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Check out our list of bars in the Center of town and also the Born, Gotico and Raval areas. Ex-pats and tourists alike will find our Pub, Real Ale and English Speaking lists useful. If you're looking to venture further afield and find a more authentic Barna drinking experience, then Gracia is the place to head for. For a brief description of all the "barrios" that we cover there's the list of Areas. Finally, check out the list of bars that we think are cool with our Top-10 selection, and our Clubs list if you're looking for places to boogie the night away! Check the menu at the top of every page and the tag cloud on the right for useful links to find what you need.

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Ohla Terraza Rooftop Bar

Vi­a Laietana, 49 : M Urquinaona L1 L4
Ohla Hotel : Tel. 933 415 050
***** : $$$$$
The Ohla Terraza is a perfect place to relax, enjoy a drink and take in a bird's eye view of the beautiful city of Barcelona. Upon arriving at the Ohla Hotel property, one must take the elevator to the 8th floor rooftop lounge, where the chill out bar is located. There you'll find a bar that offers a variety of cocktails, beers and wines along with a stunning sight of the city. The music has a nice chill house feel, The space is occupied by lounging beds and at a lower level are stools and high tables right next to the pool. It's a special space: relaxing, chic, hip, yet non-pretentious atmosphere.

Chill Bar

C/ Provenca, 424 : M Sagrada Familia L2 L5 : Verdaguer L4 L5
Chill Bar on Facebook : Tel. 934 76 22 70
**** : $$
The Chill Bar near Sagrada Familia is a small and friendly bar with three alcoves inside and a small street area outside that serves great food: burgers, nachos, etc. cooked fresh at value prices. For a bar that is so close to a main tourist area, the Chill Bar's prices are excellent and the service is good. Recommended alternative to the bars & restaurants on the Ave de Gaudi.

La Birreria

Carrer de la Riera de Sant Miquel 70 : M Fontana L3 : Gracia FGC
La-Birreria on Facebook : Tel. 934 160 439
**** : $$$
Just around the corner from No Sweat is relatively small but quality mini-pub for real ale lovers who find themselves in the Gracia area and are in need of a tasty pint. La Birreria has a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with attentive bar staff. There are many imported beers and proper ales: Duvel and Chimay... but there is also draught like Guinness, Leffe, and Hoegaarden - plus gluten free choices - all served with freshly made popcorn. Excellent music, with afternoon jazz making way for classic rock & pop in the evenings, plus a cool ambience and good prices make this Irish lounge a winner.

What's Up

C/ de Paris, 191 : M Diagonal L3 L5
What's Up on Facebook : Tel. 661 74 41 76
*** : $$$$
Opened in the summer of 2013, the What's Up bar styles itself as a trendy Irish Lounge bar in the Eixample Izquierda area, northwest of the center of town, right next to Club Astoria. The small entrance from the street leads to a long wooden bar which then opens out to a larger lounge area in the back. If you intend to go clubbing, the bar is the perfect place to gather with friends or meet new people beforehand. If you want to watch sports, What's Up has a big screen in the lounge area, where you can see all the current matches. Anette and Tarak are attentive, friendly bartenders with a nice selection of beers and some wicked freshly prepared cocktails. Check their Facebook page for events and special promotions.

The Passenger

Enric Granados, 91 : M Diagonal L3 L5
The Passenger Facebook : Tel. 62 258 9376
***** : $$$$
This small and lively bar in the Eixample is located in one of the most beautiful streets of the city, the semi-pedestrian Enrique Granados. Quiet, elegant, serene and above all very walkable after dark. Instead of design lighting fixtures and fancy chairs, you will find Iggy Pop and The Ramones concert posters. In fact, the whole place is a homage to the classic music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. It's worth going here on a weekday evening when the pool table is available, otherwise The Passenger is always busy - so arrive early if you hope to sit. Ideal to go for a beer after work, The Passenger is one of those places that can become a favorite habit. In winter, its rustic dimly lit room makes you feel comfortable and warm, and in summer the street seating lets you watch the world go by in the Barcelona sunshine.

Grizzly 72

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 586 : M Universitat L2 L1
Facebook Page : Tel. 68 096 1707
*** : $$$$
Grizzly 72 is a relatively new sports bar showing the Spanish & UK football, plus NBA, NFL and other sporting events. It has the usual selection of draft beers on tap, but augmented by a pretty good line up of bottled beers from around the world, including some artesan selections at reasonalble prices. It's a vast space (at least by BCN standards), even if oddly shaped, being elongated with a bar near the doors to the street and then the main bar at the far end where the main seating, viewing and pool table are to be found. A great place for large groups of sports loving fans, especially if bars further in town are rammed to capacity for Barça's latest game or Champion's League fixture. However, its large size and slightly-outside-the-center location means that it can feel empty if there's no sporting event to bring in the crowds. In fact, outside of the football season or major sporting events, Grizzly's might qualify as a pub to have a quiet pint away from the maddening crowds of summer.