The Trendiest Bars in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, located close to the Mediterranean Sea, and is the second largest city in Spain. With a rich cultural heritage, a multi-ethnic cosmopolitan population and a bustling nightlife, Barcelona has an allure all of of its own.  If you have booked one of the holiday apartments in Barcelona by, you’ll find that no matter where you are located, there will be numerous bars and pubs in the area that are popular with locals and tourists alike.

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The casual atmosphere and chic styling combined with a diverse range of drinks – often named after Hollywood stars – make Chupitos one of Barcelona’s hotspots. The bar is open from 10.30am to 2.30am during the week, and 10.30am to 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Can Paixano

Known as ‘La Champañería’, this trendy bar is famed for its its sparkling wines. Cava, a sweet wine similar in taste to champagne, is immensely popular and Can Paixano also boasts of an impressive array of drinks and sandwiches. The bar opens at 9am, so is perfect for those looking for an early start!

London Bar

London Bar was established in 1910 and is proud to include Hemingway, Picasso and Dali amongst its notable patrons. Apart from the historic allure and charming ambience, it has a lovely atmosphere that will make anyone feel welcome.  Open from 7pm until 1am.



Located close to the beach, this bar has a sprawling terrace where visitors can enjoy the cool breeze whilst listening to the lively music on offer. Zahara is open from midday until 2.30am during the  week, except for  Fridays and Saturdays when it’s opening hours extend to 3am.

Dry Martini

One of the swankiest bars in Barcelona with prices to match. Although Dry Martini is expensive, it remains one of the favourite hotspots of the rich and famous in the city,  boasting a sprawling wine cellar and eclectic cigar collection. It opens for lunch from 1pm to 4pm, and then for dinner from 8pm until midnight.

Schilling Bar

Schilling Bar is visited by locals and expats of all ages and sexual preferences. Situated centrally, close to Las Ramblas, one of the busiest streets in the city, it is considered to be the hotspot forf live music and chic décor. Schilling Bar is open from 9am – 1am Sunday to Wednesday, and 9am – 3am Thursday to Saturday.

No matter where you are located in the city, you are sure to find a fabulous place to enjoy a drink or two.  Barcelona is home to a diverse nightlife scene, reflected in the and the range of bars on offer. Check out some of these trendy bars on your next visit.  You’re sure to have a great time!

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