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Best bars in the Gothic Quarter

Written by Miguel

Striking just the right balance between medieval and modern, the Gothic Quarter is one of the most beautiful and bohemian areas of Barcelona, with a vibrant nightlife that attracts both locals and tourists to its many bars.

You, our dear reader, deserve only the best of the best, so the next time you feel like having a beer and some pintxos in one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Barcelona, try one of these places:

Bosc de las Fades

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Photo by _guu_ via Visualhunt

One of the most peculiar bars in the Gothic Quarter is Bosc de las Fades, which is Catalan for “fairy forest”. With a unique atmosphere and decoration, resembling an actual forest, the magic always seems to be in the air in this place, which is a part of Barcelona’s Wax Museum. A very friendly staff and very accessible prices complete the checklist of things that make it a fantastic choice for any given evening.

Address: Passatge Banca, 5.

Opening hours: 10 AM to 1:30 AM on weekdays, 11 AM to 1 AM on weekends.

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My Way

If you’re looking for elegance, look no further than My Way. Named after the famous Frank Sinatra song, this bar has a vintage art deco decoration that will transport you in both time and place – how do you feel about a visit to New York in the 60s? Don’t miss out on their terrific cocktails and don’t worry about your wallet – despite all its fancy, the prices are still quite reasonable.

Address: Carrer de les Heures, 4-10.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 6 PM to 2 AM, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 PM to 3 AM.


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Photo by _guu_ via Visualhunt

Located in a gorgeous medieval square is one of the greatest bars in town, L’Antiquari. With an antique decoration (just like it says on the tin) and an upper floor that grants you an exquisite view of the Gothic Quarter, this place claims to have the best mojitos in Barcelona. Does it? Well, you’ll have to try them yourself and let us know – what it objectively has is a very diverse cocktail list and a pretty cool atmosphere, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Address: Carrer del Veguer, 13.

Opening hours: From 5 PM to 2 AM.

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There you have it – the best bars in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, so that you can enjoy the best of the city’s nightlife during your stay. Are you already on the phone with your friends, inviting them to go out? Which of these places are going to visit first? Let us know using the comment box below. Have fun!

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About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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