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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 BarcelonaThe 20 best 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

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...

Bodega Berlanga

Bodega Berlanga

4 out of 5 stars

Bodega Berlanga aims to be that kind of a place where you can have a few quiet beers with some good friends. But what beers! There's value on making the good...

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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...

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...

Psycho

Psycho

4 out of 5 stars

This is a real rock and roll bar, founded by people like Charly Raw, who have done nearly everything there is to do in the industry (promoters, journalists,...

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Barcelona's best tapas bars

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'...

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...

Ten's

Ten's

At this restaurant, Jordi Cruz (from Àbac) gives his idea of what a tapas bar should be. This includes his own versions of classic tapas, such as squid...

La Esquinica

La Esquinica

Think of it not as a trek to the less-than-central neighbourhood of Nou Barris, but as a quest; queues outside are testament to the great value of the tapas....