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Best Bars in Barcelona

Your Guide to the Most Special Places in Barcelona.

Barcelona's Best Bars

33|45 Bar & Gallery

Summary: A stylish bar with comfy sofas and great drinks, enjoyed while listening to music.
El Raval - Cocktail & Gin Bar

If you have always had concerns with bars being too small, this busy hipster bar creatively comes up with a solution for that challenge. The bar is split into two rooms, each room featuring modern, stylish decorations that are complemented by chic furniture designs and vintage lamps. You get an opportunity to appreciate cocktails, and gins with live music while you forget all about all of life’s pressures sitting on the super soft and comfy sofas. What’s more, this bar tries to make everything as personalized as possible. Not so many bars in Barcelona will allow you to bring with you, your dog (even a therapy dog) to the bar, especially at night. This is one of the few that permit this in the city. The huge windows, on the other hand, allow you to observe the lively street in which the bar is situated, making you feel as if you are a part of it, despite being seated inside.

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Mon-Thu 13-2h, Fri-Sat: 13-2:30h, Sun: 13-24h

360° Terrace Barceló Raval

Summary: An astounding bar with a classic cocktail, wine, beer, and enjoyable tapas that you can’t afford to miss.
El Raval - Wine, Gin & Cocktail Bar

Barcelona has quite a good number of rooftop bars and finding a new settling for one can sometimes seem an impossible thing to do. However, you do not have to trouble yourself much when you encounter the 360d° Terrace Barceló Raval. In spite of the fact that it is not as posh as the other five-star offerings, this bar manages to hold a high status thanks to its cosmopolitan design that make it possible for its guests to enjoy superior views. This way, you are able to take in the entire district as you sup down your G&T or cocktail. Binoculars can be provided. Besides the classic cocktail, you are also served with enjoyable beer, wine, and some splendid tapas and snacks. During a sunny day, you may want to pay the pool a visit, while live DJs are sure to keep you entertained throughout the evening and late into the night.

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Abirradero

Summary: A young, classic bar that smoothly satisfies the craft beer needs of the modern generation.
El Poble Sec - Craft Beer Bar

Abirradero presents itself as a young bar compared to other bars in the same category, having opened its doors recently in 2015. The Instituto de la Cerveza Artesana, a group that has been at the forefront of gathering artisan brewers since 2003, owns this bar. As beer enthusiasts, they have a couple of reputable microbreweries such as Abirradero under their name. The group has helped return to the market some great establishments to relax with your friends. Specific to Abirradero, you have access to 40 draft beers out of which you will be served with about 20 homebrews. Abirradero is truly a heaven for craft beer lovers, allowing its loyal customers to appreciate excellent flavours and their favourite beer. But as you get a taste of how excellent the beer tastes, your insatiable desire for top-quality food will also be satisfied beyond reproach. Those who have had the chance to visit Abirradero can attest to the fact that they have one of the most interesting menus, filled with beer-influenced dishes. Besides just desserts which are related to beers, the dishes are also paired with your beer order. This is an establishment worth your time!

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Mon-Thu: 12-24h, Fri-Sat: 12-2h, Sun: 12-24h

Ale & Hop

Summary: A bar like no other which allows you to appreciate craft beers found on its famous shelves in a conventional setting.
El Born & Sant Pere - Wine & Craft Beer Bar

Ever wondered what meals could be taken in conjunction with craft beer? This bar come restaurant has all that figured out for you. If you visit Barcelona, your trip would be incomplete without having a taste of the country’s beer, and Ale & Hop gives you the ideal opportunity for such kind of enjoyment. With 10 taps which serve various types of beer including Pale, Amber, Larger, and Indian Pale Ale, you are assured of finding complete satisfaction. If craft beer is your thing, you will get plenty of it here at an affordable price. But there is more than beer here. You could also decide to cool yourself down with a glass of red or white wine, extracted from grapes directly from the farm. These can be well combined with some local zucchini carpaccio, omelette (vegetable), and some great hamburgers. Many of the delicious meals are matched with excellent beer, leaving you craving for more.

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Mon-Wed: 17-1:30h, Thu: 17-2:30h, Fri: 17-3h, Sat: 13-3h, Sun: 13-1:30h

Balius Gastrococtelería

Summary: Bespoke organic tapas with top-quality cocktails that are sure to get you coming for more.
San Martí - Cocktail Bar

The Balius Bar is located at perhaps one of the best addresses in Poblenou. It is a cocktail bar and a place for all of the senses. Balius Bar offers something for everyone’s taste. Some describe it as a restaurant, some as a film scene or theatre, some as a concert hall, and others as a fantastic institution to meet friends old and new. The interior design resembles a 60s setting. Of course, this is contradictory to the excellent drinks and food. As you partake in the lovely drinks, the inviting staff is kind enough to show you some of the most excellent cocktail-food pairings. The bar is established solely based on the theme of fun in an informal atmosphere, where there are no barriers for interacting with the person next to you. Whether you are in on a Saturday or Sunday for an appetitive vermouth, or for a cocktail’s night, you are sure to have a good time.

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Mon: 18-1h, Tue-Wed: 18-2h, Thu: 18-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 18-3h, Sun: 20-2h

Banker's Bar @ Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Summary: A bankingly-themed bar with great drinks and stunning views that are sure to blow your mind.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar - Rooftop Terrat Bar

The name ‘Banker’s’ comes from the fact that the bar features a ceiling that is curved out of security boxes, an indicator that the building may have been, in the past, used as a bank. But this fabulous spot is more than security-concerned, and places more focus on becoming a vibrant nightspot. Be enthralled by an impressive décor that combines black leather chairs, black bar counter and vivid lighting, in an environment dominated by bank deposit boxes. Apparently, there are some safes that still find use in modern times, in which returning customer’s boxes are stored. As you appreciate the drinks, you may also want to take a look at the hotel’s Terrace bar that offers breathtakingly rich views, and sunshine. A combination of such views with great drinks is sure to make your day.

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Sun-Wed: 17-1h, Fri-Sat: 17-3h

Bar Marsella

Summary: Fashioned as Barcelona’s oldest bar, it is assumed that this was the very first bar in the city and everyone flocked in for a glass of absinthe.
El Raval - Absinthe Bar

There are great bars in Barcelona, but sometimes finding one that specifically handles one’s desire for absinthe can be a daunting task. That is where Bar Marsella steps in. A single step in the bar and you get a feeling that you are in the right venue. With walls yellowed by tobacco smoke and a peeling ceiling, the bar holds a traditional appeal that is well rooted in its many years of history. Its founding story dates back to 1820 and has over the years retained the same appeal that it had decades ago. As you come in for the bar's famed drink, absinthe, you are bound to find peace of mind. The bar is designed to be a calming environment, allowing its frequenters to gulp down their favourite drinks without any disturbance, even no music playing. This goes a long way in cementing the bar’s cult status.

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Sun-Thu: 18-2h, Fri-Sat: 18-2:30h

Bar Mut

Summary: A classic bar that creates an exclusive, high-value atmosphere and one which requires booking for entrance.
Eixample - Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar - Live Music

As one of the most popular bars in Barcelona, it is essential to book Bar Mut, otherwise you won’t gain entrance to this exclusive venue. The popularity of this bar is attributed to its excellent wine list that keeps many coming back for more. Local residents are the most frequent patrons, most of whom rarely book online but prefer doing so right from the spot. The people who come here are of diverse age groups, all united by the passionate desire to have a taste of what is in their glass and plate. For the most part, tourists also seem to be intrigued by the relaxing atmosphere and exclusivity offered. The attraction cannot be misplaced thanks to the use of tiled floors and cool wood. If you want to have the best time possible, strive to grab a seat at the counter. You will have a direct contact with live music bands past midnight on weekends.

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Mon-Sun: 13-24h

Bitter Cocktail Bar

Summary: A place dedicated to bitter enjoyment, allowing you guzzle a wide variety of classic bitter cocktails.
El Poble Sec - Cocktail Bar

Do they serve bitter cocktails? Well, of course they do! Although most places of the world this Is generally never seen, here it is. Bitter Cocktail Bar’s menu is extremely minimalistic. You will get through it within minutes which is actually not bad. Bitter Cocktail Bar focuses rather on taste, quality and presentation than exotic ingredients. When you visit this place, you can be assured of having a taste of what is not easily available elsewhere. You will be served with a variety of perfectly balanced cocktails, each extracted from natural herbs, shrubs, and various bitters. Customers have a lot to choose from, as the menu, guarantees something for everyone. This is a bar worth your visit. From the moment you step into this venue, you get a feeling that you are in a different place, one that excites your taste buds to have a feel of what is on the offer.

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Tue-Thu: 19-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 19-3h, Sun: 19-2:30h

Boadas Coctelería

Summary: A traditional bar in every sense, no flash, no gimmicks, just a great place to hang out with friends.
El Raval - Cocktail Bar - World-Famous, Traditional Bar & Hangout

Boadas Coctelería is located right in the tourist heart of the City. This bar has been in operation since way back in 1933, and is one of the most well-known bars in the world. Boadas Coctelería doesn’t have a gimmick apart from the fact that this is traditional as a bar gets, entirely authentic.
The walls are adorned with old photographs of the original proprietor, back in the early days of the bar being opened. As you might guess, this is not the kind of place where you ordered a complicated modern cocktail. Stick to the classics, or go for the local beers. Overall, if you want a taste of the City back in the 1930s, Boadas Coctelería is the place to visit, it can feel like stepping back in time.

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Bobby Gin

Summary: A modern, hip and trendy bar that caters for the growing Gin craze.
Eixample - Gin Palace

Bobby Gin, as the name clearly suggests, is all about the Gin. Indeed, you will find no fewer than 80 different varieties of Gin being served here. Covering everything from well-known international brands, to local Gins with some exotic flavours added.
The G&T here is considered the very best in Barcelona, and is served in a huge goblet more akin to those used for wine tasting that serving a G&T. With seven different types of tonic water, you have the ability to sample some truly unique G&T mixes. If you have even a passing like for the humble Gin & Tonic, you should pop into Bobby Gin while you are in Barcelona, and see how this iconic drink has been lifted to new levels in this truly exceptional shrine to that long, cool drink we all love.

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Boca Chica @ Boca Grande

Summary: Simply known Boca Chica, Barcelona’s coolest people frequent this venue for their cocktail and wine needs.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar

Bragging of the landmark Boca Chica @ Boca Grande, this cocktails and wines bar is not only elegant but also refined and spacious, hence attracting the city's wealthiest. It is situated at the heart of Barcelona’s entertainment district, a venue with diverse shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Boca Chica is sure to catch your attention as you go about your duties in this iconic district. Its extravagant lights, low couches, and glass-lined walls cannot go unnoticed. As you get in, you are bound to be served with signature cocktails that are likely to leave you yearning for more. DJs who keep you entertained late into the night make this one of the best drinking places in the city. Boca Chica is all about keeping you relaxed in an informal surrounding, a theme that resonates with the high classes of the society.

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Daily: 13-24h

Bodega la Palma

Summary: A wine house with a characteristic atmosphere which attracts both locals and tourists, but it is not so touristy.
Gothic Quarter - Wine House

Dating back to about 80 years ago, this small wine house is indeed worth your visit. It is a popular meeting site that has wine barrels and bottle décorations that give it a matchless look, which captures its many years of operation. Both locals and tourists flock in for a glass of wine and vermouth while at the same time, gulping down some great tapas and one of the cheese selections. All of these features these work jointly to ensure that the reputation of this site is held up high. The site is not as touristy as most other places in the district. It seems to have hidden itself in Barcelona’s historical area, Barri Gótic, hence only those who have guides stand a chance of enjoying the place’s offerings. The drinks include a combination of the Catalan cuisine and Spanish cavas and wines.

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Mon-Sat: 12-24 h, Sun: Closed

Bonavida

Summary: Get lost in the joy of being served your drinks by one of the best bartenders in the world, the award-winning Simone Guido!
Eixample - Cocktail Bar

As an accomplished cocktail bar, Bonavida is a perfect spot for anyone who would love to chill out in a friendly environment with great drinks. The bar, located at the heart of Barcelona, brags of Simone Guido, an award-winning bartender from Italy. Those who frequent are always calmed by the knowledge that they are being served by someone who holds the title of the Best Bartender in Spain during the 2012 World Class competitions. He holds many other titles that make him a distinguished bartender and one whom you would be glad to spend your money in his bar. A visit to Bonavida will see you exposed to some of the most astounding cocktails offered in Barcelona in addition to getting some nice tapas and gin collection.

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Mon-Sun: 7-3h

Bormuth

Summary: Boasting of some of the most classic tapas, Bormuth is the ideal venue when you want to appreciate vermouth.
El Born & Sant Pere - Vermouth Bar

Bormuth is a popular hotspot for persons in search of great and affordable tapas. The bar’s recommended red wine is a must-try, which will leave you demanding for more. It also offers some top-quality beers. As much as the outer structure of the bar may makes it look plain, you will be surprised by the trendy nature of its inner sanctum. The terrace is a bit on the small side, but it compensates for this with a completely open view out across the street. The bar also has an outside extension to make it slightly larger so that it can accommodate more people. Due to the limited size, you are advised to arrive early for your drink. If you are running late and out of time, you may still be lucky to get a seat at one of its many stools outside. You may want to try an inside sitting spot, facing open windows. As you appreciate the drinks, at the same time you will have the feeling that you are a part of the vibrant street where the bar is established. And the incredibly tasty tapas will get you coming back for more.

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Sun-Thu: 12:30-1:30h, Fri-Sat: 12:30-2h

Bristol Café

Summary: A nice little pub with lovely café, nice drinks and meals that will leave you salivating.
Eixample - Café & Gastro Pub

The perfect pub to have some beers, play darts or to watch a football game. The pub is a comfortable size, and you do not have to worry about finding a institution like in other downtown pubs. In Bristol Café you can choose from 10 tapped and almost 20 bottled beers. Thanks to its strategic location, you are more likely to step in as you seek to take a break from several walks up and down the city, on an exploration mission. The cosy and relaxed atmosphere will immediately put you at ease. The services are excellent and the music creates a splendid ambience which could make you stick around for a longer time than intended. In addition to the great drinks, you will also find the meals worth a try.

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Mon-Fri: 9-20h, Sat-Sun: 10-19h

Can Cisa

Summary: Classically styled wine bar with a huge selection of vintages on offer.
El Born & Sant Pere - Wine Bar

Can Cisa is well known to local wine lovers in the City of Barcelona. This establishment pretends to be nothing other than a place for wine lovers to sample a huge range of natural wines. Over 700 vintages are on offer, with regular special, seasonal additions to the wine list.
Décor is somewhat unique, dominated by a single, large, shared table. One of the walls is completely covered in steel wine cages. This racking houses only a small selection of the hundreds of vintages on offer though.
For people who enjoy food with their wine, there is an attached restaurant. This is named Bar Brutal, which serves a fairly small selection of excellent, eclectically positioned dishes. Indeed, Bar Brutal itself is noted as one of the best eateries in the city. When combined with the wine selection from Can Cisa, you have the makings of a truly incredible culinary experience.

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Wed-Sat: 11-20h

Caribbean Club

Summary: A fun, Caribbean themed bar, décorated to resemble a boat in the age of sail.
El Raval - Cocktail & Rum Bar

The Caribbean Club originally opened its doors back in 1974 as a rum bar. Since then, things have changed a little. Although not so much that the bar has lost its uniqueness. Décor is reminiscent of a seagoing ship back in the golden age of sail. Having said that, this really is quite a small bar and the décor adds to this sense of cosiness.
The cocktails are excellent, and everything from the classics to contemporary cocktails are served. However, where Caribbean Club comes into its own, is with its selection of rums. Whether you drink these in a cocktail, or take them tall with a mixer, there are some rare and wonderful rums to try. For a laid-back, cosy vibe with truly unique décor, you can’t go wrong when visiting the Caribbean Club.

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Tue-Thu: 18-2h, Fri: 18-2:30h, Sat: 18-3h, Sun-Mon: Closed

Casa Almirall

Summary: One of the oldest and properly-preserved bars in Barcelona, seeing to it that you drink in the past.
El Raval - Traditional Vermouth Bar - Traditional Bar

Casa Almirall was first accessed in 1860, making it one of the oldest bars in Barcelona. A drink at this venue is a drink in the past, trying to mimic how people back then had their drinks at the bar. The décorations are made in such a way that the elegance of the 19th century is maintained, while at the same time infusing it with the changes that have taken venue in the modern era. There are two main areas, which are uniquely partitioned to create two different sections for enjoying great drinks. The main room hasn’t changed much since the bar’s doors were first opened, while the second space largely retains the makeover that was done in the 1970s. Some of the introductions in the renovation include armchairs, cushions, and low tables. The more than 150 years of history are captured by the traditional vermouth, Oliveta, and what appears to be everyone’s favourite – Absinthe.

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Mon-Tue: 17:30-1:30h, Wed-Thu: 17:30-2h, Fri-Sat: 17:30-3h, Sun: 17:30-2h

Casa Mariol

Summary: The perfect place for a long lunch, with plenty of liquid refreshment to accompany it.
San Martí - Wine Bar

Specialising in great food accompanied by plentiful mimosas, Casa Mariol is the very definition of a cosmopolitan lunchtime restaurant, visited for pleasure rather than just to fill up lunch hour. Casa Mariol is also notable for its own wine, with the label proudly displayed at the front of the restaurant. This is a lovely wine, perfect as an aperitif or as an accompaniment for lunch.
The vibe at Casa Mariol is busy and boisterous, very much a functional eatery perfect for enjoying a proper lunch, instead of a restaurant that focuses on presentation over portions. Very popular with locals who have the time to kick back and enjoy a long luncheon. Tourists also appreciate Casa Mariol, as it enables them to rub shoulders with the local population in an authentic setting.

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Mon-Sat: 10-15h & 17-22h, Sun: 11-15h

CocoVail Beer Hall

Summary: An American-themed craft beer and wine bar that allows you to watch NFL football as you enjoy beer from 24 different taps.
Eixample - Craft Beer Bar & Wing House

The origin of CocoVail Beer was inspired by the desire to create an American-themed beer hall. It is an American beer hall of its kind, offering 24 craft beers on tap in addition to some top-quality chicken wings. Having been created by the joint efforts of two friends, you can be assured that the bar's design and menu have undergone deep consideration. Furthermore, Andres and Toni had lived in the United States for 8 years, learnt about the country’s ways of quenching beer thirst, and introduced the lessons learnt in Barcelona. It may be a new bar in the city, but it has a history dating back to as much as the 18th century. Created in a hip atmosphere, CocoVail Beer understands exactly how to meet the needs of its customers. Their beer list consists of all styles of beer, served by an excellent staff as you enjoy watching NFL Football.

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Mon-Fri: 11:30-2h, Sat: 13-2h, Sun: 13-0:30h

Creps al Born

Summary: A unique combination providing an all-day place to hang out.
El Born & Sant Pere - Creperie - Hangout

Creps al Born is something that is unique, a bar and creperie in one. This makes it the perfect spot for starting the day, as well as for ending the evening. Alongside the crepes, which are available in both sweet and savoury options, Creps al Born serves exceptional cocktails. Both old favourites, and also its own creations such as the renowned “Popeye”, replete with spinach.
Located in the Gothic Quarter, the décor of Creps al Born is fairly contemporary and unobtrusive. This is the underlying theme of the entire establishment; a relaxed, laid back place to enjoy everything from an early breakfast, to an evening of cocktails with friends.
The bar is friendly, with an almost party-like atmosphere at the busiest times. Service is slick, professional and given with a smile. The kind of bar that you find yourself visiting regularly, and not wanting to leave.

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Mon-Thu: 18:30-2:30h, Fri: 18:30-3h, Sat/Holidays: 12-3h, Sun: 12-2:30h

Dry Martini & Speakeasy

Summary: An elegant cocktail bar, famed for its innovative drinks.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar

The Dry Martini & Speakeasy is one of the most famed cocktail bars on the globe. The establishment can trace its history back to 1971, when Don Pere Carbonellni opened it as a Martinería. However, in 1996, Javier de las Muelas became the proprietor, and created what is, today, and exceptional cocktail bar.
The cocktail menu contains all of the old classics, as well as the new cocktail innovations that the Dry Martini & Speakeasy is famous for. The décor is classic, plenty of darkly stained wood, aged leather and impeccably polished brass. The easy listening soundtrack provides an eclectic backdrop, comprising of jazz and soul music.
Inside the old storage room of the original bar, is the restaurant. Patrons must walk through the kitchen, and past stored bottles that have been racked up, to reach the restaurant. The menu is as refined as the cocktail menu, with dishes to suit every palate.

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Mon-Sat: 20-1h, Sun/Holidays: Closed

El Bosc de les Fades

Summary: A magical indoor forest bar that offers cocktails at great prices, featuring esoteric fairyland decorations.
Gothic Quarter - Café Bar

The ambience of this venue is an ideal complement to what you would expect it to be. The first step into the bar gives you the impression that you are in the middle of a forest, and at the same time offering you drinks at an affordable price. The food options may feel a bit limited, but you will find the sandwiches to be a viable selection. As you wait for the eyes to adjust to the room’s darkness, you may feel a bit weird, but all that goes away and you become comfortable after a few minutes of sitting down. If you are in search of an experience of being in another world, do not trouble yourself – just get yourself a seat at ‘The Fairies’ Forest’ and all your desires shall be satisfied. The décorations at the exceptional café bar are outstanding, while there is a four-room partitioning that makes it even a greater venue.

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Mon-Thu: 10-1h, Fri: 10-1:30h, Sat: 11-2h, Sun: 11-1h

El Vaso de Oro

Summary: An interesting venue where you can order beer of any kind, in addition to a Spanish/English salivating-menu.
Harbour Area - Beer Bar

You may want to start your evening at many other places in Barcelona other than this bar, characterized by long and narrow taps. However, its vibrant nature is hard to ignore and one which will get you coming in for a splendid drinking time. Having been in operation for over 50 years, this bar chose a classic design – a bar with zero tables. Rather, spacing is done in a way that its frequenters are able to stand just a short distance from each other. You have all the control of the beer you take, provided with a tall slim glass to serve yourself. The tapas you will have here are some of the best that you can get anywhere else in the city. Furthermore, the meals are something else, made out of recipes that have been refined over its many years of operation, infused with some changes to accommodate fresh seafood.

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El Xampanyet

Summary: A wine palace in which you would come in for half an hour but end up spending as much as three hours.
El Born & Sant Pere - Wine Palace - Traditional Bar

El Xampanyet is located in a narrow, busy street of Barcelona’s El Borne, just some walking distance from Picasso Museum. As much as tourists flock to this venue all around the year, the bar has somehow managed to retain an old-school look. Everything is pretty traditional, and by traditional it means the guys over here are unwilling to adopt any modernization that has taken place. The tables are marble-styled while the walls blue-tiled. It seems as if the bar is crowded throughout the day, for a better part of the year, and you will have to jostle just to get some room to stand. The sparkling white wine is the most popular drink here, and one that will for sure keep you pushing through the crowds. With regards to food, this is not the typical establishment you will go for dinner but makes an ideal selection when you want some midday snack or late lunch.

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Els 4 Gats

Summary: Els 4 Gats has famous folklore behind it, becoming a popular joint for famous artists throughout the 1890s.
Gothic Quarter - Restaurant, Bar & Brewery

Having been established as a café, a cabaret, and a joint for artists, Els 4 Gats history dates back to the 1890s, when it became the most frequented local establishment. This kind of success is largely attributed to the manner in which the café was created. Legend has it that a waiter and entertainer by the name Pere Romeu was seduced by the surroundings of his place of work, Le Chat Noir cabaret club, and vowed to establish something closer to that in Barcelona. By 1897 he had done so. This venue would soon be frequented by Pablo Picasso who was just 17 years old then. As if it had been designed to lure entertainers all over the city, artists made this their meeting point where they would also display their artwork. Els 4 Gats had to close in 1903 when it started making losses but reopened in 1936 following the Spanish Civil War. With the re-emergence came a new look and of course new offering, this time around as a bar, restaurant, and a brewery. This is more than just your regular bar, as tourists from all corners of the world frequent it and you can also do so to grab a beer, vermouth, or an absinthe.

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Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona

Summary: A cool, refined beer bar with an eclectic range of beers served from its own on-site microbrewery.
El Raval - Microbrewery

Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona takes the concept of a beer bar, and reimagines it entirely. Bringing the traditional bar into the modern age. The microbrewery and attached tap room are both traditional and trendy. Although the beer itself has been brewed in Barcelona since the mid-1800s, the microbrewery trend has once again made it popular.
Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona is a bar that is popular with locals, and also with international tourists. Noted as one of the top microbreweries in the country. It attracts a hip, young crowd, as well as beer aficionados that are visiting to try the renowned brews this venue creates. If you like beer, and are visiting Barcelona, then you could consider dropping into Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona for a glass or two of their excellent local brews.

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Mon-Thu: 20:30-1:30h, Fri-Sat: 20:30-2h, Sun: 20:30-1:30h

Flaherty’s Irish Pub

Summary: The best pub in town for all your sports needs and everything necessary to quench your thirst, alongside some fantastic food.
Gothic Quarter - Pub

Flaherty’s is a piece of Ireland in the heart of Barcelona. And all expectations of an Irish pub are met and even exceeded. Flaherty’s offers live sports broadcasting, tasty beer, and a crowded and joyful atmosphere. The place serves Catalan food which will keep you coming back for more. What a successful recipe for a splendid mood! It is probably the reason why Barca fans choose Flaherty’s as an alternative to the Camp Nou Stadium. A single step into Flaherty’s Irish Pub and you immediately have the feeling that you are at the right place. The pub heavily invests in bountiful beverages, fantastic food, and some warm environment for your own satisfaction. Individuals from all walks of life and of all preferences will find Flaherty’s Irish Pub a perfect fit.

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Gran Bodega Saltó

Summary: Defined by awesome music and food, this is definitely the right place to have your drinks as an individual or a group.
El Poble Sec - Wine Bar

A wine bar at its best. A unique ambience reminding us of the great centuries when Spaniards were sailing the world. And so, you will find colourful patterns containing elements of Middle and South American inspirations, with the wood furnishing of a rustic taberna. Wine barrels have been integrated and complete the interior. Having been in operation for more than a century, this is quite a unique place in Barcelona which you cannot afford to miss out on. Whether you just want to have your drinks or hold a party, you will find the bar quite accommodating. The drinks are lovely, and music is pleasant to the ears, Spanish music that is sure to get you off your seat. The appetizing meal-drinks pairs are sure to make you stick around for a longer time than intended.

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Mon-Thu: 19-2h, Fri-Sat: 12-3h, Sun: 12-24h

Hemingway Barcelona

Summary: Sleek, stylish and elegant cocktail bar, with a traditional focus in the drinks that are mixed.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar

Hemingway Barcelona isn’t your average modern cocktail bar. You won’t find exotic ingredients here, and every glass smoking with dry ice. Instead, you will find a somewhat overly complex cocktail menu offering all of the classics, with a few understated new additions.
When you visit Hemingway Barcelona for the first time, you will be surprised by its size. This is a fairly small bar with the tables located close to each other. If personal space and private conversation are important to you, then Hemingway Barcelona might not be your thing. If you want to drink some well mixed classic cocktails in a traditional setting while visiting Barcelona, then Hemingway Barcelona could well be just the bar you are looking for. Just be prepared to make a few local friends at the next table.

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Mon-Thu: 16-2h, Fri-Sat: 16-3h, Sun: 16-2h

Ideal Cocktail Bar

Summary: Paying homage to the traditional drinks, this is the bar to visit for classic cocktails in a refined, relaxing setting.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar

As cocktail bars go in Barcelona, few have a heritage to match Ideal Cocktail Bar. Established in 1933, the bar has been mixing drinks for almost 7 decades. The current owner is the 3d generation to operate Ideal Cocktail Bar, so this is a real family affair, and this shows in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
There are no surprises here, and this is not a mixology bar. This is a traditional, refined cocktail bar that is popular with an older patronage, as well as couples looking for a place to drink a few cocktails in a romantic setting. If the concept of the classic cocktail hour is something you enjoy, then this could well be the place for you to visit while in Barcelona.

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Mon-Sat: 12:30-2:30h, Sun: Closed

Imprfcto

Summary: A pleasant, spacious, and lively establishment that offers good Belgian beers in a bar that’s suitable for both singles and groups.
El Poble Sec - Belgian Beer Bar

Strategically situated at the border of Eixample, Raval, and Poble Sec Barrio, this new bar is an authentic establishment to pass your time with some stunning drinks. Excellent fries, relaxing atmosphere, and a big terrace, this venue feels like no other throughout the city. What’s more, you get to have a good time while not having to dig any deeper into your pockets than normal. Whether you want a venue for an individual relaxation or on an outing with a group of friends, nothing can ever go wrong here. The sitting space is large enough, allowing you to freely move a muscle or two as the music slowly takes you away. The selection of Belgian beers is sure to keep you longing for more in a beautifully décorated setting.

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Mon-Thu: 17-1:30h, Fri-Sat: 17-2:30h, Sun: 17-1:30h

La Caseta del Migdia

Summary: An amazing establishment with stunning views and a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for drinks and meals.
Sants-Mont Juïc - Beer & Cocktail Bar

This bar has to be considered among your must-do things in Barcelona given that it has panoramic views which will leave you mesmerized for as long as you remember the bar’s name. The views enjoyed from the bar are breathtakingly stunning, and the old military fortress seems to be the most preferred vista of all. What can be more Spanish-themed than this fortress? But it is not just these views and the fortress that keep people coming here. It is also the excellent drinks and meals. If you are in search of a relaxing establishment where you can appreciate your meals and great beer while listening to some cool music, then this is the establishment to be. You get to feel a sense of calm almost the moment you step in. With bartenders that are quite engaging, you can never feel the need to leave this establishment early. However, the closing time is 1 am and they may close earlier if the streets happen to be quiet.

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Sat-Sun: 12-19h (in season), Mon-Fri: Closed

La Confitería

Summary: Featured in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen, this ancient modernist bar is worth your time.
El Poble Sec - Cocktail Bar - Famous, Historic Movie Bar

Popularized for having been chosen as the venue to film the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, this modern bar is one of the most beautiful places you can go out for a drink in Barcelona. The atmosphere is completely relaxed, as the glass cases which were once used as sugary treats are now the new holders of your liquor. Typically, this is a stopover for bar-goers who are on their way to livelier places and have chosen the bar as a catapult to their beer-drinking endeavours. Despite this, do not be deceived into thinking that this establishment is less attractive. It is designed in an attractive manner, boasting some opulent glass chandelier,s and intricate carpentry that gives it an ancient modernist feel. The décor has been retained just as it was in the early 19th century. With some of the longest operational hours, up to 3 am, you will never feel as though you are in a hurry to get out of the bar.

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La Terrassa del Duquesa @ Duquesa de Cardona Hotel

Summary: A cocktail bar located in a hotel, rich with history that dates back to the 16th century, and complemented by amazing views.
Harbour - Gin & Cocktail Bar

Located at the heart of Barcelona’s historic region, and in walking distance of the beach, is the luxurious Duquesa de Cardona Hotel with its plush cocktail bar. This bar gives you a perfect opportunity to escape from the city’s chaotic and fast-paced life. It is a superb location for discovering new drinks. A tonic carte, attractive gin list, and thirty Catalan wines are on offer, which are complemented by astonishing views of well-known local features such as the charismatic Barceloneta quarter, the Moll de la Fusta, Mapfre Towers, as well as the myriad of luxury yachts in the marina. Guests enjoy not only astonishing views of the features listed above, but also have a chance to partake of fresh local products, barbecues, and tapas. At the cocktail bar, you will literally be drinking in history, served in a building that dates back to the 16th century and one which was restored in 1850. Enjoy your time!

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Le Gens que j'Aime

Summary: A serene environment to relax and sup your drinks.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar - Basement Bar with Tarot Card Reader

Started in the 1960’s as a jazz club, and featuring photographic décorations of iconic personalities like Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplain, and many others, this basement bar at the Majestic Hotel is worth your visit. One of its inviting hosts is the resident tarot card reader who is able to tell your fortune in the candlelight, provided you have an excellent grasp of French or Spanish. But this Barcelonan bar is more than just fortune-telling. It gives you the feeling that you have gone back in time, and be taken into a weird expressionist movie of the 1920s. Everything about it is pretty cool, and there are countless comfortable, snug corners as well as regular corners. To better appreciate these, you must first of all be keen to identify the bar given that it is located underground with low avid lighting hence can easily be missed. When you are in, you will be surprised by the welcoming nature of the bartenders who are not afraid to set aside a minute or two for a quick chat at any moment.

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Sun-Thu: 18-2h, Fri-Sat: 19-3h

Lennox the Pub

Summary: A fresh and trendy pub with top staff, top services, and top products delivered with heart and style.
Gothic Quarter - A Wide Variety Drinks Pub

Lennox the Pub, how could a pub be more Scottish than this? Indeed, Lennox the Pub targets at the homesickness of British and Irish fellows in an absolutely skilful and enjoyable way. They serve tapas, wraps and other snacks. But the highlight is the broad drinks menu containing cocktails, tapped beers, bottled beers, wines, soft drinks and jugos (juices). Of course, you can watch football matches on different screens at the same time. If you’re not a football enthusiast, then you might prefer to relish the rock music. At this pub, you are guaranteed of nothing but quality, handled by lead staff Mike Bauer who has over 25 years of experience in what he does. After having spent all these years anticipating the wishes of his clients, he tends to give you exactly what you want. Top services, top staff, and top products will keep you feeling fantastic for having decided to come here.

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London Bar

Summary: Named after the popular city of London, the bar is as vibrant as the city itself and sure not to be a waste of your time
El Raval - Beer Bar

The London Bar is an old pub with modern vibe. It has been in existence since 1910. There are some well-known names such as Dalí, Picasso, Hemingway and many others who have already enjoyed their drinks here. Among the things that make it attractive are the engaging décor and furnishings which have not changed a lot since original times. As such, your first step into the institution leaves you impressed by the golden era. In case you have some thirst for music, feel free to go the small stage behind the bar where musicians perform in the evening. The pub has a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and is the ideal institution to enjoy a drink or two. In addition to the features of the bar itself, the bartenders are engaging, making you feel welcome almost immediately. They are never shy from giving recommendations on what drink you might enjoy best in this relaxed atmosphere.

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Mon-Thu: 13-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 13-3h, Sun: 13-2.30h

Luz de Gas

Summary: A live music bar, that transforms into a dance venue late at night, with a related cocktail bar just next door.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar - Live Music

Luz de Gas is actually two venues in one. The first, Luz de Gas itself, is one of Barcelona’s top live music venues, with bands playing seven nights a week. Once the live music is over, things change, the vibe heats up, and Luz de Gas transforms itself into a busy, boisterous nightclub.
Right next door is the related establishment, Luz de Gas Bar. This is a modern cocktail bar in every sense of the word. Patrons of the main venue often drift into the cocktail bar once the live music is over, and they are waiting for the nightclub to warm up. You really do get two for one when you visit this venue in Barcelona.

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Wed-Sat: 12-6h, Sun-Tue: Closed

Madame Jasmine

Summary: This is a bar full of earthy character, with its roots as a brothel and its rather macabre décor.
El Raval - Bar - Former Borthel & Opium Den

Madame Jasmine is something that is unique. This is a traditional bar, something of a dive. Originally a brothel of the same name, the bar retains its own identity years later. For a time, the premises was an opium den, before the proprietor of the same name went insane.
The décor is quite strange, especially the relics and trivia from the original owner’s life. This includes the doll head that lights up whilst nodding, that is rumoured to be a tribute to the son of Madame Jasmine’s and his death by decapitation! If you like your places quirky and full of character, then you need to visit Madame Jasmine while you are in Barcelona, there is no other bar quite like it in the whole world.

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Mon-Thu: 18-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 18-3h, Sun: 18-2:30h

Marmalade

Summary: A bar with significant cocktail list served by warm, professional, and cosmopolitan bartenders.
El Raval - Restaurant

The famous Milk bar and café Bistro has curved a positive reputation for itself. It is on the basis of this high rating that it churned out a bigger sister, Marmalade, which is equally doing tremendous work within the bar and restaurant domain. The beautiful establishment is partitioned into four spaces, each distinct from the other. The walls are copper clad while beautiful, comfy sofas evenly spread throughout. This cocktail bar is well known for its name Muebles Navarro and has been around for more than 50 years. Over this period, it has strived to take the theme of a 1950’s New York entertainment joint while at the same time remaining in touch with its Barcelonan roots. The magnificent spaces make this bar both grand and intimate, making it a viable selection for any moment – whether out just to appreciate some drinks or looking forward to combining drinks and a top-quality meal.

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Mon-Thu: 19-2h, Fri-Sun: 10-2:30h

Mercat Princesa

Summary: With a history dating back to the 14th century, this bar is a Jack of all trades, offering wine, cocktails, beer, and great accompanying meals.
El Born & Sant Pere - Tapas, Café, Wine, Cocktail, & Beer Stalls - Established in 14th Century

Located in a building established in the 14th century in El Born, which hosts an indoor tap room, the bar boasts of up to 16 stalls, where you can get a variety of produce at each stall. These are situated in a vibrant area that may keep you hanging around for a longer time than you would have expected. Frequenters of the bar get an opportunity to partake wine and cocktails as well as enjoy refreshments at the coffee and beer stalls. Harmed with your glass, feel free to move from one seller to anther to have a taste of what you are less likely to get at any other establishment in Barcelona. But it’s not just the drinks that will keep you coming here but also the nice meals that you are bound to enjoy. Whether it is burgers and cooked dishes, or Catalan snacks, you are sure to get something that matches the drink of your choice.

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Wed-Thu: 13-24h, Fri: 13-0:30h, Sat: 13:30-0:30h, Sun: 12:30-23h, Mon-Tue: Closed

Mikkeller Bar Barcelona

Summary: A craft beer bar with 24 tapas, serving the freshest drinks gotten directly from the brewery, a typical Spain approach.
Eixample - Craft Beer Bar

Mikkeller Bar reminds us of a Scandinavian furniture company. This is not surprising given that Mikkeller is an outpost of Mikkeller brewery from Copenhagen, and so they serve freshly imported Danish craft beer. It might not be everyone’s taste to have a bit of Scandinavia in Spain, but if your Scandinavian friend feels homesick, perhaps this is the best place to bring him. Apart from that, Mikkeller Bar serves local craft beer and offers Catalan cuisine. Whatever you think of, it is definitely one of the less typical bars in Barcelona and worth visiting it. A visit to the place will not leave you disappointed, thanks to the welcoming staff that will make you feel at home almost immediately. In addition, the comfortable atmosphere makes this a viable selection when you want somewhere to just relax and take out several glasses of craft beer.

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Mon-Thu: 13-24h, Fri: 13-2h, Sat: 12-2h, Sun: 13-24h

Mirablau

Summary: With its stunning views across the city and coastline, and exciting after dark party atmosphere, this could be a sundowner’s dream.
Gràcia - Cocktail Bar - Scenic Bar & Discotheque

Mirablau sits almost at the very top of Tibidabo. This is the large mountain that overlooks the City of Barcelona and part of the coastline. This means that the view for patrons of Mirablau is breath-taking. This is one bar where you definitely want to find some space on the terrace to enjoy, even if the weather isn’t exactly perfect for it.
Serving great traditional and classic cocktails, the staff at Mirablau are fun and friendly, making sundown a pleasant and relaxed event at Mirablau. However, once the sun is down, the music starts up and the bar is transformed into a discotheque. You are free to either stay a little longer and enjoy some fun, or start your trip back down the mountain.

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Mon-Thu: 11-4:30h, Fri-Sat: 10:30-6h, Sun: 10-3:30h

Miramelindo

Summary: Not only is it a nice venue but also one with great drinks in a cutesy atmosphere.
El Born & Sant Pere - Cocktail Bar

Miramelindo is situated in the chic Born. It has a great variety of cool cocktails and for that reason it is valued by Catalans and tourists. Some people say you can find the best Mojitos in town here. The bar has two floors and the interior is in a Bordeaux-red style. During the hot summer months, you will appreciate the refreshing air conditioning. But in Miramelindo life begins at midnight. However, you must be warned that the venue tends to get quite crowded and so to get a seat, you may consider coming in early. Be sure to come with deep pockets as the prices may slightly exceed an average budget. The bar offers a lovely and cutesy atmosphere that you would be unwilling to leave as you had planned. If you are in search of a romantic venue, especially one that is not too dark, you may also consider coming here with your date.

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Mon-Sat: 20-2h, Sun: 19-2h

Monvínic

Summary: If you were to imagine the perfect wine bar, then Monvínic would probably fit the bill. A homage to all things wine.
Eixample - Wine Bar

Monvínic is a wine bar, and one which is just about perfect in every sense. If you are into wine in any way at all, you need to visit Monvínic while you are in Barcelona. Not only are there an amazing array of vintages on offer to suit every palate, but the décor seems to fit perfectly. This is a chic, classy establishment.
You will find a huge reference library that is contained within a glass enclosure, forms the main theme of the décor; everything else seems to set this display off perfectly. This is a quiet, yet friendly place, and one which truly works with the wine bar premise of sampling the very best in wines from around the worlds, in suitably austere surroundings.

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Mon: from 19h, Tue-Fri: 11-23h, Sat: from 19h, Sun: Closed

Negroni

Summary: Cutting edge cocktail bar, with professional mix masters serving up the drinks.
El Raval - Cockail Bar

Negroni (named after the cocktail of the same name), is an ultra-modern mix palace. Unlike other “cocktail bars” with a menu that the bar staff can refer to, Negroni only uses professionally qualified mix masters. The is no cocktail menu here, just tell the staff what you want and they will know how to mix it to perfection.
Alternatively, you can discuss your taste, likes and dislikes directly with the mix master. Once they know what you like and don’t like, they will either recommend a cocktail for you, or come up with a suitable creation on the spot. If you are even slightly into the cocktail scene, Negroni needs to be on your must visit list if you are spending any time in Barcelona. Put simply; this is cocktails done right.

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Mon-Thu: 19-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 19-3h, Sun: 19-2:30h

Ocaña

Summary: A beverage house that combines a bar, club, and café into one, allowing all types of people relish beverages of their liking.
Gothic Quarter - Café & Cocktail Bar - Club

Situated at Plaza Real, Ocañaa introduces a new mix that not so many joints across Barcelona have been able to do. It combines a bar, café, club, and restaurant into one so that everyone gets their stake of satisfaction. As you guzzle down your beer on the terrace, you are going to feel the joy of Plaza Real in a lively atmosphere. If you are a club addict, the night would be your best time here as the whole atmosphere is changed into a party mood. At Ocañaa, you get some exceptional cocktails that are not easy to find elsewhere in Barcelona. The building in which the drinking house is situated has undergone years of renovation, being restored to its former glory including 1930s bar panels, hardwood parquet floors, and gilded pillars. A moment spent here is a moment worth recording as it would remain with you for a lifetime.

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Mon-Tue: 17-2:30h, Wed-Thu: 11-2:30h, Fri: 17-3h, Sat: 11-3h, Sun: 11-2:30h

Ohla Boutique Bar

Summary: A stunning cosmopolitan cocktail bar with engaging bartenders.
Gothic Quarter - Cocktail Bar

Located right at the city’s centre, with panoramic views of elegant structures and features, Ohla Boutique Bar is a proper spot for anyone in search of good places to enjoy amazing cocktails. It is found within the five-star Ohla Hotel. Hence, you can expect it to be quite a fashionable venue, and the managers do not disappoint on that respect. The place is not only beautiful, but also has drinks which will leave you yearning for more. This bar indeed befits its previous state as the palace of Barcelona’s First Prince. Moreover, the bartenders are not only engaging but also world famous, while the bar itself maintains a very cosmopolitan status. As you continue receiving world-class services, be sure to dig deeper into your pockets, but it will be worth it. For those who may find the bar area to be a bit small or too hot, they could easily order their drinks and enjoy them at the restaurant instead.

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Old Fashioned

Summary: Old Fashioned by name, old-fashioned by nature. Don’t let that put you off though; this is a lovely little bar.
Eixample - Gin & Tonic Bar

Old Fashioned is, as the name suggests, a traditional bar in décor, it is also quite small, only having enough seating for a couple of dozen patrons. Indeed, the bar serves more variations on the simple Gin & Tonic than there are seats. At first, it seems incredible that any bar can come up with thirty unique takes on the classic Gin & Tonic, but Old Fashioned has done it.
The bar also serves cocktails, ranging from classics through to the house signature cocktail. The bartenders are crisply presented, and are happy to discuss their trade with patrons. If you enjoy old style bars, with great drinks and a relaxed, informal atmosphere, then try Old Fashioned next time you are visiting Barcelona.

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One Ocean Bar

Summary: One Ocean Club is a quite glitzy-looking cube that offers both great meals and cocktails along Port Vell Marina.
Harbour - Restaurant - Scenic Club House

Located along Port Vell Marina, which has received great deal of investment in recent years, One Ocean Club towers up higher than any other building, which is perfect for easy visibility of the surrounding area. As opposed to typical marina clubhouses, One Ocean Club features a brand-new vision that attempts to strike harmony between the city’s residents and the port. The owners, Salamanca Group, explain that they have a mission of converting the unloved port in to a hub that all people are eager to pay a visit to, for an exclusive sample of Mediterranean lifestyle and enjoyment. Lucky captains and crew get a real opportunity to appreciate a drink by the waterside. Indeed, the owners have done tremendous work of making this venue popular through the integration of a top spa, gym, restaurant and the undisputed best views of the port. You may also want to step out on to the terrace just to have a feel of the sun as it sets on Barcelona’s skyline.
Unfortunately, entrance is not open to all. You have to be either a member or a guest of a member for you to enter.

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Paradiso

Summary: A full cocktail taste and visual extravaganza, more akin to an alchemist’s laboratory.
El Raval - Cocktail Bar

Paradiso can best be summed up as both visually appealing, and a challenge to the taste buds. Think smoke, fire, and additions such as dry ice and exotic garnish. This is a mixology mecca in Barcelona.
Paradiso is tucked away behind the door to the fridge in an old, traditional pastrami store. This should be the first indication to patrons that they are visiting somewhere that is a little extraordinary. When it comes to the cocktails, most ingredients are sourced locally from fresh food markets, and combined with hundreds of types of alcohol to create old classics, as well as the visual delights that the bar has become famous for. Put simply, if you have never been to a modern cocktail bar, and all that this entails, then you need to check out Paradiso while you are in Barcelona.

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Mon-Thu: 19-1:15h, Fri-Sat: 19-2.15h, Sun: 19-1:1h

Polaroid Bar

Summary: A perfect place for music, beer, and cocktails that uniquely bring the 80s and 90s to life.
Gothic Quarter - Beer & Cocktail Bar

This is a perfect choice for those who would like to relive the 80s and 90s. The bar imitates the kind of drinking that used to be experienced some few decades ago, with references to video games, music, and movies that were enjoyed during that era. Over the years, Polaroid Bar has strengthened its position as a must-visit bar in Barcelona thanks to its outstanding cocktails, craft beers (local and imported), as well as special events on a weekly basis. On top of that, the atmosphere is one that is sure to make you stay longer than you had intended. There are excellent cocktails on offer including the Miyagi San, the Balboa, or the DeLorean. You will also find the beers to be of ex exceptional taste, before culminating everything with the house shots: the Smurf, the Pink Panther, the Elmo, or the Hulk. As you relish your drinks, you will be listening to a well assorted music playlist, and if you are in for it, relish some popcorn.

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Sun-Thu: 19:30-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 19:30-3h

Quim de la Boquería

Summary: Spaciously designed and offering heavenly meals, you can get literally anything at this restaurant which never disappoints your taste buds.
El Raval - Restaurant

Slightly hidden in the marketplace, finding Quim de la Boqueria is like locating a hidden gem. It may be hard to find when you are new in the area, but its popularity makes it easy to get directions from the locals. This is an ideal venue where many flock in for both a few drinks or to have a lively party. It is reputable for its meals, which are dominated by grilled baby squid and fried eggs. Whatever you decide to order, you are sure to have it in under 20 minutes and it will leave you longing for more. The staff are really nice, always ready to engage customers with a wide range of topics. Seating is scheduled on a first come, first served basis but finding an Gótico to settle down isn’t that hard given the spacious nature of the restaurant. Eat and drink here when you can!

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Mon: 12-16h, Tue: 8-16h, Wed: 12-16h, Thu: 8-16h, Fri-Sat: 8-17h, Sun: Closed

Quimet & Quimet

Summary: A busy, authentic tapas bar, very popular with locals at lunchtime and pre-dinner times.
El Poble Sec - Tapas Bar

If you are looking for a no-frills eating experience, one that is noted as being one of the local go to places for residents of the City, then look no further than Quimet & Quimet. This is primarily a tapas bar, used by local folks looking for lunch or a snack to see them over until a late dinner.
Seafood is a speciality here, as well as the excellent sandwiches made from homemade bread. Wash the simple yet excellent food down with the very smooth dark beer that is brewed on site.
It should be noted that Quimet & Quimet is generally very busy, especially around lunchtime and in the early evening. This means that you are unlikely to get one of the few seats available. If standing while you eat and drink isn’t your thing, this might not be the place for you.

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Mon-Fri: 12-16h & 19-22:30h, Sat-Sun: Closed

Rabipelao Gótico

Summary: Good ambience and amazing mojitos make this a must-go-to establishment for a date or as a family.
Gràcia - Mojitos & Cocktail Bar

Sometimes finding a perfect establishment for a date or a family outing can be quite challenging. It is with this understanding that Rabipelao Gótico was created, to give you a large, ample place where you can have good time as a family or a couple, or just a group of friends. The services are not only very good but also offered at a very affordable rate. There is a great ambience and amazing mojitos. Most people prefer trying the fresh mango mojitos – never disappoints your taste buds. To experience all these, it is best to come in early before it gets all crowded. With a couple of cocktails, one is left without mistaking the fact that this is a world-class spot for drinks situated right here in Barcelona. One cannot leave the city claiming to have known it prior to experiencing what the bar has to offer. Walk in, you will not be in hurry to leave.

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Sun-Mon: 19-2h, Tue-Thu: 19-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 19-3h

Rabipelao Raval

Summary: A fantastic establishment to spend your evening, guzzling some delicious drinks and meals in a warm atmosphere.
El Raval - Cocktail Bar

There must be something special about this bar that makes it frequented by the locals. The bar’s management retains a strict observance over how its drinks are made, so that customers receive nothing but the best. It serves very good mojitos in excellent vibes, allowing you experience a pleasant and cosy Venezuelan atmosphere right here in Barcelona. Do not hold yourself back from talking to the friendly staff, they will be more than eager to get you what you want as they genuinely advise on what (and what not) to try. Cocktails are a whole different thing, setting this bar far apart from most of its peers. When it comes to food-drinks combinations, one can never fall short of what to have. The meals are deliciously prepared and are well combined with the astounding cocktails.

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Mon-Thu: 19:30-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 19:30-3h, Sun: 19-1:30h

Sala Apolo

Summary: Taking on the look of an old theatre, this is the venue to enjoy great drinks and music of all genres.
El Poble Sec - Club - Club & Concerts

Open on each single day, the magnificent nightclub comprises of two different buildings. This is the best institution to go to when you want to enjoy some excellent live music, mixing literally any type of music you can think of, and sometimes getting surprised by well-known names in the industry. Past midnight, DJs take over the music until 6 am, exposing the back to back songs of all genres. Whether you are after pop, rock, electro, techno, 80’s, garage, or punk, this venue has everything for everyone. Entry into the main venue may require that you your eyes some few minutes to adjust to the darkness and once they do, you are bound to be mesmerized by the high ceiling and red velvet of the old theatre which has a modernized look. As you gulp down the drinks, you may also want to spare some time to dig into the meals as they are sure to leave you longing for more.

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Mon-Thu: 20-5h, Fri-Sat: 18-6h, Sun: 18-5h

Schilling Café Bar

Summary: A hip and lively bar, frequented mostly by Barcelona’s youngest who contribute to making it a vibrant venue.
Gothic Quarter - Café Bar - Nightlife Hotspot

The Schilling Bar is in an optimal location, in a side street in Ramblas with a tasteful interior and a deft barkeeper. It is a great bar to have breakfast or coffee and watch the stream of pedestrians flowing through the streets during the day. But the real Schilling Bar awakens to life at night, where you get all kinds of crazy fun. At this time, you will be able to notice the broad audience from all ages and sexual orientations, all united by the same notion – drinks and lots of fun. Do not be fooled by the German name, Barcelona’s youngest and hippest love flocking to this institution and contribute towards giving it the vibrant state it has had over these years. With such a great atmosphere, this should be your go-to institution when you are in Barcelona.

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Mon-Wed: 9:30-1h, Thu-Fri: 9:30-3h, Sat: 10-3h, Sun: 10-1h

Tandem Cocktail Bar

Summary: Quaint, quiet and refined, a firm favourite with older patrons and couples.
Eixample - Café & Cocktail Bar

Tandem Cocktail Bar is one of the oldest bars in the city, existing in its present form for over three decades now. This is one of the quieter cocktail bars, less trendy than the newer ones. This means that it is perfect for people who are looking for something a little more intimate and less intrusive. Indeed, couples and older cocktail connoisseurs are the main patrons of this quaint cocktail bar.
The cocktail menu can be a little difficult to understand, unless you are ordering a classic cocktail. The signature cocktails designed by Tandem Cocktail Bar are described in a rather cryptic fashion. However, it is well worth the effort of trying to understand the cocktail menu, as the house cocktails are exceptional and definitely something worth drinking.

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Mon-Thu: 12.30-2h, Fri: 12:30-2:30h, Sat: 16-2:30h, Sun: 12:30-15h & 18-23h

Terrat @ Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Summary: Terrat is one of those kinds of destinations that allows you to experience an unbelievable 360 view of the city as you get immersed in stunning drinks and cocktails.
Eixample - Cocktail Bar - Rooftop Bar & Hangout

A city is not complete without a well-positioned roof terrace that lets you 'see all around'. Located at the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample district is Mandarin Oriental Hotel with its well-known rooftop terrace bar that gives you an incredible view of the city. The bar has panoramic views of Barcelona as well as the enclosing mountain range. Right from the terrace, you will be able to see landmarks such as Casa Batlló, and La Sagrada. Guests have exclusive access to Terrat bar in the afternoon, while everybody else can come in from 6 pm to 11 pm for some superb beer in addition to snacks and sundowners. Cuisine encompasses all elements of our modern life; whose recipes draw inspiration from Lima to Tokyo. Latin American gin cocktails can also be found here.

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Sun-Thu: 12-24h, Fri-Sat: 12-1h (in season)

Tinta Roja

Summary: A quirky theatre-themed bar that has red velvet drapes décorations and erotic paintings.
El Poble Sec - Caipirinha & Margarita Bar - Theatre Bar

Thanks to its visible location, accidently wandering into this small, yet dynamic bar is a pretty easy thing to do. With a wide range of drinks on the offer such as caipirinhas and classic margaritas, this site sets itself apart significantly. The bar has a theatre theme and décor that makes you feel comfortable immediately. The welcoming and friendly bartenders further contribute to making this site one that you wouldn’t want to leave soon, as they take their time to see to it that your needs are catered for while engaging you in interesting chats. Whether you came in for a drink or a show, you will want to spend quality time taking in the evocative theatre space before the lights are dimmed. Targeting itself as an Argentinian bar, you are bound to experience a lot of regular tango and milonga events where skills are shown off as you sup your delicious drink.

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Wed: 20:30-1h, Thu: 20.30-2h, Fri-Sat: 20:30-3h, Sun-Tue: Closed

Vermuteria del Tano

Summary: A warm and friendly bar, dominated by some nice vermouth and mouth-watering food which reveals the bar’s glory.
Gràcia - Vermouth Bar

Vermuteria del Tano is located in the charming neighbourhood of Gràcia, where many flock to have a taste of its vermouth. You may consider this a museum for it hosts memories of the good old times and serves some of the best home-brewed vermouth that has been around since the birth of local hipsters. You will find the atmosphere to be quite an appealing one, full of warmth that keeps you sticking around for longer period than it was initially intended. With iron tables evenly spread all over, you can never lack breathing space if you want to join in the inviting dance music. The bar’s occupants immediately make you feel at home, as they are ready to shake your hand as you both get lost into some jovial soundtrack. The food takes the bar’s status to a whole new level, comprising of some salivating cockles, anchovies, and muscles.

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Tue-Fri: 9-21h, Sat-Sun: 12-16h, Mon: Closed

Xixbar & Gin Corner

Summary: Drawing inspiration from pride in the best gins taken decades ago, Xixbar Gin Corner was created to serve the best gins in the world.
El Poble Sec - Gin & Cocktail Bar

When you are in search of an outstanding gin bar in Barcelona, then this venue should be at the top of your list. That is partly due to its location in a historical old dairy, but largely due to the quality of gins served. Visitors are sure to leave satisfied, thanks to the wide range of gins in the huge collection that is available (more than 100 gins to choose from), and the well-trained barkeeps that make you feel important, engaging you in interesting conversation. The establishment has a positive reputation among the locals, mainly due to the fact that it has set aside a Gin Corner liquor store a step away, so that customers are served as efficiently as possible. It's gin-based cocktails are excellent, a worthy try. In particular, you may want to have a taste of the gin cocktail with limoncello and kiwi. It will not disappoint!

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Mon: 18:30-2:30h, Tue-Wed: 18-2:30h, Thu: 17-2:30h, Fri-Sat: 17-3h

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