Poble Sec‘s nightlife has become increasingly popular in recent years. With unique bars and highly rated restaurants popping up on each corner, it’s no surprise that more and more people are making their way to Poble Sec in the evenings. So if you need some recommendations the next time you head to Poble Sec for a night out, ShBarcelona has found five of the best bars in the area to check out.
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Psycho Rock and Roll Club
One of Poble Sec‘s more established bars, Psycho Rock and Roll Club is a small rock and roll bar that plays all the classics. It’s conveniently located around the corner from the Apolo concert venue, so it’s the ideal place if you want to pop in for a caña or two before a big gig. The walls are covered with photos of musical legends throughout time and they even sell Psycho merchandise. The atmosphere is lively and fun with people dancing in the back room.
Address: C/ Piquer, 27
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This recently opened ceviche and pisco bar is a great place to come for a bite and a pisco. The creators of the menu revived the Peruvian cocktail, producing a huge variety that includes both the classics and innovative specialties. The best way to enjoy your drink at is alongside some fresh, homemade ceviche. Occasionally, Lascar even has live music playing. The space is open and casual and you can spend hours there without even noticing the time passing.
Address: Calle del Roser 74
A favorite amongst the locals, Bar Rufían is a lively space that’s almost always full. The owners are friendly and welcoming and love a good chat. They have a delicious food menu and are renowned in the city for their excellent coffees. Whether you’re stopping in for a gin and tonic, some tapas, or a cup of coffee, you won’t be disappointed at Bar Rufían.
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 123
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Founded by the people behind Mau Mau Underground magazine, Mau Mau is a favorite amongst the artists and creative minds of Barcelona. This warehouse atmosphere is open and spacious but with an intimate vibe given by its low sofas and close seating. They serve up some classic vintage cocktails like the Mosco Mule and a Dark ‘n’ Stormy. Mau Mau also has regular gigs and DJs playing and even hosts a movie night every Thursday.
Address: Calle de Fontrodona, 35,
It’s impossible to talk about Poble Sec‘s nightlife without mentioning at least one bar on Carrer Blai. This main street in Poble Sec is occupied by several small bars and pintxo restaurants- the specialty of the Basque Country’s culinary culture. One bar worth mentioning is Koska Taverna – a small Basque pintxo bar that could arguably be the best bar on the popular tapas street. The atmosphere is electric and the owners are friendly. They even have a terrace on Carrer Blai so you can relax and enjoy a vermouth outside.
Address: Carrer de Blai, 8