Marmalade serves cocktails from around the world | Courtesy of Marmalade
Barcelona is home to a huge variety of bars – from tiny local spots to luxury, high-end places.
Bar, Restaurant, Cocktails, Spanish, $$$
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 characterised Chicago and New York’s society during Prohibition in the USA during the 1920s. SPEAKEASY is not only mysterious; it’s luxurious too. Guests can enjoy a tempting cocktail in this intriguing and fun environment.
Known for its extensive cocktail selection, this stunning bar is split into four different areas and features comfy sofas, copper-clad walls and a 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. People flock here to play billiard and enjoy budget cocktails all night long.
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 in a 15th-century Gothic palace. This bar contains period features and a historic and characterful ambience runs throughout. 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.
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 Hotel Barceló Raval, guests can eat exquisite Asian dishes among others. Patrons can also enjoy a select menu of mixed drinks, cocktails and champagne. For a sophisticated evening of luxury and relaxation, 360 Terrace is a fantastic place to enjoy a stunning overhead view of 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 also features a fantastic whisky, rum and gin selection.
Established in 1969, this small bar offers a traditional Spanish experience, complete with countless tributes to the famous jamón. It’s a long, thin, 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 favourite, cava rosé, to wash the food down.
This family-run cocktail bar features a cosy and atmospheric setting in which guests can enjoy expertly created drinks. Located down a flight of mysterious stairs, hence the ‘caves’ in the name, this rustic bar invites guests into its cave of candles and stone walls. Here, friendly bartenders serve a vast selection of innovative cocktails. Somewhat a hidden treasure, Las Cuevas de Los Rajahs serves drinks at a budget price in a location far away from the touristy parts of the city.
This backstreet bar off the main tourist hub is reminiscent of a British pub. Open since 1910 and once frequented by 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 while playing a game of billiard – perfect for Anglophiles.
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, interesting pictures and antique chandeliers. Dining and drinking here is a sophisticated experience. Featuring a creative and extensive menu, Milk is the perfect party venue.