There are a fair number of unique, unusual and quirky bars in Barcelona, some have fun themes while in others the drinks or decor makes them stand out in your memory. Here we feature some that have been our favorites and some you should try to check out on your next trip to Barcelona!
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Pesca Salada – fancy drinking inside an aquarium? This teeny tiny cocktail is all aquatic inspired! Loads of quirky details, from a scaley ceiling to fun fishy diaramas. You can find the little establishment in raval, but be quick, it packs out fast, due to its petit size.
Gran Bodega Salto – a wine bar with a difference. if you enjoy drinking wine from the barrel under a barbie leg chandelier while stuffed tigers eyeball you, then this bodega is just perfect for you. loads of details to keep you entertained, they often have live music or a dj to keep your feet tapping.
Sor Rita– loads of fun in the Gothic, be sure to don your sexy black habit and high heels for this fun theme bar. expect great drinks, good music and a fun ambiance, dance or chat under a roof covered in shoes or below mother superior surrounded by flowers!
El Ciclista – a bicylce themed gin bar in gracia. watch all the cogs turn when the door opens as the whole bar is connected with kinetic parts. Clever bicyle sokes make chandeliers and tables, and the bar tenders pour superb G6Ts. the music ain’t half bad either.
Can Paixano or La Xampaneria – although not a theme bar in the usual sense, the Xampaneria is an institution in Barcelona, and one to behold. Go for the cheap cava – catalan champange and tapas, and revel in all the tradition has to offer! Standing room only!
OTHER THEME BARS
Betty Fords – named after the mental institute, this American theme bar in Raval draws a steady crowd.
Kahala Tiki Bar – one of a kind in Barcelona, serving frothing volcano drinks and more!
El Bosc de les Fades – the forest of fairies, a mystical, magical, if somewhat cheesy, bar near the bottom of Las Ramblas.
Gatsby Barcelona – all that 1920s glamour, glitz and roaring fun that the era is famed for can be found here, they have shows and singers on a regular basis.
all images courtesy the above establishments website.