Pitin Bar

★★ : €€€€
Passeig del Born 34
Metro Jaume I L4
Hours: Sun - Tue: 10am - 1am, Wed - Thu: 10am - 2am, Fri - Sat: 10am - 3am
Facebook : Tel. 933 19 50 87
I was intrigued by the etymology of the name of this bar and it means two distinct things which I'll let you cogitate over: One, a worm that infects Windows systems and spreads through network shares. Two, a creole word for 'a lady of the night' or 'whore' in layman's terms! Either way none of the definitions come remotely close to describing this rather cramped, claustrophobic, stair laden, pleasant death trap of a bar on the well trodden Passeig del Born. If sweaty, sauna inducing, low ceiling bars with bad service and tuna can conditions appeal to your sense of fun glands then this could be the bar for you. Jam packed with peeps quaffing the usual array of intoxicating liquids, skin-to-skin and bum cheek-to-bum cheek this place will either induce an erotic tingle to your night or a feeling of being an overworked pinball in a badly designed pinball machine. Music isn't offensive - as is to be expected in the bars in this zone and although I've heard positive claims about this bar from other sources citing its historic, romantic overtones, for me it was a highly frustrating experience to spend more than a small amount of time here. A bar that sadly doesn't live up to its name.

Update 2018 - It may have a unique window for watching the world go by on Passeig del Born, but the low roof and tiny space make it compact & bijou to say the least. Service can be a bit hit & miss, and there is a surcharge for drinking on the terrace: which is a surprise given the number of good alternative bars in this barrio.

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