★★★ : €€€
Plaça de la Virreina, 1 :
Metro Fontana L3 : Joanic L4 : Gracia FGC
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-1am, Sat: 10am-1:30am. Sun: 10am-Midnight.
Facebook : Tel. 93 237 98 80
A perennial favourite for socialising in the sunshine, bar Virreina has one of the most popular terraces in town and is found, unsurprisingly, in Plaça de la Virreina, one of Gracia's most charming squares. They do lunch sandwiches and have menus in several languages, including Spanish, Catalan, English, German and French. The interior is decorated in a warm shade of orange and is a cut above your average bar, although it does fall prey to the cardinal sin of strip lighting. A lovely place to meet for a coffee or a beer in the afternoon or early evening; it's unlikely to be the setting for the greatest night of your life, but it's certainly a very convivial place to shoot the breeze and bask in the glow of the Mediterranean sun.

Update 2018 - Sadly, Virreina suffers a bit because of its popular location: service outside on the terrace can sometimes be straight up terrible when the waiters seem to be more interested in chatting amongst themselves than actually paying attention to the customers. There are a couple of other bars in the plaça, so there are other options if Virreina is choc-a-block.

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