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Discover the best places to drink in Catalonia's capital. Reviews of bars, pubs and tapas bars in Barcelona

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,...

Barcelona bars with free tapas

Barcelona bars with free tapas

These generous bars serve up free tapas when you order drinks

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Latest bar and pub reviews

La Casa de la Pradera

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

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

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...

Beer'linale

Beer'linale

4 out of 5 stars

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

Recommended bars and pubs

Bar de La Central

Bar de La Central

Satan is in the chapel. No, that’s not the name of some Slayer song. Satan's Coffee Co. and Stefano Colombo (of Xemei fame) co-manage the...

Michael Collins

Michael Collins

The Irish pub par excellence in Barcelona: huge, warm, cosy and full of friendly Irish people as well as some lively locals. Stop in for the occasional live...

Dr. Stravinsky

Dr. Stravinsky

5 out of 5 stars

A mysterious light calls you from a hidden corner in the Born Next to the entrance, an amber-coloured liquid falls, drop by drop, in a hypnotic process of...

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Barcelona's best tapas bars

Casa de Tapes Cañota

Casa de Tapes Cañota

El Cañota is a Galicia-inspired seafood tapas bar, and it comes with a pedigree. It's the younger brother of the renowned Rías de Galicia, one of...

Betlem Miscel·lània Gastronòmica

Betlem Miscel·lània Gastronòmica

Not that long ago, Betlem was a corner store that helped train the palates of those who lived in the post-Olympics Eixample neighbourhood with a variety of...

Xanc i Meli

Xanc i Meli

Experienced in the world of taverns, Xanc and Meli apply the formula that makes their fish dishes such favourites to other culinary delights. The menu, while...

Polleria Fontana

Polleria Fontana

Polleria Fontana isn't just a common chicken eatery. It's also not that close to the Fontana metro station. Instead it's a tapas bar/restaurant between the...

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