Another club following the increasingly popular trend of operating as a restaurant by day and a true nightclub by night, Shoko in Barcelona offers a perfect balance of great food, great music, great shows, and great cocktails. Located on the seafront, it's a perfect place to stop after a long, leisurely day exploring the city and beaches, with a beautiful atmosphere inside and out.
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If you stop by early you can have a nice, fresh dinner at the restaurant, consisting of local, Asian fusion, and international cuisine, at a fairly reasonable price, accompanied by a wine from their wide selection of bottles, all of them delicious. The local dishes are the most recommended, as they are divine.
Don't be put off if there are people in the restaurant who are a bit older, or families. The club is a completely separate part of the building, and the crowd in the club is young and beautiful and full of energy. Once you walk through the door it's like you're in a whole new world.
The drinks inside the club can get a bit expensive, but nothing to write home about. Besides that, with a promoter you can usually get a deal on your first drinks, whether it's a free glass or a discount, which is pretty cool.
The music focuses on R&B, house, and danceable pop and hip hop. A good mix of current and throwback tracks. Don't expect anything too slow or without rhythm. You'll have a hard time staying still, so make sure to take some time to catch your breath and have a few drinks, because before you know it you'll have been on your feet for hours.
Fortunately the dance floor is nice and wide open, with plenty of space to dance alongside the most beautiful crowd in Barcelona. This is seriously one of the most fun, sexiest clubs in the city, and the shows, a fusion of Asian theatre, cabaret, and local dance, will completely wow you. You will not be disappointed at this incredibly club.
Because of how busy it can get, you really need to make sure you're on the guest list and arrive early. If you don't think you can arrive for dinner or just after, then make sure to book a table, because most nights it is impossible to get one last-minute. After about one a.m. it can get packed, and you may want to have a break, order some more drinks, and people watch for a while when it gets this busy. Much more relaxed that way.
Depending on what show they have on and how busy they are when you arrive, they might charge you a cover fee, which is not usually much over thirty euro, or they might waive it. This is regardless of if you are on the guest list or have a reservation. And being in the restaurant does not guarantee you a place in the club. They collect the cover charge independently at the door to the club.