The Fastnet

★★★★ : €€€€
Passeig Joan de Borbó, 22
Metro Barceloneta L4
Facebook : Tel. 93 295 3005
The Fastnet is an atypical Irish pub in Barcelona, inasmuch as it is probably the only one near the Barceloneta beaches. Its décor is maritime based and the name derives from the famous lighthouse that marks the southernmost point of Ireland. Out of the dozens of Irish pubs and bars in the city, this is the only one that seems to have realised that it is situated in Mediterranean climes and not wet and windy Dublin, and as such is open, light and airy as opposed to the standard dark and smokey atmosphere preferred by most other establishments. It has the usual varied selection of local and imported beers that you would expect from any decent pub. The Fastnet's major plus is its reasonable sized terrace that overlooks Port Vell and the main street from Barceloneta to the beaches - which makes it a great place to go if you like to sip a pint of Guinness and watch the tourists go by. Like all pubs, it has a big-screen TV and is always filled with Brits whenever there are football matches on. The Fastnet also has a good reputation for offering a fine full English breakfast and other hearty pub dishes. All in all, it's the perfect place to have a cold pint after a hard day's sunbathing on the beaches.


DrinkBCN said...

Great for tourists but did you really come to BCN to drink in an Irish bar! Check out the beach and the Chiringuitos!

Anonymous said...

The Fastnet is the closest bar to the police station where newly arrived ex-pats must register for their NIE and believe me once you've endured this mind-numbingly bureaucratic process you will certainly be in the mood for a few stiff drinks!

Anonymous said...

went in to watch a football match that they advertised and they turned it off at half time for the rugby......not good!

Dom Pannell said...

The last comment is inspiring. I'm heading to Fastnet to watch today's international rugby matches. No time for soccer...

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