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The 20 best bars in Barcelona

Barcelona boasts such an immense offering of bars that deciding where to meet for a drink can be a daunting task. To lend a hand, whether your tipple is wine,…

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The coolest wine bars in Barcelona

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Barcelona bars with free tapas

These generous bars serve up free tapas when you order drinks


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La Casa de la Pradera

Without fanfare, this is a bar that welcomes the entire LGBTQ+ family in the heart of the Raval, the historic center of Barcelona. Its friendly and fun…

Bar La Rovira

Can Comalada was a Gràcia institution: it closed in 2008 and left a void in the hearts of Gràcia locals. It wasn’t until August 2015 that the…

Il Birrino

5 out of 5 stars

You’re greeted by a blackboard with six craft beers, five of them Catalan. Beer is the official poison at Il Birrino, a small space that might puzzle…


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An ambitious project, Beer’linale occupies two floors, which have been converted into dining rooms, and a stately bar overlooks the entrance and serves…

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Best Cocktail Bars in Barcelona

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Barcelona has a fun nightlife, and many great cocktail bars to boot. The city is home to many famous mixologists, and there is plenty of innovation when it comes to creating delicious concoctions with both Mediterranean and exotic flavors. Here is a list of some of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona.

Kaktos Botanical Society, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Kaktos Botanical Society – Behind a nondescript door, just a ring away, the secret world awaits. Walk through the neon-lit pink corridor, and at the end of it, a gorgeous plant-filled space opens up, with a cocktail and snack menu reflected on one of the walls. Botanical books are scattered around, and cool music plays in the background. The cocktails are fantastic, and the whole place is an experience. They also do events (plant sales, cocktail-making classes) and serve as a hotel for your plants when you’re away. When you arrive, you sign up to become a member, so bring your ID! Read my review of Kaktos Botanical Society here.  C. del Comte Borrell, 147, 08015 Barcelona (Eixample Esquerra).

14 de la Rosa – A lovely bar with a vintage flair. In addition to enticing cocktails, they have a great selection of natural wines, good mocktails, and a few delicious dishes to share. C/ Martinez de la Rosa 14 (Gracia).

Mariposa Negra Bar, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Mariposa Negra Bar – They 3D print their own cocktail glasses, they make craft cocktails, AND big bonus points for opening early! It has been designed entirely with recycled materials. Plaza de les Olles 4 (Born).  

La Whiskeria – This bar was opened in 1969 and specializes in whiskies from around the world, and they also do craft cocktails. For true whiskey lovers, they also have a museum with collectibles and information, all set in an old Scottish-style environment.  Carrer de les Sitges 3 (Raval). 

Monk Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Monk – This cornershop speakeasy hides a gorgeous, cozy cocktail bar with elaborate creations by skilled mixologists. It is a sister establishment of the famed Paradiso, which won the World’s 50 Best Bars Award in 2022. The space is stunning, with a butcher-shop-style bathroom, a small room inspired by Superman’s cave, a bar that looks like it would be best located in a church, and more. Read my review of Monk here. Be prepared for a wait; it’s very popular. Carrer dels Abaixadors, 10 (Born).

Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Bloody Mary – A small cocktail bar on a small side street in Gracia makes fantastic cocktails, and they have 10 (!) different Bloody Marys on their cocktail list. They also offer a little something to eat, Italian style. A must-visit! Read more about Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge here. C/ Carrer de Ferrer de Blanes 3 (Gracia).

Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar – Same owner as popular Old Fashioned, this bar specializes in rare gins, whiskeys, and craft cocktails. The atmosphere is great: the place is tiny and cozy, and it’s easy to start chatting with your fellow patrons. Muntaner 114 (Eixample).

Photo: Courtesy of Paradiso, Barcelona.

Paradiso – Technically, a speakeasy inside a pastrami sandwich shop, but you can often see a queue outside. The cocktails are top-notch, as are the mixologists preparing them. In 2022 it won 1st prize in the World’s 50 Best Bars award. Read my review of Paradiso here. Carrer de Rera Palau, 4 (Born).

Jekyll & Hyde – Specialty coffee during the day and a cocktail bar at night! They also do burgers and tapas if you get hungry.  Carrer de Provença 369 (Eixample).

Two Schmucks -This fun bar in the Raval is the perfect place to meet new people and let your hair down. They have a straightforward cocktail list packed with fun drinks with intriguing flavors. They were chosen among the 10 best cocktail bars in the world in the 2022 edition of World’s 50 Best Bars. C/ de Joaquín Costa, 52 (Raval).

Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Oaxaca – If you are fascinated by the world of mezcal, then make sure you visit Oaxaca’s beautiful bar next to the restaurant. They have a long list of different types of mezcal that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. Pla de Palau 19 (Born).

Las Vermudas – I have a very soft spot for this adorable bar in Gracia and Sant Antoni that specializes in vermouth: they have over 100 different kinds! They also have an extensive collection of amaro, excellent vermouth-based cocktails, and food, too, if you get hungry. They do very popular weekly cocktail workshops. Carrer del Robí 32 (Gracia) and Calàbria 39 (Sant Antoni).

Casa Almirall – One of the oldest bars in the city. The mojitos are excellent, and the sofas in the back are perfect for a Friday night out. C/ Joaquín Costa 33 (Raval).

Les Gens Que J’Aime – Adorable little bar you might pass by without noticing the little door that takes you downstairs to a dark, cozy space where jazz plays in the background. Oh, and they do occasional tarot readings..! C/ València 286 (Eixample).

Collage Cocktail Bar – This cocktail bar that stretches over two small floors makes fun cocktails and gives a bit of refuge from the busy nightlife in the Born neighborhood. C/ Consellers 4 (Born).

La Confiteria, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

La Confiteria – This homely cocktail bar is stunning, with a vintage vibe to it. They have an interesting range of cocktails, and this is the kind of place where you’ll want to stay for a while. C/ de Sant Pau, 128 (Sant Antoni).

Bar Betty Ford – A charming dive bar on popular hip street Joaquin Costa. The daiquiris are a must. C/ Joaquin Costa 56 (Raval).

Old Fashioned – If you are in the Gracia neighborhood, you can’t pass on this tiny bar that creates beautiful cocktails, both old classics and fun and experimental new ones. They have a great list of gin & tonics. Carrer de Santa Teresa 1 (Gracia).

Bobby Gin – Another Gracia gem where the gin & tonics reign: they have more than 80 different gins to choose from and, in total, 200 spirits on their shelf. C/ Francesc Giner 47 (Gracia).

Balius – Located in what was once a much-frequented drug store, you’ll find this charming cocktail bar that offers classic cocktails and weekly jazz concerts.  C/ Pujades 196 (Poblenou).

Boadas – A true classic in Barcelona. First opened in 1933, it is not only the first cocktail bar in Barcelona but all of Spain. C/ Tallers 1 (Raval).

Dr Stravinsky, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Dr Stravinsky – This bar looks like the lab of a crazy chemist, and it might not be far from the truth: excellent craft cocktails are created here. Read my post on Dr Stravinsky here. C/ Mirallers 5 (Born). 

Bobby’s Free – A speakeasy dressed as a barbershop. They serve everything from local craft beers to signature cocktails. Find out their password on their website before you go! C/ Pau Claris 85 (Example).

Nola Cocktail Bar & Food – A cute New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar with tasty drinks and also a nice selection of food should you like to have a bite to eat.  C/ de Santa Teresa, 1b, Local 1 (Gràcia).

14 de la Rosa, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Solange – A sophisticated cocktail bar with a professional and friendly staff. A place to dress for the occasion. C/ Aribau 143 (Eixample).

Dry Martini – The owner, Javier de las Muelas, is somewhat of a genius regarding cocktails and has made this cocktail bar one of the most talked-about not only in Barcelona but on a national and international level. It has been chosen as one of the 50 best bars in the world for eight consecutive years. C/ Aribau 162 (Eixample).

Club 61, Casa Rafols, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Club 61 / Casa Rafols – Club 61 is hidden in the warehouses of the excellent restaurant Casa Rafols which used to be a hardware store. You can also book it for private events. Ronda Sant Pere 74 (Eixample). 

Sips – This classy cocktail haunt was ranked third in the 2022 edition of the World’s 50 Best Bars. You can’t go wrong with that, right?  C/ de Muntaner (Eixample Esquerra).

Casa Figari – This busy Gracia bar became an instant favorite from the day it opened. They serve tasty drinks and have live jazz music and DJ sessions on a daily basis. The atmosphere here is great, and their espresso martini is legendary. Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 141 (Gràcia).

Velvet Room – This fairly recently opened jazz and piano bar has an air of sophistication to it. It was born out of the nostalgia of the 40s and 50s, and they have open-mic sessions, concerts, and jam sessions. Carrer de l’Aviació, 5 (Les Corts).

La Llibreria Cocktails – Both classic and innovative cocktails in an atmosphere that will remind you of a charming old book shop. C/ del Dr. Ibañez, 24 (Les Corts).

Cocktail at Cremat 11, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

special mentions:

Quiote Mezcalería – My favorite, authentic Mexican restaurant also has a large number of mezcal and other Mexican liquors, and they are more than happy to guide you in the fascinating world of mezcal. Read my review of Quiote Mezcalería here. Carrer de Calàbria 98 (Sant Antoni).

Yubi, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Yubi – This French-Japanese restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and has a very talented mixologist that creates the most amazing drinks. Muntaner 185 (Eixample).

Piñata Cantina – A boozy brunch and a massive amount of drink options can be found at this excellent little Mexican restaurant with plenty of mezcal options. I loved the Paloma. Read my review of Piñata Cantina here. Carrer de Casanova 19 (Sant Antoni).

Enmezcalarte – Want to learn more about mezcal? Book yourself a tasting at this mezcal shop, where they will teach you everything you need to know. Read my review of Enmezcalarte here. Av. de Mistral 15 (Sant Antoni).

My readers also recommended these cocktail bars:

Dux Gins & Cocktails – They make craft gins and beautiful cocktails and have live music! C/ dels Vigatans 13 (Born).

Pub Fiction – A small bar cocktail bar focused on mojitos. C/ Casanova 96 (Eixample). 

V de Vermut – Cocktail bar in Sant Antoni that also has live music on Sundays. C/ Manso 1 (Sant Antoni). 

Elephanta – Intimate and laid-back gin bar. Happy hour on Monday and Tuesday nights. Torrent d’en Vidalet 37 (Gracia).

33/45 – This bar in the Raval is very popular and even has a line outside on weekends. Cozy and laid-back. C/ Joaquin Costa 4 (Raval). 

Bar Loro – Cocktails and Latin music in the Gótico. C/ Avinyó 54 (Gótico). 

Mirablau – At night, this restaurant up in the hills of Tibidabo turns into a club and cocktail bar with amazing views. Plaça del Doctor Andreu s/n (Tibidabo). 

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Barcelona ready to respond to Messi’s ultimatum

22 April 2023 • 22:02


We have already reported that Lionel Messi issued an ultimatum to Barcelona, ​​demanding that the issue of signing it be resolved as soon as possible.

And this, according to the Catalan edition of Sport, is in line with the plans of the club that is working on it. The management of Barcelona wants to do this before July, in order to count on Messi in the club’s traditional July tour of the United States.

But much, as we, again, have already reported, will depend on how the Spanish Football Federation behaves towards Barcelona. And Barcelona, ​​to put it mildly, does not go to the favorites of the president of the federation, Javier Tebas.

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Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona. Forecast and bet / 26.

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Rayo Vallecano will play at home with Barcelona in the 31st round of the championship of Spain. The match will take place on April 26, starting at 23:00 Moscow time. Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona: prediction , bet, odds, statistics.

Rayo Vallecano

This team this season plays the role of the middle peasant Examples. The current 9th place in the standings fully confirms this.

“Rayo Vallecano” has difficulties with the implementation. In 30 matches, the team’s players scored goals only 36 times.

Match odds Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona

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  • The team did not play well in their previous match. At road , Rayo Vallecano was defeated by Real Sociedad (2:1).

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    Rayo Vallecano has been successfully resisting the Catalans lately. The team won two of the last three head-to-head matches.

    In this meeting, the hosts will obviously act as the second number. The team is capable of giving battle to the leader, and will certainly not let themselves be offended.


    The Catalans are rushing at full speed to the long-awaited title. The gap from Real Madrid is 11 points, and it will not be easy to win back.

    That’s just with the implementation of the team recently does not add up. In their last three matches Barcelona scored only 1 goal.

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  • So the last round brought the leader only a minimal victory. True, a strong opponent in the form of Atlético was beaten.

    “Rayo Vallecano” will clearly pass for an irritant for the Catalans.