Going Out In Barcelona: Best Restaurants, Bars And Nightclubs

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Barcelona is a very lively city that loves its culture, food, and parties! It is known that, besides visiting the famous attractions, no Barcelona experience is complete without trying some of its amazing dishes and going out for drinks with some friends.

As I have lived in the city for some months, I got to visit some of their best restaurants and to taste all their amazing traditional food and more!

Below is the list of the best places for going out – restaurants, bars, and nightclubs – all recommended to me by the locals! We also sorted them out by type of food and genre of music for your convenience.

If you are looking for recommendations of a perfect place to eat paella, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, tapas etc., search no further, this post has it all! The bars, nightclubs, and live music venues are sorted by type of music – from techno to rock, jazz and even flamenco and classical music!

If you want more suggestions for things to do in Barcelona, I suggest you read my article about 5 Places In Barcelona With The Longest Queue And How To Skip The Line.

Here are some of the best places in Barcelona for going out:

NOTE: Working hours might change, so I advise you double check on each website to see the updated schedule.

Best Restaurants In Barcelona

1. Great Breakfast Places

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1.1. The Benedict

The Benedict is a lovely place where you can serve your breakfast or brunch. They have many egg variations, pancakes, the classical breakfast options such as English Breakfast, some traditional Spanish starters and of, course, coffee and smoothies!

Working hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Address: Carrer d’en Gignàs, 23, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

1.2. Firebug

Firebug is a cute little bistro open since 2016 with many breakfast and brunch options. The philosophy behind this place is that fresh foods are the best and each meal tastes better if it’s shared with your friends. Go there for poached eggs on toast, granola, shakshuka, pancakes, sandwiches, and smoothies!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 02:00 AM

Saturday – Sunday: 09:00 AM – 02:00 AM

Brunch: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Dinner: 7:00 PM – 00:00AM

Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

1.3. Brunch & Cake

Brunch & Cake is another great place to start your day or you can enjoy a delicious brunch together with your friends! Their philosophy is a very simple one: all of their dishes are handmade and slowly cooked, just like our grandmothers used to do!

Working hours:

Open every day from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Address: They have 4 locations around town and these are the addresses – Enric Granados 145, Joan de Borbó 5, Enric Granados 19 and Rosello 189.

2. Food Halls

Go to food halls if you want to choose from a variety of restaurants, cuisines, and dishes. Most of the food halls in Barcelona have good prices and amazing food, and they’re the perfect choice if you are in a rush or if you want to have some eating options.

2.1. El Nacional

El Nacional is a great food hall hosted in a very modernist building. The concept behind El Nacional is to enter a place where you can choose from different types of food located in 4 different areas of the building. You can find there many types of food from all around the Iberian Peninsula and even some nice bars.

Working hours:

Sunday – Wednesday: nonstop kitchen from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM and the whole space will remain open to 02:00 AM.

Thursday – Saturday: nonstop kitchen from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM and the whole space will remain open to 03:00 AM.

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 24 Bis, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

3. Best Tapas in Barcelona

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As you might guess, the best tapas bars in Barcelona are always crowded and full of people that want to taste the yummy dishes. If you decide to visit one of these places, be prepared to stay in line for a bit, especially if you are going at peak times.

A great area where you will find many tapas is Carrer de Blai, also known as “Pintxos alley” (pintxos are also a kind of Spanish cheap snacks, just like tapas). You can only imagine how many options you will have! To get to Carrer de Blaj, you must take the metro and get down at “Parallel” stop. Here are my recommendations for great tapas places in this area, as well as some other areas:

3.1. L’Atelier de Blai

Atelier de Blai is a cozy place where you will find great food and a very nice atmosphere. It’s a great place if you want to spend some time with friends over a glass of wine and some delicious snacks!

Working hours:

Open from Monday to Saturday from 5:30 PM to 1:00 AM. Sundays from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Tuesday closed.

Address: Carrer de Blai, 38, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

3.2. Zodiaco

Zodiaco is a nice place with a great value for money! The menu is varied and you can choose from different, accessible snacks with great taste!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 6:00 PM – 1:30 AM

Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 PM – 1:30 AM.

Address: Carrer de Blai, 39, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

3.3. Cerveceria Catalana, Rambla de Catalunya

Cerveceria Catalana is a bar specialized in tapas, so you can rest assured that you will get to taste the true authentic taste of Spain there! You will also find here a wide range of traditional beers that you can enjoy together with your tapas.

Working hours:

Open every day from 9:00 AM to 1:30 AM.

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 236 (Rambla de Catalunya), 08008 Barcelona, Spain

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3.4 Ciudad Condal

Ciudad Condal is an authentic Spanish tapa place that will offer you a true culinary experience! I recommend all the tapas on their menu and even the paella, as it is really delicious. If you want to avoid the crowds, you can go there at around 7-8PM, but it is not guaranteed that you won’t have to wait a bit for your food to be ready.

Working hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 18, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

3.5 Quimet & Quimet

Quimet & Quimet is very crowded, but the food and drinks are definitely worth the wait! Anything on their menu is guaranteed to be delicious and the staff is very friendly also!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Address: Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

4. Middle-Eastern Influences

In case you are craving some Middle-Eastern treats, here is one of the places I can totally recommend:

4.1. Ziryab Fusion Tapas Bar

Go to Ziryab if you to eat tapas with a twist! If you don’t know what to order, you can get the “tapas tasting menu” which is a great way to enjoy all the best dishes on their menu. All you need to know is that their tapas are different from everything you will taste in Barcelona: imagine Mediterranean pittas paired with delicious dips, halloumi tapas, and roasted potatoes!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Friday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM.

Address: Carrer dels Ases, 16 (El Born), 08003 Barcelona, Spai. 

5. Churros con Chocolate

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Churros are one of the most famous Spanish desserts and a must-try while you are there! They are basically pieces of fried dough with a unique shape, similar to fries, served with sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel or other sweet sauces!

5.1. La Pallaresa Xocolateria Xurreria

Granja La Pallaresa is my first recommendation for a great place where you can enjoy some authentic churros. Make sure to pair your sweet treat with a big cup of coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream!

Working hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Address: Carrer de Petritxol, 11 (Gothic Quarter), 08002 Barcelona, Spain

5.2. Casa Amattler

Casa Amattler (Amattler house) is said to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona that can even compete with the famous Gaudi buildings! After your tour there, I recommend you serve a cup of delicious artisan chocolate and some churros at their on-site café!

Working hours:

Open every day from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Address: Passeig de Gràcia (Eixample neighborhood), 41, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

5.3. Cafe de l’Opera

Café de l’Opera in Barcelona is a beautiful coffee shop dating from 1929. The place is full of history and I definitely recommend you for there for a cup of coffee and some dessert!

Working hours:

Open every day from 8:30 AM to 2:30 AM.

Address: La Rambla, 74, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

6. Simple and Delicious Sandwiches

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While you’re roaming around town, visiting all the great attractions Barcelona has to offer, you might get hungry. If that happens, sandwich places are some of the best options as you can get your order to go and you usually don’t have to wait in the line that long, especially if you want takeaway!

6.1. Bo de B

Bo de B offers a great atmosphere, great sandwiches, fresh salads, and a great overall experience! If you decide to go here, you might have to wait in line, as the place is very small and there are many people going there on a regular basis.

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Address: Carrer de la Fusteria, 14 (Gothic Quarter), 08002 Barcelona, Spain

6.2. Conesa Entrepans

Conesa Entrepans offers countless options for sandwiches and even sauces, and they also have some very good vegetarian options on their menu. Everything is clearly labeled so if you have any food intolerance it will be easy to order the best meal for your preferences.

Working hours:

Monday – Saturday: 8:15 AM – 10:15 PM

Sunday: closed

Address: Carrer de la Llibreteria, 1 (Gothic Quarter), 08002 Barcelona, Spain

7. Menu del Dia (Menu of the Day)

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If you are looking for some budget-friendly ways of enjoying Spanish meals, “menu del dia” (which means the menu of the day) is a great solution for lunch! You will get a set menu (usually 3 courses) for a lower price than getting individual courses and the food is usually fresh and super delicious!

7.1. Oviso

Oviso is a great place for cheap and yummy meals. You can get a menu del dia there for around 6.5€, which is the cheapest you can get in Barcelona! Plus, the staff is super friendly and if you go there in the evening I recommend you try some nachos and drinks!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer de n’Arai, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

7.2. Veggie Garden

Veggie Garden is a very good eating place, especially for vegetarians and vegans. They even have some gluten-free options, which is always great! The “menu del dia” is around 8.50 – 10€ and it has a great value for money, as the food is super delicious and the portions are generous!

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Address: Carrer dels Angels 3, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

8. Buffet (All you can eat)

8.1. FrescCo

Fresc Co is a great, budget-friendly place and a good quality food chain that serves fresh meals. The salad box is 3.95€ and it can be completely customized by choosing from over 30 ingredients. The best part about this place is the all-you-can-eat buffet: you only pay 12.95€ and you can indulge in everything you like! Plus, children under 3 years can eat for free here!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Friday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: They have 6 different locations all around the city. One of the addresses is Carrer de Casp, 30, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

9. Vegetarian

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Even though Spain is known for its many meat-based or seafood-based traditional meals, this doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of great vegetarian options too! Barcelona is full of vegetarian places that serve delicious food in big, filling portions. Here is where I recommend you go:

9.1. Veggie Garden

As I said before, Veggie Garden is a great vegetarian place that offers vegan options, too. I recommend you get the “menu del dia” for less than 10 euros if you want to save some money but still eat some nutritious and healthy food.

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Address: Carrer dels Angels 3, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

9.2. Vegetalia

Vegetalia is foodie’s heaven for vegetarians! The food is delicious, the prices are really good and they offer great options for meat-eaters, too! The staff is very friendly and I also recommend you get the coffee or smoothies – everything is so good!

Working hours:

Open every day from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Address: They have 3 different locations in Barcelona – in the Gothic Quarter (54 Escudellers st. 08002 Barcelona), in Raval (1 Emili Vendrell sq. 08002 Barcelona) and in El Born (Fossar de les Moreres 08001 Barcelona).

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9.3. Teresa Carles

Teresa Carles is a healthy place that has the name of Teresa Carles Borràs, the chef that is in charge of this vegetarian restaurant’s menu. They deserve delicious dishes, often times made with seasonal, local-produced fruits and veggies!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Address: Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

9.4. Flax and Kale

Flax and Kale is owned by the same people as Teresa Carles and it has the same concept: delicious, healthy food, perfect for vegetarians and vegans!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Address: Carrer dels Tallers, 74b, 08001 Barcelona, Spain and Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

10. Vegan

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Barcelona is so diverse and rich in restaurant options that, naturally, you will find some great vegan places in the city that you have to check out during your stay! Here are my recommendations:

10.1. Bar Celonetta

Bar Celonetta is an amazing place where you can serve veggie tapas, raw and sugar-free desserts and then end your meal with a refreshing sangria! And you absolutely have to try the vegan paella! Please note that this is a small place and they can’t seat groups over 6.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Sevilla, 70, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

10.2. Cat Bar

Cat Bar is not a bar with cats, unfortunately. They opened in 2009 and since then they serve delicious vegan beers, burgers and other dishes.

Working hours:

Wednesday – Saturday: 1:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Address: Carrer de la Bòria, 17, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

10.3. Gocce di Latte

Gocce di Latte is a great place to get the most delicious Italian vegan ice cream when you are in Barcelona! They have many varieties to choose from and all of them are creamy and yummy.

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Address: Carrer de l’Espaseria, 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

11. The Best Paella in Barcelona

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No Barcelona trip is complete without trying their world-famous dish: paella! Paella is a creamy, rice-based dish with seafood, chicken or other types of meat, served in a skillet. It’s best served when you share it with your friends!

11.1. Segons Mercat

Segons Mercat is a nice restaurant where you can serve fresh food, fresh tapas and, of course, delicious paella! It is located in Barcelonetta neighborhood but they also have a location in Eixample neighborhood.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:45 AM – 12:00 AM

Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer d’Aribau, 3bis (Eixample), 08011 Barcelona, Spain and Carrer de Balboa, 16 (Barceloneta), 08003 Barcelona, Spain

11.2. Ca La Montse

Ca La Montse is a Spanish restaurant set in Barceloneta neighborhood, first opened in 1959. They have a daily set menu, a special menu, and other delicious dishes, but they’re most known for their paella, of course!

Working hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Non-stop kitchen from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Balboa, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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11.3. 7 Portes

7 Portes is a nice restaurant full of history near Marina (it was opened in 1836), where you will get to serve an incredible paella! Their paella is a bit more expensive than the average price, but it is definitely one of the best seafood paellas in town!

Working hours:

Open every day from 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Address: Passeig d’Isabel II, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

12. Traditional Catalan Cuisine

12.1. Senyor Parellada

Senyor Parellada is a charming place where you will get to taste the real Catalan food! If you want to indulge in some authentic Catalan dishes in the beautiful El Born neighborhood, this is the perfect place to go!

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 11:30PM

Address: Carrer de l’Argenteria, 37, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

12.2. Can Sole

If you like fish dishes, Can Sole definitely has to be on your restaurant list for Barcelona! This restaurant was founded in 1903 in Barceloneta neighborhood and it serves traditional Catalan cuisine paired with some great wines!

Working hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday and Saturday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 8.30 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Sant Carles, 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

13. Pizza and Pasta in Barcelona

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In case you want to indulge in some tasty pizza or pasta while in Barcelona, you can choose from several amazing places! Here are my recommendations:

13.1. Pizza Circus

At Pizza Circus you can serve different types of pizza slices at a very reasonable price (2.50€ a piece). In case you are craving something else, they also have some other yummy dishes you can try. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff is friendly!

Working hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 40, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

13.2. Made in Sicily

Made in Sicily is a pizza chain that you can find around the city. This is mostly a takeaway restaurant but they also have some tables where you can sit and serve the delicious pizza slices!

Working hours:

Open every day 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Address: They have many locations around town. Their location in the Gothic Quarter can be found at Carrer Dels Escudellers, 35, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

13.3. La Pizza Pazza

Pizza Pazza is a great place where they serve traditional Italian pizza with an amazing taste! The prices vary from 7.30€ for the Margherita to 9.90€ for more special types of pizza.

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 12:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Address: Carrer Ample, 44, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

13.4. Macchina Pasta Bar

Macchina is a pasta bar where they serve the most delicious fresh, homemade pasta! They have many pasta varieties that you can try, but also entrees, lasagna and they even have the option of creating your own pasta plate with all your favorite ingredients!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 47, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

14. Burgers

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14.1. Bacoa Burger

Bacoa Burger is a very good burger chain that you can find in multiple locations in the city. They serve a wide variety of homemade burgers, including some seasonal specials. They have some vegetarian and vegan options, too!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Address: They currently have 5 restaurants in Barcelona. One of their addresses is Ronda Universitat, 31, 08007 Barcelona

14.2. Timesburg

Timesburg is another go-to if you are craving an authentic, delicious burger while in Barcelona. They have enough varieties of burgers for each taste and the prices are good. The cheapest burger is 6€ and the most expensive one is 12.70€.

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday and Saturday: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 47-49, 08009 Barcelona, Spain

15. Wraps And Burritos

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15.1. Santa Piadina

Go to Santa Piadina for some of the best wraps in the city! All the “piadinas” (wraps) they serve are freshly made and the place has a very cozy, artisan mood. The staff is friendly too and needless to say, the food is delicious!

Working hours:

Open every day from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Address: Plaça de Sant Pere, 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

15.2. Senor Burrito

When you are in the Gothic Quarter, you have to pay a visit to Senor Burrito if you want to taste some of the best burritos in Barcelona! You will get to taste authentic Mexican flavors for very low prices!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Address: Carrer Ample, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

16. Best Sangria in Barcelona

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Sangria is a super refreshing Spanish drink made with red wine, lemonade, and fruits. It is the perfect drink for a tapas platter or any other Spanish delicacy! No Barcelona experience is complete without trying a big glass of fresh Sangria!

16.1. Bar Celonetta

Sangria is definitely a must while you are in Barcelona! It goes perfectly with tapas, paella or other traditional dishes and it’s so refreshing and good! Bar Celonetta is known to have one of the best sangrias in town.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Sevilla, 70, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

16.2. Arcano

Arcano is an awesome sangria place located in the Gothic neighborhood and it serves some of the best sangrias in Barcelona! They also have some delicious dishes, so it is the perfect place for a date or a night’s out with your friends!

Working hours:

Open every day from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

17. Coffee and Tea

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Barcelona has some amazing cafes, so, If you are a coffee addict, you are in the right city!

17.1. Nomad

Nomad Coffee is a coffee chain that you can find throughout the city. You can even buy different kind of coffees from their place and take them home as awesome Spain souvenirs!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Address: They have multiple locations around town. One of their addresses is Passatge Sert, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain 

17.2. Satan’s Coffee Co.

Satan’s Coffe is a very cool and hipster place that serves delicious coffee. You can also have breakfast there, as they have a couple of yummy options. But the flat white is a must!

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Ramon del Call, 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain and Gran Vía 700, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

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17.3. Alsur Café

Alsur Café is located in El Born neighborhood and they have amazing coffee. The place is super cozy and they even have a terrace if you want to enjoy your cappuccino with a view!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 11:15 AM – 12:30 AM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM

Address: Plaça de Sant Cugat, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

17.4. La Clandestina

This is actually a very nice teahouse near the old Roman wall remains. I recommend you try their tea, coffee and, of course, some healthy sweets!

Working hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Address: Carrer de l’Illa de Cuba, 3, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

17.5. Caj Chai

Caj Chai is another great teahouse where you can try many different types of tea, including the Japanese classic: matcha green tea! If you like their teas, you can even buy their bags of tea blends and take them home as souvenirs!

Working hours:

Open every day from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Sant Domènec del Call, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

18. Ice-cream

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If you are a gelato lover like me, visit one of these places to satisfy your taste buds, you will have no regrets!

18.1. Gelaaati di Marco

Gelaaati! di Marco is a must for any ice-cream lover out there! They are located in the Gothic Quarter and they have countless flavors. The ice cream has the perfect texture, just like the one you can buy from Italian gelaterias!

Working hours:

Open every day from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

18.2. OGGI

O.G.G.I. Gelato awaits you with handcrafted ice-cream made from organic ingredients! The philosophy behind their ice-cream is to combine the authentic Italian methods with a modern, creative touch. They also have frappes, chocolate, and crepes!

Working hours:

Open every day from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer Comtal, 15, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Bonus: Food Tours in Barcelona

If you want to have the best culinary experience in Barcelona with a professional guide, you can check out these 2 different options:

Barcelona: 3.5-hour Walking and Cultural Food Tour

During this tour, you will get to wander through two iconic culinary neighborhoods – St Antoni and Poblesec and taste the dishes and traditional Spanish drinks from top restaurants in the area. You will also get the chance to learn about different buildings and architecture you will encounter along your walk.

Price: 75€/person. The tour takes 3.5 hours.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Food Lovers Walking Tour

During this tour you will discover the old town in Barcelona and get to taste the most delicious food. You will also get some insights into the city’s food history and Catalan authentic ingredients. This food tour features a selection of the wide array of culinary delights!

Price: 22€/person. The tour takes 2 hours.

Best Bars in Barcelona

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Going out with friends for a drink is a common social activity in Barcelona and it is a must-do while you’re there!

Barcelona has many bars with an authentic atmosphere and unique decorations. Needless to say, there’s a special bar for any kind of drink you’d like to try, from beer to absinth!

Here are some of the best and most famous bars in town:

1. Antic Teatre

In case you want to enjoy a cool beer with your friends outside, Antic Teatre is the place to be! Nice place and a great atmosphere that will transform your vacation in Barcelona into an unforgettable one!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sunday: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Address: Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

2. 33/45

If you fancy the 80’s style, then you will definitely love 33/45 Bar & Gallery! I would say this is a “hipster” bar, as it has a very cool atmosphere, good drinks and even some beautiful neon lights for perfect photo opportunities!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Sunday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 4, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

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3. Bar Marsella

When you step into Bar Marsella, you will feel like you are taking a trip back in time! This is an old-style type of bar with excellent service and even greater drink options. While you are there, you can give a try to their absinthe and enjoy the authentic atmosphere!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Friday – Sunday: 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

4. Casa Almirall

Casa Almirall was founded in 1860 and it is one of the oldest bars in Barcelona. Over the years, this bar has successfully preserved its unique atmosphere and quality service. You will be amazed by the intimate wooden interior. I recommend you try their vermouth and maybe even some absinthe!

Working hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 5:30 PM – 1:30 AM

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 5:30 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 33, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

5. Cat Bar

Go to Cat Bar to try their own range of craft brews that are very good! Despite their name, don’t expect to find cats there, unfortunately. But you will be greeted with a great atmosphere and friendly staff!

Working hours:

Wednesday – Saturday: 1:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Address: Carrer de la Bòria, 17, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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6. Bar Olimpic

If you are looking for cheap drinks to share with your friends during your Barcelona vacation, Bar Olimpic is the place to be! Even though this place is small, it creates a great atmosphere and the prices are unbeatable!

Working hours:

Monday and Sunday: Closed

Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 1:30 AM

Thursday: 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Friday and Saturday: 6:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

7. The Lime House

The Lime House is my recommendations for the best mojitos in Barcelona! This awesome place is located in El Born neighborhood. If you find yourself there, make sure to also try something from their huge collection of gins.

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Friday and Saturday: 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer dels Carders, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

8. La Llibertaria

If you’re a history lover, then La Llibertaria has to be on your list of places to see while in Barcelona! This is a very cool bar with a historical theme, decorated with all sorts of civil war remains and awesome posters!

Working hours:

Open every day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer dels Tallers, 48, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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9. El Vaso de Oro

El Vaso de Oro can be found in Barceloneta neighborhood and it has a history of more than 50 years. Some people even consider it to be the best beer house in the city! I recommend you try their seafood tapas and a big glass of delicious beer for the perfect Spanish night out!

Working hours:

Open every day from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Address: Carrer de Balboa, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

10. The Bollocks

If you’re a rock and heavy metal fan, The Bollocks is your place to be! This place is as daring as their name and you should expect good rock music, great drinks, and a very authentic atmosphere!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 7:30 PM – 3:30 AM

Address: Carrer Ample, 46, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

11. Nevermind

Nevermind is the land of skaters! It has a really cool atmosphere and even a half-pipe ramp inside! How cool is that? Expect a wide range of drinks that aren’t expensive and an amazing atmosphere. I am sure you will have a lot of fun there!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer d’Escudellers Blancs, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

12. Sor Rita

Sor Rita is definitely a bar that offers a really surreal experience! They advertise themselves as a “kitsch” bar, so expect to see a crazy interior while you step there! Imagine walls full of frames, woman shoes stuck on the ceiling, doll heads and more! You can find them in the Gothic Quarter and you can go there for drinks and small appetizer such as chorizo.

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Carrer de la Mercè, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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13. Boadas

Go to Boadas for an old-school atmosphere and great drinks! I definitely recommend it for a night out together with your friends. This is the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona, so you definitely have to try something from their amazing cocktail range!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Sunday: Closed

Address: Carrer dels Tallers, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

14. Scobie´s

Scobie’s Pub is a great Irish bar where you can choose from countless beer options, but the Guinness is the best in town! As a general rule, you will usually pay higher prices in Irish bars then in the normal Spanish ones, but I think it is worth it especially if you are a Guinness beer aficionado!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Address: Ronda de la Universitat, 8, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

15. George Payne

George Payne is another great Irish bar in Barcelona and a backpacker’s heaven! Go there for inexpensive beer and lots of fun! I definitely recommend it to any karaoke fan and while you’re there, make sure to also try some of their “blackout” shots for an unforgettable night!

Working hours:

Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: Plaça d’Urquinaona, 5, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Best Nightclubs in Barcelona

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Barcelona is known for its nightlife so you will definitely find countless great nightclubs while roaming around town! Barcelona nightclubs are so famous, that you can get a nightclub pass called “Barcelona Night Card” for your stay in the city.

If you want to find out which are some of the best nightclubs in town for each musical preference, from techno, flamenco, 80s music, jazz, and even indie rock, here are my recommendations:

1. Razzmattaz

Founded in 2000, Razzmattaz has to be the most famous and iconic nightclub in Barcelona and in the world! This nightclub is huge, it has many rooms with different types of music and it can feel like a labyrinth. One of the best things about this place is that it is also a live music venue where many famous bands have played over the time, such as Coldplay, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, and more! The list is huge!

Working hours:

Monday – Wednesday: Closed

Thursday and Friday: 12:30 AM – 5:00 AM

Saturday and Friday: 1:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Address: Carrer dels Almogàvers, 122, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

2. Moog

Moog is a nightclub for all techno lovers out there, but not only! This nightclub is divided for different tastes, as they have techno music downstairs and 80s music upstairs. And the atmosphere is great!

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Address: Carrer de l’Arc del Teatre, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

3. Jamboree

Jamboree is one of the best options for a fun night out in the Gothic Quarter! This is a hip-hop, jazz and dance club with DJs playing music for each taste, but also an amazing place where you can also enjoy live music, as they have two sessions of live music every night, one starting from 8 PM and the other from 10 PM. Please check the entrance fee for each event on their website.

Working hours:

Music sessions start at 8 PM and at 10 PM

Address: Plaça Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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4. Jazz Si

Jazz Si is a great nightclub for jazz lovers! This is also a nice live music venue located in El Raval neighborhood that I am sure you will enjoy.

Address: Carrer de Requesens, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

5. Guzzo

Guzzo is another excellent jazz nightclub that, besides delicious drinks, they also serve some food, so it is more like a fusion between a restaurant and a nightclub. Other than the classic vodka, gin, tequila, and rum, you can drink yummy mojitos, caipirinha and other specific cocktails!

Working hours:

Monday – Thursday: 6:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Friday: 6:00 PM – 3:30 AM

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:30 AM

Address: Plaça Comercial, 10, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

6. Marula

Marula Cafe is a very good funk nightclub with DJ sessions but also a live music venue where you can go to enjoy some good music and dance the night away!

Working hours:

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 11:30 PM – 6:00 AM

Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 49, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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7. Sidecar

If you’re an indie-rock fan, Sidecar is your place to be! This is a very lively factory club with concerts, DJ sessions and an overall great atmosphere that will help you create an unforgettable night in Barcelona!

Working hours:

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 7:00 PM – 2:30 AM

Thursday: 7:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Address: Plaça Reial, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

8. Macarena

Unlike its name, Macarena is not a nightclub with traditional Spanish music, but with cool techno music! It is located in the Gothic Quarter and they host DJ sessions with both international and local artists.

Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 AM – 5:00 AM

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Address: Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

9. Tarantos

I recommend you go to Tarantos for an authentic flamenco experience! They have 3 flamenco shows every night, starting 8.30PM and the entrance fee is 15€. You must definitely add it to your list of must-do’s if you are a flamenco fan or if you want to have an authentic Spanish experience!

Address: Plaça Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

10. Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica is a place with regular shows with classical music and chorus. It is true that you will pay a bit more for your ticket here, but it is totally worth it as the concerts have a very high quality, the artists are great and the setting is simply astounding!

Working hours:

You can check the exact programme for this season here.

Address: Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


Conclusion

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This was my recommended list of great places for going out in Barcelona!

Barcelona is such an amazing city and not just because of its iconic attractions and buildings, but also because of the weather, the friendly people and the overall relaxed atmosphere. No Spain vacation is complete without trying some authentic Catalan cuisine, paella, sangria, a big plate of different tapas, churros and other traditional foods!

In this list, I’ve recommended some of the best restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in Barcelona, broken down by types of food they serve or music preferences for your convenience.

I hope this list will help you make the best out of your culinary experience in the city!

If you want to find out more about this amazing city, here you can find all my articles about Barcelona.

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P.S. A HUGE thanks to Aidan Conway for most of the recommendations in this list, he is a local and he knows some great places! Also, I wholeheartedly recommend a Free Walking Tour Barcelona where Aidan was a guide and he generously shared his list of the best places to go afterward.

As usual, if you have any questions or additions to this list, feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing from my readers!

 

Yulia


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Yulia is originally Russian but truly is a world citizen in heart. She was traveling around the world for over 4 years now. Her blog MissTourist.com is created with the purpose to inspire people to travel more and to share her advice of how to travel "smart".

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