Pretty fun bar that mainly serves shots, there are HUNDREDS of shots to choose from for 2 euros (and special shots for 5 euros). Monday nights, shots are half off at 1 euro! Typical shots can include, fire, marshmallows, or other things that make this place fun and unique. Definitely recommend the Boy Scout shot and if you are DARING, the MONICA LEWINSKY shot!
Dress Code: Casual attire
If you are in Barcelona (or Madrid) don't miss out on eating tapas at 100 Montaditos especially on Wednesdays (everything is 1 euro!). The tapas are delicious and cheap, and a mug of Tinto de Verano (at around 2 euros) is a must try! A lot of locals eat here, and there are different specials during the week. The ordering process is pretty simple, you write down the number of the food of your choice (as many as you desire), then what beer (1 euro!) or drink you want, take it up to the cashier to pay and receive your drink, then wait for your name to be called from the kitchen.
Dress Code: Casual attire
If you want cheap beer there are lots of places that do 1 euro bottles of beer. The Manchester Bars have that offer before 10pm I believe and the chain of Ryans Bars has a loyalty card system that gives you 1 euro beers permanently. If it´s still the same you have to like them on facebook and then when you show them the like in one of their bars they give you the loyalty card.
Avoid the one in calle escudellers as I don´t think they often give out cards. There´s a new one in Gracia that should have cards though.
Here you can eat and drink for a good money, and it is s typical local bar on the street Blai. You can choose between many small dishes, tapas and also swallow the food and then have a cold beer after that.
Dress Code: Nothing special here. TRANQUILA. You come with the clothes you have mi amigo.
If you're looking for absinthe the Pastis Bar and Bar Marsella are both nice & easy places to visit. Pastis was a very small unique place with tasty absinthe. If it's crowded it will be difficult to sit down. I guess they play music there at times, but there was no music while I was there. Within easy walking distance from Pastis is Bar Marcella (though the maze of streets of El Raval). There were some prostitutes outside but they weren't bothering anyone. The bar didn't open until 11pm but by 1130pm it was crowded. The absinthe was a little stronger but still very tasty. Two glasses was it for me. ENJOY!
Dress Code: Casual
This tapas bar should not be missed, it has a great atmosphere where locals, tourists are welcome.
Gourmet paradise in miniture, canapes in an array of ingredients. ask the bar staff to concoct a selection.
we had about 8 tapas and 4 glasses of beer, came to 32 euro's.
Great value for the type of food served, caviar to salmon.
Dress Code: No dress code, but tidy.
Café L'Amiratll is one of the outsiders - I was introduced to it by a friend who is native of Barcelona, and didn't just stumble onto it by chance. Nevertheless, I have always seen Café l'Amiratll as a special place that I go to as the first bar I visit in the city and on the night before I leave it. When I was living in Barcelona I'd take friends visiting me to it as a sort of special place to show off. The drinks they serve at l'Amiratll (I don't know if they serve food, since I've never order it) are standard for any bar or café in the city, and the prices are pretty much the same as anywhere else. The charm and attraction lies entirely in the design of the place (and also the fact that the staff are really friendly): everything has been designed to remind patrons of 1920's Paris. Of course, most of the crowd is in their 20s, so they are quite unlike to remember first hand the Lost Generation, but it still is a very unique atmosphere, as most of the time, when bars aim for a nostalgia effect, they aim for the 1960s or maybe the 1950s (or sometimes they're simply stuck in the 1980s). The lighting is low, the walls covered with French posters from the area, the windows have that fantastical shape to them that makes them look like open mouths, and the furniture... well, I'm no expert on furniture, but it certainly feels authentic. The only weak spot is the music, which is modern.
Dress Code: Again, this is pretty standard for Barcelona: make sure you are dressed, and don't be either too stylish or formal or too shabby. This bar is in the Raval, so anarchist wear is entirely appropriate, but so is average casual clothing, as it is maybe 10 minutes walking from UB and many of the clients are students.
The magic word when you order a mixer...'cargado', cargadito' -'car-ga-do (as in door)', 'car-ga-dee-toh', or 'cárgalo' (same 'o' as before) -'loaded', same, and 'load it'. If you're lucky, you'll get an extra swig. The luckier, the longer...
This is a very civilised old-fashioned cocktail bar with comfortable seats and an unusual tapas menu. It's the perfect place for a date as it's intimate but also has a great atmosphere. The clientele ranges from 25 to 50, all kinds of people from locals to tourists (no drunk stag tours though).
I definitely recommend this bar! The walls behind the bar were covered in tiny bottles of alcohol that were tons of different colors and when the lights showed through it created a great atmosphere. The rest of the club is dimly lit and dark--provides a good environment in which to drink your cocktail of choice. They use full bottles for drinks so they can be on the strong side and an average cocktail cost about 7-8euro [which is fairly average for Western Europe]. One thing though is that drinking is 18+ and strictly enforced and bars in Barcelona don't get started until about 1am and then from 3.30-4am everyone moves to a club where they stay until about 7am.
Dress Code: A nicer atmosphere..jeans are fine if they're nice jeans [dark, no stains/rips, etc....] and black is always good. Not a place for sneakers.
Barcelona has a very good nightlife, simply because there are lots of foreigners, students, and tourists.
There are some really nice coffee shops that offer alcoholic drinks as well, which is really good if you want a place where you can sit quietly, or if you want to go out with a business associate etc. Most cafès are open until 1am, but you can always find a bar open late if you're not ready to go home yet.
Most cafes also offer food, from bakery goods to full meals. The meals don't tend to be of restaurant quality, but they are cheap and cheerful
This was one of those nights that just unfolded before us. One of those exciting, ad-hoc sort of evenings that ends up being the best, most surreal and unreal experiences. My Girlfriend and I were leisurely walking along the beach at dusk before we went off to find somewhere to eat. This must have been aroung 10pm when we stumbled across a restaurant called CDLB. Well this place had some pretty heavy door security and was utterly rammed with diners, we managed to get a table and we could tell that we were the last diners. The retaurant was beautiful and we noticed that there were beds around the periphery. It was decked out in an oriental style with a number of Buddha statues around the place. Towards the end of our dinner we realised that slowly the restaurant was being cleared and that the music was starting to pump up. The lights were being dimmed and we found ourselves in the most happening club we could have imagined. It was full of the most beautiful people I had ever seen as well as a number of high profile football players. That was the best night I have spent yet in Barcelona. Later on I realised that this was one of the hippest clubs on the Barceloneta seafront. Check out the website at www.cdlc.com
Dress Code: We just happened to be well dressed. I was wearing nice jeans and a shirt with shoes so I guess it is smart casual.
A nice cocktailbar in the area el Borne. There are a lot of shops and restaurants in this area, so this is a nice spot to drink a cocktail after shopping and before eating.
It's a very small and cosy bar at the corner c. rec and paseo del Borne.
The adress is: c.rec. 59
This bar semi-light snak is right next to the was museum. The name of this place is: BOSC DE LES FADÉS CAFE. The decor and set up of this cafe/beer restaurant is so interesting and so unique. Just make it a point to at least visit it as it´s all worth and amazing how much the owner placed all these interesting decors.
The exact address is: Rambla Santa Mónica 6, (Passaje).
Dress Code: As casual as you can get, jeans, shorts and any wardrobe most comfortable.
This place is a good choice at every hours becuase the food is excellent and the service is fast. If you like tapas they have a great variety, we can say the same thing about biers....I don't like bier in general but there I found a bier very good (but not spanish!!) called TIMMERMANS from Belgium. At "Cerveceria Catalana" try PATATAS BRAVAS, potatoes with a special red sauce similar to ketch up but better and a bit spicy. Then don't miss the sandwiches and the salads.....You can easily have your lunch or dinner for less then 20 euros.
Dress Code: You don't need to be dressed in a particular way, jeans are always welcome ;-)