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Best bars in Eixample

Eixample is one of the biggest districts of Barcelona, a great place to enjoy a cocktail with tapas.

Here is a list of bars in the area that ShBarcelona‘s team has fallen in love with.

Les Gens Que J’aime

Created in 1967, this bar was visited by many generations, who have always been surprised and seduced by its unique spirit. The bar was decorated by the famous Joaquin Gallardo who also designed Cova del Drac, an emblematic place where jazz bands perform every week. Les Gens Que J’aime is renowned for its vibrant and intimate musical atmosphere. Guests can enjoy delicious cocktails along with fine wines, in a bohemian and warm decor. This bar is also known for offering services of clairvoyance and magnetism.

Address: Carrer de València, 286

Related article: Listen to the best live jazz in Barcelona

Le Bar Calders

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Photo credit: urbanrulesBCN via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND

This bar and Mediterranean restaurant is a popular spot in Barcelona. It has a pleasant terrace where you can sit down and enjoy good tapas with delicious mojitos or vermouth, the specialty of the house. After visiting Montjuïc or the Magic Fountains, spend a good time in this bar where the service is very pleasant and satisfying. Moreover, it is located only a few minutes away from Carrer del Parlament, one of the most fashionable street in Barcelona.

Address: Carrer del Parlament, 25

El Bar

Located in La Nova Esquerra del Eixample, El Bar is one of the newest bars in the Eixample district. It offers a wide selection of wines chosen by an expert sommelier. You will not be disappointed by the flavours and aromas that you will experience from the very first sip. El Bar also serves contemporary, high standard, affordable cuisine.

Address: Carrer de Calàbria, 118

Related article: Fàbrica Moritz, an icon of Barcelona

El Vélodromo

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Photo credit: MoritzBarcelona via Visualhunt / CC BY

This legendary bar was once the usual spot of businessmen who had their drinks while playing cards or talking about professional matters. Today, El Velodromo is one of the most famous and emblematic bars of the Eixample district. From 6 am to 3 am you can taste the delicious dishes prepared by the Catalan Michelin starred chef, Jordi Vilà. El Velodromo is an interesting, atypical bar where you will surely have a good time.

Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 213

El Restaurante Mediterani

Opened in 2011, this place dedicated both its decor and delicious food to the Mediterranean culture. Very good wines are offered, carefully selected to enhance the flavors of your dish. This restaurant is renowned in the Eixample district for its Mediterranean specialties. If you book, you will receive a discount of 50% off the price of parking nearby.

Address: C Diputació, 73

About the author

Mae-Lise De Sousa

Barcelona is Maé-Lise's favorite city in all of Europe. Her articles in ShBarcelona share her journey through the Catalan capital.

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