9 Best Barcelona Sports Bars & Pubs • Where to Watch Live Sports in Barcelona 2023
The best venues for watching live sports in the city
By Duncan Rhodes
3. Wild Rover
6. The Old Irish Pub
7. The George Payne
Wherever you are in the world, there’s nothing that beats watching the Premier League with a pint. Here are some of the best bars and pubs in Barcelona for catching the football, and other beautiful games, on TV.
You’ve just touched down in Barcelona, and whilst you probably should be taking advantage of the nice weather to go and see some Gaudi, or at least take a token stroll around the Barri Gotic, the fact is the big game is on – and there’s no way in hell you’re going to miss it!
If only you can find it…
That’s where your amigos at Barcelona Life come in handy, because whether it’s the Champions League final, El Clasico, a crunch fixture in the Premier League, the FA Cup final, or a major tournament, like Euro 2024 or the World Cup we’re a sucker for sports too. And that’s just the football…
We’d rather be in the pub catching all the action than on the beach getting sandy pants and sunburn…
As for Formula 1, the Six Nations rugby or the Cricket World Cup, suffice to say we’d rather be in the pub catching all the action than on the beach getting sandy pants and sunburn.
Naturally, a city of Barcelona’s size has plenty of great bars and pubs for catching live sports on TV, and if you’re keen on watching the latest Barça game don’t worry… everywhere from hotel lobbies to kebab houses will be screening it.
But if you’re an American feeling lost without somewhere to watch the Super Bowl, an Englishman missing Wimbledon tennis, or any other international sport, then a good bet is to drop by either one of the city’s many Irish bars, or one of the specialist sports bars dotted around town.
We’ve compiled a shortlist of our favourites, so check below for some of the best places to catch the big match live.
The best bars keep their websites updated with which events they’re screening, so you can double check what’s on, when. While location wise we’ve included a handy map at the bottom of the article, so you can find the nearest place to you.
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Barcelona Sports Bars & Pubs
1. Flaherty’s Irish Bar
You’ll be hard pressed to find a pub more committed to sport than Flaherty’s, which on top of screening every English Premiership game of the season also shows the Rugby Six Nations, Golf Ryder Cup, Formula 1 Racing, major Ice Hockey tournaments and boxing contests and much more on their 8 TVs (4 plasma TVs and 4 king-size projectors). Got a special request? Well call ahead and they’ll do their best to show it. Friendly staff, lip-smacking pub grub and a range of ales, beers and stouts on tap make Flaherty’s a close second to being in the stadium. Located in a quiet square, just off Las Ramblas.
Plaça Joaquim Xirau
2. Belushi’s Bar
Recently refitted this international bar now boasts 10 HD plasma TVs, and three giant projector screens, bringing you the latest sporting action from America, Australia, the UK and beyond. Bookmark this spot if you want to see the best of the NFL (every Sunday), NHL and NBA, as well as the latest from the worlds of baseball, rugby, cricket and aussie rules. This being one of the world’s most football-crazy cities, naturally there’s plenty of soccer action too, particularly from La Liga, the Premier League and Champions League. All crunch matches, such as play offs, derbies, finals and special events etc, are televised with English commentary… and with plenty of drinks promos behind the bar you can expect a raucous atmosphere to go with the occasion. For those who like to combine game day with a bite to eat, their kitchen offers up a mean burger and fries, along with plenty of tasty salads and wraps if you’re working on your bikini body. Find it a stone’s throw from Placa Catalunya, at the top of Las Ramblas.
3. The Wild Rover
Another very centrally located haven of all things sporting, you can find this homely wood-panelled Irish pub at the bottom of Las Ramblas, where it screens not only the Spanish and English football, but also the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, and both the Champions League and Europa League, on its two giant projectors and six large plasma screen TVs. Yes they love the beautiful game here, so be prepared to make this your second home when the World Cup 2022 kicks off. Those with green blood running through their veins can also catch all the action from the Gaelic Athletics Association. Rounding off their complete programme is televised rugby, basketball, tennis, boxing and UFC fights, plus F1 and Moto GP racing.
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Looking for the number one place to watch the NFL in Barcelona? You may have just found it! One of the city’s best craft beer bars, this American-style beer hall screens the best match ups from the National Football League every Sunday during the season, with drinks and food promos starting at 7pm. Come down as the mercury rises during the play offs all the way to the Superbowl. It’s not just about gridiron though, CocoVail screens NBA, NHL and MLB on its three large screens, as well as international sports, including big soccer games like El Clasico and the Champions League Final (because who wants to miss them!?). Love college sports? Then you’re in the right place, as they screen college football and basketball including all the mayhem of ‘March Madness’. No wonder US Erasmus students love this place so much.
5. Obama English Pub
This British Africa colonial themed pub is centrally located, just off the Gaudi-laden Passeig de Gracia, and a perfect stop off after a hard day’s sightseeing. It has eight pixel-perfect high definition televisions on three different levels (ground floor, mezzanine, and basement), so you’re all but guaranteed a great view of the action. They screen pretty bags of football, including Champions League and Europa League, PL, Scottish Premier League and La Liga, as well as NBA basketball, boxing, MMA, rugby and tennis. Just check their website to see what’s on, or call them if you have a niche request.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 603
6. The Old Irish Pub
When in Barcelona, locations don’t get much more convenient than Las Ramblas, so if you find yourself downtown when the big game is about to kick off, it’s comforting to know The Old Irish Pub will be there to welcome you with a cold pint and a great view of the action. This large, modern pub has 11 high definition TVs mounted around the venue, plus a projector, so wherever you’re seated you will be able to see what’s going on. You can be sure that Premier League, La Liga and Champions League matches will be screened, otherwise just call ahead to check what else they’re be showing. With a wide range of draught beers and ciders available, plus a classic menu of burgers, nachos, wings and ribs, they’ve got all the bases covered.
Rambla dels Caputxins 31
7. The George Payne
This vast, fun-loving Irish pub is located just by Urquinaona metro station and is another fantastic place for watching live sports on TV, from Premier League to the Six Nations, and everything in-between. An enormous projector screen in the main salon relays the action, as the crowds tuck into buckets of beers, burgers and nachos – or even the notorious ‘Black Out Tray’ (multiple shots, cocktails and vodka-Redbull!). Complementing the projector are 10 high definition TV screens, and you’re guaranteed a great view of the action, wherever you end up sitting (there are some more secluded table areas and booths). Popular with both locals and visitors, you’re all but guaranteed a great atmosphere for big games – just take my advice and get there well ahead of kick off, if you don’t want to be left outside. It can get very crowded, especially for Barça matches.
Plaça Urquinaona 5
8. Sonora Sports Tavern
A big studenty beer hall with huge screens, Sonora is a great place to watch Barca in action and other La Liga matches and will be a certainty for all Spain games during any World Cup or European Championships year. However call ahead to check what other games and sports events they screen as Sonora mostly caters for locals – and how England are doing in the cricket may not be of much concern to them. Located in between Marina and Bogatell metro stations in Poblenou.
This lively student bar is a notch above most of the boozers in the area and is especially busy during the weekends, as the 18 to early 20s crowd fuels up on cheap beer. They screen all La Liga and Champions League football, but much like Sonora above, they cater mostly for the local crowd, so call ahead if you want to be sure they’re screening Premier League games.
Find all of the above venues on a map. Hint you can also click on the title links in the article, find their individual pages on Barcelona Life and hit “get directions”. You can also find their individual listings here.
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If you are one of those people that enjoys watching sports with lots of people so you can all cheer together, you will love your experience in Barcelona. There is an array of sports bars and pubs where you can get together with your friends or simply join a friendly crowd to watch your favorite games in HD plasma TVs.
ShBarcelona shares a few of its favourite sports bars with you today.
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The George Payne
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The largest Irish bar in Barcelona, The George Payne is an excellent place to watch live sports. The bar has several large plasma screen TVs all across the bar, where you can watch sports like rugby, American football, and soccer.
The George Payne is located at Plaza d’Urquinaona, 5, in the neighbourhood of La Dreta de l’Eixample. The best way to get there is by taking the red (L1) or yellow (L4) line of the subway, exiting at Urquinaona.
Shenanigans is a good option if you want to watch the Spanish football league matches. The pub has four high definition screens in the bar area, and one isolated room in the back where you can watch the games in a quieter environment.
Shenanigans is located at Carrer Marques de Barbera, 11, in the neighbourhood of El Raval. The best way to get there is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Liceu.
Belushi’s is a great choice for sports aficionados, where they can watch games from all over the world. Cricket, baseball, rugby, basketball, hockey, soccer, you will find them all at Belushi’s, where you can watch them in six different HD plasma TVs, one of them occupying an entire wall.
Belushi’s is located at Carrer de Bergara, 3, in the district of Eixample. The best way to get there is by taking the red (L1) or green (L3) line of the subway, exiting at Catalunya.
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7 Sins is a gorgeous international bar where you can watch the main sporting events in style. The bar has a huge projector on the lower floor, and a large collection of sofas to add another layer of comfort to your sports-watching experience.
7 Sins is located at Carrer de Muntaner, 7, in the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. The best way to get there is by taking the red (L1) or purple (L2) line of the subway, exiting at Universitat.
Flaherty’s Irish Pub
If you are one of those people that can’t get enough of sports, Flaherty’s Irish Pub is the right place for you. Golf, rugby, Formula 1, hockey, soccer are only some of the sports you can watch in the pub’s seven HD televisions and two large projectors.
Flaherty’s Irish Pub is so into sports, they will even show sporting events that are not part of their usual programming, if you call ahead to ask them.
Flaherty’s Irish Pub is located at Plaza Joaquim Xirau, in the neighbourhood of El Gotic. The best way to get there is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Drassanes.
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Sports bars in Barcelona are a favorite of many. It’s no secret that football in Barcelona is an integral part of the Catalan culture. Even if you are not an ardent fan of this sport, you should all see at least once what football is for a Catalan. Believe me, the spectacle is unforgettable! You will get a lot of emotions.
If you missed the legendary Camp Nou on match day, don’t despair. Head to one of the sports bars and enjoy the partido!
Would you like to take a tour of the Camp Nou? Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance to avoid standing in lines. You can do this at the link on the official ticket platform.
1Sports Bar – the best sports bar in Barcelona
Located on the famous La Rambla, this bar is one of the best sports bars in Barcelona. There are:
- giant screen;
- many different HD TVs;
- X-Box zones;
- and, of course, table football.
Address: Las Ramblas, 31
2The George Payne – Irish sports bar in Barcelona
One of the most popular Irish bars in Barcelona, The George Payne is also a favorite among visitors to the city. The biggest Irish bar in town with lots of screens is a great place to watch matches in a fun atmosphere.
Address: Plaça d’Urquinaona, 5
3Sports Bar Italian Food
As the name suggests, this sports bar offers Italian cuisine in addition to a large number of screens. The football theme is everywhere here – from the interior to the atmosphere. If you want to not only enjoy the match, but also have a delicious dinner, this is the place for you.
Address : Carrer Ample, 51
Bar located in the heart of Barcelona, near Plaza Catalunya. This stylish sports bar attracts a young, international football crowd. If you are looking for a lively and fun place to watch partidos, this is the bar for you!
Address : Carrer de Bergara, 3
5Sports bars in Barcelona for locals The Michael Collins
A popular “sports hangout” mainly for locals. Here you will feel at home here, bar with:
- large screen;
- excellent menu;
- and a large selection of beers and ciders.
Its location opposite the Sagrada Familia makes the bar even more attractive. This is a great opportunity to combine business with pleasure.
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The best bars and terraces in Barcelona
- 1 Terraces with the best View of Barcelona
- 1.1 la caseta del migdia
- 1.2 Ayre Roselyn
- 1.3 PULITZER
- 1.4 360º Raval
- 1.5 Barcelona
- 1.6 Dockers
- 1.8 Salt Beach Club
- 1.9 Pez Vela TERRACE
0026 1.7 Restaurant Agua
- 2.1 Flax9 & Kale Terrace
2.2.2 Elo 0026 2.3 Sagardi
- 3.1 La Graciosa
- 3.2 Torre Rosa
- 3.3 La Central del Raval
- 3.4 Magatzem 03
- 3.5 Our apartments in Barcelona
- 3.5.1 LONE
If we had to sum up the city of Barcelona in one word, it would be “terraces”. Barcelona locals love to spend long hours sitting on the terraces outdoors chatting with friends. Barcelona has terraces and outdoor bars of all kinds: beautifully designed and stylish, some with the best coffee or beer, terraces with charming gardens, in full view of passers-by or hidden in secluded corners, etc.
That’s why in Lugaris we decided to make a selection of best bars and terraces open sky in Barcelona . In this way, you can choose the terrace that you like the most and you will become the person who will always suggest a great meeting place.
Terraces with the best view of Barcelona
Everything looks more impressive from above and that’s why we love the views from above. Everything tastes better at altitude, so it’s time to visit one of the best terraces with views of Barcelona , which will give pleasure and relaxation to your eyes, and your lungs will fill with the purest air. You will enjoy the food and the beautiful immensity
La Caseta del Migdia
La Caseta del Migdia is one of the best terraces in Barcelona where you can enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in the company of locals, great weather in Barcelona and one of the best views of the city. Thus, it is the perfect place to enjoy the best sunsets while on holiday.
This very famous bar is located right next to the Montjuic castle viewpoint and whether you decide to visit it alone or with someone, you will not be able to resist the charm of this oasis located a few hundred meters from cities. You just have to keep in mind that they are only open on weekends, so you will have to wait until Saturday to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and views at La Caseta del Migdia.
This iconic terrace is located directly opposite the Sagrada Familia and offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of the entire city from above. To have a drink on this terrace, you need to reserve a table online and you get access to this beautiful terrace completely free of charge. Of course, there is a minimum of one drink order per person, but the views are worth it.
On this terrace you will have the opportunity completely relax and enjoy a good drink in the chill-out area. You will also find a few sun loungers to sunbathe while contemplating the impressive profile of Barcelona’s most important religious temple.
Pulitzer is one of the most exclusive terraces with one of the best and most stylish views imaginable. This place seems to have two different characters, depending on what time of day you visit it. In the morning it’s good brunch – restaurant where you can enjoy delicious toast with avocado and scrambled eggs while admiring the panorama of Barcelona.
In the evening, the lights are dimmed and ambient music begins to play, and you can enjoy a nice drink while looking at the lights of Barcelona. At any time, the Pulitzer Terrace is one of the best options for enjoying stunning views.
The name of the terrace speaks for itself, so no special explanation is needed. As you climb up to this rooftop terrace, you can admire panoramic view view Barcelona that covers the whole city and takes your breath away. You can drop in anytime as the terrace is open from noon to midnight so you can enjoy vermouth, lunch, tapas, dinner, cocktails and more.
Order a drink and take a walk on the terrace with a glass in hand to enjoy the 360-degree view. They also offer a very varied brunch on the weekends and you can see what the city looks like from above when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Without a doubt, this is another of the best charming terraces in Barcelona.
Barcelona Beach Bars
Can you imagine drinking a cold beer while your feet still enjoy the feel of the sand? This is possible thanks to the best beach bars in Barcelona. In this section, we want to tell you about Barcelona’s terraces or best beach bars , which are located as close to the sea as possible, so that their visitors do not even need to get dressed in order to enjoy a cold drink and good good tapas at the bar.
Dockers – one of best terraces in Poblenou , located right on the beach of Nova Icaria. This establishment opened in 2001 and presents to the public a very innovative aesthetic and very pleasant service. Menu prices are affordable. You will find very inexpensive dishes, being almost at the edge of the sea.
If you prefer to relax with a cup of coffee after a long morning in the sun and sand, we recommend you try their black coffee frape or coffee with milk, covered with soft foam, which has become the highlight of the place. Come to Dockers if you want to discover the true essence of Barcelona.
Agua is an elegant restaurant located in Barceloneta with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Its main attraction is that it has one of the best views a beach bar in Barcelona can have, as it is very close to the sea . The restaurant belongs to the Tragaluz group, so you can enjoy quality dishes with a special focus on seafood.
You will definitely enjoy the terrace of the Agua restaurant, as it is the perfect place to have a delicious meal with your loved one, friends or family. After that, you can relax with a cup of coffee or a drink and enjoy the beach atmosphere and sea breeze
Salt Beach Club
B Salt Beach Club is another of Barcelona’s spectacular terraces. This is one of the best beach clubs where you can enjoy the Barcelona beach in all its splendor. The views from this establishment are breathtaking because the club is located on a dike that enters the Mediterranean Sea, the same one where the W Hotel is located. Thus, you can enjoy an exclusive and original view of the coast of Barcelona.
You will feel like are on boat and are a distant spectator of what is happening on land. You can drink a cocktail while standing on the sand and enjoy live music performed by a DJ. This could be one of the best moments of your vacation.
Pez Vela TERRACE
Pez Vela Terrace offers an unrivaled maritime setting that is worth admiring at least once in a lifetime. The menu offered by this coastal establishment is based on seafood dishes: fresh grilled fish, rice dishes, seafood, etc. In addition, you can also choose from a variety of salads that will serve as a great accompaniment to the dishes.
Without a doubt, its creators built this curious terrace in contrast to the large Olympic buildings, to show the citizens that simplicity can also convey the charm of the inhabitants of Barcelona and that not everything has to be big and complicated.
Barcelona rooftop bars
As you climb into one of Barcelona’s rooftop bars, the city is at your feet, and with it the real world. This allows you to have an almost magical experience when you touch the sky with your fingertips. Perhaps it sounds too mystical, but these rooftop terraces will allow you to enjoy the evening in a new way, with great views and a very exclusive and relaxed atmosphere.
Terrace Flax & Kale
Flax & Kale is a restaurant that develops its entire menu not only with the gastronomic pleasure of its customers in mind, but also with the nutritional value of each of its dishes. On the top floor of their restaurant at Carrer Tallers, you’ll find a very original Rooftop, as it’s basically an urban garden where trees and fragrant herbs can be seen.
Here you can try the most healthy and innovative dishes from all over the world are like a journey for your taste buds!
We recommend that you arrive early because you cannot book a table and the restaurant is usually quite crowded due to its privileged position. Can you resist the charm of one of the most beautiful terraces in Barcelona?
The name El Sueño (“dream” in Spanish) was chosen because its creators believed that this space was to become the embodiment of Picasso’s dream. And they were not wrong, because this place was chosen Travel ler Awards as one of of 0015 top terraces world , being the only one in Spain to receive such a rating.
This beautiful rooftop pool has a very calm and relaxing atmosphere. Here you can enjoy a good candlelit cocktail while contemplating the immensity of Barcelona at your feet. Who would you like to take with you to this charming rooftop?
Sagardi is another of the best rooftops in Barcelona that shares the building with the Museum history Catalunya , one of the most emblematic buildings in the city. This terrace is located in Barcelona’s Port Vell, so you can watch the most spectacular yachts while enjoying a good cocktail with whoever you want.
When the sun goes down, the DJ plays and this place becomes one of the most exclusive party clubs in Barcelona. The minimalist yet cozy décor creates the perfect space to enjoy a night full of good feelings.
Barcelona’s secret terraces
Can you keep secrets ? There are several outdoor terraces in Barcelona that are top secret and few people know about. These places, free from tourists, loud talk and crowds, have become an oasis of calm and relaxation for people who like them. We recommend this peaceful environment to you and ask you to respect the fact that the people around you enjoy the peace just as they respect your peace.
La Graciosa is a bar in the Gracia area that stands out for its selection of top brand wines. Its creators are truly passionate about natural wine, and you can see this as soon as you take a look at their menu. Ask them to direct you to their secret terrace and recommend a good wine to accompany your evening.
In this establishment you can enjoy peace and quiet in one of the busiest areas of Barcelona . The waiters, with all the attention of the world, will explain to you what you are drinking and recommend tapas or dishes so you can marinate your drink and have a great evening.
Torre Rosa is a cocktail bar that has been offering cocktail services since 1987 and has been perfecting its mixes since the first day it opened. It is located at yard at home start XX century colonial This traditional place is able to adapt to every period of society and offers its clients a charming and exclusive space where you can relax in pleasant company.
Its secret lies not only in its delicious and daring cocktails, but also in the architecture of its building and the atmosphere that is created here every evening when the lights are dimmed and the music is turned on.
La Central del Raval
On Carrer d’Elisabets you will find the former gardens of the House of Mercy , but you would keep it a secret if we told you that its owners have turned this place into one of the most beautiful terraces in Barcelona? To get inside, you need to go through La Central bookstore or go around the entire building.
Once inside, you will find a quiet place in the center of Barcelona where you can relax. We recommend that you choose your favorite book at La Central and start reading its first pages on this terrace, surrounded by the wildest and most well-groomed vegetation. It will become your favorite and most peaceful experience, and you have not even left the city!
When you go looking for the terrace Magatzem 03 you will see that you are entering the municipal football field of Barceloneta, but do not panic and keep walking.