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The 10 Best Bars In Gràcia, Barcelona

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Gràcia didn’t become part of Barcelona until the late 19th century and the neighborhood retains its own unique character today. Filled with small streets and lively plazas, it has a great range of bars so you’ll never be at a loss for somewhere to grab a drink. We pick the ten best options for a night out in Gràcia.
Châtelet
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Châtelet

With an inviting, sociable atmosphere and a long list of cocktails, Châtelet has become one of the busiest and most popular bars in the neighborhood. Make sure you arrive early if you want a table, but stick around because the crowd really livens up around midnight. Châtelet has seating for groups of all sizes,from dates to small groups to larger parties, and if you don’t see a table you like you can always join the groups congregating and socializing on the street. With a house music soundtrack and alternative, hipster décor, it’s no wonder this bar is such a hit.

Châtelet, Carrer de Torrijos, 54, Barcelona, Spain +34 932 849 590

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Old Fashioned

Stepping into Old Fashioned is like stepping straight into the 1920s. With classic décor, suspender-clad bartenders, and old-style music, Old Fashioned will leave you feeling distinguished and nostalgic. A cozy bar with intimate seating, the venue is best for dates or small groups. The bar is best known for its gin and tonics, of which it offers more than 20 unique varieties, but also boasts a long list of cocktails and liquors. Popular almost any day of the week, Old Fashioned is the perfect place to have a delicious cocktail and transport yourself to a different world.

Old Fashioned, Carrer de Santa Teresa, 1, Barcelona, Spain +34 933 685 277

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Le Journal

With wood paneling, straw ceilings, walls papered with antique newspapers, and colored glass bottles lining the shelves, Le Journal is a cozy and rustic bar just down the street from one of Gràcia’s largest plazas. Le Journal offers a tropical vibe, with background reggae music and strung fairy lights. Sit downstairs and catch the latest Barça soccer match on the projector screen, or head up to the loft for comfortable group seating. Don’t miss the mojitos, delicious and cheap.

Le Journal, Carrer de Francisco Giner, 36, Barcelona, Spain +34 933 684 137

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El Ciclista Cocktail Bar

Situated in the heart of Gràcia and decorated, as the name suggests, with parts from old bicycles, El Ciclista Cocktail Bar offers an inviting and retro atmosphere to bicyclists and non-athletes alike. With soft music, dim lighting, and small, intimate bike-tire tables, El Ciclista is the perfect place to grab a drink and converse with friends without the overwhelming background noise. Owners Fernando Oviedo and Santi Mosquera are best-known for their gin and tonics, but they offer a wide array of cocktails and liquors as well.

El Ciclista Cocktail Bar, Carrer de Mozart, 18, Barcelona, Spain +34 933 685 302

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Cafè del Sol

Bar, Cafe, Spanish, $$$
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Cafè del Sol

Right in the center of Plaça del Sol, the most happening plaza in Gràcia, Cafè del Sol is a café by day and bar by night. Cafè del Sol offers a standard list of cocktails you can’t go wrong with. Step in to enjoy the classic American music, spanning from the 1960s to the present, and join the crowd of Gràcia locals sipping beers after work or enjoying cocktails with friends.

Café del Sol, Plaça del Sol, 16, Barcelona, Spain +34 932 371 448

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Bobby Gin | © Madeleine Fawcett

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Sun - Mon:
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Bobby Gin

A cocktail bar with an upscale, restaurant feel, Bobby Gin offers a wide variety of intricate cocktails, meals, and desserts. The bar displays an eclectic array of mismatched décor, the most notable feature being a large sign that proudly proclaims ‘God Save The Gin.’ The food is delicious and reasonably priced, and if you’re lucky, the bartender might offer you a free snack. Likewise, the cocktails are unique and creative, featuring ingredients like figs, rose tea, and vegetable elixir. Don’t miss the Bobby Spring, a refreshing gin and tonic infused with grapefruit and strawberries.

Bobby Gin, Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47, Barcelona, Spain +34 933 681 892

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No Sweat

No Sweat is a classic sports bar, with bar games, throwback American music, and plenty of TVs so you can catch the latest sporting event. Make new friends playing darts, foosball, or pool, or spend the night dancing to a playlist of rock and country tunes. For a good price, No Sweat offers a basic list of cocktails, shots, and beers, as well as Italian-inspired snacks and meals.

No Sweat, Carrer de Vic, 19, Barcelona, Spain +34 934 152 956

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Bar 134

If you’re looking for a trendy and modern place to grab a drink and listen to good music, Bar 134 is the place for you. A spacious and comfortable venue, Bar 134 offers ample seating for large or small groups without feeling crowded or claustrophobic. Enjoy the house music, accompanied by psychedelic music videos on a projector screen, over a drink from the bar’s list of traditional beers, wines, cocktails, and liquors. Stop by on a Thursday night, when the bar offers live music.

Bar 134, Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 134, Barcelona, Spain +34 936 764 237

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L’Entresòl

Located just off the bustling Plaça del Sol in the heart of Gràcia, L’Entresòl is a bar with a sophisticated, hipster vibe. Decorated exclusively in black, red, and white, and with a DJ that plays greatmusic, L’Entresòl will transport you from the crowded plaza. The front room offers mainly standing space, but head to the back for a couch-filled, quieter room lined with mirrors. This cocktail bar is known for its gin and tonics, with over 30 brands of gin to try.

L’Entresòl, Carrer del Planeta, 39, Barcelona, Spain +34 685 533 941

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Elephanta

Elephanta is a cute, cozy and non-traditional bar in the heart of the neighborhood. Decorated with funky lights, books, and artwork, Elephanta is the place to go if you’re looking for an artsy vibe. The menus is made from recycled records, and offers a huge array of unique cocktails that range from fun twists on traditional drinks to completely new creations. If you’re having trouble deciding, order the gin and tonic sampler, which comes with three mini samples. Soft music and lighting make this venue a great place to chat with friends.

Elephanta, Torrent d’en Vidalet, 37, Barcelona, Spain