Where can we go for a drink? For sure you’ve asked that question sometimes. Today we propose the most original bars in Barcelona. Eccentric and retro places in our city where you can spend a nice time with your friends.
The Bike Club, bikes and coffee
Carrer de Sepúlveda, 6
Although the trend began in London, Barcelona hosts ‘The Bike Club’, a space where you can drink a beer, a coffee, a juice or eating a piece of homemade cake or a tasteful Mexican taco while you are waiting for your bike to be fixed.
Furthermore, this ‘coffee cycle’ (the popular term used for these places) also offers Wi-Fi and free iPads to plan your bike route. It is for sure that the waiting time will be worth!
El Bosc de les Fades, a magic place in the city
Passatge de la Banca, 7
A few steps from the Rambla, in a hidden alley, you can find one of the bars with a most eccentric decor Barcelona. Straight after entering the bar, you will dive into a real fantasy world, surrounded by wild trees, stars on the ceiling and crickets singing next you.
Although the prices are not that cheap, it is totally worth having a coffee, a drink or a snack surrounded by this environment. And if you prefer to enjoy the nightlife, do not miss some of the cocktails offered after the sunset.
Bharma, “Lost” in a bar
Carrer de Pere IV, 93
If you are a fan of Lost, this is your place. And it is located just 10 minutes’ walk from Twentytú! The Bharma bar is the only one in the city dedicated to this phenomenon, with multiple decorations inside, such as the Oceanic plane embedded in the mountains, the hatch or Sawyer’s letter, among other treasures.
You cannot miss trying the different Bharma beers. According to their owners they are made in the Black Rock, which ran aground on the island due to the ability to attract boats and airplanes with a magnetic field.
And be aware if you visit the toilet! Inside them you can hear the sound of «black smoke» from the monster, one of the major mysteries of the island.
Las Cuevas de Sorte, the Gothic grotto
Carrer d’en Gignàs, 2,
This bar is a hole carved in stone in Gignàs street, in the Gothic Quarter, and one of the hidden gems of Barcelona. Once we enter through the wooden door, the cave is decorated like an ancient grotto. A very picturesque site that it is worth to visit with a delicious mojito or a fruit juice in your hand.
Sor Rita, the virgin of the libertines
Carrer de la Mercè, 27
If Almodóvar had a bar in Barcelona, that would be Sor Rita. A place full of kistch decoration, heels on the ceiling, glitter, leopard walls, photos of divas of the 21st century,…and at the end of the room, an image of Sister Rita -his muse- that prays unconventional prayers.
Music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s for those feeling melancholic and cocktails for all tastes. Don’t forget to visit their theme nights with karaoke, tarot and even cabaret shows!
Les Gens que J’aime, a place for bohemians
Carrer de València, 286
Chairs, red velvet chairs and carpet are the main characters of this traditional pub from the 60s. It is located within a walking distance from busy Paseo de Gracia, but when we enter it we anchor in time in a Parisian atmosphere. If after reading the menu you don’t know what to order, we recommend you to delight yourself with a strawberry daiquiri. The bar is very small, so we recommend not going too late because maybe it will be packed.
Which one do you prefer? In Barcelona there are bars for every taste that are worth visiting during your visit to the city. Cheers!