The city of Barcelona is full of enough exciting nightlife that can keep all of you bar crawlers satisfied. Many of the establishments throughout the streets have unique personas that differentiate one from another. We have accumulated a list of local taverns that we believe could all claim their place on our most unique bars in Barcelona list.
Too hot for comfort this summer? Icebarcelona is the perfect place to grab a drink with your buddies to escape Barcelona’s humidity and also snap that all-so-important Instagram shot. The location claims to be the first ice bar on a beach, and their views do not disappoint from inside the -5C (20F) bar. 15€ nets you entrance, a cocktail, a jacket, and gloves to keep you comfortable in the arctic climate. It’s best to make a reservation if you are going with a group or at peak hours.
Do you like shots? Of course you do! Until the morning after at least… Chupitos (Spanish for shots) offers over 600 different delicious and creative shots and cocktails in two different locations in Barcelona- Aribau and El gato negro. Make sure to arrive early before the club-hopping patrons come in on the weekends or you should visit on a weekday as the relatively small bar can become very packed! Some of our favorite shots include:
Marsella is perhaps the oldest Barcelona bar. It has been open for nearly 200 years! The house drink, absinthe, consistently draws crowds to this unique bar in Barcelona. We recently gave Marsella a shout-out for being amongst the best absinthe bars in the city! The décor is antique and gives a glimpse into the past of Barcelona’s famous nightlife. Hemmingway himself is rumored to have been a regular at this bar and this is a must see bar on a passive night!
This bar is all about mystique and exclusivity. The entrance to the Pipa Club is somewhat hidden in the Gothic corridor. The correct button must be pressed before entering and ascending the staircase to find the bar! The aura of mystery theme continues as the tavern is very Sherlock Holmes-esque. The club showcases a variety of pipes and includes a smoking and jazz room. As one of the few remaining bars in Barcelona with a license to serve until 6:00 AM, you and your friends can enjoy drinks and music till the early morning.
L’Ovella Negra (Spanish for Black Sheep) has two locations in Barcelona- one off of the famous Las Ramblas near Placa Catalyuna and the other near Razzmatazz in Poblenou. Both locations offer cheap drinks and have 5 liter towers of beer or sangria that can be ordered to your table! The location in Las Ramblas is a cozier atmosphere that gives off an authentic old-time tavern feel. The newer sibling bar in Poblenou is more akin to a gaint German beer hall offering free range to roam and chat with other tables (and prepare for a night at Razzmatazz which is just a few minutes away). The Poblenou location is a great bar to watch sporting events along with our other top locations!
Drink like a fish? Then Pippermint is your Barcelona bar of choice. Cocktails are made strong and BIG! Not kidding either… Drinks are served in glasses ranging from 1 to 13 liter “fishbowls.” Feel free to order beer, mixed drinks, or sangria in these memory-wiping cups. If you typically travel in a large group, Pippermint will quickly become a favorite!
Tinta Roja is an Argentinian themed tango house. The rooms are intricately decorated and tango dancing and trapeze performances are the regular here. The bar is stocked with specialty cocktails and wines from Argentina. This is venue easily has the most Latin flair that you can find in a Barcelona bar and is far from an ordinary street corner watering hole!
Feeling lucky? The Dow Jones is inspired by the stock market and uses a system that measures the popularity of specific beverage purchases and fluctuates the prices of beers, cocktails, and shots accordingly! This is a great place to pregame and have a few laughs with friends before moving the party to one of Barcelona’s famous nightclubs. Just make sure to invest wisely!
This exclusive Barcelona bar offers a better view than any other in the city. Located on the 26th floor of the W hotel on Barcelona’s coast, this unique bar gives you views of the Mediterranean, marina, and downtown Barcelona. While on the pricey side, the Eclipse will leave you feeling like a high-roller.
Catalan for “The Forest of Fairies,” you should know immediately what you are getting into. Entering the bar, you traverse through trees and fountains with mythical creatures hiding in the environment. The forest even comes alive with thunderstorms and rain! This is a great bar to check out for a quick drink after walking Las Ramblas or a day on the beach.
That wraps it up! These unique bars in Barcelona should help keep any night far from ordinary. If you still haven’t had enough make sure to check out our Top Cocktail Bar e-book guide!
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