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January 12, 2015updated Dec 20, 2023

The 6 Best Bars In Barcelona

By Neharika Padala

Image credit: Hotel Villa Emilia

Image credit: Hotel Villa Emilia

The surplus of bars in Barcelona mean there is something for everyone. Whether you are in search of an art-deco bar steeped in history, or martinis served by waiters in white tuxedos, we’ve got the place just for you.

The endless array of bars in Barcelona provide a great spot for enjoying a drink, with many staying open well into the night. Rooftop terrace La Terraza at Hotel Villa Emilia is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere and to enjoy a drink with a view. The breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s sites and sizzling barbecues create the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.


The perfect refuge to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city, La Terrassa del Duquesa has become known as one of the most luxurious city bars within Barcelona for hotel guests and locals alike.

Guests can choose from over 30 different wines and a range of cocktails, gin & tonic and a la Carte non-alcoholic cocktails.


Image credit: Hotel Villa Emilia

The magnificent rooftop terrace at Hotel Villa Emilia is the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere and unwind whilst enjoying a drink.

The rooftop is transformed into a ‘non-stop party’ over the summer, with open air entertainment allowing guests to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle. Spring sees the beginning of the La Terraza barbecue seasons and provides a different way to dine every Thursday from 8pm.


Steeped in history, this art deco bar is the oldest in Barcelona, having opened in 1933.

The tuxedoed bar staff are happy to prepare a range of drinks from classic to contemporary. A wide range of spirits are available, and the eclectic collection of art and letters on the walls makes a unique, interesting space.

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Image credit: Dry Martini Bar

Image credit: Dry Martini Bar

Dry Martini Bar has garnered an impressive reputation thanks to its variety of quality drinks and food as well as its waiters in white tuxedos.

Guests can enjoy martinis, spirits and liqueur just to name a few whilst relaxing on plush leather sofas admiring the framed paintings adorning the mahogany walls.


Located in the centre of Barcelona, Ohla Boutique Bar boasts stunning views of Via Laietana Avenue.

Image credit: Ohla Boutique Bar

Image credit: Ohla Boutique Bar

They serve a range of cocktails prepared and mixed by cocktail maker Giuseppe Santamaria.

This relaxed bar boasts a minimalist chic interior. Located within the Ohla Hotel – which also boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and rooftop pool – Ohla Boutique Bar is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail after the perfect evening.


Image credit: Noti

Image credit: Noti

Situated within the former home of Barcelona’s newspaper, El Noticiero Universal, sophisticated bar Noti boasts a stylish dining room featuring black and red.

The wine list features a range of Spanish wines and cocktails, well made by bar tenders who know their trade. One of Barcelona’s hidden gems, Noti attracts a sophisticated, urban crowd.

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