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Best bars in Horta-Guinardó

Written by Miguel

If you plan on visiting Barcelona, you probably already know that the city has a lively nightlife with plenty of cool bars and clubs where you can drink and dance all night. Most of the hype normally concerns establishments near the city centre, though. We’re here to show you another side of the city, with less crowded bars and a more relaxed vibe – the district of Horta-Guinardó, which has plenty of cool places where you can spend a nice afternoon or evening having fun with friends. So, pick out your outfit, wave goodbye to all the tourists and let’s go! The music, the talk and the drinking await us!


Photo by erink_photography via Visualhunt

Photo by erink_photography via Visualhunt

A lounge bar located in the neighbourhood of Horta, Periféric was recently closed for renovations and has come back better than ever. Open between 5 PM and 2 AM on weekdays and closing only at 3 AM on weekends, it’s the perfect place for a gin & tonic or just a coffee. With a nice terrace, comfortable sofas, two big televisions, an excellent Wi-Fi service and a darts machine, it has everything you need to have a good time in Barcelona. They are also known for organizing great private parties and birthday celebrations, so if you have a group event on the horizon, make sure to give them a call, as their service is pretty great.

Address: Carrer del Tajo, 5.

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Louise Se Va

Open until 2 in the morning and with a vast menu, Louise Se Va (a name inspired by the classic Richard Berry song “Louie Louie”) is the place for those who like to eat and drink until late. Delicious bocadillos, inventive tapas, juicy burgers, tasty salads, good beers and great music – what else do you need? The environment is informal and relaxed, the service is very attentive and the prices are quite reasonable, so we definitely recommend you give it a try.

Address: Plaça d’Eivissa, 11.

La Tasca

Photo by Hernan Piñera via Visualhunt

Photo by Hernan Piñera via Visualhunt

Unpretentious and with super friendly service, La Tasca is a traditional Catalan tavern, where the client’s comfort and satisfaction are always the top priority. With a wide variety of tapas that are served in quite generous portions and the atmosphere of a humble neighbourhood establishment, this is one of those places where you don’t even notice the time pass while you eat, drink and laugh.

In sum, La Tasca is the perfect place to go if you want to experience Barcelona differently – it shows you an often unnoticed side of the city and its people, offering you a deeper insight into the life and customs of the locals. Plus, the prices are great!

Address: Rambla del Carmel, 28.

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Which one of these bars in the district of Horta-Guinardó will you visit first? Let us know using the comment box below. Have fun in Barcelona!

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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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