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Top 5 Places to Grab a Drink in Barcelona

By Viator, November 2017

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From the beaches of Barceloneta to the alleys of the Gothic Quarter, you’ll never go thirsty in this Spanish cultural and culinary capital. Here are five of the most toast-worthy Barcelona neighborhoods for grabbing a cava, cocktail, or craft beer.

Barceloneta
This fishing village–turned beachside neighborhood features a long waterfront promenade lined with beach bars, called chiringuitos, many with tables and umbrellas right in the sand. The streets of Barceloneta really come alive at night as sun-seekers make their way from the sea to the city for a night on the town.

El Born
El Born, Barcelona’s medieval quarter, is a maze of narrow alleys teeming with tapas bars. Take an evening walking tour of the neighborhood to sample traditional Catalan flavors while sipping on cava, Rioja, or a cold glass of sangria. El Born is also home to Santa Caterina Market, one of the city’s top gastronomic establishments and another great place for tasting local wine, as well as a host of trendy cocktail bars.

Gothic Quarter
Tucked between La Rambla and El Born is the Gothic Quarter, a neighborhood where it’s possible to catch some rays over a drink in sunny Plaça Reial, bar crawl through back alleys, and savor Spanish flavors at some of the city’s best hidden gems. One of Barcelona’s most famous tapas bars, El Xampanyet, has been pouring cava in El Gotic since 1921.

Raval
The Raval neighborhood is enjoying a Renaissance and is considered one of Barcelona’s most multicultural areas. Visitors to El Raval can pull up a stool at a traditional Catalan food counter in La Boqueria market for some fresh seafood and a glass of wine, dance the night away in a nightclub, listen to live music in a back alley club, or catch a flamenco performance at the legendary Tablao Cordobes.

Eixample
If you want to drink with the trendy young locals, you’ll have to go to Eixample, a newer neighborhood famous for its impressive architecture and vibrant nightlife. It’s also at the epicenter of Barcelona’s burgeoning craft beer scene, which you can explore on a brew-centric walking tour of the neighborhood.

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Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes, Barcelona, null
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Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes

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Feel the passion of the flamenco at Barcelona's legendary Tablao Cordobes, where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed. Entertained by an ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.98
Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona, Barcelona, Flamenco
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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

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Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $82.69
Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell, and Gaudi Crypt, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell, and Gaudi Crypt

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Visit two outstanding attractions on a day trip from Barcelona to Colonia Guell and Montserrat! Discover a lesser-known work of Antoni Gaudí – the crypt ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.87
Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona

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Combine mountains, history and wine on a visit to Montserrat and either the Freixenet or Codorniu winery on a full-day small group tour by minivan from ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.13
Wine and Cava Day Trip to Jean Leon, Torres and Freixenet Wineries form Barcelona, Barcelona, Wine ... 
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Wine and Cava Day Trip to Jean Leon, Torres and Freixenet Wineries form Barcelona

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On this wine-tasting tour from Barcelona, spend a relaxing day in the countryside as you sample wine and learn about cava (Catalan sparkling wine). You will ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

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Combine mountains, history and wine on a private day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and trail for a cellar tour and visit to a winery. Enjoy stunning views ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.94
Barcelona Gourmet Food and Santa Caterina Market Walking Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona Gourmet Food and Santa Caterina Market Walking Tour

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Walk through the Old Town as you discover Barcelona's most emblematic gastronomic establishments. Learn about Catalan gastronomic culture, an essential ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.99
Raval and Eixample Craft Beer Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
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Raval and Eixample Craft Beer Walking Tour in Barcelona

A self guided walking tour to taste 5 different craft beers in Barcelona Spain and Barcelona are famous for tapas, wines and our unique lifestyle. Beer is an ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.43

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