La Fira
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Melike
By Melike
Violent harassment with an explanation of NATIONAL?RACIAL PROFILING by La Fira Staff!!
1.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2022
I was taken away from my COLLEAGUES and THROWN OUT OF THE CLUB VIOLENTLY out of absolutely nowhere and with no communication attempt!! The reason that I was later provided was that I DO NOT HAVE SPANISH ID although I have ID issued by SPAIN!! We went to the La Fira Villarroel following our department Christmas dinner as a big group of academics from the University of Barcelona. I am a Turkish researcher who just started to work in Barcelona. I entered after my ID (NIE - issued by Spain) was checked and paid my entrance fee, got a stamp on my arm. I bought our drinks, and went to the coat room to leave my jacket. Then I was waiting in the toilet line with my colleagues. There was no incident happening around to be confused with someone else. Suddenly security people grabbed me and dragged me down the stairs and threw me out of the club WITH NO REASON and EXPLANATION! I was literally shocked! My local colleagues were also shocked and tried to explain that I was with them but it was so sudden and no one was either listening or telling us anything. After they put me out of the club I was asking the security people why I was taken outside but from that point on, I was completely ghosted and ignored. I was not harassing or disturbing people, violent, or falling down drunk. NO REASON!!!! In front of my colleagues and my boss! I was given no explanation why was I just out of nowhere forcefully taken outside of the club!!?? It was humiliating and violent -my arms at the points he grabbed me bruised!! I know what it would look like if I went unreasonable and crazy at that moment. I tried to talk to the security guards reasonably over and over again. I was completely ghosted. Then another (new) relatively younger security approached me and told me that I was taken outside because I DON’T HAVE A SPANISH ID!! I told him that I do have NIE, issued by SPAIN but obviously, I am not Spanish!!!! He checked with the other securities, came back and just said that he was sorry that he cannot help!!! First of all! if YOU HAVE RACIAL PROFILING how come it applies after I get my ID checked and paid for my entrance and had my drinks???!!! I was shocked!! Reactive people tried to talk to the securities and the answer they got was this time that I SLINKED INSIDE!!! This obviously was also a lie and can easily be proven by my banking details and a stamp on my arm!! Which your colleagues put just half an hour ago!!! On top of everything, I was not even allowed to get my coat from the coat room. People needed to bring me my coat!!! My boss and colleagues needed to got out and left with me as well!! The violence and humiliation I experienced WITH A NATIONAL/RACIAL PROFILING like it is an incredibly usual VALID REASON?!?!?? What age are you living in??? My eyes literally got closed from crying! Why was I forcefully thrown out of the club while I provided my valid ID, paid my entrance and DID NOT DO ANYTHING against the publicly provided club terms and policies?! I wrote to the all official channels of club management; I provided all the valid documents to prove my identity, my entrance fee and everything! NO ANSWER. I was honestly expecting an ashamed apology and explanation for misunderstanding or confusion!! NOTHING! It is the club where your basic human rights can easily be abused and violated!! After then when I ask my other local friends about the place they said that it is a cheap commercial club with no quality standard which I already experienced in the most disgusting way I guess. JUST DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER GOING THERE!

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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Jantravel814
63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Had a very good experience...fantastic club with good Spanish and English music...good vibe and a good crowd...you find more of local crowd, as well as international crowd. The best way to experience good Spanish music....totally enjoyed the atmosphere and the music. You have to pay 14 euros as cover charge and you are given either a long drink free that would be any cocktails or two beers....worth the money, would totally recommend it
Written 5 May 2018
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Laure F
Le Castellet, France37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
Excellent place to go out after having 'visited' a few bars. This circus/ mad bar makes it a great and fun place to just enjoy some spanish 'n'importe quoi'.
Don't forget the shots at the bar, just saying
I'd suggest to arrive late
Written 11 February 2013
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Nicolas
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you like Latin sounds this is the place for you! The club is nice and decorated in a circus atmosphere (with distorting mirrors etc). Prices remain correct, people are friendly and you will probably have a good time there. The only small problem is that when there are a lot of people it becomes difficult to move around and dance. Remember to put yourself on the guestlist of the club or Isaac guestlist to enter for free.
Written 18 September 2019
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Antony T
Tamworth, UK565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
Turned up at about 2:30/3am to be fashionably late and the party was just getting going!!! The club is tight; to me it seemed in a somewhat residential neighbourhood but it is cool. Drinks are on the dear-ish side, but nothing too outrageous. The decor inside is of a victorian style fairground; all antique fairground equipment like swings and stuff; very very cool; quite unique. The music is a good mix, but mostly spanish dance music. Good vibe crowd too. None of the outlandish obnoxious behaviour that can be a downer. Love this place. Bit tricky to get back from as it is not centrally located. We got to Placa Catalunya and then got a cab back to the hotel in Barri Gotic. Good, cool vibes in this hot city. Recommended. Hey DJ; Turn it up!
Written 31 May 2011
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Popomepr
Paris, France6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I went to this club with my friends to dance and have a good time, even if reggaeton music is not our favourite. The club was completely full, we waited 30min to drop our coats and another 30min to go to the bathroom. Impossible to dance or even pass from one side of the club to the other. If you can I recommend you go to another club because this one is surely not worth 14 euros.
Written 16 February 2018
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Milo B
Barcelona, Spain24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Shameful behavior of the security guys at the entry, they forget they work in a place where people go to have fun and spend money (to pay their salary).
Written 22 April 2013
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Laura D
Hamburg, Germany25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
At the beginning it was nice but then the club got so full that you can't even move a finger. People stepping on your feet or pushing you in a way your waist hurts from all the elbowing! And still the bouncer kept people comung in even though the place literally does not fit anymore. You are not allowed to even whisper outside when u r smoking a cigarette cz the bouncer shouts at u to keep it down and urges u to cross the streets to have ur cigarette away from their entrance. Not welcoming for international people at all! Plus they charge 14 eur at the entrance!
Written 16 March 2018
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Ahmed AL-HABBAA
Qaha, Egypt610 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Now Barcelona has a huge new and modern conference and exhibition arena, the old one looks nice also with a historic architecture.
Written 3 September 2017
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Anirudha V
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
I have been here several times and have had a great time inside. The bar is reasonably priced and on Saturdays, the bartenders lead the salsa dance (lots of fun). But, if your skin color is not white be wary of the bouncers - I have gotten in with a group of white people but never by myself. Also be wary if you are even close to being tipsy - it is hard to get in if you are not white and have had a little to drink. Definitely racism at play here.
Written 13 December 2014
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Melike
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I was taken away from my COLLEAGUES and THROWN OUT OF THE CLUB VIOLENTLY out of absolutely nowhere and with no communication attempt!! The reason that I was later provided was that I DO NOT HAVE SPANISH ID although I have ID issued by SPAIN!!

We went to the La Fira Villarroel following our department Christmas dinner as a big group of academics from the University of Barcelona. I am a Turkish researcher who just started to work in Barcelona. I entered after my ID (NIE - issued by Spain) was checked and paid my entrance fee, got a stamp on my arm. I bought our drinks, and went to the coat room to leave my jacket. Then I was waiting in the toilet line with my colleagues. There was no incident happening around to be confused with someone else. Suddenly security people grabbed me and dragged me down the stairs and threw me out of the club WITH NO REASON and EXPLANATION! I was literally shocked! My local colleagues were also shocked and tried to explain that I was with them but it was so sudden and no one was either listening or telling us anything.
After they put me out of the club I was asking the security people why I was taken outside but from that point on, I was completely ghosted and ignored. I was not harassing or disturbing people, violent, or falling down drunk. NO REASON!!!! In front of my colleagues and my boss! I was given no explanation why was I just out of nowhere forcefully taken outside of the club!!?? It was humiliating and violent -my arms at the points he grabbed me bruised!!
I know what it would look like if I went unreasonable and crazy at that moment. I tried to talk to the security guards reasonably over and over again. I was completely ghosted. Then another (new) relatively younger security approached me and told me that I was taken outside because I DON’T HAVE A SPANISH ID!! I told him that I do have NIE, issued by SPAIN but obviously, I am not Spanish!!!! He checked with the other securities, came back and just said that he was sorry that he cannot help!!! First of all! if YOU HAVE RACIAL PROFILING how come it applies after I get my ID checked and paid for my entrance and had my drinks???!!! I was shocked!!
Reactive people tried to talk to the securities and the answer they got was this time that I SLINKED INSIDE!!! This obviously was also a lie and can easily be proven by my banking details and a stamp on my arm!! Which your colleagues put just half an hour ago!!! On top of everything, I was not even allowed to get my coat from the coat room. People needed to bring me my coat!!! My boss and colleagues needed to got out and left with me as well!! The violence and humiliation I experienced WITH A NATIONAL/RACIAL PROFILING like it is an incredibly usual VALID REASON?!?!?? What age are you living in???
My eyes literally got closed from crying! Why was I forcefully thrown out of the club while I provided my valid ID, paid my entrance and DID NOT DO ANYTHING against the publicly provided club terms and policies?! I wrote to the all official channels of club management; I provided all the valid documents to prove my identity, my entrance fee and everything! NO ANSWER. I was honestly expecting an ashamed apology and explanation for misunderstanding or confusion!! NOTHING! It is the club where your basic human rights can easily be abused and violated!! After then when I ask my other local friends about the place they said that it is a cheap commercial club with no quality standard which I already experienced in the most disgusting way I guess. JUST DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER GOING THERE!
Written 14 January 2023
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