13 Feb Going out for drinks in Barcelona: the best cocktail bars in the city
Barcelona has a great offer of cocktail bars, but only in some places you can taste cocktails so exceptional that they rise to the art category. If you would like to have a drink in one of the most exclusive places that stands out for its cocktail list and its atmosphere, we offer you a list of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer Tallers, 1
Phone: (+34) 93 318 95 92
We start with the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona, which opened its doors in 1933 after its founder, Miguel Boadas, returned from Cuba after being trained as a bartender in the well-known Floridita bar in the Cuban capital.
Its extensive menu of top-quality cocktails has withstood the test of time and has incorporated new proposals to turn the Boadas into a benchmark in the city, which has served drinks to intellectuals, artists, politicians and countless other relevant figures of the Barcelona, Catalan, Spanish and world scene.
2. Margarita Blue
Address: Carrer Josep Anselm Clavé, 6
Phone: (+34) 93 412 54 89
Margarita Blue perfectly fuses an impeccable cocktail menu with live music, performances, magic and a daring fusion of Mediterranean and Tex-Mex food.
In addition, the decoration of this cosmopolitan cocktail bar (located less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel does not leave anyone indifferent, with an eclectic and colorful combination of original mirrors and modern lamps.
Address: Carrer Joaquín Costa, 46
Phone: (+34) 619 42 92 71
Very close to the MACBA and CCCB museums you will find the Negroni cocktail bar, directed since 2007 by the bartender Daniel Gómez. With a decided commitment to classic cocktails, the Negroni does not work with a fixed menu, but the bartender will suggest a cocktail totally personalized according to your tastes and preferences.
4. Milano Cocktail Bar
Address: Ronda Universitat, 35
Phone: (+34) 93 112 71 50
This elegant bar, located in the heart of Barcelona, offers you every night a trip to the 1940s with its very elegant decoration, its fancy cocktails and the best live jazz of the city. A unique experience that you can complete with the culinary offer that includes snacks, tapas, hamburgers or steak tartar from the house, among other delicacies.
5. Dry Martini
Address: Carrer d’Aribau, 162-166
Phone: (+34) 93 217 50 72
Considered by the prestigious publication The World’s 50 Best Bars as the best cocktail bar in Spain and one of the best in the world, the legendary Dry Martini bar offers a wide range of exclusive and innovative cocktails.
Among the most outstanding are the Gimlet foxtrot (gin, lime syrup and tonic), the Gin Fizz or the Gintonic Jacobschhhh (with a spoonful of Japanese green tea, gold powder and dehydrated quince jelly), as well as, of course, the Dry Martini which gives it its name and which was the only drink served in the premises until the arrival of the highly reputed barman Javier de las Muelas.
In addition, its beautiful furnishings, the wonderful musical selection and its elegant wood decoration create such a special atmosphere that you will fall madly in love with one of the icons of world cocktails.
Address: Carrer de París, 186
Phone: (+34) 93 368 14 55
Led by veteran bartender Francesc Betrau, the Slow combines the exotic and the classic, through a huge number of cocktails made with premium liqueurs from almost every corner of the world.
In this sense, in the Slow they have more than sixty brands of gin and fifteen tonics so that, advised by the bartender, you can design the most seductive gin for your palate.
In addition to an extensive menu and great decoration inspired by the old clubs of New York’s era, the Slow offers good rock&roll to enjoy from its comfortable leather stools and poufs.
If you want more, the venue has a dance floor on the upper floor where you can dance all night long.
7. Boca Chica
Address: Passatge de la Concepció, 12
Phone: (+34) 93 467 51 49
The spectacular cocktail bar of the restaurant Boca Grande is one of the most chic nightclubs in Barcelona thanks to its refined decoration with glass walls lined with wood, elegant lights and countless mirrors hanging from the walls.
But the real luxury of this place is its fantastic and innovative cocktails made with the best drinks, such as Infusion, a gintonic with tea served in a lamp of Aladdin that was awarded as the best of Spain in 2014. The price of cocktails is high, but worth it.
So far our review of the best cocktail bars that you can enjoy in Barcelona. Many of them are very close to the hotel, so don’t miss the opportunity to relax and taste the city’s most exquisite cocktails!