Some students say that after a few drinks they start speak better Spanish. In order for you to try out this theory for yourself, we made a selection of the best bars in Barcelona.
Between our teachers and school staff, we really tried and visit all 7400 bars in Barcelona, but somewhere halfway our mission impossible we lost count and just made a selection of what we think will be interesting for you.
Today, the 8 best bars in Eixample & Gràcia
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Eixample District (Left and right): – Some of Barcelona’s best shopping is found in this Barrio. It also has many bars and restaurants along with modernist architecture e.g. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia. This Barrio is also characterized by a busy grid-like road system. Here are our favorite bars for this area:
8Ale & Hop: The bar was awarded in 2014 for excellence in and service to the craft brewing community. So iti is officially one of the best beer bars in Spain and definitely the best one in town. You can taste their special beer in Carrer Basses de Sant Pere 10 during their daily opening hours from 5 pm till 2.30 am
7Dry Martini: Dry Martini is the cocktail bar of Barcelona that has become an icon in the Cocktail Universe. Included on the list of the 50 best bars in the world, as part of the top 25 year after year, and it is considered the third gin best world bar. Find your dry martini in Calle Aribau, 162-166.
6Quilomobo: Are you looking for live music, good drinks and great ambiente? Then Quilombo is the perfect address, where you will find one of the best Mojito in town. While slurfing it you can listen to live music of different artists, which change hourly. The venue is situated in Carrer d’Aribau, 149 and is open from 10.30pm till 3am from Monday till Saturday. On Sunday the bar is closed.
Gràcia Barrio: Gràcia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. However despite the trendy nature of Gràcia it is also a traditional barrio with a large elderly population which makes for an amusing and odd mix. Here are the best bars of this area:
5Châtelet: It is the typical bar of Gracia and offers a unique atmosphere with its big windows and has some inspiration of Gaudí due to the different and colorful Mosaics on the wall. The food and drinks are good for affordabel prices. It is a perfect place to go with friends but it is quite busy, so make sure that you book a table in advance. The decoration with the low lightnings and screens invites to have a chat with friends and sharing beers, snacking some nachos and end with your favorite cocktail while listening to and watching great music videos. The is located close to Cinema Verdi in Carrer de Torrijos 54. (Opening hours are: Monday – Thursday: 6 pm – 2.30 am | Friday: 6 pm – 3 am | Saturday: 12 am – 3 pm | Sunday 12 am – 2.30 pm)
4Bobby Gin: As the name mentions it, Bobby Gin is a specialist in Gin cocktails, especially the Gin & Tonic. The barkeepers at this place are to gin what Walter White is to meth. So if you want to go to a place for a cocktail in the city, this one is definitely worth a visit. The bar is little bit pricey but it certainly got ambiance, style and delicious craft cocktails. You have also the possibility to eat some nice tapas while slurping delicious cocktails. The location is tucked away along the side of the wall in a sketchy alley in Carrer de Francisco Giner 47. There is no sign outside the bar, so make sure you have the right address. (Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday | Wednesday and Sunday: 7 pm – 2 am, Thursday: 7 pm – 2.30 am | Friday and Saturday: 7 pm – 3 am)
3L’Armari: The perfect place to have a romantic dinner. They have delicious tapas, you will see that almost of the dishes have a very welcome French twist. Their cocktails are original, you will notice it! It’s good to know that all cocktails have 1€ discount until 10 pm! (Opening hours: Monday 7 pm – 2.30 am | Tuesday – Thursday 6 pm to 2.30 am | Friday – Saturday 6 pm to 3 am | Sunday 6 pm – 1 am)
2Cafe del Sol: Cafè del Sol was one of the first bars to open in this most famous of Gràcia squares “Plaza del Sol”, which is a spot not only for sun worshippers, but also for having a beer and getting entertained by the crowed at the square. Cafè del Sol features a generous terrace peppered with metal chairs, where day and night, you hear patrons speaking local and world languages, not understanding each other until the waiter comes over, when everyone knows how to order a ‘cerveza’. (Opening hours: daily 11 am – 2.30 am)
1Gorilla: The bar has a old Berlin or “Hipster” style with old leather furniture, wooden chairs and tabels. It is perfect to have a chilly and cheap drink while watching football on a big screen or listening to great songs. But it is also a great place for a coffee and cake during the weekend in order to read a book or to work on your laptop. You find the bar in Carrer Torrent del L’Olla 39. (Opening hours: daily 10 am – 1 pm)