There are various ways to overcome the repressive heat that sometimes ravages the city …such as going to the beach, lying back in the shade, and having something nice and cold to drink. A light refreshment appears to be the ideal choice here, especially if it comprises something a little bit sweet, with a touch of alcohol, and maybe a bit fruity… et voila…you have a cocktail. Barcelona, like any good tourist city is jam-packed full of bars and pubs that offer cocktails at relatively reasonable prices of variable quality. For the most demanding pallets, we would like to suggest a few of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona, for their quality, price, and originality.
Top 5 cocktail bars in Barcelona
The Negroni, situated on calle Joaquín Costa, is a small cocktail bar decorated in black and red and complemented by lamps made with Campari bottles, one of the fundamental ingredients of their cocktail bearing the same name. You won’t find a cocktail menu here, just experienced bartenders who will make your perfect cocktail by asking what you like until its meets your tastes. Truly an experience at relatively reasonable prices in the heart of Raval.
A little bit further out of the centre is the Xix Bar located on calle Rocafort with Tamarit, one of the best but unknown cocktail bars in Barcelona. On the 100 year marble bar, they prepare the most spectacular gin-based cocktails in the Catalan capital. Whether its fruits of the forest, grapefruit, lemon, or with cucumber, you are sure to be delighted with these cocktails served in round glasses, and prepared with the finest products with care and unrivalled dedication. This is only a small bar with original décor, but you will definitely leave in love with these gin-based cocktails in all their forms.
A classic in Barcelona is the Boada, situated on calle Tallers and which was opened in 1933 by a Catalan born in Cuba, who brought all his knowledge here to prepare some of the most delicious cocktails. Broada is lovingly decorated, and follows a very classic style, with its wooden bar, set of bar stools, and pictures hung up on the walls that combined with the experienced and well-dressed bartenders lend this bar a classic and chic feel. It has a large menu of the most delicious cocktails, thus you definitely have to stop off here during your time in Barcelona.
Another cocktail bar located further out from the bustle of the city centre is the Torrerosa. Situated on Carrer del Pinar del Rio, between Sant Andreu and Guinardó, this cocktail bar is located in an old mansion dating back from the beginning of the XX century. These fantastic cocktails, that have been awarded recognised national prizes, are prepared by expert hands and can be served on their as equally pleasant terrace. The bar is divided between two floors that have been suitably adapted to the Barcelona lifestyle, and where mainstream music is played for young people or fun-loving party goers downstairs, and upstairs where a more relaxed atmosphere reigns and you can have a nice cocktail in peace.
A new addition is the Pesca Salada cocktail bar. This is a really original bar located in an old fish shop on calle de la Acera, where the bathroom occupies the place where the shop’s really old fridge used to be kept. It is very originally decorated, and you won’t be able to stop looking at the lamps, and the ceiling, and of course you won’t be able to stop trying their magnificent cocktails, with their original names and compositions. A little gem in the heart of Raval.
Claudia – Marketing Team