Located in the western part of Barcelona, Les Corts is a district and neighborhood that unfortunately doesn’t get a lot of attention because it’s the least populated place in the city. But if you have the chance to visit the neighborhood, you’ll find that it has its fair share of great local bars and restaurants. While bars in the area are a bit off the beaten track, they have just as much livelihood as the bars in the center of the city. If you’d like to discover the neighborhood a bit more for yourself, here are five of the best bars in Les Corts.
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Lunatic is a bar that fits its name with live standup performances and music that bargoers love. Entrance is free with the stipulation that you must pay at least eight Euros for something; we suggest trying a fancy cocktail. It has a cozy atmostphere with chairs and couches and defines typical Barcelona nightlife as it opens from 10:00 PM to 2:30 AM every Monday through Saturday. They have a full bar, so you can get anything from beer to shots or a cocktail. However, it’s recommended to make a reservation with a group because it fills up fast, especially on the weekends.
Address: Carrer Regent Mendieta, 38, 08028
With a renovated interior that speaks of comfort, Konbe offers a wide variety of original cocktails, gin and tonics, and mojitos. The staff is excellent and they’re known for making their customers happy with quick and attentive service. The bar has its own variety of entertainment from music to comedy and the mood is quiet and casual. There’s a terrace for those who want some fresh air, and it’s a great place for the early evening or wee hours of the morning, opening at 5:30 PM and closing between 1 and 3 in the morning, varying by day.
Address: Carrer de Déu i Mata, 136, 08029
El Tap gets its name from the fact that it specializes in beer on tap, so it’s one of the best bars in the area for beer lovers. They have plenty of beers to choose from, especially IPAs, and accompany them with several tapas and sandwiches to order. It’s closed on Mondays, but opens at noon during the rest of the week and closes at 5 PM on Sunday, Midnight on Tuesday through Thursday, and 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Overall, the place is casual, has a terrace for outdoor seating, and offers free wi-fi.
Address: Carrer Constança, 8, 08029
Kahala Tiki Bar
As its name suggests, there is a tropical, Hawaiian-slanted theme to Kahala Tiki Bar, taking visitors temporarily out of the urban atmosphere and onto a Hawaiian beach for the night. Their bar menu is full of mixed drinks made with tropical-flavored tequila, rum, vodka, and other beachy beverages. They also have an outside patio, pool table, and free snacks to go alongside the flavorful drinks. Kahala Tiki Bar is open every day of the week from 7 PM to 3 AM but can get quite full at times as it’s so trendy.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 537, 08029
Enigma Music Bar
Enigma Music Bar is a nightclub/theatre bar in Les Corts, perfect for those that love to combine their bar experience with a little entertainment. They have mojitos, daiquiris, piña coladas, and other great drinks to sip in an energetic atmosphere. There is music, comedy, a wide variety of six-euro cocktails, and Thursday night is hookah night. Enigma Music Bar has become a staple of Les Corts that opens every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and gets packed quite often, so be sure to reserve a ticket online ahead of time.
Address: c/Taquigrafo Garriga, 106, 08029
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Les Corts might not be the area of the city with the most activity, but you can find some excellent hidden gems for a nightcap or a drink to take the stress away from work there. It’s not always all about the heart of the city, but also its surroundings where life thrives in trendy bars and hole-in-the-wall places alike. Consider these five bars in Les Corts for a nice beer or cocktail the next time you’re planning a night out in the city.
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