Such a great small bar! We stumbled upon it on friday night. For Eu5 each we had a pass and free drink. the music was fantastic, people were relaxed and chatty and it proved to be a very nice experience. My man and I had a blast dancing around to Jazz and Soul. I highly recommend this place. would def go here again!
Dress Code: Casual
From end of September til Christmas, and Abril til Juin, the friday's nights you can go to dance traditional dances of the world. You can't dance? Well, you can go to hier them, or see the people dancing. But probably you won't resist to start dancing. There's teacher's who help you, amd if you start, you won't stop dancing in the night.
This take place in the "Plaça del Rei" (King's square) that is not the same then Plaça Reial although both are in old town.
Although the Catalan region is not considered the heartland of Flamenco, there is in fact plenty of local history and tradition, which in particular lead to the development of the "Rumba Catalana" style of playing.
Several well known venues offer shows on a regular basis. In the center of the Gothic quarter, in Plaza Real, one of the oldest Flamenco houses is Tarantos (Group Mas i Mas - Tel +34 93 319 1789) which has been running since 1963.
In the Ramblas 35, established in 1970, is the Tablao Cordobes (+34 93 317 5711), with 3 shows every evening, which include a buffet dinner. The dinner is served separately to the show which is held in a more theatre hall type of setting.
The Tablao de Carmen (+34 93 325 6895) is situated in a place of interest in its right - Poble Espanyol - located near the Fira and Plaza España on Montjuic Hill. The Poble Espanyol is a "village" which is composed of buildings recreated in replica of famous buildings from around Spain. The Tablao was opened in 1988 and is a charming setting to enjoy a pleasant evening. There are 2 shows per night, and each one offers dining options. The meals are served at the tables at the same time as the show, giving a more relaxed eperience on the whole. Non-dining options are also available.
The newcomer to the show is the Palacio de Flamenco (Calle Balmes 139 / +34 93 218 72 37) which was refurbished in 2006 and re-opened as a Flamenco venue, now offering some of the best Flamenco in Barcelona in what is perhaps the most impressive venue of those available. Centrally located and very stylishly refurbished, the Palacio offers options with and without meals, which like the Tablao de Carmen, are served during the 2 shows performed each evening. There are different menus which are themsleves surprisingly good, as the groups has its own catering arm, and is therefore understandably strong in that department.
BCN Internet offers flamenco reservations for any of the above shows, with discounts available for groups and for many of the shows. Contact us using the contact page, by phone on (+34) 93 453 0662 and ask us to send you information on our offers. Or check our groups activities page on Flamenco with dinner in Barcelona for more information.
Dress Code: no
A fun wine bar with an excellent selection of Spanish wines. This rustic looking place is located in the heart of El Born just opposite the church of Santa Maria del Mar. A great spot for an after dinner drink.
DUSK: CARRER MERCE 23. Dusk is the quintessential chic gastropub inside centuries-old stone walls in Ciutat Vella/Barri Gotic (one block in from the "Correos," the Big Post Office at the end of Via Laietana). There's a sexy, upbeat bar in the front on Calle Merce, with a more relaxed lounge in the back. It's a perfect place to get a delicious bite to eat to start the night off, or to finish the night with funky music and a creative cocktail. An excellent value overall, which is refreshing in Barcelona--a great place to see contemporary Barcelona and escape the tourists, all the while getting a taste of both the old Gothic Quarter and the new, hip Barcelona. Look for specials--they frequently have happy hours or cocktail hours, and occasionally have live music. A GREAT place to chill out with friends or meet people!!
Princesa 23 is the perfect bar to start your night . It has pretty arabian decoration and areas to eat tapas as well as couches to lounge on., Every week there is drink special for 3 euro, the mojitos are great as well as the tapas try the shrimp or cheese platter. Come early on Fridays or you won´t get in or have a place to sit. There is a mix of people here although like always there are many foreigners.
Dress Code: no dress code although everyone is nicely dressed
EL NOSTRE RACO is a unique spot. It's an old bohemian "bodega" (wine bar) located at the begining of Carrer Boria (going down Via Laietana, left side, in front of Plaça Angels and metro station Jaume I). The place is really small and looks like a bunker. Big guys might even have a hard time in accommodating themselves. The place is family-run, informal and welcoming. The typical drink offered is "Tisana", a devilish home-made cocktail containing cava wine (Catalan sparkling wine) and fruit pieces as the only known components. The funny thing about this place is that, along with your drink, you can also order a guitar! You can imagine the scene after a few glasses of tisana and in a place crowded by small, friendly groups.
Dress Code: No dress code or formalities required, but being in a good humour.
El Bosc de les Fades means 'The Forrest of the Fairies. Inside this bar you will dive into a fantasy and magical world...
An almost real trees forest (watch your head ;-) with with faces, dwarfs, mermaids, fairies, waterfalls, bridges and lots of other fairytale details can be found scattered throughout the bar and from fllor to ceiling.
There is plenty of room for everyone and the atmosphere is intimate. An original natural bar!
Casual or in fairy fancy dress...
Margarita Blue is a very laid-back type of place to sip on Margaritas, take tequila shots, and munch on some chips. As it's only open till 3, it makes for a great place to hang out on tamer nights, or for just getting started on the crazier nights before you hit the clubs.
Also, they have very good Mexican food here, but the portions are really really small. I think I ordered 3 main dishes when I was here...
Dress Code: No shorts. Jeans and and any type of shirt.
The Glacial Bar is on Placa Reial. It has some surly Spanish bartenders, but that's alright. Pretty much Estrella Damm on tap, which doesn't seem too bad going down, but it will make you pay the next morning. Good place just to hang out and pound a few pints.
There is a very special spot in the vast Barcelona night life, and this is HOOK. It is a very small place fullfilled with candles and ancient posters of movies and old pictures. It has a nice ambience, and having a Mojito or a Pi?a Colada it is such the greatest experience.
Wacht out with the parrot!! hahahaha
This cafe is amazing, it's my favorite one in Barcelona. It's old and small, cafes are great, so sweets thing to eat with the coffe. It has only 3 tables and la barra and it's always full. Many things on the wall:pictures, postcards, bottles, cups...
Another wonderful cafe, to have a drink, coffe, eat a cake(fantastic cakes). Nice mirror and table, apart from the walls which are wonderful. It's cosy and decorated in an old style... always packed but it's possible to sit!
Open 10 morning till 2.30 night.
Another Modernista classic off La Rambla. The interior is a work of art, with mosaics detailing the bar and throughout the restaurant. This was a popular hangout for artists and authors, including a pre-Parisian Picasso, and his menu design is still in use today.
Extensive beer menu - watch out!
If you fancy a drink in a mystical, fairytale atmosphere, go to this surreal dimly lit bar. It is an enchanted forest where you sit at tables surrounded by plastic trees whose trunks bear the forms of human faces and strange shapes (fairies, gnomes ...). In the background, you can hear some strange noises ... A magic drinking experience !