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La Confiteria

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 cabinets are now bursting with booze, the look barely...

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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. Owner and barista Jordi Mestre was inspired by his time in...

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Monvínic

At this rhapsody to wine, the digital menu details over 3000 international varieties searchable by origin, year or grape, with 50 selections available by the glass. There is an emphasis on affordability, but if...

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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) and lesser-known Spanish wines (glass €3.60) take centre...

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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) most talked-about cocktail bars, with ambitious...

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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 knockout signature drinks (€8 to €13) using house-made...

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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 delights. But this is only the portal – step through the fridge...

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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 garnished, goblet-sized G&T. Try an infusion-based...

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Abirradero

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, including IPAral·lel (a double IPA), Imperial...

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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. Gaze out on the Mediterranean over a beer or soft drink...

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Caelum

Centuries of heavenly Spanish gastronomic tradition collide at this exquisite medieval space in the heart of the city, which stocks sweets made by nuns across the country (including irresistible Toledo marzipan)....

Top ChoiceWine Bar in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

Perikete

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 above the bar and wine bottles cram every available shelf...

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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 from an assortment of flea-market lamps, classic cocktails,...

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Dry Martini

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 bet – an expertly mixed martini (over a million are...

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Hemingway

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, rare gins and lightly imaginative cocktails crafted with...

Cafe in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

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-copied since). Potted plants, design mags and ceramics are...

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Bar Marsella

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 absenta (absinthe) amid the tiled floors and glinting...

Bar in El Raval

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 surrounding an incongruous large-screen TV. La Concha used to...

Cocktail Bar in Gràcia & Park Güell

La Cigale

La Cigale is a very civilised place for a cocktail, with oil paintings on the walls, gilded mirrors and leatherbound volumes scattered about. Prop up the zinc bar, sink into a secondhand lounge chair around a...

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Marmalade

The golden hues of this backlit bar and restaurant beckon seductively through the glass facade. There are various spaces, adorned in equally sumptuous styles: feathered lampshades, exposed brick, floral walls,...