El Born is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Barcelona. Situated in the old town, it’s full of small designer restaurants, boutique shops and hidden squares. El Born is also famous for its cluster of fancy bars, where you can sample a beer before lazily strolling down to the beach. Here, we guide you through the best places to drink in the area.
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Pitin Bar has been the central spot in El Born and a go-to venue for more than 20 years. Opened originally as a restaurant, it was transformed into a hip bar and lounge by the son of the owner, Ramón. It features an open terrace, which is filled with sun during daytime, and which becomes a perfect late-night hangout place for cocktails or a glass of good Spanish wine. Pitin Bar is faithful to traditional principles, so make sure to bring cash to pay for drinks.
ElDiset is a luxury space that invites customers to taste excellent quality scotch or a glass of carefully selected wine in a laid back ambiance. The interior of the bar is complete with wooden panels and furniture, which create a rustic, cozy feel. The wine list features more than 60 Spanish wines, and also includes some from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal too. The food menu offers tapas dishes including Spanish cheeses, Iberian ham and Galician octopus.
Located near the famous Picasso Museum, the authentic Bar El Xampanyet is hard to miss. It is a family-run establishment which has been welcoming customers for three generations. The menu offers excellent tapas, such as toasts with grilled peppers, that complement the refreshing drinks menu which includes cava and wine.
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