Barcelona's Best Spots to Grab a Beer and Soak Up the Atmosphere

Barcelona's brew pubs are fun, exciting and always feature delicious cervezas (beers). From the Irish pubs to the Belgium ones, the city hosts a wide range of pubs, all with a Spanish/Mediterranean edge. On Via Laietana in the Old City there are several Irish pubs usually featuring Irish Brews such as Stouts and great draft beer. Barceloneta also has a fair amount of Irish pubs all of which are excellent places to watch the football games, especially during the World or European Cups.

In Gracia Neighborhood, there are some lively Belgium Brew Pubs, all of which are very local with a mix of expats as well as Catalans who enjoy Belgian beer. Most of the brew pubs play live music, so be sure to check out the schedule online or at the bar, to see which band is lined up.

The pubs in Barcelona are a refreshing alternative to the tapas and wine bars. They usually attract a more touristy crowd, especially during holidays like St. Patty's Day which is more of a North American and Irish affair. Although more and more Catalans and Barcelona expats are starting to frequent the pubs and choose a cold beer in addition to or even sometimes instead of, a glass of Rioja or Ribera del Duero. 



Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, La Cerveteca is both a cultural as well as gastronomic experience. Situated on the corner of Gignas street, the brew pub gives way onto the street and has an open concept which is inviting and...  Read More

Ginger Bar


With its hanging disco ball, plush leather seats and wooden tables, many Ginger fans have coined this trendy wine and cocktail bar as an 'airport lounge'. It is however, rather known for it's innovative cocktails, wide selection of amazing wine...  Read More



A local and rustic brew pub in Barcelona's trendy and lively Gracia neighborhood. Tucked on one of the side streets, Bristol Blue Pub is an off the beaten path, bar with delicious Irish beer including Stout, Guinness, Stella Artois and Bass...  Read More



Located in the Boqueria, this brew pub is central, busy and always lively. If you're looking for a tapas and beer bar right off La Rambla, then this is a great option. Located towards the back of the market, you can grab a seat (although it's...  Read More



The Cerveceria Catalana is a large beer hall known for it's excellent selection of Belgian beers. This is a great place for a lively night on the town with tasty, artisan beers. It also sports delicious tapas and is home to a mix of locals and...  Read More



This rustic wine pub is situated on the corner of Rambla Catalunya and is at the center of Barcelona's chicest shopping and most exciting nightlife area. The pub is down a few steps from street level so you feel like you're slightly underground...  Read More



Located right off of Plaza Reial, Glaciar Bar is one of the city center's best brew pubs. Open from 11pm - 2:30am, 365 days a year, this pub is perfect for those looking for a fresh, cold beer in the heart of the downtown core. Right off La...  Read More



La Cervecera Artesana is a special Barcelona brew pub, showcasing artisan Spanish beers. This unique bar is lively and eccentric and great for a fun start to the evening in the Eixample neighborhood. Slightly off the beaten path and outside of...  Read More



Belchica Bar specializes in Belgian beer and is ideal for Belgians, expats and locals alike, looking for delicious artisan beer. With its modern interior, it has a purple hue which adds to the dark and intimate setting. Some of their signature...  Read More



A trendy, young, lively and unique restaurant that specializes in Asian tapas. Mosquito has found its niche offering the most amazing Dim Sum and dumplings, you'll actually feel like you're in Hong Kong and China, while dipping into a wide...  Read More


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