Street life in Barcelona is somehow special. We can find nice places where to enjoy a drink while tasting tapas, platillos (literally small plates) or plates anywhere in the city. We offer you a selection of emblematic bars that, one way or another, deserve to be visited. Come on and join us in our tapeo route.
- Quimet i Quimet
Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25 08004 Barcelona, España 934 42 31 42 Go!
Beer and tapas is always a winning tandem. Even more if tapas are very assorted and served plentiful and beer has been homebrewed by the owners. Here you will find the atmosphere of the old Paralelo, a nearby street once known by its numerous variety theaters and for being the Music Hall epicenter during decades.
- Bodega 1900
Carrer de Tamarit, 91 08015 Barcelona, España 933 25 26 59 Go!
New winds blowing in this old place, also close to Paralelo. New winds thanks to its loyal to its origins redesign and due to its new kitchen concept. Albert Adriá, Ferran’s brother and one of the main pillars of El Bulli, proposes an offer around vermouth, fine canned seafood, cold meats and salting fishes with the family touch. Accurate care with the product and the way to prepare it. Experience is worth the price.
- Bar Tomás
Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49 08017 Barcelona, España 932 03 10 77 Go!
A place full of history in the middle of Sarrià, an accommodated neighborhood in the upper side of the city. Its decoration has not changed in decades and, thanks God, its famous patatas bravas (spicy fries) are as good as the very first time. You can enjoy also other simple but tasty tapas including homemade croquets and small tuna pasties.
- La Esquinica
Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 296 08031 Barcelona, España 933 58 25 19 Go!
La Esquinica has a peculiar charm inspired in the classical Aragonese taverns. A huge assortment of tapas made with great products: calamari, croquets and other sautés with special highlight on the patatas bravas and the assorted sausages (cured or fried). Decoration has an authentic taste and waiters are fast, nice and hard-working. It can’t be done in another way because it’s not hard to find large queues of people waiting her turn.
- Tapas 24
24 Carrer de la Diputació, 269 08007 Barcelona Go!
Its strategic downtown placement and the gastronomic offer makes this place one of the tapas bar with longest queues in the city. The offer is traditional and has been created by the renowned chef Carles Abellán. You can’t book so, be patient!
If you are specifically looking for patatas bravas, the most popular tapa in Barcelona, read our post on The best places to eat bravas in Barcelona.
Go for a tapas tour in Barcelona!