Must see nightlife in Barcelona

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    La Confiteria

    This evocative tile-covered cocktail hang-out is a trip back to the 19th century. Until the 1980s it was a confectioner’s shop, and though the original…

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    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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    At this rhapsody to wine, the digital menu details over 3000 international varieties searchable by origin, year or grape, with 50 selections available by…

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    Bar Zim

    From the welcoming team behind the terrific Formatgeria La Seu (next door) comes this teensy, intimate, cavern-like bar where Catalan (Penedès, Empordà)…

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    Two Schmucks

    Originally a wandering pop-up bar, seriously edgy yet refreshingly unpretentious Swedish-run Two Schmucks has become one of Barcelona's (and Europe's)…

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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…

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    Bobby Gin

    With over 80 varieties, this whitewashed stone-walled bar is a haven for gin lovers, and arguably Barcelona's top spot for a perfectly mixed, artfully…

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    Barcelona is spoilt for choice with craft breweries, and this bright, buzzing space is one of the best. There are 40 of its own beers rotating on the taps…

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    La Caseta del Migdia

    The effort of getting to what is, for all intents and purposes, a simple xiringuito (summer snack bar) perched atop Montjuïc's seaward slopes, is worth it…

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    Centuries of heavenly Spanish gastronomic tradition collide at this exquisite medieval space in the heart of the city, which stocks sweets made by nuns…

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    Since opening in 2017, this fabulous wine spot has been jam-packed with barcelonins and visitors. Jabugo hams hang from the ceiling, vermouth barrels sit…

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    Les Gens Que J'Aime

    Atmospheric and intimate, this basement relic of the 1960s follows a deceptively simple formula: chilled jazz music in the background, minimal lighting…

  • Dry Martini

    Waiters make expert cocktail suggestions, but the house drink, taken at the gleaming wooden bar or on one of the plush green banquettes, is always a good…

  • Bar Marsella

    Bar Marsella has been in business since 1820, and has served the likes of Dalí, Picasso, Gaudí and Hemingway. The latter was known to slump here over an…

  • Garage Beer Co

    One of the original craft-beer bars to pop up in Barcelona, Garage brews its own in a space at the bar and at its out-of-town brewery, and offers around…

  • Moog

    This fun and minuscule club is a standing favourite with the downtown crowd. In the main dance area DJs dish out house, techno and electro, while upstairs…

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    There's often a queue out the door for a table at this intimate, speakeasy-style basement cocktail den with a tiny front terrace. International whiskies,…

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    Espai Joliu

    Inspired by its owner's time in Berlin, this charmingly stylish former carpenters' workshop is Barcelona's original plants-and-coffee concept cafe (much…

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    La Concha

    This long-running bar is dedicated to ground-breaking 20th-century actress Sara Montiel: the walls groan with more than 250 photos of the sultry star…