Call yourself a football fan? If so, you’re probably in Barcelona at the right time with Spain’s victorious past when it comes to the UEFA European Championship. Soak up the madness as testosterone fueled fans go crazy at one of Europe’s biggest sporting events and catch the action at some of Barcelona’s most happening bars. Check out our guide to the top 5 sports bars in Barcelona for watching the Euro 2016.
It’s no secret that Barcelona is partial to an authentic Irish bar, and as the biggest in the city, punters often congregate here whenever there’s a big sports event. With plenty of screens, you know this will be a popular place to watch the much anticipated Euros.
Found next to Urquinaona metro station, its fabulous location is partly the reason why people flock here in groups the size of army troops. It would be advisable to arrive early before a game is due to begin to grab a spot and sample some of their classic pub-grub available all day. With its two floors usually packed to the brim, you know that you can expect a lively atmosphere to enjoy a drink (or a few!). Its friendly Irish staff will assist to your every needs and make sure you never have an empty glass.
Plaça d’Urquinaona, 5
The name of this place may ring some bells with it being part of a chain of bars located across Europe. Situated just off Plaça Catalunya, this hip and trendy sports bar could not get more central. With its fabulous selection of food, all locally sourced, and its huge variety of international drinks it is a must during your trip to Barcelona. Not quite your typical Catalan bar, it’s perhaps best to stay clear of if you’re looking to immerse yourself in foreign culture, but with burgers like theirs, it can be hard to say no to…
With flat screen TVs located on almost every wall in the bar, it’s no wonder it’s such a big hit amongst the sports fan community. And what’s more, they serve 2-4-1 drinks every day, all day, until 11pm, so you can get more for your money – now we’re talking!
Carrer de Bergara, 3
If you’re looking for a lively, fun-loving venue to watch the Euro 2016 in Barcelona, then this is the bar for you! A popular hangout for local sports fans, many spend hours drinking their day away as they watch the big screen. Whilst you’re there, enjoy a meal from their delicious pub menu and with their selection of beers and ciders, you’ll feel right at home and forget you’re even in a Spanish city.
Located just opposite the beautiful Sagrada Familia, why not tie in a day of day sightseeing as well?
Plaça Sagrada Familia, 4
With its fabulous location in the heart of the city, just by Plaça Universitat, it is only a short walk from many of the city’s hotspots.
For all those who have been dragged against their will to a sports bar by their other half, there’s an outside terrace for them to relax and catch some rays. The Euro 2016 will be shown on the huge projector in the basement where you can chill out on the sofas with a beer in hand – ah that’s the life!
Their food menu consists of a wide range of international cuisine to cater to everyone’s tastes and preferences. Between 5-9pm everyday, the bar offers 2-4-1 cocktails, too!
Carrer de Muntaner, 7
What could be better than the Barcelona, Euros, homemade food and beer on tap? With TVs located all around the bar, this is the go to place for all local sports lovers. This place is ideal for large groups, as here, you can call in advance to a book a table which all means you’ll be sure to get a prime viewing spot.
And let’s save the best news ‘til last…yes, it is true what you have heard. Flaherty’s does in fact do their own Sunday roast with all the trimmings, and even Yorkshire puddings!
Plaza Joaquim Xirau