Las Ramblas, Barcelona

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  • "Living statues"
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    El Bosque de Fades: Drinking in the woods!

    by JanPeter74 Updated Sep 30, 2004

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    Very nice place. It is a bar designed as a fairytale wood. It is a rather dark area (no daylight) complete with fake trees and streaming water. The public is very diverse and it is the ideal place for a relaxed drink or for meeting friends.

    LOCATION:
    Just off the Ramblas, close to the Columbus statue. When walking in the direction of the sea/statue you will pass a ticket booth for the Wax Figures museum. Enter the arched alley to the left leading towards the museum itself and then turn right in front of the entrance. Follow the alley for 20 metres and you will find the entrance behind a black curtain on your righthand side.

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    Bosc de Les fades: El bosc de les fades

    by Marionbcn Written Apr 15, 2003

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    A magical spot for courting couples, it's an enchanted forest where you sit at tables surrounded by decorative trees whose trunks bear the forms of human faces and strange shapes. The dimly-lit atmosphere is equally unusual as you'll hear weird noises in the background as if there was a storm going on. You have to get your own drinks at the bar as there is no table service, and to do so you'll pass one of the most interesting rooms that recreates a fantastical theatrical world full of floating figures, candelabra, old pianos and other trompe-l'oeil objects. It's the unique Museu de Cera de Barcelona (Wax Museum) cafeteria, of course.

    Hours: 10am-1am Mon-Wed; 10am-2am Thu-Sun

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    Las Ramblas: The Ramblas by night

    by fairy_dust Written Jun 10, 2004

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    Las Ramblas is very alive by night, and there are people everywhere, but not so many that you have to push your way through crowds or anything like that. There are tourists, backpackers, street performers, vendors, locals, etc. It's nice to sit at an outdoor cafe or walk around the area and take in the atmosphere. Bring some money, but be sure to have some spare change for the street performers.

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  • Drag Queen Bar in Carrer de Guardia :)): Fun Bar

    by veroniquecassar Written Apr 8, 2010

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    There is a really nice bar on carrer de guardia, on the side street off Carrer de st monica, at the end of La ramblas (by drassanes). i forget its name. its a small yet exquisitely decorated place. It hosts drag queen shows, has a nice warm atmosphere, nice looking young people in their mid to late twenties and the people who run the bar are very very friendly. Prices are competitive and music is fun. When the drag queens finish, the music starts beating. check it out :)

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Las Ramblas: Live music bar

    by henry14 Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    We had a great evening of live jazz at the London Bar on the Ramblas. Its not only a jazz bar but worth checking out who's on when you're there - very central just off the Ramblas and 5 mins walk from Pl Catalunya!

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    Las Ramblas: Pubz N barz

    by MattyBrown Written May 26, 2008

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    I have viseted Barcelona twice and on both occasions found some awesome little bars.

    The Robin Hood Bar is a favorate loads of live music, and plenty of good atmosphere there, its a mix of Brits, Spanish and other foreign travellers.

    Also we found a club at the top of the mariner, its hosts a mini golf course on the roof top and the surrounding bars have various styles of music to cater for everyones intersets.

    Las Ramblas obviously is a great place to eat and drink!!

    Enjoy

    Dress Code: Feel free to Drees how you like.

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    Las Ramblas: Drink with the locals on Las Ramblas

    by scanos Written Feb 5, 2006

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    For a drink with the locals in Las Ramblas, which does seem an oyxmoron, try the Opera Bar in Las Ramblas. It's a popular haunt with the locals and the last time there, we had a long conversation on Spanish Politics with some of them. I don't speak Catalan or Castillian Spanish but French is sufficiently close to the former to allow us to communicate in the Gallic tongue. The beer was excellent, both the local lager and Laffe. The clientelle are eclectic, with 'black ties' coming in from the nearby Opera after the performance.

    In conversation, don't make contraversial football or political statements. Barcelonians have long memories about the Spanish Civil War and are duplicitous about the Basque conflict, although all abhor the violent aspect of it.

    Dress Code: casyual

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    Las Ramblas: Late Night In Las Ramblas

    by CaffineFreak Written Apr 6, 2006

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    Las Ramblas Is the main nightlife spot for tourists and spanish alike in Barcelona.

    During the day the main street in packed with market stalls, artists, and overspill form the many bars, however by night it turns into and bar and night club mecca. You can find all tastes of music from traditinal spanish to R n B to north african back to heavy rock.

    Unfortunatly you also get street mercants whom dont take no for an answer, as well as very friendly transexual prostitutes, who while at first are amusing can become very anonnying!

    Dress Code: Anything goes

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    Boadas Cocktail Bar: Pre-Dinner Cocktail Spot

    by TylerB Updated Jan 18, 2005

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    A cocktail bar opened by Cuban-born Miguel Boadas in the 1940s and now run by his daughter, María Dolores, it's located in the middle of las Ramblas and has managed to retain its original charm. It's a tiny place with no tables, where you can stand at the bar and order from the long list of classic cocktails or try one of the house specials invented by Miguel himself, many of which pay tribute to real and fictional characters like Sofia Loren, Joan Miró and Frankenstein, while others are named after places in Barcelona.

    Dress Code: The clientele is primarily locals. It is a favorite spot among politicians, professors, and other such working professionals. Full of regulars, this bar is a place friends come to sit down for some intense conversation in a family-run, friendly atmosphere.

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    Art & Schilling: Just off the Rambla...

    by doverox Written Dec 13, 2004

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    This is a great place to people watch, conversate and sip on a generous glass of cava. It looks pretty posh inside and out, but is actually very casual. Seemed to be popular with locals as well as English tourists.

    Dress Code: Casual. Jeans and sneakers ok. People were rather diversely dressed- some in nightclub attire, others in jeans.

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  • Café de L'Opera.: Café de L'Opera.

    by ger4444 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Very typical bar. It's a hughe place which is always very crowded, giving you the feeling as if you're at a bar while living in the 19 th. century. It's interior, furniture and decorations stronly reminds the visitor of the grandness this café must have had in the late 19. th century. The place is a bit expensive, but you get a lot of good memories back for that!

    Dress Code: causual/ tenue de ville

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    MILK has an uber cool...

    by cucucachu Written Aug 26, 2002

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    MILK has an uber cool atmosphere with clean white walls with splashes of color supplied by some of the track lights.
    The lounge area at the front has a DJ stand and 2 great bars with fairly expensive drinks. At 12am the restaurant changes into a raucus dance club, with sculpted white palm trees. A splash of South Beach in Barcelona. The music was fantastic.

    Dress Code: None discernible, other than I noticed no one was in sandals and shorts.

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    This friend here painted...

    by l_joo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This friend here painted himself in white while playing piano. If I can remember it is called The Ramblas. A street crowded with tourists, KFC, McDonalds. Street performings and hawkers. There are many shops selling 'swords or daggers'. I couldn't remeber much because I don't understand Spanish language. All I know is when to say ' HOLA '

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    Boadas. Founded by Miguel...

    by QuimG Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Boadas.

    Founded by Miguel Boadas Parera, born at la Habana (Cuba), he learned his trade at Hemmingway’s Floridita Bar in Havana.
    If MAXIM´S is a symbol in Paris; FLORIDITA in la Habana; WALDORF ASTORIA in New York,... BOADAS COCKTAIL BAR is a symbol in Barcelona.

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  • BLVD culture club: BLVD Club in Las Ramblas

    by veroniquecassar Updated Apr 8, 2010

    Situated in Las Ramblas, between Liceu and Drassanes, this nightclub was a very negative experience! We were given two free passes on Easter saturday from a friend we met. these passes were supposed to be free entrance tickets, limited tickets. when we tried to go in the first time, the guy on the till said that only one of us could go in for free. the other had to pay eu 12. we found this strange as it was clearly written on the tickets that both were valid passes for a saturday night. besides, the three bouncers and the ticket girl at the door were very rude and arrogant!! we went for a walk and when we went back to BLVD again, just about to pay the rip off entrance fee, the door girl started screamin suddenly and the bouncers just jumped on my boyfriend and dragged him out!!! we could never make out what happened exactly but we reckon bouncers just didnt want us in for free. the police saw this happening, they came up to us and said that we can file a report against the bouncers but we didnt want to ruin d rest of the night because of rude bouncers.
    When we went back to see our friend, he was very surprised that they did not let us in for free as these were obiously free tickets.
    this club is *** and not worth a dime. bouncers are very aggressive and the door girl was extremely rude. i wouldnt recommend this place. Be careful because they will never charge the exact price and probably pocket the money.

    Dress Code: no dress code

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