Fancy going back to the 1920s era of expressionism or jiving to the jukeboxes of the 1950s? Feeling the need to escape the busy city and be whisked away to fantasy forests or tropical islands? Look no further than the modern metropolis of Barcelona, and travel back in time or around the world with this list of enchanting themed bars and restaurants.
One of the most truly mesmerizing themed bars in the city, El Bosc de les Fades translated as ‘The Forest of Fairies’ whisks you away into a fairytale fantasy. Sit amongst the trees and vines while sipping delicious cocktails or devouring delicate tapas dishes. The interior mimics a secret grotto filled with butterflies, lanterns and plants to evoke a mystical ambience. The bar really takes it to another level when you suddenly see the lights fade and thunder and lightning begin. Unique and charming, El Bosc de les Fades is certainly one not to miss!
Named after the Californian rehab and detox center, Betty Ford’s bar is one of Barcelona’s most talked about bars. The cool brick interior and 1950s vibe eludes sophistication and class, attracting an array of people regularly. While known for a wide collection of original cocktails, Betty Ford’s frequently tops burger joint lists in Barcelona and provides vegetarian options in its range. The bar does not pay homage to the USA’s First Lady in detail, yet the atmosphere oozes cosmopolitan class to set the American theme.
Home to one of the most celebrated chefs in the world, Ferran Adria, Tickets is an innovative restaurant that offers the most original and creative culinary skills in its spectacular tapas range, with exclusive dishes such as avocado and crab cannelloni and manchego air puffs. The running theme of entertainment transcends from its fantastic gastronomy to its décor, with a circus and theatre-inspired appearance. A ticket booth, red velvet rope, and large circus tent sets the lively atmosphere to make the experience entertaining and unique. Be sure to book a table far in advance (a few months), as the this place gets really booked up.
Leveraging competition for the best burger bar in Barcelona, Peggy Sue’s offers a different experience by providing a charismatic 1950s-themed venue with high quality food. The pink walls, neon lights, salon-style chairs and range of milkshakes encapsulates the vibe of the hit musical Grease. Sitting in the diner allows you to dream of the Pink Ladies hanging out by the bar or Danny and Sandy busting a move to ‘Summer Lovin’. Revel in American high school innocence whilst wolfing down delicious grub in this 50s and 60s-themed diner!
Peggy Sue’s, Carrer Balmes 24, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 04 20 94