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Top bar recommendations from locals

Tapas Restaurant
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“Cheerful street with a wide variety of bars and terraces to enjoy tapas and pintxos at a good price. In the area there are different music bars where to continue the night, such as Mau Mau, Plataforma or Apolo”
  • 182 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“If you are looking for a culinary experience check this Adrià's brothers restaurants (must book months in advance)”
  • 147 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Packed to the rafters with dusty bottles of wine, this classic but minuscule bar makes up for in tapas what it lacks in space. The specialities are 'conservas' (shellfish preserved in tins), which aren't always to non-Spanish tastes, but the 'montaditos' (sculpted tapas served on bread) are spectacular. Try salmon sashimi with cream cheese, honey and soy, or cod, passata and black olive pâté. Get there early for any chance of a surface on which to put your drink.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and restaurant with the best music shows (jam session) at night from Thursday to Sunday”
  • 88 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“definitely my favourite restaurant in Barcelona right now, try to avoid going on weekends or go very early to make sure you get in! it's a bit expensive but really worth it!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very nice atmosphere, food and outdoor terrace (it can get very busy after 9 PM)”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The design of this place is wery special and your experience will be unique! ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Absinth bar. They say it hasn't changed since the early 20th century, that Picasso, Miró, etc used to go. Definitely looks that way. Great atmosphere with no music. Old school”
  • 68 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“The best place for traditional authentic tapas when you are near the beach.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“MAKAMAKA. Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó 76. (district Barceloneta, 17 minutes walk from home). Enjoy Barcelona's lifetime at MAKAMAKA, for some drink, and summer food such as fries, burgers and more....”
  • 58 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“This tavern frequented by those who work at or near the sea has got to be a favourite for hearty lunches in Barcelona. Among the iron-and-marble tables, you can get lunch specialities every day that will put hair on your chest: stewed garbanzos, 'capipota' and salted cod are just some of the stars on the menu. La Cova Fumada is said to be the birthplace of the spicy potato and mince meat 'bomba', and as Josep Maria tells us, it was here where, over 60 years ago, his grandmother Maria Pla invented this local delight. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“BRUNCH. Spelled big, for that big Sunday recovery brunch. If you are out the evening before they have really good burgers. Also a very good drink-list. A personal favorite is their bleeding bellini!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“much more relaxed and typical Catalan restaurant (15-25 euro): Recommended dishes: bombas (a must try), pimientos del padron, pescado frito (fried fishes), calamares a la andalusa (fried calamares) - La Barraca: best paella I have had in Barcelona (25-30 euro); - 7 portes: very traditional and FANCY Catalan restaurant and quite expensive (25-35 euro);”
  • 44 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“If you like dancing and live music this place can be lots of fun. Paid entrance.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“If you like jazz, this small and cozy club offers live concerts every day for an affordable fee.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Yes, a breakfast menu is easier to master than dinner. In which case, you want to go to the place that is the master of the masters - this is the spot. Affordable, friendly staff, and great food! Note: every time I have been, the wait time has been around 20mins.”
  • 51 locals recommend