MWC After Dark: Where to go when the hard work is over

Last updated: 27 February 2015

Mobile World Congress may be the biggest annual event in the mobile world, but it’s not just the amazing innovations at the event that bring Barcelona to life. There’s a reason why readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted it the sixth best city in Europe!

We’ve trawled the web to bring you our top tips for the best parties, bars and restaurants to head to once the sun goes down….


For the 13th year, MEF is organizing the legendary after-party on the first night of MWC 2015: MEF Connects MWC! This event will take place at the prestigious Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and will bring together over 650 international members and invited VIP guests who represent the global mobile ecosystem. However, it is important to note that this is a MEMBER ONLY event. MEF members can register here, whilst everyone else can sign up here to register your interest in the event.

When: Monday, March 2nd, From 20:00pm until late.

Where: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Plaça dels Àngels.

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Do you want to meet the best marketing talent in the industry? Look no further than the Mobile Marketing Mixer, which will be hosted at the spectacular Cerveceria Moritz, a unique building transformed from the old Moritz beer factory into one of Barcelona’s coolest venues. An open bar, buffet and music will wrap up the second day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress at a celebration guaranteed to deliver fun, entertainment and networking opportunities.

When: Tuesday, March 3rd, From 20:00pm until late.

Where: Cerveceria Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39. Wednesday

Airpush and SALT Beach Club organize one of the largest and most fun events of all, the Airpush Cocktail Party. With over 600 of the mobile industry’s most influential players attending, you can sit back and enjoy cocktail service, open bar, full buffet, international DJs and VIP Lounges in one of Spain’s best venues. You couldn’t ask for more and you can RSVP for the event here.

When: Wednesday, March 4th, From 20.00pm until 23:00pm.

Where: SALT Beach Club inside the W Hotel Barcelona. 


Would you like a combination of great food, fine art and culture? You should make sure to reserve a seat at restaurant El Cercle, which is located in a 15th Century palace and shares the building with arts institution Reial Cercle Artístic. The interior is separated into three spaces, which are influenced by the palace and the art institution, and offer three different sorts of food, with traditional Catalan cuisine, a high-end Japanese menu, and traditional tapas and platillos available.

Where: El Circle, Carrer dels Arcs, 5 First Floor


Within a five minute walk of the MWC Exhibition Centre, Xixbar is one of the best bars specializing in gin and tonics in Barcelona. What was once an old dairy now has more than 80 references to premium gin and tonics and is a popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike. This cozy and unconventional bar also regularly organizes fun tasting events so go along for a taste of Spanish culture to start your weekend.

Where: Carrer de Rocafort, 19

With so much on offer in one of the best party cities in the world, there is no reason to head back to the hotel for an early night! Think we’ve missed something? Then post your top tips in the comments below. We love personal recommendations.

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