When looking for nightlife around Barcelona, there are quite a few options you can take. There are bars that specialize in pretty much everything. From American bars to Irish pubs, there are many choices out there. Another way to explore the bars and nightlife is to go by neighbourhood. Each neighbourhood has a fairly distinct set of characteristics in the bars and clubs in the area. If you are looking for some gay nightlife take a look at Gaixample, a small subsection of the Eixample neighbourhood.