The best cocktail bars in Barcelona
With the famous nightlife Barcelona has, it is obvious that it also has some of the best cocktail bars to offer. There is nothing like a good Mojito or Daiquiri to relax after a long day at work, so we would like to recommend the best cocktail bars in the city. There are many trendy cocktail bars in Borne with good music and party ambience but there are also the old school places prepared to serve you the perfect cocktail! There is something for every taste, check it out this weekend!
The Trendy Cocktail Bars
Creps al BornThis bar is located in the famous Paseo del Born, one of the areas in the Borne neighborhood with a lot of bars around. Here you can find bars of all kinds and it tends to get very crowded, especially on the weekend. Creps al Born has exquisite cocktails and French crepes. Ask the waiters for their suggestion as they also have daily offers.
Location: Passeig del Born, 12
This popular cocktail bar is located in the heart of the Borne, with an outstanding selection of classic cocktails as well as self made innovative drinks, both prepared by professional bartenders with experience from the best venues of the city. It is the perfect place if you are looking for a hip and mixed crowd in a cozy and cosmopolitan setting. The staff is really friendly, and the atmosphere lively. Try the “Grapefruit of wrath” if you want something fresh and new!
Location: Carrer de la Vidrieria, 9
The Old-School Cocktail Bars
This place is our secret tip in Ciutat Vella. The cocktails are very good and the presentations is awesome. Stravinsky decoration reminds you of the 20-50’s, it certainly has a special atmosphere. The menu includes a details explanation and the story of each of the cocktails. We recommend you try the “90 milles” because it won a prize and has an exquisite banana flavour. The best place where you can go to enjoy unique cocktails and are sure the staff cares to the last detail.
Location: Carrer dels Mirallers, 5
Dry Martini is located in the Eixample neighbourhood and certainly is one of the most emblematic bars. Actually you can find “Dry Martini” bars in many different parts of the world, including Barcelona. Javier de las Muelas is the bartender, who makes the best cocktails you’ve probably ever tasted. You have to try the Dry Martini drink, it is a must there. The bar has an old English style, the waiters are dressed “old fashioned” and there is a very nice atmosphere.
Location: Carrer d’Aribau, 162-166
This is one of the all time favorites, located right next to the famous Ramblas. There is no common drinks menu, you have to tell the bartenders your preferences and they make a custom fit cocktail for you. Let yourself be advised by the professionals and they will prepare an excellent drink at a very correct price. The service is also excellent, authentic professionals!
Location: Carrer dels Tallers, 1
Besides being an elegant chic cocktail bar, Boca Chica is also the place to meet the ‘coolest’ people in Barcelona. It is the connection of Africa with Europe and New York with Barcelona. There is a classic and international cocktail menu signed by Sergio Padilla. Try the Gin Tonic with steaming dry ice. But what’s so unique about the place? There is a DJ and a dance floor inside the bathroom. Don’t believe me? Check it out yourself!
Location: Passatge de la Concepció, 12
The Negroni cocktail bar is located in the cosmopolitan Raval neighbourhood, a few meters from the MACBA museum. Here the bartender-client relationship is fundamental and the service is excellent. There is no menu, the waiter asks questions to find out which cocktail you like the most and makes it according to your individual taste. A tiny place with dim and reddish lights, very comfortable and cool. Definitely worth seeing!
Location: Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 46.