The 10 Best Bars In Sants-Montjuic, Barcelona

Photo of Rebecca Wilkinson
9 February 2017

In this Olympic-inspired district in the southeast of Barcelona, most attractions center on the Parc de Montjuïc, an area complete with museums, a castle, and fantastic city views. However, Sants-Montjuïc also boasts an excellent nightlife scene, with a range of fantastic and varied bars that everyone will enjoy. Here we explore some of the best bars in the area.

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Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Spanish
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Mantra is a little bit of everything: a restaurant, a bar, and a shisha cafe all rolled into one. Venture into this enchanted world complete with stylish paintings and characteristic furnishings, and relax. The food here is simple, with a range of crêpes, teas, and fresh juices on offer. At the weekend, guests can enjoy music of all kinds, from reggae to funk, to electronic.


Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, Spanish, $$$
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Brian Jonestown Massacre
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A true rock and roll favorite, Psycho is the perfect place to party and enjoy a few drinks. The music is sure to please, featuring all the classics from every era. For those looking for a laid back experience, where the focus is purely on the music and the vibe, then this is the place.

Es Xibiu

Bar, Market, Spanish
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Es Xibiu is renowned for its pintxos, a delicacy similar to tapas, but from the Basque region and served on pieces of bread. Known also for its affordable prices, this is a fantastic budget tapas bar by day, and lively drinking bar by night, attracting locals and tourists alike. Immersed in an environment reminiscent of the Encants flea market, guests can enjoy the authentic and characterful furniture and décor, while sipping on a palo, a Mallorcan special with an alcohol content anywhere between 25% and 35%.

Bar Ramón

Bar, Market, Restaurant, Spanish, Tapas, Pub Grub, $$$
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A plate of Jamon Ibérico
A plate of Jamon Ibérico | Solar Hydro / Flickr

A perfect pick-me-up bar, here guests can enjoy a glass of wine or a dish from the much-loved menu and soak up the Caribbean atmosphere, winding down to the jazz and blue tunes filling the bar. In this quiet and intimate bar, guests can appreciate the calming music and black and white movie stills plastered over the walls. Not only does it boast an atmospheric and tranquil interior, Bar Ramón also has a terrace on the popular Carrer Blai.

Bar Seco

Bar Seco is unique for its involvement in the slow food rebellion, encouraging diners to take their time over their meals and truly savor the flavors. Go here for some delicious food made from fresh local produce. Guests can enjoy these mouthwatering dishes on the outdoor terrace, opposite the Montjuic air-raid shelter, or inside in the spacious and sunlit room. Bar Seco is committed to serving healthy, sustainable and environmentally friendly food.
Passeig Del Montjuic 74, 08004 Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 29 63 74

Bar Seco | © Courtesy of Bar Seco

Bar Rufián

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Food at Bar Rufián
Food at Bar Rufián | © Courtesy of Bar Rufián
This modern bar with an ancient feel is known for its warmth, making guests feel truly at home. This popular locale specializes in beers, vermouth, and aperitifs. In a modest environment, with excellent music and a warm ambiance, guests can enjoy the most luxurious beverages. For a lively experience, go on a Saturday or Sunday when the place really buzzes with energy. A great place for conversation and drinks, Bar Rufían is one of the most popular in the area.

Terra D’Escudella

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish
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A traditional Catalan bar and restaurant, Terra D’Escudella serves the most fantastic stews and meat, including Catalan sausage and cuttlefish stew. Guests can dine on some of the best traditional cuisine in the area whilst enjoying the intriguing posters which adorn the walls, telling stories of the area, including the 10th of April Independence Referendum. Terra D’Escudella is the perfect place to explore local culture through history, stories, traditional Catalan dishes, and some fantastic local wine.


Meaning ‘completely satisfactory’, Copasectic has a vintage, 1920s inspired decor made from ecological materials. Guests can enjoy an equally environmentally friendly menu, with all dishes made from locally sourced and largely organic produce. The Mediterranean inspired dishes include soups, sandwiches, salads, and even crepes for those guests with a sweet tooth. Serving organic and free range meat where possible, as well as gluten free dishes, there’s something for everyone. On top of Mediterranean favorites, you can even grab yourself a full English breakfast.
Carrer de la Diputació, 55, 08015 Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 32 76 66

Quimet & Quimet

Bar, Tapas
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Quimet & Quimet
Quimet & Quimet | © Kent Wang/Flickr
Featuring endless rows of authentic, dusty wine bottles, Quimet & Quimet is a minuscule bar, serving some of the best tapas in the area. Known for its fantastic shellfish, and it’s ‘motaditos’ (tapas served on bread), guests can try some of the most traditional and much loved dishes of the region : they serve everything from salmon sashimi, and black olive paté. Don’t forget the drinks after tucking into some tempting tapas; Quimet & Quimet serves its own-label Belgian beer, as well as traditional and irresistible wines.

Tinta Roja Espai d’Art

Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, $$$
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Music, art and entertainment are at the heart of this bar. Tinta Roja is a perfect location for a Latin immersion experience; tango, circus, flamenco, jazz, poetry, dance, exhibitions, Tinta Roja has it all. Guests will appreciate the architecture and decoration which transport them into the world of an old theater, whilst enjoying some Latin American favorites, including the popular Argentinian Cane Legui.

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