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The 10 Best Bars In Barcelona, Spain
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The 10 Best Bars In Barcelona, Spain

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Barcelona, Spain, is famous for its amazing nightlife and huge variety in bars – from tiny local spots to luxury, high-end places. Here are 10 of Barcelona’s best bars.
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Dry Martini and Speakeasy

Open since 2002, this mysterious bar is located in the Dry Martini warehouse. It allows guests entry only upon the repetition of the password, paying homage to its clandestine atmosphere. This bar recreates the atmosphere that characterized Chicago and New York’s society during the Prohibition era in the USA during the 1920s. Speakeasy is not only mysterious, but luxurious too. Guests can enjoy a tempting cocktail in this intriguing and fun environment.

Aribau, 162 – 166, 08036 Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 175 080

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Mercat Princesa

Located in a characterful 14th-century square in Barcelona’s most Bohemian quarter, Mercat Princesa is actually a tapas market. It features not just one bar offering delicious food and drinks, but 17. Guests can explore this historic area at leisure. Once a palace, the architecture is simply spectacular, and the food doesn’t disappoint either. Guests can enjoy food and drinks from all over the world in a relaxed environment.

Carrer dels Flassaders, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain, +34 93 268 15 18

Mercat Princesa | © 성삼 김/Flickr
Mercat Princesa | © 성삼 김/Flickr
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Marmalade

Known for its extensive cocktail selection, this stunning bar is split into four different areas. Each area is decorated with beautiful sofas, copper clad antique walls and a famous chrome art deco bar. Considered one of the most desirable event locations in the city, Marmalade offers guests a luxurious experience with a warm and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Locals and tourists flock here to play billiard and enjoy budget cocktails all night long.

Carrer de la Riera Alta, 4-6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 42 39 66

Marmalade
Marmalade | © Courtesy of Marmalade
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Palau Dalmases Espai Barroc

A cocktail bar famous for its intense and captivating flamenco performances, Palua Dalmases doesn’t disappoint. Located in Barcelona’s most beautiful 17th-century Renaissance courtyard, this spot is housed inside a former 15th-century Gothic palace. This bar contains period features and a historic and characterful ambiance. Guests can enjoy an evening of entertainment and creative cocktails in this spectacular building. The ticket for the unmissable flamenco show even includes a free drink.

Carrer de Montcada, 20, 08003 Barcelona, Spain,

Palau Dalmases | © Gilmar Mattos/Flickr
Palau Dalmases | © Gilmar Mattos/Flickr
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360 Terrace

Boasting spectacular 360-degree, panoramic view of Barcelona, this bar is one of the most sought-after locations in the city. Located at the top of the Barceló Hotel, guests can eat exquisite Asian dishes among others. Patrons can also enjoy a select menu of mixed drinks, cocktails, and ever on the luxurious side, champagne. For a sophisticated evening of luxury and relaxation, 360 Terrace is a fantastic place to enjoy a stunning overhead view of Barcelona.

Rambla del Raval, 17-21, 08001 Barcelona, Spain, +34 933201490

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Tandem Cocktail Barcelona

A long and intimate bar with exceptional cocktails, this place allows guests to enjoy the most adventurous and delicious drinks served by sharply dressed bartenders. For an exciting twist on the already enticing cocktail, this is worth a visit. Not only serving fantastic cocktails, Tandem bar also features a fantastic whisky, rum and gin selection. With a hard wood interior, and old school decor, this is an authentic and timely experience for both the expert cocktail taster and novice alike.

Aribau, 86, 08036 Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 51 43 30

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Can Paixano

Established in 1969, this small bar offers a traditional Spanish experience, complete with countless tributes to the famous jamón. It’s a long, thin, and busy bar – don’t be scared to push through the crowds to find yourself a space. Guests can enjoy one of many delicious bocadillos or tapas, along with the house favorite, cava rosé, to wash the food down. A budget bar offering a truly authentic and friendly experience, Can Paixano has long been a favorite with the locals.

Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 10 08 39

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Las Cuevas del Sorte

This family-run cocktail bar features a cozy and atmospheric setting in which guests can enjoy expert creations of the bartenders. Located down some mysterious stairs, hence the ‘cave’ in the name, this rustic bar invites guests into its cave of candles and stone walls. Here, happy owners serve creative and innovative cocktails. Somewhat a hidden treasure, Las Cuevas del Sorte serves drinks at a budget price away from the mass of tourists.

Carrer Gignàs, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain, +34 932954015

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London Bar

This backstreet bar off the main tourist hub is reminiscent of a British pub. Open since 1910 and being famous for historically attracting the likes of Dalí, Picasso and Hemingway, London Bar boasts an old-fashioned interior and music to accompany the tempting drinks. In a lively and friendly atmosphere, guests can enjoy an affordable range of drinks whilst playing a game of billiard – perfect for Anglophiles.

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 34, 08001 Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 18 52 61

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Milk

Run by an Irish couple, this bar has served guests since 2005, and has become one of Barcelona’s most popular drinking spots. It is designed to resemble a decadent aristocratic drawing room, complete with comfortable sofas, striking picture frames and antique chandeliers. Dining and drinking here is a sophisticated experience. Featuring a creative and extensive menu, Milk is the perfect party venue, or simply a perfect spot for a drink to mark the weekend.

Carrer Gignàs, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 680 922

Milk Bar
Milk Bar | © Courtesy of Milk Bar