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Foosball in Barcelona

Written by Dylan
Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC

Are you holding your breath for the Champions League Final at the end of the month? We have a few weeks to go until kick off but luckily enough, Barcelona has one of the greatest football followings in the world. Why not make your way to one of Barcelona’s many sports bars and get playing a bit of foosball or table soccer to keep you occupied until the final?

Bars with Foosball Tables

The Bollocks Rock Bar with its rocked out décor in El Gothic is one of the most interesting bars in all of Barcelona. Cheap beer, great loud music and for those of you with foosball skills, their table has two-footed players allowing greater freedom and control of the ball. Get ready for a foosball experience like no other because this is an endurance match. This bar is open until 5am so make yourself comfortable and let the challengers line up.

The Shamrock Bar is an authentic Irish snug situated close to Plaça Universitat. The Shamrock Bar serves good food and affordable beer and if you mix that with the cool sports atmosphere, playing foosball becomes more than a game, turning into an event.

Taverna L’Ovella Negra is a student bar decorated like an old Spanish tavern and tucked away off La Ramblas. But don’t let its décor fool you, the competition in here is quite serious. The foosball tables here are mastered by both local and international students, who are no strangers to dodging the odd lecture and challenging each other to a face off in a display of spilt beer and cheers.

Elèctric Bar is one of Gràcia’s hidden gems. Between the drinks and the live music, you’ll think you have slipped out of time. The only thing to pull you back to earth is the anticipation of getting your turn on the foosball table.

El Garaje Hermético is a bar whose name is based on a science fiction comic of the same name published between1976 and 1980. The bar is housed in an absolutely stunning building and the interior has giant drawings and comic book strips, making it the perfect setting to enjoy a friendly game of foosball.

Sala El Dorado, right in Placa del Sol in Gràcia, is a popular destination for music, sports and foosball lovers alike. Come along here to enjoy a night of tasteful music and an exciting game of foosball like the local Spaniards do.


Photo credit: Foxtongue via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: Foxtongue via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SA

Whether you’re a decent foosball player or not, it can be quite hard not to enjoy yourself. So give one of the bars above a visit and if you find yourself wiping the table with the tears of your friends or you haven’t paid for a drink in a while, then you might have what it takes to compete in the big leagues. The International Table Soccer Federation are having the Spanish Finals in Benidorm from May 27th until the 29th. The entry fee is only €15 and you could win €400 if you finish in first.

Go on you might surprise yourself!

About the author


Dylan is a freelance writer in Barcelona, enjoying the Spanish culture and weather along with the incredible opportunities life has to offer.


  • I think, at present this game is so has worldwide fan follower not only Barcelona.its very entertaining games..Specially my kids are Just love with this games..

  • I feel that the quality of indoor games is vital to the quality of play & also for the safety of the players. I purchased my first Shelti foosball table from… I was a bit reluctant to order on-line but I have to say that I am very happy with the purchase and the customer experience I have received from the company has been phenomenal! It is refreshing to get such exceptional customer service in this day and age.

  • It’s hard to find an updated list for bars with foosball, as bars shut down and new ones spring up all the time. Bookmarked this reference thanks!

  • long time ago on a florida holiday i played on a strange table with 3 goalies … still as european i prefer our garlando tables.

  • I m a pro player from Pakistan UNFORTUNATELY we have no federation of this game I

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