Mirablau. (Make sure you book a taxi for the return journey as it´s always difficult at Mirablau)
Street Party and spectacular Fireworks all for free....
For the first time ever, Barcelona´s putting on a massive fireworks display hoping to rival the other major cities at midnight!
Starting at 11.30pm and finishing at 12.15am the sky will be lit with "volcanoes of fire" and a stunning fireworks display at midnight at Plaza España. Watch the countdown to 2014 on the two massive screens either side of the Avenida Maria Cristina and celebrate with friends and family.
So get your sparkles and copas de cava ready for a great New Year´s Eve 2013!!
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year! I´m heading back to London for Christmas so will be back in the New Year with new blog posts and more Barcelona inspiration!