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Discover Sor Rita, one of the quirkiest bars in Barcelona

Written by Vicky York

Barcelona is known for its great nightlife, with plenty of clubs, discos, and bars where you can get together with your friends and have a good time. If you’re looking for a fun night out at a bar that offers something a bit different with a great atmosphere and music, then head to one of the quirkiest bars in the city, Sor Rita.

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Sor Rita

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This eclectic bar in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona boasts retro-kitsch decorations packed full of quirky pieces. High heels are stuck to the wall, underwear hangs from the ceiling, a collection of Barbies are positioned in Kama Sutra poses and religious images are mixed with pop culture icons such as James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn. The name of the bar gives it away with a play on words in Spanish: “Sor Rita” meaning Sister Rita which also sounds like “zorrita” meaning little slut. This perfectly sums up the bar’s mix of religious references with sinful pleasures.

As soon as you enter the bar you know you’re in for a fun night as you’re met with a rather unusual shrine. Think garish leopard prints and brightly painted walls complete with a wall of shame showing the sinners of the 20th century. The spirit of the bar continues with its music, playing classics such as Boney M, Abba, Marisol and Raffaela Carra. As well as serving fab cocktails to complete the whole package for a perfect night out.

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Sor Rita also has different events on throughout the week to keep you entertained. On Monday nights it’s Cocktails & Tarot night, where you can get an insightful look into your future by booking a Tarot reading session. On Tuesdays from 8.30pm onwards you can grab a drink and help yourself to an open buffet of different salads, hummus, chorizo and much more for just 6€. And don’t forget to visit on a Thursday when they host a free karaoke night which includes a dressing up box so you can really let your hair down after work!

Address: Carrer de la Mercè, 27

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 7 pm – 2:30 am, Friday to Saturday: 7 pm – 3 am.

Have you ever been to Sor Rita? We’d love to hear about your experience and what you thought of it! Let us know by commenting below, and feel free to share any other suggestions you have for quirky bars in Barcelona!

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* Main photo by via Visualhunt

About the author

Vicky York

Vicky is a UK copywriter and translator based in Barcelona. An avid traveller, festival follower and music lover.

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