As the name suggests, this cannabis club revolves around an Alcatraz theme, having an all round dungeon-style feel to it. Unfortunately for tourists, Alcatraz Barcelona is open only to residents of Spain. It’s also one of the reasons that this cannabis club is so cool. Without tourists constantly floating in and out, Alcatraz has kept the authentic feel of a Barcelona cannabis club.
This cosy little cannabis club is a favourite among Barcelona residents because it keeps things on the real side. Staff are friendly, the product is good, and most importantly, it has a chill vibe about the place. The club is ok for anybody over the age of 21 and the membership costs 15€.
Alcatraz Barcelona is appropriately named; the whole club has a dungeon feel about it, decorated with prison memorabilia and penitentiary style furniture. Although there are couches, stools are solid, tables are metal and overall, the place really looks like a bar that would be hidden somewhere in the depths of Alcatraz. Even the bar looks like it’s been hammered together by prisoners.
There are screens all over Alcatraz, so customers can enjoy watching music videos and can probably even request movies if they wish. Sometimes, this club puts up a small stage in the centre of the bar for musicians, the backdrop of which is great lighting and the “ALCATRAZ” sign on the wall.
The vibe of Alcatraz is super chill, especially because there aren’t weed-horny tourists flying around everywhere. The local vibe makes it a nicer, quieter and more authentic place to enjoy Barcelona cannabis. You’d be hard pressed to find an international in Alcatraz, although the staff probably make some exceptions if internationals are referred by frequent members.
There is sometimes live music happening at Alcatraz, a great addition to the smoking experience. There is also a room for playing Fifa and there are monthly Fifa tournaments at Alcatraz, making the vibe even more friendly and local.
You could walk to Alcatraz in less than 10 minutes from Placa Catalunya, making its central location extremely accessible. At the same time, the location isn’t as crazy as some areas of the city (it’s near to the Gothic Quarter), so entering and exiting the club is discreet. Alcatraz is located on Carrer de Sant Pere Mitjà, and the front of the building is rather discreet. No huge signs advertising the fact that it is a cannabis club – another way this club likes to keep things real.
Because Alcatraz is mainly a local club, prices for product are relatively low. A gram of cannabis can be purchased for anywhere between 4 and 9 €, depending on the quality. They also stock concentrates here, ranging between 40 and 50 € a gram. For the most part, Alcatraz is famous for getting extremely high quality buds of super delicious strains such as Amnesia, Trainwreck, Chemdawg, Northern Lights, Green Poison and NYCD. It’s pretty safe to say that customers are virtually never disappointed with the product at Alcatraz.
Overall, this is probably the club that locals have been waiting for. Since Barcelona came on the world map as one of the cannabis capitals of the world, it has been flooded by tourists looking for a great, local smoke. Plus, it doesn’t help that there are hawkers all around Barcelona helping tourists get memberships for cannabis clubs. Well, Alcatraz has a residents-only policy, which is really awesome for residents. As a result, the prices are kept low and reasonable, and even has one of the cheapest membership costs for cannabis clubs in Barcelona. It really is a great club, perfectly set up, great staff and great product – what more could a cannabis-smoking Barcelona resident ask for?