Nightlife

Cocktail Bar in La Ribera

Guzzo

This old-school cocktail bar is run by much-loved Barcelona DJ Fred Guzzo, who is often to be found at the decks spinning his delicious selection of funk, soul and rare groove. You'll also find frequent live-music a…
Wine Bar in La Ribera

La Vinya del Senyor

Relax on the terraza, which lies in the shadow of the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar, or crowd inside at the tiny bar. The wine list is as long as War and Peace and there’s a table upstairs for those who opt to sam…
Bar in La Ribera

El Born Bar

Moss-green paintwork, marble tables and a chequered black-and-white tiled floor create a timeless look for this popular little cafe-bar. A spiral wrought-iron staircase leads to a quieter room upstairs (the twisting…
Wine Bar in La Ribera

El Xampanyet

Nothing has changed for decades in this, one of the city’s best-known cava (sparkling wine) bars. It's usually very crowded, but plant yourself at the bar or seek out a table against the decoratively tiled walls for…
Cafe in La Ribera

Bar del Convent

Alongside the Gothic arches of what remains of the Sant Agusti convent cloister is this pleasant cafe-bar. It's particularly good for people with children – kids often play football in the cloister grounds, and ther…
Bar in La Ribera

Rubí

With its boudoir lighting and cheap mojitos, Rubí is where the Born's cognoscenti head for a nightcap – or several. Push through the narrow, cosy space to the back where you might just get one of the coveted tables.…
Bar in La Ribera

Miramelindo

A spacious tavern in a Gothic building, this remains a classic on Passeig del Born for mixed drinks, enjoyed to the sounds of soft jazz and soul. Try for a comfy seat at a table towards the back before the place fil…
Bar in La Ribera

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 and marble-topped tables, it’s an attractive, lively place for a cocktail and perhap…
Club in La Ribera

Magic

Although it sometimes hosts live acts in its sweaty basement, Magic is basically a straightforward, subterranean nightclub offering rock, mainstream dance faves and Spanish pop. It's an established favourite on the …
Bar in La Ribera

Upiaywasi

Slide into this dimly lit bar, which crosses a chilled ambience with Latin American music and Peruvian textiles. A mix of sofas and intimate tables, chandeliers and muted decorative tones lend the place a pleasingly…