7 Most Historic Bars in Barcelona

Bar Marsella (1820) The mythical Bar Marsella (above) has been in business for almost 100 years. Since 1820, it has been serving a colorful crowd of artists, bohemians, rogues and villians. Hemingway was known visit for an absenta (absinthe) and the ‘green fairy’ spirit is still served at the bar to this day. Drinks are … Read more

Super Super Bar

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]uper Super Bar is situated on a quiet corner in the heart of the El Born neighborhood – popular local haunt for enjoying cocktails, vermouth, Spanish and Catalan wines and a wide variety of Gin and Tonics. Super Super has a focus on community involvement, emphasizing quality local products within its tapas menu. Popular items include the carpaccio de bacalao … Read more

Carlos and Matilda

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]arlos and Matilda was launched in October 2015, by co-owners Carla Travesset (Carlos) and Mathew Perovetz (Matilda). Mathew had 17 years of bartending experience in London before coming to Barcelona and had worked at Ocaña before opening C&M. Carla has a background the restaurant industry and had worked previously at the nearby Guzzo. C&M specializes in classic cocktails and … Read more

Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge

Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge is situated in Gràcia, tucked away in a side street but not far from the hussle and bustle of Avinguda Diagonal. Barman Alessandro formerly worked at the nearby Hotel Casa Fuster, and his charm is matched with a deep knowledge of cocktails.

Ocaña

Set in the historic Plaça Reial dating back to the 1848, Ocaña is named after painter, anarchist and LGBT activist, José Pérez Ocaña (1947-1983). Ocaña was a well-known figure on the Rambla and in Plaça Reial, then becoming the hub of a new urban counterculture. Ocaña’s 1200 square meter space offers 2 different restaurants: the Café … Read more

Jamboree Jazz

In 1960, entrepreneur Joan Rosselló converted a bar called Brindis, located at Plaça Reial number 17, into a jazz club called Jamboree, a Zulu word meaning meeting of tribes.

Sala Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz, often referred to as “Razz” is an iconic nightclub and concert venue that was established in 2000. The club is located in the industrial landscape of Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood. It’s name is said to be derived from the song of the same title by the British band Pulp.

Opium Barcelona

Opium is located near Port Olímpic, on an attractive beachfront strip. The left tower in the background of the photo is the luxurious Hotel Arts. By day Opium is a restaurant with a seaside terrace and at night it transforms into a trendy club featuring world famous DJs.