Best Craft Beer in Barcelona - 40 Bars and Taprooms!

 

There's a craft beer revolution going on in Barcelona! Microbreweries, bars, brewpubs and restaurants serving craft beers are invading the city with the speed of light. If you're a craft beer lover you won't be bored here.

In addition to the bars there are also events on a weekly basis that attract both local and international breweries to town.

Here are our favorite craft beer bars and taprooms:

 Biercab - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Biercab - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Biercab – 30 rotating taps and tasty tapas. This place is a true craft beer paradise, recognized as one of the best in the world (!). There's also a shop next door, good luck with going in there and NOT bringing anything home with you..! Read more about Biercab here. C/ Muntaner 55.

 La Rovira - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Rovira - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Rovira - In Gracia you can find this cosy bar: old school with great staff and a very homey feeling. 15 taps and a fridge full of bottles and cans. There is also food, the bravas are great. Keep your eyes out for their meet the brewer-events. Read more about La Rovira here. C/ Rabassa 23.

 Bodega Fermín - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bodega Fermín - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bodega Fermin - An old bodega turned into a bar with vermouth, craft beer and tapas. Great atmosphere and the beer selection is on point. A must visit in Barceloneta. C/ Sant Carles 18.

Oma Bistró – A few rotating taps with a good selection of craft beers, bottles and cans too, and then amazing cake of course. Brunch and (craft) beer can be a winner combo! C/ Consell de Cent 227.

 Black Lab - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Black Lab - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Black Lab – They brew their own craft beer and serve American-Asian fusion food. Cool space, live music events and a big terrace. Read more here. Palau del Mar, Plaça Pau Vila 1. 

 Edge Brewing - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Edge Brewing - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Edge Brewing – Two American came to Barcelona and rocked the city with their innovative brews. Founded in 2014, Edge Brewing is one of the most solid representatives of the Barcelona craft beer scene. Check their social media for events at their taproom. Read more about Edge here. C/ Llull 62.

 Garage Beer Co. Sant Andreu - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Garage Beer Co. Sant Andreu - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Garage Beer Co. – They have two locations: a brewpub in the city center and a brewery in Sant Andreu. Possibly one of the coolest and most international breweries in Barcelona. Keep an eye out for their beer releases at the brewery. C/ Consell de Cent 261.

 Homo Sibaris - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Homo Sibaris - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Homo Sibaris – Somewhat off the beaten path but don’t let that scare you. These guys know what they do. Here you come for the beer, and they have a lot to choose from. Plaça d’Osca 4.

Homo Sibaris Izakaya - Homo Sibaris sister establishment, also located in Sants, serves Japanese comfort food with craft beer: an absolutely genius idea. Read more here. C/ Ciceró 9. 

 Ale & Hop - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Ale & Hop - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Ale & Hop - Many taps and vegetarian food (!) in the Born. A classic neighbourhood haunt. C/ Basses de Sant Pere 10.

 Abirradero - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Abirradero - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Abirradero - 40 taps focused on local craft beer, most of them brewed on location. An interesting gastro pub menu. Read more here. C/ Vila i Vilà 77.

 Beer’linale - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Beer’linale - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Beer’linale - Close to the Ramblas but discreet enough not to attract too many tourists. Many taps, an excellent bottle list and good food. Great for groups. Read more here. C/ Carme 7.

Kaelderkold – Not far from Beer’linale above you can find this bar with plenty of taps and good cocktails, including beer infused ones. If you sit by the bar you will most likely find yourself engaged in a conversation with other thirsty beer lovers. C/ Cardenal Casañas 7.

 Ølgod - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Ølgod - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Ølgod - Kaelderkold's sister establishment in the Raval has many, many taps and vegetarian food to boot. One of my favorite hangouts. Recurrent DJ nights take place here. Read more here. C/ Hospital 74.

 Napar BCN - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Napar BCN - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Napar BCN - This brewpub is tremendously stylish, and the offer on tap is always very interesting. They frequently arrange craft beer events, football nights and have a good food menu. The space is very big and is great for groups. Read more here. Diputació 223.

Barcelona Beer Company Taproom - They make their own beers and recently opened a new, bigger brewery. Their Japanese style beer Nicotto is one of my favourites, with green tea and mandarin peel. Good sandwiches and tapas. Check out their fun art! Muntaner 7.

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Lambicus - Are you a fan of Belgian beers? I am, and I adore this bar. They offer so many interesting beers, and you can buy bottles to take home with you in their sister shop around the corner. Read more here. C/ Tamarit 107, bottle shop Rocafort 9.

 Mikkeller Barcelona - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Mikkeller Barcelona - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Mikkeller - Enter through the doors and you are instantly transported to Scandinavia. Iconic Mikkeller will charm you with their excellent choices of beers on tap, and good food to boot. Read more here. C/ Valencia 202.

 Olut - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Olut - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Olut - The team behind local brewery Nómada has their own bar in Sabadell, a short train ride away from Barcelona. Go here for excellent beers, a great terrace and tasting events on the agenda. C/ Marià Fortuny 17, Sabadell.

 Humble Beer - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Humble Beer - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Humble Beer - A recent addition to the craft beer scene in Eixample (aka Beerxample). Good selection on tap, a curated selection of bottles and cans and a menu with local flavours such as cheese and cured meat platters. C/ Roselló 185.

 La Bona Pinta - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Bona Pinta - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Bona Pinta - Might seem tiny from the outside, but you will be surprised when you go inside and see the big space in the back, and the large selection of bottles and cans in addition to the rotating taps. C/ Diputació 433.

 The Pie Shoppe - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

The Pie Shoppe - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

The Pie Shoppe - An old-school bar turned craft beer haven with comfort food such as steak and ale pie and scotch eggs. C/ Pàdua 87.

 Barna Brew - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Barna Brew - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Barna Brew - A unique brew pub with plenty of atmosphere located in hip Sant Antoni, offering Belgian inspired craft beers and good food. C/ Parlament 45.

 Bar La Beata - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bar La Beata - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bar La Beata - A hotspot for craft beer in Gràcia, with good rotating taps and bottled can selection. Their IPAgana is worth trying. C/ Jesús 16.

 La Piña Bar - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Piña Bar - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Piña Bar - Do not let the small size of this bar mislead you! In addition to great craft beers they also serve mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwiches, including a vegan one! This place is one of my favourites in the craft beer scene. C/ de Roser 3.

La Cervesera Artesana - The first microbrewery in the city. A friendly neighbourhood hangout, with over 100 different beers from all over the world, including a wide variety of gluten free beers. C/ Sant Augustí 14.

 El Drapaire De La Cervesa Artesana - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

El Drapaire De La Cervesa Artesana - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

El Drapaire De La Cervesa Artesana - A very cosy bar located in an old tavern with stone-clad walls. 12 taps, 2 hand pumps and bagels and baos to go with the beer. C/ Sitges 11.

 The Growler - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

The Growler - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

The Growler - Go here with your growler, fill it up with tasty craft beer, or simply go there to enjoy a pint or many. They also have a good bottle and can selection on their shelves. C/ Roger de Llúria 81.

Brewdog - Brewdog’s Barcelona location, great for a few pints and some board games with friends. C/ Casanova 69.

 Olofson - Photo © Barcelona Food Experience

Olofson - Photo © Barcelona Food Experience

Olofson - A recently opened industrial-inspired space with very tasty smoked food and 12 taps of craft beer to boot. Read more here. C/ Londres 54.

Caravelle - Cosy little bistro with a few taps with beers from their own microbrewery. Make sure you try the food too! Read more here. C/ Pintor Fortuny 31.

 Enkel - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Enkel - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Enkel - Technically a restaurant but their craft beer menu (on tap and in bottles/cans) is very knowledgeably curated. The food is really, REALLY good. Read more here. Baixada de Sant Miquel 6.

 Chivuos - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Chivuos - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Chivuos - These guys have exploded into various locations around the city with their delicious street food concept and a good selection of craft beer on tap. A must visit. C/ Pintor Fortuny 15, C/ Torrent de l’Olla 175, C/ Valencia 204 and Chivuo’s Taproom in Jaume Ribó 4 Badalona.

El Racó d'en Cesc - Good quality seasonal food (one of my favourite restaurants), an impressive wine list and a genius beer sommelier, Edgar Rodríguez, that pairs up any food on the menu with excellent good beer choices. They do a beer pairing menu too. Read more here. Diputació 201.

 Bar Centro - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bar Centro - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Bar Centro - Great street food (their burgers and tequeños are fantastic) and several taps. They take exceptionally well care of their craft beers here. Read more here. C/ Casp 55. 

 Vaso de Oro - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Vaso de Oro - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

El Vaso de Oro - A tapas bar in Barceloneta with a mind-blowing solomillo con foie. They brew their own beer and it pure joy to watch the staff pour the beers. A classic. Read more here. C/ Balboa 6.

 Il Birrino - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Il Birrino - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Il Birrino - An amazing bar with two major surprising elements: a good selection of craft beer and home-made Italian food. Very recommendable. Read more here. C/ Alí Bei 123.

 La Cervecita nuestra de cada día - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Cervecita nuestra de cada día - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

La Cervecita Nuestra de Cada Día - Both beer shop and bar, a true place of reference in Poble Nou. They are behind the yearly La Fira de Poble Nou craft beer event. C/ Llull 184.

 Hoppiness Barcelona - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Hoppiness Barcelona - Photo © Øhm Sweet Øhm

Hoppiness - A fairly recent newcomer to the craft beer scene located in the heart of Poble Nou. Good food to pair with your pints. They organise events with live music, such as their Beermuth Sessions. C/ Ramon Turró 180.

Cyclic Beer Farm - A brewery located close to La Sagrera that focuses on farmhouse-style beers. They open their taproom during weekends and serve vegetarian and vegan food. C/ Coll 37.