McCarthy's Irish Bar

★★★★ : €€€
44 Via Laietana
Metro Urquinaona L4 : Jaume I L4 : Tel. +34 932 681 003
McCarthy's is an authentic Irish bar between the George Payne (near Urquinaona) and Dunnes (at Jaume I). All three make up a handy triumvirate of decent pubs on Via Laietana, the main street running parallel to Las Ramblas that separates the two major tourist destinations of “El Born” and “El Gotico”. Good deals on cocktails and a top quality pint of Guinness (worth the visit alone) will make you want to stay longer in this friendly place that has a laid back, welcoming feel with a good mix of locals, ex-pats and tourists. The pub itself is of the long & thin variety with extra table seating towards the rear (see the website for more pictures). A couple of TVs and a big screen projector take care of any desired sport event viewing, but they don't overpower the general ambiance, which is geared to socialising and conversation. McCarthy's is perfect as a pit-stop during a busy day sightseeing in the heart of Barcelona, or as a great place to start or end your evening in the city center!

1 comment:

Sean said...

Recently been refurbished. Mick and the staff are a friendly bunch.

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