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7 Of The Best Bars In Barcelona

One of the biggest and best cities to have a few cocktails in is beautiful Barcelona. You’ll find a host of fantastic cocktail bars in Barcelona that have lots of character and some of the best bartenders in the world.

From classic cocktails to Speakeasy-style bars, you certainly won’t be going thirsty here.

These are the seven best bars in Barcelona you need to visit.

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1. Paradiso

Paradiso is one of Barcelona’s most mysterious yet unique bars. It is literally located behind a fridge door inside the Pastrami Bar. Once you’re inside, you’ll be hit with a speakeasy bar that is inside this cave-like structure. The cocktails here outrageously good and the menu changes by the season here.

Each cocktail here is made with supreme care and love and you really can’t go wrong with any of them here at Paradiso.

Paradiso Barcelona

2. Tandem Cocktail Bar

Tandem Cocktail Bar has been serving some of the best cocktails in Barcelona for over 30 years. This bar caters to a bit of an older audience but the cocktails here, especially the classic ones, are fantastic.

Come to Tandem if you fancy a whiskey or rum-based cocktail as they make it great here.

Tandem Cocktail Bar

3. Ideal Cocktail Bar

Ideal Cocktail Bar is an institution among bars here in Barcelona as they have been serving cocktails since 1931. Popular among an older audience in Barcelona thanks to its vintage Scottish vibes, Ideal Cocktail Bar is known for their superb mixology skills of their cocktails.

Have an Old Fashioned cocktail here or settle for a dry Martini at this fancy cocktail bar in Barcelona.

Ideal Cocktail Bar

4. Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar

For gin lovers, you’ll find some of the best gin cocktails at Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar. It’s one of Barcelona’s newer bars, having only been around for a few years. The cocktails at Hemingway’s are a bit more complex and unique but they are interestingly very tasty to say the least.

This bar is on the smaller side, so get comfortable rubbing elbows with your neighbour here. It’s worth the squish.

Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar Barcelona

5. Old Fashioned Gin Tonic & Cocktail Bar

As the name of the bar suggests, the Old Fashioned Gin Tonic & Cocktail Bar makes some fantastic Old Fashioned and Gin & Tonics! This bar is also small but sleek and modern and the quality of the cocktails here are very high thanks to the premium liquors they use.

With over 15 different variations of the Old Fashioned and 30 of the Gin & Tonic, engage your taste buds and give a few of the variations a try!

Old Fashioned Gin Tonic Cocktail Bar

6. Boadas

One of the most famous bars in Barcelona and the world is Boadas. They have been serving some of the best cocktails in Barcelona since 1933 and the best things about this place is that there really isn’t anything fancy or glamorous about this bar.

At this no frills bar, get a no frills drink with a classic Moscow Mule or Negroni.


7. Dry Martini

As the name implies, you’re going to get one of the best martinis in Barcelona at Dry Martini. This classic cocktail bar has a very classy vibe that comes with classy and creative cocktails to enjoy as well.

One of the coolest features of this bar is the electronic number counter that proudly shows the number of martinis made at this bar which is at well over one million martinis. Add to this number!

Dry Martini Bar

James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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