Ask any local and they will tell you that the Gothic Quarter is the heart of the old town in Barcelona. You can get lost in all the small winding streets, shops and popular coffee spots. Although, if you want try a night out in the Gothic Quarter there is a lot on offer, too.
Found in the centre of the Gothic Quarter if you look hard enough, is the entertaining Manchester Bar. English music is played from all eras, and along with their range of cocktails you will find yourself enjoying your evening from the get-go. Bottles of beers are affordable at only 1.50€ until 10:30pm and the friendly staff add to the lively experience.
C/ Milans, 5
Opening hours: 7pm – 3am
This cool and hip skater bar impresses with its incomparable atmosphere and the low prices at happy hour. Then you get a beer for only 1.50€ and many drinks are also a little cheaper. Fans of metal, punk and rock music will certainly feel at home here and even if they are now rather sceptical, they should definitely give this bar a chance, you will be amazed!
Carrer d’Escudellers Blancs, 3
Opening hours: Mon-Sun. 7pm till 02:30 am
Bollocks Rock Bar
If rock, heavy metal and everything in between is your cup of tea, you should make your way over to Bollocks Rock Bar. Located a couple of minutes away from the port, Bollocks Rock Bar has a cool interior with hundreds of stickers and graffiti found everywhere to go with the lively feel of the bar.
C/ Ample, 46
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7pm -2:30am, Fri & Sat 7pm – 3am, Sun 7pm – 2:30am
El Bombón is the place to go if you feel like getting in the Latin American mood for the night. Latin music, food and a great vibe will be found inside, along with their 3€ jam jar mojitos. You can also take part in free salsa lessons on Fridays and expect live music being played throughout the week. This place shouldn’t be missed on your journey round the Gothic Quarter bars.
Opening hours: 7pm – 2:30am
A favorite with many students in Barcelona, La República is a Argentinean bar serving meat dishes alongside their range of cocktails and sangria. Some of the delicious dishes on offer include milanesas, hamburgers and empanadas. This spot is perfect for big groups to start a night out.ç
Passatge Còrsega, 3
Opening hours: 7pm – 1am on weekdays, 1pm- 3am on weekends
From the same owners as The Limehouse comes the new Mint Bar, located where El Born meets the Gothic Quarter. You can grab a tasty mojito and enjoy it in the cool interior, complete with pink lights, and the funky music that can be found inside that make for a fun night. Friendly international staff complete the experience at the this unique Gothic Quarter bar.
Passeig d’Isabel II, 4
Opening hours: 7:30pm – 2:30am
Last but not least, we would like to introduce you to a slightly different alternative. In this bar, or rather classic “tavern”, you not only get good drinks and excellent wine, but also the food to go with it. The delicious and refined tapas make your mouth water and there are menus with traditional dishes. The good service and reasonable prices are also highly recommended.
Carrer dels Sagristans 9,
Opening hours: Mon-Wed. 6pm till 1 am, Thu-Sat. 1pm till 1 am
So, now you know some of the best bars in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. If you enjoyed this blog and want to extend your tour of Barcelona’s bars a little further, then take a look at what great bars the neighborhood of El Born has to offer.
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