Must-see nightlife in La Ribera

  • Top Choice
    Nømad Cøffee Lab & Shop

    King of Barcelona’s third-wave coffee scene, Nømad is known for its seasonally sourced, small-batch, Barcelona-roasted beans and experimental techniques…

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    Dr Stravinsky

    At this alchemist-inspired temple to crafted-cocktail wizardry, named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2019, mixologist Antonio Naranjo and team prepare…

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    Paradiso/Pastrami Bar

    A kind of Narnia-in-reverse, Paradiso is fronted by a snowy-white wardrobe-sized space, with pastrami sandwiches, pulled pork and other home-cured…

  • Creps al Born

    A rowdy, jam-packed and seriously fun party-loving cocktail bar, where people spill out onto Passeig del Born over wildly creative artisan cocktails (€10…

  • Mag by El Magnífico

    One of Barcelona's best coffee roasters, El Magnífico now runs this stylish, Scandi-esque corner cafe breathing new life into a beautiful 19th-century…

  • La Catalista

    Draped greenery, a marble-topped bar and exposed-stone walls make a stylish setting for sampling Catalan wines (glass €4 to €6) sourced from artisan…

  • The Roof

    This low-key-glam rooftop bar has fabulous horizon-reaching views across the Mercat de Santa Caterina's kaleidoscopic roof to the sea beyond. White…

  • Clubhaus

    Upstairs: graffiti-clad concrete walls, lively pool table, Mexican-style street food. Downstairs: table tennis, crafted cocktails, meaty American-inspired…

  • El Xampanyet

    Nothing has changed for decades at chaotic El Xampanyet, one of Barcelona's best-known cava (sparkling wine) bars. It's usually packed, but plant yourself…

  • Abaixadors 10

    Part radio station, part DJ-led dance club, part gourmet cocktail bar from the La Confiteria group (which is behind some of Barcelona's best cocktail…

  • Bodega Maestrazgo

    Going strong since 1952, this beautifully traditional, third-generation, stone-walled bodega sources thousands of interesting wines from across Catalonia,…

  • Bar Sauvage

    The ever-so-slightly more relaxed sister to party-hard Creps al Born across the road, this elegant good-time cocktail bar expertly knocks up original,…

  • Bar del Convent

    Alongside the Gothic arches of what remains of the Sant Agustí convent cloister, this pleasant cafe-bar is particularly good for people with children –…

  • Mudanzas

    This was one of the first bars to get things into gear in El Born and it still attracts a faithful crowd. With its chequered floor, marble-topped tables…

  • Bar de l’Antic Teatre

    There’s often a queue for tables on the buzzy boho garden terrace at this relaxed community cafe-bar. It's set in the shade of a fig tree hidden away in a…

  • El Diset

    Dealing almost exclusively in Catalan drops, El Disset is a sleek, candlelit wine, cocktail and tapas bar that also does tastings. Thin torrades (toasted…

  • Bar El Born

    Moss-green paintwork, marble tables and a black-and-white check-tiled floor mean a timeless look for this popular little cafe-bar, ideal for either a…

  • Hofmann a la Seca

    Sample the Hofmann culinary school’s signature, prize-winning mascarpone-filled croissants alongside El Magnífico coffee at this cosy, locally loved…

  • Rubí

    With its boudoir lighting, €4 mojitos and home-distilled gins, Rubí is where the Born's cognoscenti head for a nightcap – or several. Push through the…

  • Guzzo

    With good vibes anytime of day, this old-school cocktail bar is run by much-loved Barcelona DJ Fred Guzzo, who is often at the decks spinning his…