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
Lime House mojitos are very well known around Barcelona. They’re delicious (and viciously strong, so be careful) for only 3.50€, which is a price you can’t argue with. Behind the bar you can also find a diverse range of homemade gins – too many to try at once, in fact – so you’ll have to come back again to taste them all! On weekends it can get busy, so be prepared to wait outside.
C/ Carders 31,
Opening hours: 8pm – 2:30am
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
Walking into Sor Rita is an experience in itself. This cool bar has Barbie dolls and high heeled shoes stuck to the walls and ceiling, along with leopard print wallpaper. Karaoke nights on Thursdays are the highlight of the week, but be ready for a queue before you get your chance to sing though! The cocktails are influenced by the bar staff, so you might try something new when you head over.
C/ Mercè 27,
Opening hours: 7pm – 3am
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