33 Best Cocktail Bars in Barcelona - UPDATED
Barcelona has a fun nightlife, and many great cocktail bars to boot. The city is home to many famous mixologists, and there is plenty of innovation when it comes to creating delicious concoctions with both Mediterranean and exotic flavours. Here is a list of some of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona.
Cremat 11 - In addition to serving a great brunch and delicious tapas, they also have excellent cocktails. Make sure to try one of their house specials, or go for the tasty classics. The location of this place is great: in the middle of the Born neighborhood but hidden away on an almost secret plaza, so scoring a table on the terrace is easier than you’d think. Read more about Cremat 11 here. Carrer Cremat Gran I Xic 11 (Born).
La Whiskeria - This bar was opened 1969 and specializes in whiskies from around the world, and they also do craft cocktails. For true whiskey lovers they also have a museum with collectibles and information, all set in an old Scottish-style environment. Carrer de les Sitges 3 (Raval).
14 de la Rosa - Interestingly enough this bar with a vintage flair is open all day, much appreciated by those of us (like myself) who don’t want to wait until very late to have a nice cocktail. They have a great selection of natural wines, and a few delicious dishes to share. C/ Martinez de la Rosa 14 (Gracia).
Bloody Mary - A small cocktail bar on a small side street in Gracia makes amazing cocktails, and they have 10 (!) different Bloody Marys on their cocktail list. A must visit! Read more about Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge here. C/ Carrer de Ferrer de Blanes 3 (Gracia).
Paradiso - Technically a speakeasy inside a pastrami sandwich shop, but you can often see a queue outside. The cocktails are top notch, as are mixologists preparing them. Read more about Paradiso here. Carrer Rera Palau 4 (Born).
The Bowery - Behind this new cocktail bar is the team from beloved Hemingway and Old Fashioned. It’s tiny and so cool, with fun images from The Bowery neighbourhood in New York, and the cocktail menu is amazing. When I visited I had so much trouble narrowing down the options to one: I wanted to try 10 different ones! The pirate ship cocktail is quite a spectacle: really worth trying. Also fantastic for whisky lovers. Av. de Roma 151 (Eixample).
Oaxaca - If you are fascinated by the world of mezcal then make sure you visit Oaxaca’s beautiful bar next to the restaurant. They have a long list of different types of mezcal that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. Pla de Palau 19 (Born).
Las Vermudas - I have a very soft spot for this adorable bar in Gracia that specializes in vermouth: they have over 100 different kinds! They also have a large collection of amaros, and wonderful vermouth-based cocktails, and food too if you get hungry. They do very popular weekly cocktail workshops. Carrer del Robí 32 (Gracia).
Marmalade – Excellent cocktails and food to go with it in a vintage 1950’s style environment. Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6 (Raval).
Casa Almirall - One of the oldest bars in the city. The mojitos are excellent and the sofas in the back perfect for a Friday night out. C/ Joaquín Costa 33 (Raval).
Les Gens Que J'Aime - Adorable little bar that you might pass by without noticing the little door that takes you downstairs to a dark and cosy space where jazz plays in the background. C/ València 286 (Eixample).
Collage - This cocktail bar that stretches over two small floors makes fun cocktails and gives a bit of refuge from the busy nightlife in the Born neighbourhood. C/ Consellers 4 (Born).
Bar Betty Ford - A charming corner bar on popular hip street Joaquin Costa. The daiquiris are a must. C/ Joaquin Costa 56 (Raval).
33 by Santi Ortiz - The smallest bar in Barcelona, this little place has a speakeasy vibe to it. You are greeted with a complimentary drink on your arrival, and handed a menu with fascinating and fun craft cocktails. Read more about 33 by Santi Ortiz here. Av. Mistral 33 (Sant Antoni).
Old Fashioned - If you are in the Gracia neighbourhood you can’t pass on this small bar that creates beautiful cocktails, both old classics and fun and experimental new ones. They have a great list of gin & tonics. Carrer de Santa Teresa 1 (Gracia).
Bobby Gin - Another Gracia gem, where the gin & tonics rule: they have more than 80 different gins to choose from, and in total 200 spirits on their shelf. C/ Francesc Giner 47 (Gracia).
Balius - Here vermouth is king! You will find a long list of cocktails based on vermouth, or if you prefer to drink them undiluted that’s fine too. The kitchen is open all day. C/ Pujades 196 (Poblenou).
Boadas - A true classic in Barcelona. First opened in 1933, it is not only the first cocktail bar in Barcelona but all of Spain. C/ Tallers 1 (Raval).
Dr Stravinsky - This bar looks like the lab of a crazy chemist, and it might not be far from the truth: wonderful craft cocktails are created here. Read my post on Dr Stravinsky here. C/ Mirallers 5 (Born).
Bobby’s Free - A speakeasy dressed as a barbershop. They serve everything from local craft beers to signature cocktails. Find out their password on their website before you go! C/ Pau Claris 85 (Example).
Macera - The talented team behind this cocktail bar that first opened in Madrid and recently expanded to Barcelona focuses on local ingredients and making everything from scratch. It’s a true treat for the palate. C/ Nou de la Rambla 102 (Raval).
Two Schmucks -This fun bar in the Raval is the perfect place to meet new people and let your hair down. They have a straightforward cocktail list packed with delicious flavours. C/ Joaquin Costa 52 (Raval).
Solange - A sophisticated cocktail bar with a professional and friendly staff. Make sure you dress to the occasion! C/ Aribau 143 (Eixample).
Dry Martini - The owner, Javier de las Muelas, is somewhat of a genius when it comes to cocktails, and has succeeded in making this cocktail bar one of the most talked-about not only in Barcelona but on a national and international level. It has been chosen as one of the 50 best bars in the world for 8 consecutive years. C/ Aribau 162 (Eixample).
El Rouge - A sophisticated bohemian bar in Poble Sec with a more mature crowd, away from the usual tourist haunts. C/ Poeta Cabañes 21 (Poble Sec).
Le Pop Cocktail Bar - Inside 5-star Le Meridien hotel the barman creates magical cocktails for both visitors and locals. Perfect for an after-work drink. Ramblas 111 (Raval).
My readers also recommended these cocktail bars:
Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar - Same owner as popular Old Fashioned, this bar specialises in rare gins, whiskeys and craft cocktails. Muntaner 114 (Eixample).
Pub Fiction - A small bar cocktail bar focused on mojitos. C/ Casanova 96 (Eixample).
Dirty Office Pizza - This pizza bar has a speakeasy hidden inside, with a great cocktail selection. C/ Valencia 205 (Eixample).
V de Vermut - Fairly new cocktail bar in Sant Antoni, that also has live music on Sundays. C/ Manso 1 (Sant Antoni).
Elephanta - Intimate and laid back gin bar. Happy hour on Monday and Tuesday nights. Torrent d’en Vidalet 37 (Gracia).
33/45 - This bar in the Raval is very popular and even has a line outside at times on weekends. Cozy and laid-back. C/ Joaquin Costa 4 (Raval).
Bar Loro - Cocktails and Latin music in the Gótico. C/ Avinyó 54 (Gótico).
Arume - The blackberry mojitos in this restaurant in Raval are famous. C/ Botella 11-13 (Raval).
Mirablau - At night this restaurant up in the hills of Tibidabo turns into a club and cocktail bar with amazing views. Plaça del Doctor Andreu s/n (Tibidabo).