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Where to go for bar games in Barcelona

Written by Ashley B

Barcelona is notorious for its nightlife. There is an abundance of bars and clubs to choose from. All guaranteed a night filled with memories that will last you a lifetime. Some memories you may even take with you to the grave. But if you are looking to hang out, drink a beer, and enjoy some traditional bar games, ShBarcelona has you covered – in this article, you will find a list of fun bars in Barcelona that are filled with bar games, board games, and everything in between. 

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Photo credit: Bonom Denej via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: Bonom Denej via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Let’s get to some of the best locations for bar games. L’Ovella Negra in Poblenou is a bar with a great atmosphere. Many students come here to play billiards or foosball while sharing an enormous pitcher of beer or sangria.  It is a great place to pregame or stay a while to catch a Barça game. La Birreria is another great option located in the heart of the trendy Gracia district. La Birreria is an inexpensive bar that offers free popcorn and a good game of dartsCervesería Catallunalocated in the Gracia district, has more than 20 types of beers. It also has billiards, arcade games, and more. A great bar to hang out in. Also in Gracia is No Sweat, a small bar that has sushi, billiards, dart boards, and Belgian beer. What more can you ask for? For a trendier-feeling option, check out Marmalade, a bar with a chic Havana night feel to it. It has great drinks and a black matte billiard table calling your name. Lastly, Belushi’s Barcelona, located in L’Eixample, is part of a hostel. It has ping-pong and billiard tables, an outdoor area, foosball, a massive paella pan for when you’re hungry, and loads of TV screens to watch sporting events. It also has some of the greatest staff.  

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Now let’s focus in on some of the most popular types of spots for a game night out – Irish pubs!  George Payne, located in Urquinaona, is an Irish pub notorious for its amazing parties. On Monday, they host beer-pong tournaments (arrive at 7-8pm to sign up), karaoke night on Thursdays. All other days they have darts and big-screen TVs made for celebrating FC Barcelona’s wins. Bobby’s Free, also an Urquinaona spot, is another Irish pub that has a projector perfect for game days. It has a foosball table and darts that will keep you entertained during half-time. It also has one of the cities best cocktail menus. 

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We hope you enjoy these bar ideas and check out the different atmospheres for billiards, darts and arcade games, and make some local and international friends along the way! Let us know what you think of these recommendations in the comments section below, and of course add any other great spots that you recommend!

About the author

Ashley B

Originally from the United States of America, Ashley Bravo currently lives in Barcelona. She graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. She loves to write, take pictures, and record and edit videos.

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