What better way to relax after seeing the magnificent sights on offer in Gaudí’s city than by kicking back on the beach with a cocktail and a spot of tapas and watching the sunset?
Originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, the chiringuito, or xiringuito in Catalan, has evolved along with Barcelona and now is a more sophisticated establishment, some of which offer an impressive menu and extended list of cocktails.
Lay back on a deckchair on the sand whilst watching the Mediterranean Sea glisten in the warm, early evening sun. These places are massively popular during the summer so you’re advised to get down there early to reserve your spot.
Unfortunately, due to local legislation passed a few years ago, live music is prohibited so don’t come here expecting an Ibiza-esque sunset experience – you’ll will have to travel a little outside of Barcelona for that kind of party. We have listed a few of our favourite chiringuitos below for you to try out during your stay in Barcelona this summer.
This great spot offers a variety of summer classics, providing a tranquil vibe by day relaxing on a sun lounger, and by night it turns into the place to be, and with freshly made cocktails flowing and good music, it’s one of the top outdoor party spots.
Platja de Llevant, Ronda Litoral, 08005 Barcelona
2. Xiringuito Escribà
This chiringuito is owned and run by the well-known Escribà group, who have made their name with their pastry shops and cafés on Gran Via and La Rambla. Along with their wonderfully home-made pastries, their specialties include a delicious paella and some other great seafood dishes, making this without doubt one of the best chiringuitos in Barcelona.
Platja del Bogatell, Avinguda del Litoral 62, 08005 Barcelona
3. La Deliciosa
Located right on the sand, La Deliciosa is the perfect place to enjoy the beach and try some tasty Mediterranean cuisine. In here, you will find tasty snacks and delicious tapas, and with a team of experienced bartenders, this chiringuito offers some of the best cocktails in the city! Enjoy a perfect beach day and welcome the summer with open arms…
Platja de Sant Miquel, 08039 Barcelona
4. El Chiringuito Group
El Chiringuito Group has not one, not two, but three chiringuitos in Barcelona – so it’s safe to say they’re quite the experts! With branches on Bogatell, San Sebastian and Mar Bella, they provide a great menu with plenty of tasty dishes, fresh fruit and, of course, yummy cocktails. With summer tunes and great vibes, we definitely recommend that you visit one of their chiringuitos this summer!
Avinguda del Litoral 108, 08005 Barcelona
Situated on Bogatell Beach which is very popular with families, this beach bar has one of the best children’s menus on offer. With a traditional menu of Catalan and Spanish dishes, as well as a great cocktail menu, this chiringuito has something for everyone.
Platja de Bogatell, Avinguda de Litoral, 08005 Barcelona