In this great city, you will find hidden doors that hide wonderful worlds (and drinks). Spaces that invite you to immerse yourself in parallel realities and unthinkable situations, in universes that offer you to travel well away from routine, at least for one night.
In many cases they are secret and exclusive, only available to those who know the password or how to access the privilege. Meet the best in this blog post:
Dry Matini Barcelona is a cocktail bar that is among the 50 best in the world. This bar hides an underground restaurant that was opened in 2002 by Javier de las Muelas. It can be accessed via carrer Còrsega and to enter you will need a password that changes regularly.
After pushing the rear door open you will find yourself in the kitchens of the SpeakEasy. It will seem like you landed in the 30s. Its cozy dining room, the dim lights, round tables and bottles on the wall everywhere. People speak very softly. It is a haven of peace within Barcelona.
Location: Carrer d’Aribau, 162
You will find the entrance to the authentic bar behind a refrigerator door. The atmosphere is warm and they serve excellent cocktails. Tip: It is better to go during the week to get the most out of this experience. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
When you pass through the door of an apparent refrigerator, you enter a totally different environment. They offer a plate of shredded pork, fish and smoked pastrami with beets, cabbage and various sauces as side dishes. Perfect to share during the evening.
Location: Carrer de Rera Palau, 4
We had a speakeasy bar in Barcelona for the most late-night owls and we found one that doesn’t open until 3 in the morning. Go sober because in the direction indicated he will have to look for a graffiti painting on a metal door. Right there, push. We assure you that you will repeat but do not tell anyone.
The most secret spot on the list, its heavy metal door serves as a front to this bar where the music sounds harsher than anyone outside would imagine. The attraction of this site lies in the time it opens, because on any weekday at 4 in the morning you will be able to see it – or hear it – open without any problem.
Location: Carrer de la Neu de Sant Cugat
With a 19th century decoration, the place consists of a six-room apartment with views of Plaça Reial. To enter you must ring the bell, and then go up some very narrow stairs, to finally reach a place that seems to be taken from the Sherlock Holmes stories.
With a huge shelf full of renowned alcohol, soft music and selected customers, to savor a drink with all five senses and speak calmly. Any cocktail has more ingredients than a poke bowl and is sprayed with exotic aromas.
Ubicación: Plaza Reial 3
Go to the address that we are going to indicate and follow our instructions because it is difficult to find ‘official’ information on the internet. Jump into a gap that you will see in front of you and go through a closet. If it is closed, the place is not open that day. And if not … what a wonderful speakeasy we have discovered in Barcelon!
This bar is the stuff of urban legends, because to enter you must go through the bar owner’s closet. A successful visit to this bar is not safe, since the owner only opens the place if he is in a good mood. El Armario is a small place, but full of charm and surprises.
It’s the most mysterious bar of all … Without Facebook. You won’t find it on TripAdvisor either. It is known mainly by local people. To access the bar you will have to jump through a hole and then go through an owner’s closet. You will never know a priori if it is open, it depends on the mood of the owners on that day and if they were open. The bar is small, but very charming. Stroll down the street and with a bit of luck you will find it open.
Ubicación: Calle de la Riereta, 11
Could you find them? Tell us what you think about living the experience of a hidden bar, along with its richest cooktails!