El Raval is one of Barcelona’s most bustling tourism hubs, with a booming cultural and dining scene. As the area’s popularity has grown, so have its bars, which include everything from daytime tapas bars to dance-floor havens. We list our pick of the best bars in this Barcelona neighborhood.
One of the oldest establishments in town, 150-year-old Casa Almirall serves as a meeting point for locals from the district who come for its unique, bohemian atmosphere. The bar is divided into two; the front part and its decor has been kept original; the back room was refurbished into a seating area in 1977 and offers a perfect setup for guests wanting to relax on sofas and low armchairs. Pass by for a glass of vermouth, absinthe or pick one of the micro brewery beers served by bottle.