Where to Drink in Barcelona

Barcelona’s famed nightlife keeps it classic at these twelve drinking dens.

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Barcelona is known as a nightlife-loving city, after all Catalans typically don’t eat dinner until 10 p.m., so this ensures bars and clubs stay lively well into the morning. The drinking culture is also deeply rooted—vermouth bars, serving small bites, have been popular since the 1800s and many of Barcelona’s classic cocktail bars, like legendary establishments in New York and London, have been humming for decades. The bar scene in Barcelona is continuously evolving, though, and in the last few years it has cemented its standing as one of the world’s foremost gin capitals, where the G&T is elevated to an art form. Add in a burgeoning craft beer movement and Barcelona truly is a city where you can pick your poison and never be disappointed.