Barcelona Happy Hour: Cocktail, Wine and Beer Venues All Around the City

If it's between 4-8pm in Barcelona, then there are more than enough places to grab a cheap and delicious beverage. In a city that prides itself on affordable cocktails, 2 euro glasses of wine and overflowing pitchers of 'easy on the wallet' sangria, Barcelona doesn't lack when it comes to happy hour venues. Depending on what you're in the mood for, the city is your oyster. For those who enjoy mojitos and daiquiris, Milk Bar & Bistro serves 5 Euro cocktails daily. During the spring and summer months head towards the beach and check out some of the chiringuitos (beach side restaurants) all of whom compete to have the lowest happy hour drinks, many of which start at 2 euros a piece.

Many of the wine bars and slightly posher places in Barcelona have also jumped on the bandwagon and are serving half price glasses of vino tinto or 'two for ones' if you arrive between a very specific time. 4-6pm is usually a great time to check out happy hour specials as the bars and restaurants are usually empty, thus looking for ways to get more people into their locales.

Wherever you are in the city though, all you have to do is walk for a few blocks (or less) and you'll usually see a sign advertising great drink deals - as long as you show up at the right time. 

Poblet Sec


Since 1998 Maumau has been a Barcelona staple. This chic and swanky cocktail lounge specializes in serving premium gin and vodka labels with over 35 options of gin and 20 different types of vodka. The bar also boasts 16 various tonic mixes, all...  Read More



If you're into cocktails in a small, classy bar, then Gimlet is your next stop. A local watering hole, for businessmen and those 'in the know', Gimlet serves a mean martini and has an extremely diverse selection of liquors including high quality...  Read More



One of Barcelona's oldest and most recognized cocktail bars, Dry Martini actually 'clock's the number of Martinis served. The lounge is full of large armchairs, benches, and couches all dimly lit and served by bar tenders who have worked for the...  Read More

Old Town


One of the funnest gay bars in the city, no matter what day of the week it is, this place is always packed. A small, rustic and unassuming locale, Penultimo is always a sure bet for a great night out with trendy people, good vibes and great...  Read More



This chic nightclub serves a varying choice of music, including hip-hop, jazz and Latin beats. The venue is split level with a dance club downstairs and live Spanish music upstairs. Most nights the place (downstairs) kicks off with live music...  Read More

Paladar Vinoteca
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An elegant, boutique wine shop, smack in the city center with a diverse and eclectic mix of Spanish as well as international wines. Check out their very cheap Catas (wine tastings) every Friday evening, where you can also order a bit of pica...  Read More



Excellent wine bar in the heart of the city, La Vinya Del Senyor gives way onto the beautiful Santa Maria Del Mar Church and has a wide range of national and international wines. They also have a few snacks including delicious cheeses and olives...  Read More



You can't get more authentically Barcelona than Quimet Quimet. Delicious tapas served in a tiny locale where you have to push your way to the counter in order to be heard. Once you're served however, you'll realize that it was definitely worth...  Read More



A relaxed and stylie, primarily girl cocktail bar and pub, amBar is still equally welcoming to gays and straights. They have comfy couches, low-key music and a free pool table, providing for an inviting atmosphere and a nice way to kick off the...  Read More

Andu Bar


Romantic, intimate and cozy, this dimly lit wine and tapas bar is tucked away on one of the Gothic Quarters' many side streets. Ideal for dates or a few drinks with friends, it's owned by a Canadian and the service is top notch and so is the...  Read More


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