Known as the Mediterranean’s nightlife capital, Barcelona is a fascinating city. It boasts pretty architecture, cool nature and one of its kind nightlife.
But there is one secret way of seeing the most beautiful views of Barcelona: going for a cocktail to a rooftop bar.
Check out the top ten places to have a vermouth on a rooftop at night in Barcelona, and spend an unforgettable soiree with your significant other in style!
Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central
Situated on the rooftop of chic Grand Hotel Central, the bar is one of Barcelona’s best. Book in advance to have dinner here, and keep in mind that prices are lower here, if compared to other rooftops of the same value.
Note that the access to the rooftop is limited after 8pm, so visit it a couple of hours earlier, for sunset! Also, don’t forget that Europe’s best rooftop pool is located here, so don’t forget to bring your swimming wear along.
Also, don’t miss its house tipple, the ambrosial Caipirinha, made from Brazilian cachaca…
Address: Vía Laietana, 30, Ciutat Vella; Barcelona; 08003
Working hours: 11.00-19.00 on workdays and 11.00-20.00 over weekend.
La Terraza del Claris at Claris Hotel
Both homely and stylish, La Terraza del Claris, is a one of its kind rooftop to have a cocktail on the rooftop in Barcelona. Head here, to delight in the gob-smacking vistas opening up from the rooftop and to take pleasure in the exquisite decor and atmosphere of the place.
Note that La Terraza del Claris has a selection of dishes living up to the most demanding standards of Catalan high cuisine.
Pamper your taste buds with ambrosial Tartar De Ventresca De Atún Rojo Con Ostras Y Matices Orientales; mouthwatering Medio Kilo De Chuletón A La Brasa Con Sus Guarniciones Y Mostazas; and its signature Pina Colada Cocktails.
Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 150; Eixample; Barcelona; 08009
Working hours: 11.00-23.30
Terraza Ayre et Ayre Rosellon Hotel
One of the best rooftops to marvel at the beauty of Barcelona’s main landmark, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, this swanky rooftop has a lot of space, deckchairs, sofas and some of Barcelona’s best food and drink.
Head here for lunch break or dinner, or for an evening cocktail.
Address: Rosselló, 390; la Sagrada Família; Barcelona; 08025
Yurbban Trafalgar Rooftop
Known for great live music on Wednesdays, cool and reasonably priced menu; and splendid panoramic views, Yurbban Trafalgar Rooftop is one of the most romantic places in Spain.
Head here on Wednesday to listen to some of the most poignant musical performances in Barcelona, or visit over weekend, to listen to its en vogue DJs; also don’t miss out on its ambrosial cocktails, for example its signature Aperol Spritz.
Address: C/ de Trafalgar, 30, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Working hours: 16.00-23.00
Terraza Colon and Colon Hotel
Lying in the downtown of Barcelona this rooftop terraza offers a mind-blowing view of the Cathedral of Barcelona and its eye-appealing Gothic surroundings.
But its most significant attraction is the calm that reigns here, which makes it one of the best rooftops to avoid Barecelona’s hustle and bustle.
Don’t miss a cool chance to take selfies and share this gob-smacking view with your friends on social media.
Address: Av. de la Catedral, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Found in the heart of Barcelona, Eleven BCN sits on the 11th floor of NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon, right off Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard, in one of the most prime locales of the city.
Here you can have prime access to amazing 360º views over the Catalan capital and delight in the unique ambiance of this haute-de-game rooftop venue.
It is especially prized for its cocktail menu where you can relish everything from the more mainstream varieties to really bespoke “signature” tipples.
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 26, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Working hours: 16.00-24.00; from 16.00-01.00
Azimuth Rooftop Bar
Listed among the best rooftops of Barcelona by the RoofTop Travel Guide, Azimuth Rooftop Bar is one of the best places where to take your significant other for a date.
Here you can dine in splendour and style, surrounded by amicable locals and foreigners alike.
Bear in mind that the bar is from Monday to Sunday: 17.00- 00:30, and offers great live music performances.
Address: Terraza 8ª Planta, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619, 621, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer
Perched on top of Barcelona’s Pulitzer, this cool rooftop is known for its upbeat vibe and unforgettable soirees in the company of friends and complete strangers.
The hotel is situated just a short walk away from Plaza de Catalunya, and is one of Barcelona’s coolest. Note that there are live music acts five times a week but beware of cocktails and snacks ! They are so good that you will find yourself addicted to the place… especially given its cool vibe…
Working hours: 17.00-23.00
Address: C/ de Bergara, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Terrat at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Known as one of the best places to sample Peruvian fare in Barcelona, Terrat is a one-of-its-kind place to spend a night or two in Barcelona.
Known for its chic ambiance and stunning vistas it is the place to meet Barcelona’s cafe society!
Bear in mind that the team of Terrat’s chefs is led by chef Gastón Acurio, a Peruvian culinary guru.
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 38-40 38-40, 08007 Barcelona Spain.
Working hours: 18.00-01.00
Bonus: Terraca la Dolce Vitae
Perched on a spacious rooftop atop a spacious , it sits next to such signature Barcelona landmarks as Palau Robert and Casa Mila. Its main specialty is its mouthwatering cocktails that pamper the tastebuds of the most jaded cocktail-aficionado. Note that Dolce Vita is one of the best rooftops to visit in Barcelona…
Address: Paseo de Gracia, 68 (Terraza, 10ª Planta, 08007 Barcelona, Spain)
Working hours: 11.00-21.00
Note that even though not strict most rooftops bars in Barcelona follow a dress code and the prices there can be quite biting. Also, many roof top spots are so popular that they should be booked in advance, Sky Bar, for example.
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