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Best five chiringuitos in Barcelona for the summer!

Written by Adriana

Although this is not the warmest summer ever, there are certain hours of the day that the sun shines and the heat makes locals and visitors to look for a terrace to have a drink and cool themselves off. ShBarcelona’s blog will help you discover some of the chiringuitos (beach bars) on the Barcelona coast, which offer good music, refreshing cocktails and delicious tapas all day and, some of them even at night. These places are also known for being hot spots during the most important celebrations of the year as the recent Sant Joan’s night, for both locals and those who are spending some time in the city. Is worth to mention that their prices aren’t the lowest in the city, if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises check out the menu first. Here are some of the best chiringuitos:

chiringuitoEl Chiringuito: Bogatell beach is one of the most well-known in Barcelona. It is closely linked with “Beach club” culture of the city and, being a little further away from residential areas, you could enjoy the tranquility that characterizes a place like this. They offer Mediterranean food and beverages of all kinds that you will take while sitting on the terrace or lying in a hammock, listening to the music selected for a young and modern audience. In Metro L4 Llacuna (in front of Escribà Restaurant)

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Chiringuito Las Vegas: its location, just down the Passeig Joan de Borbó and near the beginning of the promenade of Barcelona, makes it one of the busiest chiringuitos. If you are looking for a lively atmosphere and you like seeing people of all kinds while drinking a beer or a cocktail in front of the beach, this is your place. If you want calm and peace, choose another place. You will also find party at night in this chiringuito. In Metro L4 Barceloneta.

Chiringuito del Sol : those chiringuitos are really close to each other, and offer international cuisine, cocktails ”of the day” at 4 € (a very reasonable price being a chiringuito), good music and a multilingual staff that will serve you kindly. They are very close to the Paseo Joan de Borbó, and open from April to November. When you start to notice that Barcelona temperatures rise a bit, although you wouldn’t get a bath on the sea, you can count on these two beach bars for a drink while listening relaxing electronic music beats. We recommend you to try their salads if you get hungry while sunbathing on the beach. In Metro L4 Barceloneta.

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chiringuitoVai Moana: located in Bogatell Beach, a little further from the city center, you will find a more quiet and romantic environment there, with a candle-based lighting. Its name comes from the Isla de Pascua Rapa Nui language and means “blue sea”. It is one of the most exclusive bars and you can event rent it to organize luxury events with a previous reservation. Vai Moana is different because is a restaurant where a lot of famous Dj’s go to play music. In Metro L4 Llacuna.

El Chiringuito de la Mar Bella: is the most successful gay beach bar in the city and also the oldest. It is also known as the “Chiringay” and is located on the beach of Mar Bella, as the name suggests, right on the border of the area where nudism is allowed. During the summer is a very common place for the gay locals and visitors to go and have some drinks. In L4 Metro Poblenou.

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Adriana is a writer, content & community manager, web designer, media analyst and tireless traveler.

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