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Best indie bars in Barcelona

Written by Christine

The great thing about Barcelona is that there is so much variety, especially when it comes to nightlife. While there are several well-known nightclubs in the city, there are also some cool indie bars that are worth checking out. At these spots, you can hear some cool tunes, enjoy some drinks, and have a good time. The next time you want to try out something new and exciting, consider checking out one of these great indie bars in the heart of the city.

Manchester Bar

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Manchester Bar is located in the heart of the Gothic neighborhood and offers its patrons something different than the other typical bars in the area. You can expect to hear some great music, ranging from classic punk rock, like The Ramones and Iggy Pop, to indie classics like The Smiths and Joy Division. This is a great bar to try out if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual pop or Spanish music that you find in most bars. Manchester Bar is a great place to go for a cheap drink and a great atmosphere.

Address: Carrer de Milans, 5

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Cassette Bar

Cassette Bar is located right off La Rambla in the heart of the city and is a favorite among locals. Noted for its tasty tapas and good drinks, especially the gin and tonic, Cassette Bar is an indie bar that offers good music and a great place to relax. Even better, a free tapa is included with every drink so you have the perfect excuse to stay for a while and sample the best of the menu! The bar is closed on Sundays but is usually full every other day of the week.

Address: Carrer de l’Est, 11

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Polaroid Bar

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Polaroid Bar is the place to go if you want to step back in time and experience the best of the 80s and 90s. When you go in, you’ll notice the awesome decorations and music selection that make this indie bar one of the most fun in the Gothic neighborhood. You can munch on some free popcorn while you enjoy house cocktails like The DeLorean or The Balboa, and chase them with shots like The Hulk or The Pink Panther. Check out the bar‘s website for upcoming events and specials (there’s a new one almost every day of the week). Polaroid Bar also has some great pub grub to chow down on when you’re feeling hungry. So hop into your time machine and check out this cool alternative to the nightlife scene in Barcelona!

Address: Carrer dels Còdols, 29

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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