Located in Catalonia, the city of Barcelona is well-known for its sun, beaches and festivals. Tourists from all around the world come throughout the year to enjoy the pleasures of this eclectic city.
A good way to live like a Spanish local is to eat tapas and drink beer. By doing so, you won’t spend too much money because tapas and beers are both very cheap.
The locals are such a fan of beer, there is even has an annual Barcelona Beer Festival, a very popular event that takes place each March. On this occasion, tourists and locals gathering to taste the world’s best craft beers.
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What you should know about Barcelona alcohol prices
Average beer prices in Barcelona
Each city has its own favorite lager beer. In Barcelona, people like drinking Estrella because it is brewed locally, while in Madrid, people drink Mahou because it is brewed in the capital.
To make sure that you order the right amount of beer, try to learn some of these Spanish terms: a tubo (30 cl.) is a narrow glass and a jarra (50 cl.) is the equivalent of a pint or a jar of beer. Both come from the draught beer dispenser (‘de barril’ in Spanish).
If you want to taste an Estrella beer, ask for a tercio, instead! A tercio is a 33 cl. bottle of beer. A quinto is a 20 cl. bottle. For those who drink less, just ask for a caña (20 cl.)
In Barcelona and Catalonia, people also say a botellín or a quinto to refer to that size. How much is a pint of beer in Spain?
The answer depends on the place, but it is not too expensive. It starts at 1 euro for a caña and 1.20 or 1.50 euros for a bottle of beer.
Cheapest places to have a beer in Barcelona
It is not very hard to find cheap places to have a beer in Barcelona. Most of the local bars offer different beers at a low price.
If you want to discover nice places, try 33/45 in the Raval neighborhood, located near the Catalonia Library.
The price of a beer is cheap there and there is a very good atmosphere! L’Ovella Negra (or the black sheep in English) is another place to go for a cheap beer and fun times. It is located in the heart of Barcelona, near Las Ramblas.
There, you can order a half litre of beer for just 3 euros! Also try 100 Montaditos, a famous Spanish restaurant chain, well-known by young people.
On Wednesdays and Sundays, everything is only 1 euro!
Related article: Where to Find Belgian Beer in Barcelona
Where to have artisanal beer in Barcelona
The best place to have an artisanal beer in Barcelona is in a microbrewery. Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona is one of the most famous ones in the city.
By visiting the factory, you will learn how breweries work and how their unpasteurized beers are made. You will also be able to taste some beers. At the end of the tour, you can try the restaurant and visit the shop.
If you want to learn more about local artisanal beers click here, read our article about them.
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