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The Top 5 Bars in the Gothic Quarter

Written by Rachel G

If you’re looking for a great night out in Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter is one of the best places in the city to be. Located right in the center, it’s always lively and packed with people at all hours of the night.

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You can find every type of bar you’re looking for there, from swanky and elegant cocktail bars to cozy pubs and small nightclubs or bars with live music. The hardest part is finding the very best ones to visit.

Here at ShBarcelona, we’ve created a list of the top 5 bars in the Gothic Quarter to check out.

The best bars in the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona

Sor Rita Bar

Sor Rita Bar might just be the most unusual bar in all of Barcelona. The decor is funky and unexpected with high-heel shoes on the ceiling, leopard print all over the place, and retro music playing in the background.

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The kitsch vibe is on another level at Sor Rita, but somehow it works perfectly for the place and customers absolutely love it. They even do a tarot card night on Mondays and karaoke night on Thursdays to accompany their menu of delicious cocktails.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t soon forget in the Gothic Quarter, then Sor Rita is your place.

Address: Carrer de la Mercè, 27, 08002 Barcelona

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Manchester Bar

With two popular locations, Manchester Bar is a local favorite with a great atmosphere, cheap drinks, and a happy hour. The bar has an alternative/indie vibe with great music and a friendly staff of bartenders.

It’s the perfect place to grab a casual beer after work with friends or begin a night out in the city center.

Address: Carrer de Milans, 5, 08002 Barcelona

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Sub Rosa Cocktail Bar

As one of the most popular bars in the Gothic Quarter, Sub Rosa Cocktail Bar doesn’t disappoint. Known for their one-of-a-kind cocktails.

With a good mix of locals and tourists, Sub Rosa offers a huge cocktail list at great value prices. The atmosphere is both quirky and cozy and the friendly bartenders contribute to the casual ambiance of the bar.

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Whether you live in Barcelona or you’re just visiting, many call the Sub Rosa Cocktail Bar “a must” in Barcelona.

Address: Carrer d’en Rauric, 23, 08002 Barcelona

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Zona d’Ombra

If you’re a wine lover, Zona d’Ombra is the Gothic Quarter bar for you. They specialize in local wines, Cava, and liquors. They sell reds, whites, and rosés by the glass alongside their delicious menu of tapas.

The friendly staff is always willing to offer recommendations for food and wine pairings so you have the best experience possible. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy, so it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day and enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Address: Carrer de Sant Domènec del Call, 12, 08002 Barcelona


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The Mint

Located on the edge of the Gothic Quarter and El Born, you’ll find The Mint. This trendy bar is a popular place to start the night before heading out to some of the city’s bigger nightclubs later.

They have two floors and are known for their delicious, strong, and cheap mojitos at just 4€ each. The vibe is casual and relaxed with warm lighting and cozy seating.

With a friendly staff and a huge selection of great cocktails at very reasonable prices, it doesn’t get much better than The Mint.

Address: Passeig d’Isabel II, 4, 08003 Barcelona

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Is any of them in the Gothic Quarter?

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About the author

Rachel G

Originally from the United States, Rachel has been living in Spain since 2014. After two years in Madrid, she moved to Barcelona in 2016 to pursue her passions in writing and photography. She spends her free time enjoying life in beautiful Barcelona and traveling around Europe as much as possible.

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