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Barcelona's Top 7 Beach Bars for Summer 2019

Barcelona's Top 7 Beach Bars for Summer 2019

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Barcelona's Top 7 Beach Bars for Summer 2019

What better way to relax after seeing the magnificent sights on offer in Gaudí’s city than by kicking back on the beach with a cocktail and watching the sunset? Originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, the chiringuito, or xiringuito in Catalan, has evolved along with Barcelona and now is a more…

What better way to relax after seeing the magnificent sights on offer in Gaudí’s city than by kicking back on the beach with a cocktail and watching the sunset ? What better way to relax after seeing the magnificent sights on offer in Gaudi’s city than by kicking back on the beach with a cocktail and watching the sunset ?

Originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, the chiringuito , or xiringuito in Catalan, has evolved along with Barcelona and now is a more sophisticated establishment, some of which offer an impressive menu and extended list of cocktails. Originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, the chiringuito , or xiringuito in Catalan, has evolved along with Barcelona and now is a more sophisticated establishment, some of which offer an impressive menu and extended list of cocktails.

Lay back on a deckchair on the sand whilst watching the Mediterranean Sea glisten in the warm, early evening sun. Lay back on a deckchair on the water while watching the Mediterranean Sea glisten in the warm, early evening sun. These places are massively popular during the summer so you’re advised to get down there early to reserve your spot. These places are massively popular during the summer so you’re advised to get down there early to reserve your spot.

Unfortunately, due to local legislation passed a few years ago, live music is prohibited so don’t come here expecting an Ibiza-esque sunset experience – you’ll will have to travel a little outside of Barcelona for that kind of party. Unfortunately, due to local legislation passed a few years ago, live music is prohibited so do not come here expecting an Ibiza-esque sunset experience – you’ll have to travel to little outside of Barcelona for that kind of party. We have listed a few of our favourite chiringuitos below for you to try out during your stay in Barcelona this summer . We have listed a few of our favorite chiringuitos below for you to try out during your stay in Barcelona this summer .

1. Bambú 1. Bamboo

This great spot offers a variety of summer classics, providing a tranquil vibe by day, and turning into the place to be at night. This great spot offers a variety of summer classics, providing a tranquil vibe by day, and turning into the place to be at night. With freshly made cocktails and good music, it’s one of the top outdoor party spots. With freshly made cocktails and good music, it’s one of the top outdoor party spots. It’s a bit further along the coast line, but trust us, well worth the travel. It’s a bit further along the coast line, but trust us, well worth the travel.

Metro: Selva de Mar (L4) Subway: Selva de Mar (L4)

2. Xiringuito Escribà 2. Xiringuito Escribà

This chiringuito is owned and run by the well-known Escribà group, who have made their name with their pastry shops and cafés on Gran Via and La Rambla . This chiringuito is owned and run by the well-known Escribà group, who have made their name with their pastry shops and cafés on Gran Via and La Rambla . Along with their wonderfully home-made pastries, their specialties include a delicious paella and some other great seafood dishes, making this without doubt one of the best chiringuitos in Barcelona. Along with their wonderfully home-made pastries, their specialties include a delicious paella and some other great seafood dishes, making this without doubt one of the best chiringuitos in Barcelona. This place is perfect for summer dining, and we recommend ordering the paella followed by a slice of one of their amazing home-made cakes. This place is perfect for summer dining, and we recommend ordering the paella followed by a slice of one of their amazing home-made cakes.

Metro: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica (L4) Metro: Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica (L4)

3. La Deliciosa 3. The Delicious

Located right on the sand, La Deliciosa is the perfect place to enjoy the beach and try some tasty Mediterranean cuisine. Located right on the sand, La Deliciosa is the perfect place to enjoy the beach and try some tasty Mediterranean cuisine. Here, you will find tasty snacks and delicious tapas, and with a team of experienced bartenders, this chiringuito offers some of the best cocktails in the city! Here, you will find tasty snacks and delicious tapas, and with a team of experienced bartenders, this chiringuito offers some of the best cocktails in the city! It is also one of the closest beach bars to the city, meaning that it is easily walkable from the centre. It is also one of the closest beach bars to the city, meaning that it is easily walkable from the center. Enjoy a perfect beach day and welcome the summer with open arms. Enjoy a perfect beach day and welcome the summer with open arms.

Metro: Barceloneta (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4)

4. El Chiringuito Group 4. The Chiringuito Group

El Chiringuito Group has not one, not two, but three chiringuitos in Barcelona – so it’s safe to say they’re quite the experts! The Chiringuito Group has not one, not two, but three chiringuitos in Barcelona – so it’s safe to say they’re quite the experts! With branches on Bogatell, San Sebastian and Mar Bella, they provide a great menu with plenty of tasty dishes, fresh fruit and, of course, yummy cocktails. With branches on Bogatell, San Sebastian and Mar Bella, they provide a great menu with plenty of tasty dishes, fresh fruit and, of course, yummy cocktails. With summer tunes and great vibes, we definitely recommend that you visit one of their chiringuitos this summer! With summer tunes and great vibes, we will definitely recommend that you visit one of their beach bars this summer!

Metro: Barceloneta (L4)/Llacuna (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4) / Llacuna (L4)


5. Vai Moana 5. Vai Moana

Situated on Bogatell Beach which is very popular with families, this beach bar has one of the best children’s menus on offer. Situated on Bogatell Beach which is very popular with families, this beach bar has one of the best children’s menus on offer. With a traditional menu of Catalan and Spanish dishes, as well as a great cocktail menu, this chiringuito has something for everyone. With a traditional menu of Catalan and Spanish dishes, as well as a great cocktail menu, this chiringuito has something for everyone. There are funky tunes in the evening and a cool surfer vibe during the day, and we also recommend heading to some of their sister locales which are spread all across the Barcelona coastline: Blue, La Deliciosa, Bambú, and Gurú. There are funky tunes in the evening and a cool surfer vibe during the day, and we also recommend heading to some of their local sisters which are spread across the Barcelona coastline: Blue, La Deliciosa, Bambú, and Guru.

Metro: Llacuna (L4) Subway: Llacuna (L4)

6. La Guingueta 6. The Guingueta

La Guingueta is one of the most frequented chiringuitos due to its location on the Barceloneta beach promenade. La Guingueta is one of the most frequented chiringuitos due to its location on the Barceloneta beach promenade. This lively hangout offers up some great dishes so it’s a good place to grab some lunch in the shade during your visit to the beach. This lively hangout offers some great dishes so it’s a good place to grab some lunch in the shade during your visit to the beach. And don’t forget about the drinks! And do not forget about the drinks! This place serves refreshing classic cocktails as well as delicious fresh smoothies at reasonable prices. This place serves refreshing classic cocktails as well as delicious fresh smoothies at reasonable prices. We recommend stopping by later on in the day and taking in the cool evening vibes whilst watching the sun go down. We recommend stopping by later on in the day and taking in the cool evening vibes while watching the sun go down.

Metro: Barceloneta (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4)

7. El Boo 7. The Boo

Looking to escape the crowded Barceloneta beaches? Looking to escape the crowded Barceloneta beaches? El Boo is one of coolest beach clubs in Barcelona right now and a known hotspot for locals. The Boo is one of coolest beach clubs in Barcelona right now and a known hotspot for locals. Situated on a small pier between the Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella beaches , this is a perfect place to relax by the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a drink or two. Located on a small pier between the Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella beaches , this is a perfect place to relax by the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a drink or two. We recommend reserving one of their seaside hammocks or VIP beds so you can really relax and soak up some rays in style. We recommend reserving one of your seaside hammocks or VIP beds so you can relax and soak up some rays in style.

Metro: Poble Nou (L4) Metro: Poble Nou (L4)

Follow this link for a digital map of some of our favourite picks. Follow this link for a digital map of some of our favorite picks.

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