Five Best Cocktail Bars in Barcelona

Five Best Cocktail Bars in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that has long captivated visitors with its fascinating history, impressive architecture and gorgeous beaches. But it’s not just the cultural and natural attractions that makes the coastal city a must-visit destination. With its dynamic cocktail scene, Barcelona has become a magnet for cocktail connoisseurs. From classic speakeasies to modern open-air terraces, there's a plethora of establishments offering all sorts of unique and delicious concoctions. Read on for our roundup of the five best cocktail bars in Barcelona…


  1. Party in Paradiso
  2. Drinks at Dry Martini
  3. Boozy Boadas
  4. Doubles in Bobby Gin
  5. Sip at Solange Cocktails & Luxury Spirits


Party in Paradiso

Prepare to be transported back in time to the Prohibition era when you enter Paradiso, the first must-visit destination on our list of the five best cocktail bars in Barcelona. Nestled in the heart of the city’s El Born neighbourhood, this one-of-a-kind establishment regularly updates its cocktail menu to reflect the seasons and incorporate new flavours. The entrance to this hidden gem disguises itself as a pastrami sandwich shop but as soon as you step foot inside (via a refrigerator door at the back of the shop) you'll discover a captivating speakeasy adorned with elegant decor and a nostalgic ambience. Head straight to the bar where talented bartenders create innovative cocktails using unique ingredients and techniques. Don't miss their signature drink, the Gin & Tonic Experience, which combines traditional flavours with a cheeky modern twist.



Drinks at Dry Martini

Fancy another dose of timeless elegance? Of course you do. Dry Martini is an iconic bar located in the Eixample district of Barcelona that’s been serving up classic cocktails since 1978. This legendary establishment has gained international acclaim for its dedication to crafting exceptional drinks and continues to attract cocktail enthusiasts from around the world. As its name suggests, classic martinis are the bar's speciality and there’s a vast selection of gins and vermouths to choose from. Whether you prefer it extra dry, dirty or with a twist, the expert bartenders will mix up a perfectly-balanced martini that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on your cocktail journey through Barcelona.



Boozy Boadas

Next up on our selection of the five best cocktail bars in Barcelona is Boadas, Barcelona’s oldest cocktail bar. Located off La Rambla, it was founded in 1933 by Miguel Boadas, a renowned bartender from Cuba, and quickly became a popular haunt among locals and international visitors. Today, the intimate spot stands as a testament to the history and evolution of cocktail culture in the city and is the ideal place for an ice-cold drink with a side of old-world charm. The bar's interior deserves special recognition, showcasing elegant dark wood furnishings, polished brass accents and a selection of vintage decor pieces. Plus, the knowledgeable bartenders here have inherited a rich legacy of cocktail-making and can whip up any classic cocktail with true finesse. So, what will you choose to sip on – a perfectly crafted old fashioned or a refreshing daiquiri?



Doubles in Bobby Gin

If you’re after the perfect G&T, Bobby Gin’s is the place to be. Located in the Gràcia neighbourhood, this charming bar is dedicated to the art of gin cocktails, offering over 100 different types of gin from around the world. Each creation blends botanicals, garnishes and high-quality tonics, so whether you prefer classic London dry gins, artisanal small-batch gins, or unique and exotic variations, you’re sure to find your match. Depending on when you visit, you may get to attend one of the few tastings and workshops hosted here too. Otherwise, simply sit at the bar or find a cosy corner and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.



Sip at Solange Cocktails & Luxury Spirits

Tucked away in the Gothic Quarter, Solange Cocktails & Luxury Spirits is the perfect finale to our list of the five best cocktail bars in Barcelona. You’re sure to be captivated by the sleek and stylish ambiance of this spot, which not only offers an impressive array of premium spirits but also draws inspiration from the world of James Bond. Film enthusiasts may recognise the name Solange Bar as a fictional location featured in the blockbuster hit Casino Royale and the similarities don’t stop there. The menu pays homage to the Bond franchise, with cocktails named after a few of its characters, actors and movies. Indulge in the sophisticated charm of The Daniel Craig or sip on the elegance of Eve Money Penny. Alternatively, go for the signature Solange Sour, a tantalizing blend of gin, lemon and elderflower liqueur, or a timeless martini (shaken not stirred). If it’s good enough for a secret agent, we think you’ll like it too.