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Barcelona Bar-Hopping: Top Nightlife Spots

Sip on your favourite tipple at some of Barcelona's most happening and historic bars.

Unwind into the night at one of Barcelona's top bar and cocktail lounges. From famous dry martinis to palm-tree surronded seating, the Barcelona bar scene is far from boring. Don't blame us if you find yourself leaving with the sunrise.

Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge

Bloody MaryBloody Mary Cocktial Lounge

This chic bar's name doesn't mince words, as this local lounge serves perhaps the best bloody mary's in the city. With over 10 varieties to choose from, this cocktail lounge is renowned for its cocktail mixology. The vintage interior, comfy leather sofas and sultry lighting set the mood for those wanting to relax and sample a creative concoction mixed by the bartender and owner himself, Mr. Alessandro Pasquinucci. A favorite is the Trufado Bloody Mary with shaved truffle and truffle-infused vodka.

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Dry Martini

Dry MartiniDry Martini

This English-style classic cocktail bar is considered to be one of the top in the world. Behind the bar, complicated choreographies are performed while bartenders mix up your favorite drink based on the masterful recipes created by owner and top mixologist, Javier de las Muelas. Dry Martini is undoubtedly more than just a cocktail bar; it’s a global icon. For a piece of the limelight, order the star of the show: the dry martini.


Le Pop Cocktail Bar

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Perched at the crossroad between the hip Raval and Gothic quarter, this retro bar stimulates your senses with a wide selection of bespoke cocktails and sparkling aperitivos, accentuated by vintage savoir vivre with a modern twist. With its graffit-style portraits by Balu and down-tempo soundtrack of Bossa Nova and mid-century jazz, Le Pop is the perfect place to unwind.

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Marmalade Barcelona

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Originally built as a furniture store 50 years ago, this beautiful space has now been divided into four different environments where you can drink, dine, relax and challenge someone to a billiards game. Noted for its old walls coated in copper and famous bar decorated with colorful Art Deco murals, Marmalade has a unique atmosphere evoking the style of old Havana and New York in the 1950s. For a truly refreshing taste, try the Barca Breeze Cocktail.

Torre Rosa

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The perfect oasis for you to sit back and sip on something cool after a long day of shopping. Located in a magnificent colonial house from the early 20th century, this cocktail bar has a lush outdoor garden surrounded by palm trees and ancient pines, the perfect setting in which to enjoy a relaxing summer’s night. This bar is simple but has a touch of magic between the impeccable service and the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. With a variety of long drinks and selection of tapas, Torre Rosa has everything you need for the perfect end to your day. Try the local favorite, Strawberry Caipirinha, for a one-of-a-kind taste.

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Bodega 1900

Bodega 1900Bodega 1900

No trip to Barcelona would be complete without a taste of traditional Vermouth and tapas to go along with it. No boredom will accompany your night out here, as this chic local spot is always hopping. Keeping the Catalan and Spanish culture in mind, traditional tapas and drink recipes are prepared with one eye on 1900's tradition and one eye on the now, all in the backdrop of a renovated wine cellar. The perfect pairing is their famous house Vermouth with their fresh, succulent “Amélie” Oysters.

For more of the top spots in Barcelona, check out our destination guide.