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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

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...

Bodega d'en Rafel

Bodega d'en Rafel

5 out of 5 stars

Rafel works long hours preparing traditional home-made dishes, including meatgalls, potato omelette, beef stew, Russian salad.... The place is cosy and the...

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...

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Barcelona's best tapas bars

La Plata

La Plata

The three essential tapas at this emblematic bar with just six tables are the fried whole anchovies, the tomato salad, onion and olive salad, and the...

Quimet i Quimet

Quimet i Quimet

Packed to the rafters with dusty bottles of wine, this classic but minuscule bar makes up for in tapas what it lacks in space. The specialities are 'conservas'...

La Cova Fumada

La Cova Fumada

This tavern frequented by those who work at or near the sea has got to be a favourite for hearty lunches in Barcelona. Among the iron-and-marble tables, you...

Cal Pep

Cal Pep

5 out of 5 stars

As much tapas bar as restaurant, Cal Pep is always packed to the hilt: get here early to bag one of the coveted seats at the front. There is a cosy dining room...