Barcelona drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in L'Eixample

Monvínic

At this rhapsody to wine, the digital wine list details more than 3000 international varieties searchable by origin, year or grape. Some 50 selections are available by the glass; you can, of course, order by the bot…
Top Choice Bar in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

La Caseta del Migdia

The effort of getting to what is, for all intents and purposes, a simple chiringuito (temporary snack bar) is worth it. Gaze out to sea over a beer or soft drink by day. As sunset approaches the atmosphere changes, …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Gràcia & Park Güell

Bobby Gin

With over 60 varieties, this whitewashed stone-walled bar is a haven for gin lovers. Try an infusion-based concoction (rose-tea-infused Hendrick's with strawberries and lime; tangerine-infused Tanqueray 10 with agav…
Top Choice Bar in El Raval

La Confitería

This is a trip into the 19th century. Until the 1980s it was a confectioner’s shop, and although the original cabinets are now lined with booze, the look of the place barely changed with its conversion. The back roo…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Gràcia & Park Güell

Rabipelao

Rabipelao is a celebratory space with richly patterned red wallpaper and DJs spinning salsa beats. A silent film plays, walls are decorated with vintage framed photos, and there's a colourful mural above the bar. Tr…
Top Choice Brewery in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Abirradero

Barcelona is spoilt for choice with craft breweries, and this bright, buzzing space has 20 of its own beers rotating on the taps, including IPAral·lel (a double IPA), Imperial Choco-Icecream-Cookies Stout, and Trigo…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in L'Eixample

Milano

Completely invisible from street level, this gem of hidden Barcelona nightlife is a subterranean old-school cocktail bar with velvet banquettes and glass-fronted cabinets, presided over by white-jacketed waiters. Li…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

Perikete

Since opening in 2017, this fabulous wine bar has been jam-packed with locals. Hams hang from the ceilings, barrels of vermouth sit above the bar and wine bottles cram every available shelf space – over 200 varietie…
Top Choice Brewery in L'Eixample

Napar BCN

A standout on Barcelona's burgeoning craft-beer scene, Napar has 22 beers on tap, six of which are brewed on-site, including IPA, pale ale and stout. There's also an accomplished list of bottled beers. It's a stunni…
Top Choice Bar in L'Eixample

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 from an assortment of flea-market lamps and a cosy, cramped sca…