★★★★ : €€€
C/Banys Vells, 6
Metro Jaume I L4
Hours: Sun-Thu 7.30pm-2:30am, Fri-Sat 7.30pm-3am
Rubí is an atmospheric and popular bar tucked into the backstreets north of the Born area. High ceilings, chandeliers, stone walls, oversized mirrors and soft candle lighting lend this once ancient house a warm and interesting style. The upstairs mezzanine has lounge seats where you can recline and enjoy the decadent feel. Being Rubí, the bar is of course red, with the upper level separated by an ingeniously decorated wall of original Spanish wine bottles. Definitely one for the wine and cocktail crowd, Rubí's happy hour is from 7pm to 9pm when cocktails go for half price, so remember that after 9pm it's back to center prices! There's also an interesting menu of light dishes that are "offered in appetizer size or as a main course to encourage sharing of plates", as their website puts it. A cool music selection of funk, soul, and jazz gives the bar an exclusive club feel. Rubí's one of those bars that's definitely worth leaving the main Born strip to find, and the happy hour makes it a great place to enjoy a few early cocktails.

Update 2018 - Still one of the best places to get a decent Mojito, and a huge selection of speciality gin & tonics for a reasonable price.

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