First thing you have to learn if you want to drink the best cocktails in Barcelona: ¡Salud! -which means cheers in Spanish. Bartenders in this town are no joke. They are crafting amazing cocktails in super professional manner. They know how to skillfully prepare a blend of aromas for you. In case you want to taste the best in town, here is our list for 9 best cocktail bars in Barcelona.
Barcelona is packed with cocktails and many bars around. You can find modern, traditional, combined, quirky, fancy, lousy and also elegant bars in the streets. Once you have tasted a masterfully prepared cocktail, you will understand the real world of these aroma bombs.
The creation of cocktails require meticulous work. The alcohol carries most of the aroma so a mixologist always has to look out for the perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and bitters. It’s good to know that in Barcelona you are able to find many of these experienced mixologist. So you don’t have to find the balance on your own- let them prepare it for you!
Snooker is a less known bar from the side of tourists since mostly locals drink here. They have a huge selection of liquors and spirits – more than 3000 references. Also the place is very popular for their version of Mojito. The best part here is that you can play billiard or snooker with your friends while you are hanging out. They have five decent tables for those games. You can also watch sports here – Barça’s football matches are big hit in Snooker.
Address: Roger de Lluria 42
Phone: +34 933 17 97 60
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2. BOADAS COCTALERIA
Boadas is the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona. When you enter inside you will feel like you are going back in time. Those old polished wooden counters and high leather bar chairs will remind you old times. Bartenders here are extremely masters. They will serve you the best classic cocktails in town. You might not find the place quite easily so look carefully – since it has this secret-bar-club style!
Address: Calle Tallers 1
Phone: +34 933 18 95 92
Balius is a cocktail bar that has mastered its craft on vermouth and vermouth based cocktails. Along with those they have an extensive menu of other cocktails as well. Gin based ones are also recommended if you are not a fan of vermouth. They have a kitchen operating as well. You can have some nibbles with your drink such as classic tapas. During the summer they have little jazz concerts on every Sunday – certainly catch one!
Address: Pujades, 196
Phone: +34 933 15 86 50
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Torre Rosa is located in the old quarter of Indianos in Barcelona. It’s formerly known as Villa Jazmines which was planned to be a summer house. The villa is light red colored – rosa in Spanish. You feel like at home sitting in their patio with crystal decorated trees there. They also have an extensive cocktail menu including gin tonics, vermouth and whiskies. If you book in time you can also have a private party in this amazing villa.
Address: Calle Francesc Tàrrega, 22
Phone: +34 933 40 88 54
Hemingway is a hidden-gem bar – nicely decorated and has great staff. Even the uniforms of the staff here are super elegant. Here you will get a warm welcome by them at the entrance. They will prepare the best cocktail for your own taste and it even doesn’t have to be on the menu. Bartenders also take time to explain the ingredients and combinations to the guest. Atmosphere, service and most importantly cocktails are – incredible here!
Address: Calle Muntaner 114
Phone: +34 931 29 67 93
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6. OLD FASHIONED
Old Fashioned is a place to appreciate the mixology skills of the bartenders. You will get very fun and creative cocktails here. Their signature cocktails on menu are mostly gin based. However if you tell them what kind of flavor profile you want to have, they will make you one. And not just a regular cocktail – they will give you the best. Here you will have another door opened to a world of aromas.
Address: Calle Santa Teresa 1
Phone: +34 933 68 52 77
7. EL NACIONAL
El Nacional is a huge place comprised of different restaurants and bars. They have four different bars in the same area: Wine, beer, oyster and cocktail. In their cocktail bar, they offer a big selection of classic cocktails along with their house cocktails. Named after itself, El Nacional is the most popular in the menu – contains Tanqueray Ten and Cinzano Bianco. Fortunately they also have a gourmet- like snack menu available. You can get a nice Jamón ibérico or local cheese plate as well.
Address: Paseo de Gracia 24
Phone: +34 935 18 50 53
Solange is a rather more sophisticated luxury spirits and cocktail bar. It’s a family owned place who are very famous to be master mixologists. Solange is the second venture of the family. By creating an impeccable service along with a chill ambiance – they make sure to their guest leave happy each time. Menu items are named after James Bond characters. It’s also a hint for their cocktail style – classic and refined.
Address: Aribau 143
Phone: +34 931 64 36 25
9. DRY MARTINI
Dry Martini is right across the street from Solange in Aribau. It was opened by Don Pere Carbonell in 1978. Now it is owned and operated by Javier de las Muelas. In 1980’s you could only have Dry Martini here. Then the cocktail menu got bigger in time. The expertise in Dry Martini is very high that you have to experience it at least once. The place is not only one of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona but also 6th bar achiever in the world and on the list of World 50 Best Bars for the last seven years.
Address: Aribau 162-166
Phone:+34 932 05 80 70