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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.
For guests at the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, a complete Mediterranean retreat is only as far as one of the resto-bars on-site, Mimosa Garden. It is impossible to fell anything but blissful as you recline in an ultra-comfortable chair with an expertly-mixed cocktail in hand, waiting for your meal of Asian-inspired Mediterranean fare to arrive. The sight of the olive trees swaying in the summer breeze just adds to the feeling of calm that pervades Mimosa Garden. Hours are seasonal, so check the website before planning a meal here.
La Isabela is a great place to grab a few drinks, kick back, and take in gorgeous views of the Barcelona skyline. La Isabela is located on the terrace of the iconic Hotel 1898 and features a menu of delicious tapas, burgers, and other quick bites along with some refreshing well-mixed cocktails, local and imported spirits, and craft beers. Catch the sunset with some great drinks, casual background music, and friendly service for a truly enjoyable time.
From its perch high atop the Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, Sky Bar is well equipped to make your night out one to remember. This terrace hotspot is not meant only for a night on the town, though; lounging about on a sun bed post a dip in the pool is the ultimate way to spend an afternoon. While you sit back and enjoy an expertly-mixed cocktail, your eyes can feast on the magnificent view of Barcelona at your feet.
Alaire is a jewel of bar located on the eighth floor of Hotel Condes de Barcelona. A splendid view of the city greets you when you walk into this beautiful rooftop bar. The vibe here is casual chic, reflected in the modern yet elegant and comfortable decor. Alaire Terrace Bar makes for a fantastic, informal dine-in replete with spectacular cocktails and tapas and scintillating, musical entertainment. A great service staff, stellar drinks and chow, and not to mention, Gaudi's La Pedrera etched against that brilliant Barcelona sky are enough to keep you coming back for more!
Hotel Casa Fuster on Passeig Gràcia is home to one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city. Known for the splendid panoramas of Barcelona it offers, Blue View By Bombay Sapphire is a treat for all your senses. Elegantly decorated, the rooftop spot is drenched in mesmerizing blue hues that immediately besiege you; Blue View is truly a world of wonder in itself. The ambiance sets the mood to an elegant shade of intimate while signature cocktails like mimosa de cava add a hint of exotic mystique. A definite must-visit - if not for the drinks, for the view; if not the view, the spectacular architecture the place is adorned with.
Although not as old as some of the other squares in the historic neighborhood of Gràcia, Plaça John Lennon still attracts attention by virtue of being dedicated to one of the world's most famous musicians. The perfect spot to observe the goings-on in this area devoted to John Lennon is, in fact, yet another place bearing his name: Bar Lennon. The lovely outdoor seating area is the bar's drawing card; that you are treated to good food and drink while observing the sights and sounds of the area is just the cherry on top of the cake.
Bringing a Mediterranean beach to the W Barcelona, the Wet Bar is one of the most happening pool-side bars in the city. You can lounge about on a sun bed with a creative offering from the team of mixologists during the day; as night falls, get ready to groove to the DJ's beats in a beautiful candle-lit setting, with a magnificent view of Barcelona all lit up to boot. If all that dancing makes you hungry, you can always grab a quick bite from the tapas menu.