Barcelona Cannabis Club Review: RDM

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Barcelona Cannabis Club Review Rating for RDM: 5 of 5 Stars

RDM is a private cannabis club in Barcelona that will almost certainly become one of the top clubs in the city in the coming years. Already one of the most stunning and trendy of Barcelona’s cannabis clubs, RDM is currently undergoing renovations that will soon make it even better. And considering that RDM has an interesting and fairly large selection of marijuana available to its members, this could be the last Barcelona cannabis club you ever join.

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(This is a preliminary application process; not all who apply will qualify for membership based on Spanish law and club policy. Application for membership is general and is not necessarily applied to any particular club unless the applicant fully qualifies.)

My Introduction to RDM

There’s usually a story behind my reviews and this one is no exception. In my last review of Kush, a private cannabis club on Calle Freixures, I wrote about my new friend, “Crayon.” Crayon is deeply connected to the cannabis club scene in Barcelona, so when I called him and asked about other clubs he arranged to meet me at one that he said would “become my new favorite.”

Apparently I had been smoking too much good weed at the time, because I was completely unaware that the Spaniards had turned their clocks back by one hour about 5 days prior to our meeting. I only learned this when I arrived at the meeting location and sent him a text, to which he responded with the correct time.

This meant that I had to hang around for an hour, and during this time I quickly figured out exactly where this RDM club was, even though most cannabis clubs in Barcelona are not marked. About halfway down the block when turning from Diagonal onto Calle Bailen there is a large grey building with white frosted glass doors. I noticed this primarily because the rest of the street was quiet, but people came and went from these doors every few minutes.

They were mostly young people, and knowing my demographic as I do I sauntered over to get a closer look. Sure enough, I could smellBeach Wall at the RDM Cannabis Club in Barcelona the faint but dusky scent of cannabis when the doors were opened, so I stationed myself outside them and waited for Crayon.

After a while two attractive women in their 20’s came out and stood in front of the frosted doors to smoke cigarettes. As I watched, a thin, interesting looking man approached them and greeted them warmly. The group spoke quickly in Spanish so I wasn’t able to follow their conversation well, but I was fixated on the man anyway.

This guy was like something out of a wacky stoner movie. He wore shorts with blue and purple floral and abstract patterns on a whitish background. A long L.A. Lakers jersey hung from his shoulders underneath an open, camouflage hooded sweatshirt. An L.A. Lakers hat sat skewed on his head.

This guy was about as conspicuous as a person can be, and if I didn’t know better I would have sworn he must be American.  After a few minutes the two girls left and he went inside, so I resumed waiting.

Crayon popped out of a taxi a few minutes later and we went inside. There was a long hallway with some vending machines at the end and a desk and reception area at the front. Two more attractive women – a common theme at RDM – were stationed at the desk; Crayon spoke to them and then two men came out from a small room that was off to the right. One of them was the guy from outside with the sideways hat.

Jungle Wall at the RDM Private Cannabis ClubCrayon and Marker

It turns out that Crayon isn’t the only one deeply connected to the private cannabis club scene in Barcelona. There are two other men who are prominent in this field, and the guy wearing the Lakers jersey is one of them. In fact, while doing research for other articles on this subject, I had come across this guy’s name a number of times. We’ll call him “Marker.”

Crayon didn’t have a membership at RDM, so he needed someone else to sponsor me. Marker was connected to RDM and agreed to do so even though he and Crayon are technically not friendly. So I registered with the girls at the front desk, accepted my membership card and let Marker lead me downstairs to the innards of the club.

Once there the cordiality wore off and the conversation shifted to polite but sometimes passionate arguments. Marker was extremely high-energy; he used his hands frequently and often emphatically while speaking, and he changed his physical position a lot in order to focus his energy during a conversation.

I sat there and watched them bicker while we smoked some fresh marijuana wax – I’ll get to that part of the story in a minute – and then passed around some Yumboldt. Eventually I could see that Crayon was getting irritated with Marker, and by my count Marker had lost the last few “conversation points.”

I had just finished telling the two of them about my experience at the Kush cannabis club when Marker launched into a tirade about one of the bartenders who works there. According to Marker, this bartender owes him 100 Euro from a project they were supposed to do together two years ago. Marker said if he didn’t get his money he was going to beat this guy’s ass, but Crayon just snorted with incredulity.

“Man,” he said, “That guy would fuck you up.”

The conversation quickly declined from there, with Marker eventually saying he’d get an Uzi and shoot up the place if that’s what it took to set things right. To which Crayon responded;

“Come on, man – you can’t even get a hundred Euro, but you’re gonna’ get an Uzi?”

I was mid-hit at the time and blew smoke out of my nose harshly when I laughed at this, but it was worth it. Marker let the conversation drop after that, but I was still chuckling about it for a while.

Division Bell Mural at RDM Cannabis Club BCNRDM: Small Worlds in One Chill Universe

The cool thing about RDM is that they’ve set it up like several different small worlds; each separated by a wall, partition, shade or screen of plants. There’s a “jungle” area with bamboo bookshelves for walls and a massive jungle river scene painted on the wall. There’s another area that features a large projection screen against one wall and a Greek style lounge area. In the far back there’s a black room with an impressive star scene as well as something that really made me smile; Pink Floyd murals.

On one wall was the statue from the album The Division Bell; this was set against the backdrop of a twinkling galaxy. On another wall was the infamous Dark Side of the Moon prism and light beam, and on yet another wall was the factory from Animals.

Pink Floyd is the greatest, most important musical ensemble of all time, in my opinion, so I felt right at home.

In addition to the themed areas, there are also plenty of comfortable but nondescript areas to hang out in.

RDM: Marijuana Selection

RDM is a large place, and appropriately centered in the main area downstairs is the marijuana room. It’s basically a small room set back into the wall, and the display counter sort of locks the clerk inside. You can see rows of glass jars filled with many different kinds of marijuana behind her.

I’ve been to RDM 3 or 4 times now and each time the same woman has helped me pick out my weed. She’s a beautiful, friendly girl who speaks very good English, and apparently she knows Crayon quite well. Interestingly enough, this told me that despite his inability to get me connected to the club directly, he still was connected to people “on the inside.”

It’s a weird world, the private cannabis club scene in Barcelona.

Marijuana Selection at RDMSitting in front of this girl is a podium atop which is perched a large, shallow compartmentalized box with a couple dozen different types of marijuana, hash, oil, wax and some other goodies like the 2 marijuana lollipops I got. I also selected a couple of grams of Somango – 100% Sativa, Yumboldt – 100% Indica, and Cream Caramel – a 60/40 Indica/Sativa blend. There were plenty of other types to choose from including Northern Lights, Cheese, and even some “mixed” buds that presumably came from the bottom of different jars of weed.

RDM Activities & Things to Do

RDM isn’t quite like Kush or Abcda in the sense that there are a lot of different things to do. RDM is setup to be a posh, stylish, relaxed and interesting place to just hang out. In fact, this is one of the things that both Crayon and Marker told me; that what makes RDM such an awesome place is the people, and I can see that they’re right.

Of course, I didn’t get to meet many of these people personally, but I do have to say that overall, RDM is a busy place full of attractive, young and interesting people. But if sitting around and hanging out with friends isn’t enough for you, RDM does offer some other things to do.

First, there’s a large pool table in the center area downstairs where you’ll almost always find people playing in teams. There’s also plenty of action in the “black room,” where I’ve seen at least 6 guys playing a motorcycle racing game on Xbox at the same time. I sat and watched them play for a bit on the giant flat screen television on the back wall, and witnessed a lot of good-natured cussing and insults between the players. It looked fun.

There are major soccer game nights, Halloween parties, and other events featured on the RDM website like ping pong tournaments, live music and more: http://www.rdm-bcn.com/

RDM Staff

The staff at RDM is warm and welcoming. They’re all quite friendly, very helpful, and they almost always have a smile on their face. I can’t blame them; it seems like a pretty chill job. As I mentioned earlier the girl at the weed counter is cool, and the girls at the front desk are too.

Interestingly, the general atmosphere and disposition of the staff at RDM is quite different than at Abcda – another club I rated at 5 stars. At Abcda the staff is uber-professional, dresses in business-casual and performs their duties flawlessly in what feels like a German or Dutch sort of way. On the contrary, the staff at RDM tends to dress casually and flaunts their friendliness and warm personalities while still remaining professional.

These are significant differences and each club may have an appeal that is better suited to certain types of gatherings.

For instance, I’d bring a business associate to Abcda. I’d also bring a new girlfriend there for a chic and romantic evening. Conversely, I’d bring a group of friends or family members to RDM for a totally different kind of experience. RDM would also make an awesome place to check out a soccer game or a race with other stoned and boisterous fans.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP NOW

(This is a preliminary application process; not all who apply will qualify for membership based on Spanish law and club policy. Application for membership is general and is not necessarily applied to any particular club unless the applicant fully qualifies.)

Conclusion

I give the RDM cannabis club in Barcelona 5 out of 5 stars. The only thing I feel the club is lacking is a selection of marijuana edibles. There are some vending machines upstairs with snacks like Snickers bars, potato chips and so on, but having at least a couple of sweet cannabis edibles really rounds out a club’s offerings nicely. Other than that, RDM is an exceptional club and is one that I’ll be returning to frequently.

Barcelona Cannabis Club Review Rating for RDM: 5 of 5 Stars

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38 Comments on "Barcelona Cannabis Club Review: RDM"

  1. Conor January 8, 2016 at 02:20 - Reply

    Hi Russ, I sent you an email, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  2. Mirit December 18, 2015 at 03:58 - Reply

    Hey ross im on my way to barcelona and i need a member to recommend me..what do i need to do?

    • Russ Hudson December 18, 2015 at 12:09 - Reply

      Hola Mirit; sorry mate, RDM has been closed for more than a year now. However, if you email me I can see what I can do about sponsoring you at a comparable or even better club: russ@Marijuanagames.org Peace -Russ

  3. gal ido March 12, 2015 at 13:04 - Reply

    hey russ Im in barelona tonight and i would to go in a coffee shop but im not membership.is it a problem ????

    • Russ Hudson March 13, 2015 at 14:39 - Reply

      Hi Gal; yes, you need to be sponsored by a current member in order to enter any of Barcelona’s private cannabis clubs. Please email me for more information; russ@marijuanagames.org. Peace -Russ

  4. Jay January 6, 2015 at 12:53 - Reply

    Hey Russ,

    I just moved to Barcelona and was wondering if you could introduce me to any club owners or members? I come straight from California where dispensaries are everywhere!

    Thanks

    • Russ Hudson January 6, 2015 at 15:42 - Reply

      Hi Jay;

      No problem, but do you mean that you want me to sponsor you at a club?

  5. ShaoShao June 29, 2014 at 13:16 - Reply

    Hi Russ! I’m in BCN for the next 4 days and I was wondering if you could help me out? I’m staying right next to Choko on Carrer de les Jonqueres but I’ll be happy with any advice you can give me 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Dan June 13, 2014 at 00:04 - Reply

    Hi Russ,

    My name is Dan, I am in Barcelona for the SONAR and I would like to get some good green stuff in order to smoke before the concerts/sessions.

    Is it possible to arrange something for tomorrow (13/04/2014)?

    Cheers,

    Daniel

    • Russ Hudson June 13, 2014 at 00:06 - Reply

      Hi Dan; thanks for stopping by! Yes, SONAR has Barcelona very busy this week! I can’t help you acquire anything directly, but I may be able to introduce you to a professional club. I will send you a PM with more details, so please check your email. Peace -Russ

  7. julian April 2, 2014 at 16:39 - Reply

    Hi russ. Im in barelona tonight and i would to go in a coffee shop but im not membership. Any idea where can i go?

    thanks!!

  8. Robin March 11, 2014 at 01:13 - Reply

    Hello Russ!
    My name is Robin and i have some questions!
    I’m 18 years old and i live in Sweden, Is it possible for me to show up at your shop to just hang out with my friends and smoke marijuana? is there any limits so to speak?

    And if it’s possible, how do we do? 🙂

    Thanks!

    • Russ Hudson March 11, 2014 at 01:29 - Reply

      Hi Robin; some clubs here in Barcelona do allow members who are 18+ (At RDM you must be 21+), but regardless of the age, you must be sponsored for membership by a current member. I recommend reading the following article, which should tell you everything you need to know about cannabis clubs in Barcelona: http://marijuanagames.org/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-barcelona-cannabis-clubs/ When do you think you might be in the city?

    • Robin March 11, 2014 at 17:57 - Reply

      I see! well i have been sponsored by my friends just not at this specific club 🙂 But thanks for the answer!

      We’ll be arrive june 9th and we will stay untill june 19th 🙂

  9. Dan February 14, 2014 at 00:05 - Reply

    Hi Russ.

    Looks like a great place to hang out with friends. Me with my friends are arriving to Barcelona at 27 February for 4 days and we all everyday smokers and don’t want to buy on the streets.

    I’ll be grateful if you can advise other clubs around La Rambla and help us getting a membership.

    Many thanks,
    Dan.

    • Russ Hudson February 14, 2014 at 11:14 - Reply

      Hi Dan;

      I completely understand about not wanting to buy on the streets, and fortunately Barcelona has many other options in this regard, like RDM and around 250 other cannabis clubs. 😉 Just email me the day before you arrive and we’ll see what club will work best for you. Until then, take care! Peace -Russ

  10. neoY February 6, 2014 at 10:31 - Reply

    Hi Russ,
    Great site and invaluable information.
    I will be visiting Barcelona 9-12Feb, and
    would appreciate if you could suggest some
    clubs to enjoy during my stay. I prefer mid-age crowd.
    Many thanks for your help!
    Neo

    • Russ Hudson February 6, 2014 at 11:22 - Reply

      Hi Neo;

      Thank you for your comments! To be honest, it is a little hard to find a middle-aged crowd at Barcelona’s cannabis clubs. RDM is definitely a younger crowd, and so are all the places near La Rambla. Smoke Green, Sweet Dreams and Abcda may be the best choices for you, but they are still mostly younger crowds. However, what I have found is that in the middle of the day – say around 14:00-15:00, most clubs are fairly quiet and have more “veteran” smokers around.

      Just email me the day before you arrive in BCN and I’ll make sure you’re taken care of. You can use the site’s contact form, or email me directly on russ@marijuanagames.org

      PEACE

      -Russ

  11. Aleandro February 1, 2014 at 02:32 - Reply

    Hey Russ, hows it going? Very much enjoyed reading through all your reviews:) I’m a relatively frequent visitor to Barcelona and had experienced the cannabis club scene a little, had some very good times.
    Didn’t realise there were so many clubs like this over there till coming across your website, so very much thankful for the information provided here.

    I’m travelling to Barcelona from London for 5-6 days later this month from the 13th and would like to gain membership to perhaps RDM or any other club that you highly recommend if possible.

    Lots of thanks -A

    • Russ Hudson February 1, 2014 at 15:01 - Reply

      Hey Aleandro;

      Cool, what other clubs are you a member of? I talk to people all the time who tell me they are a member of a club I have never heard of before, so it’s always interesting to hear what other clubs are like. I’ll send you an email with more details about joining up. PEACE -Russ

  12. jonny boy January 17, 2014 at 15:19 - Reply

    hi ross, great site .. useful info .. very nice 😉
    i would like to become member of RDM, do you know anyone that could sponsor me or yourself maybe ? 😉
    is it definete that you need to be sponsored or can I just turn up myself ?

    many thanks

    look forward to hearing from you

    bestest regards

    jonny b

  13. James January 15, 2014 at 10:51 - Reply

    Hey Russ, I’ve enjoyed reading the articles on your website! I’m coming to Barcelona with a couple of friends for a few days (tomorrow until Sunday) and want to try out RDM as it looks great – and ideally its right near my hotel!
    If I wanted to go there on Friday how would I go about getting a membership? I’m new to Barcelona so not familiar with how it all works. If you could help out that would be fantastic.
    Cheers,

    James

  14. db January 11, 2014 at 17:38 - Reply

    RDM is a great place. The staff people are very nice. It has a cozy atmosphere and a good menu, with a selection of strains at a fair price.
    Good vibes overall.

  15. Jozef January 9, 2014 at 15:35 - Reply

    Great review Russ! This club is very nice, modern and lots of activities and a nice selection of strains + hashes, some I will enjoy to try for the first time 🙂

    • Russ Hudson January 10, 2014 at 00:51 - Reply

      Glad to have you as a member, Jozef. 😀

  16. Sam January 6, 2014 at 15:12 - Reply

    RDM is awesome! Staff is super delightful, facilities are great, and the flowers are quality.

    I was visiting Barcelona for a few days so I did what any stoner would have done… I went online [website redacted] where I learned of Barcelona’s Cannabis Clubs 🙂 At first I definitely thought it was too good to be true, but it turned out to be quite simple. Plus I’m not real big on the idea of haggling with sketchy people in public for a couple grams.

    Big thanks to everyone @ RDM for making it super easy and safe to obtain quality nugs on my travels. I’ll be back!

  17. sam January 5, 2014 at 02:07 - Reply

    This all sounds absolutely great. I’m coming to barcelona in April for 4days and really wanna check 1 or to of these clubs out is it this easy? I hope so… also I would be with 2 or 3 friends all everyday seasoned smokers is this a problem?

    • Russ Hudson January 5, 2014 at 04:18 - Reply

      Hi Sam;

      Not a problem at all; when you arrive I can get you membership at RDM for you and your friends. Just send me an email at russ@marijuanagames.org the day before you arrive in Barcelona and I will make the arrangements. See you in the spring!

  18. G S December 18, 2013 at 13:37 - Reply

    Had pretty high expectations after reading the review here, but the club did certainly live up to them. Great, cozy atmosphere.

    The selection is fantastic and the prices reasonable, I don’t know what more one can ask for!

    Thanks again for the invite Russ.

    • Russ Hudson December 18, 2013 at 13:38 - Reply

      The pleasure was all mine – thanks for joining me and I’ll see you around the clubs!

  19. nancy b November 18, 2013 at 10:44 - Reply

    RDM is one of the references for cannabis clubs in Barcelona right now… professional but at the same time informal, feels like just the right spot to meet new people from all around the world!

    • Russ Hudson November 18, 2013 at 11:37 - Reply

      “professional but at the same time informal” – This is exactly how I would summarize RDM. Just went there again last night and picked up some more Critical Lemon, and the girl at the counter also talked me into getting some Black Jack. For a largely Sativa blend, it’s pretty awesome. I also got some RDM Special Hash. Love that club.

  20. Mr.Green November 11, 2013 at 17:45 - Reply

    Hola soy Mr.Green

    Wonderfull review!

    Actually RDM is currently making the 1st floor soundproof, so in aprox. 2 weeks it will look much better than even before.

    The new Game Zone will have 5 big screens with the ps3 and ps4 + xbox 360 and one all connected to the internet.

    Weed travellers are welcome!

    Peace

    Mr.Green

    • Russ Hudson November 11, 2013 at 18:10 - Reply

      Hey Mr. Green! Thanks for the update; we’ll have you send us some pictures when the remodeling job is finished. This is a great club, thanks for hooking me up! I’ll email you for that interview. -Russ

      • Ax June 18, 2014 at 14:40 -

        Hi Russ,
        Great review and invaluable information.
        I will be visiting Barcelona 20 – 23 June, and
        would appreciate if you could suggest some
        clubs to enjoy during my stay.
        I’m 19.
        Many thanks for your help!

        Axel