Barcelona is a vibrant, fast-paced city, full of art, architecture, good food and sunny beaches. In a country where tapas and late nights are ubiquitous, it’s no surprise that there is a plentiful supply of bars in Barcelona, ranging from the merely decent to the sublime.

Bars in Barcelona

Try Paseo Del Born in the Born neighbourhood; it has a high concentration of popular and lively bars where Latin music mixes easily with pop. This small pedestrianised area leads on to numerous narrow streets where you can find hidden bars offering Pintxos and Basque tapas. Don’t forget to wash it all down with plentiful vermouth: try the Bodega Maestrazgo if you dare!

If lounge bars are more your thing, but you still like to keep it lively, head to Barri Gotic in central Barcelona near la Rambla. The closer you get to the beach, the more energetic it becomes! For a more relaxed vibe, you can try the areas of Raval or Gracia. But don’t stop there. If you’re looking for a beach bar, you’re in the right place. Chiringitos are beach bar kiosks that buzz with life all night during the summer. To get a Mojito with a great view, try Eclipse Bar at the top of Hotel W.

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