Barcelona is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, with a host of incredible bars, pubs and clubs open until the early hours to allow you to party from dusk till dawn. There are all kinds of establishments in the city, but today we’re going to focus on the top cocktail bars in Barcelona.
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Tandem Cocktail Bar
Where: Aribau 86, Eixample Esquerre
Tandem Cocktail Bar is an intimate and unassuming place that you could easily overlook as you walk down the street, but step inside and you’ll be met by an exceptionally well-stocked bar that’s staffed by bartenders who really know their stuff. The atmosphere is relaxed and the drinks are divine.
This is the place to come if you want a classy setting in which to drink indulgent cocktails.
Tahiti Tiki Bar
Where: Joaquin Costa 39
If you enjoy rum-based cocktails, the Tahiti Tiki Bar should certainly be on your list of places to visit during a stay in Barcelona. The drinks menu is extensive, with no less than 18 Tiki cocktails included, not to mention concoctions featuring a whole host of other spirits.
The decor is fun – a combination of tropical touches and a classic American diner-style – making this a cheerful spot to stop off at during a night out in the city.
Aigua del Carmen
Where: Corsega 400, Eixample Dret
Aigua del Carmen takes its name from a local remedy mixed up by Catalan elders for centuries to combat everything from migraines to colds. This stylish bar doesn’t claim that its cocktails have medicinal purposes, but you may just pick out a few of the ingredients from Aigua del Carmen – such as lemon and mint – in some of its blends.
There’s an extensive menu here, with a particularly good array of gin cocktails on offer.
Where: Aribau 162, Eixample
Dry Martini is regularly listed among Barcelona’s top cocktail bars, with this establishment a firm favourite among revellers looking for drinks that will excite their taste buds. As if whipping up a selection of delectable drinks wasn’t enough, Dry Martini prides itself on the show of cocktail flaring, so you can expect to see some spectacular moves as you wait for your beverage.
This is a chic place for an evening of drinking – make sure you sample the bar’s house Dry Martini, it’s quite rightly a classic and you won’t find a better martini anywhere in Barcelona.
Where: Gignas 21, Barri Gotic
Milk has been a fixture on the Barcelona bar scene for nearly ten years now and is still one of the best spots to head to if you’re after cocktails. The decor is stylish and comfortable, ensuring you relax as soon as you step through the door.
In terms of the cocktails, this place has a wonderful menu with some old favourites alongside more adventurous concoctions. Anyone with a sweet tooth will love the signature La Leche martini, which is made with chocolate liqueur and espresso. If you want to combine drinking with some excellent food, check out Milk’s menu, which features dishes made using locally sourced produce.