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Located in Catalunya, the Hard Rock Cafe offers a fun environment to enjoy a delicious meal. With rock 'n' roll memorabilia lining the walls to create a visually pleasurable experience, you can relax and enjoy the American-style food while sipping on a delicious cocktail or just beer. The live music only adds to the popularity of this haunt. Guests can also shop and select from the attractive merchandise on offer.
Bite into some delicious garlic mushrooms or scrumptious Irish Pork sausages and chips at the George Payne Irish Bar. It is advisable to book a table in advance as the place sometimes gets too crowded for comfort. This place is a good spot to gather with friends or just to wash down a quick pint before starting out the evening. You are sure to have a good time here, beer and excellent cocktails abound for decent prices. Lunch specials are from 13h to 15h and the bar is open daily from 1h onwards.
Located just steps away from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kasparo Restaurant is a great place to find yourself on a sunny day in Barcelona. The much-coveted terrace is a favorite among locals and tourists for its perfect people-watching perch and airy atmosphere. The menu is written on a blackboard outside and changes daily depending on the season and popularity of the dishes. The beer and wine list gives guests a great opportunity to try out local breweries and wineries while basking in the sun.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, Stoke Bar offers a wide range of spirits, brews and Mediterranean eats in a cozy and homely environment. The interiors are tastefully done, featuring an array of attractive wooden furnishings, suspended lights, and decent seating spaces. The bartenders here are highly skilled and are known to mix up some truly innovative cocktails that can please the most discerning of palates.
Dunnes tries to recreate the vibe of a traditional Irish drinking joint and doesn't fail. Tucked in the Gothic Square, merely a stone's throw away from Jaume I train station, this pub is the perfect spot if you're looking for a place to unwind or catch some live sports action. The threadbare brick walls, wooden bars and high vaulted ceiling make the place feel intimate yet spacious at the same time. Homemade fare of Irish Stew, Bangers & Mash, Chicken Burger and Fajitas perfectly complements the Guinness, Magners and other beers. And if you're into football then come down on a game night and experience the game in a fun and convivial atmosphere with the swag crowd.
Guinness and Leprechauns with a traditional pot of gold and luck is what the Irish believe in. The Temple bar can provide you with the Guinness but as for the Leprechauns, count your blessings if you get to see one. A true traditional Irish pub, with football being the main vibe, you could not go wrong here. During football matches which are screened here, Spaniards and foreigners alike congregate over a lager or a pint and cheer on their favorite team. Just like the Irish, the pub is filled with happiness and loud laughter. On some nights they even have bands coming in to perform for the guests. If you want to experience a boisterous, happy-go-lucky time then do not think twice, just head for The Temple Bar and wish for your pot of gold.
Ring the doorbell to get in at Robadors 23. It may appear a little inconspicuous from the outside, but once inside, the charm of exposed stone walls, graffiti art and great acoustics make for a memorable experience. This bar hosts an array of live concerts like jazz and blues jams, as well as flamenco nights. Top local and national artists and DJs take centerstage here to give patrons a mix of genres.
One of the most intriguing bars in the city, Barcelona Pipa Club is a cigar club as well as a vibrant bar, making it one of the most popular places to be. Here you can find Catalan celebrities mingling with the bourgeoisie and American students. The bar is very spacious and has Victorian décor with a comfortable Borkum Riff lounge that looks onto a lovely square. Spotlights, a stage, video projector and a giant screen add interesting features to the interior. Pipe smoking courses are held regularly and are open to anyone interested in learning the art. The bar opens at 10p till late.
When in Barcelona, tapas are a culinary ritual. Head to La Pepita for some of the best kind in the city. Owners Sergio and Sofia are the hosts with the most at this lovely tapas bar. Engage in conversation while availing top recommendations from the affordable menu. On offer are delicious contemporary renditions of the Spanish staple; grilled artichokes, chicken croquettes, lamb with hummus, foie gras dishes and salted cod. Enhance your experience with regional wine and homemade digestif shots. The laid-back vibe and lively energy of the place is quintessential of the city's infectious buzz.
This busy, bustling little brew pub is full of personality and has been open since 1960, serving customers house beer and tastiest tapas. Food specialties include Chistorra (spicy red sausage), Chicharrones (homemade pork rinds), Morcilla (black sausage), fried squid and Montaditos (like canapés). There is no menu and no fancy wine; just house red, white and rosé, but the main draw is the selection of brews. It is packed all day long but it's worth squeezing in.
Michael Collins has built a good reputation for itself as an Irish-Catalan pub since opening its doors in 1997. Frequented not only by locals but even tourists from around the globe, this pub is located right across the Temple of Sagrada Familia. The best thing about Michael Collins is the service, which is unlike anywhere else. Sports banter over pints of Guinness coupled with homemade Irish fare and bumbling Irish tunes beats every other remedy for a long day.
Tinta Roja Espai d'Art is a great venue if you want some Latin entertainment. The bar and performing arena is well-divided for both kinds of entertainment. You can enjoy tapas and cocktails at the bar with a good mix of eclectic sounds or head towards the hall which has a great stage and public seating arrangement. The bar draws all kinds of crowds from varied nationalities and social classes. Theater, tango, jazz, poetry recitals and comedy are regularly performed here. The tango classes held here are a hit with the crowd.