There’s nothing better than a cool cocktail, a comfortable sofa and some amazing views of Barcelona! Beat the heat of the sizzling streets of the Catalan capital this summer and head up, up, up for some exceptional outdoor drinks and spectacular scenery at one of Barcelona’s best rooftop terraces.
With plenty of fantastic open-air bars to choose from, each one with its own charm, we’ve put together a list of our favorites. From incredible sea views to live music, enjoying an evening at one of these cool and sophisticated rooftop terraces in Barcelona is a must for any visitor to the city this summer.
This rooftop terrace bar offers a unique 360 degree view of Barcelona. Located in the charming Gothic Quarter, close to the Barcelona Cathedral, views of the spires towering over the skyline of the city make this chill-out bar that extra bit special! So, give us some relaxing tunes, poolside drinks and a sizzling sunset to enjoy at this charming boutique hotel terrace bar. (Via Laietana, 24)
Casa Fuster is a great choice for your rooftop terrace drinks in Barcelona, being found in the hip, Catalan-bohemian neighborhood of Gràcia. This charming hotel is over 100 years old and oozes with character, so much so, Woody Allen has even been spotted playing jazz at this joint. The Terrassa Blue View at Hotel Casa Fuster offers a captivating 360º view of the city, including the famous Passeig de Gràcia, the Sagrada Familia and the peak of Tibidabo, making this rooftop bar the perfect summer spot to chill out with some refreshing drinks and good company. (Passeig de Gràcia, 132)
Alaire Terrace Bar – Hotel Condes
For some exclusive and glamorous rooftop refuge, Alaire Terrace Bar is the place to go. Relax on the white sofas with a cool, refreshing drink, some tasty tapas and wonderful views of modernist Barcelona, from the iconic Sagrada Familia to the unique La Pedrera. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, this rooftop bar transforms into an open-air evening filled with live music sessions, sassy cocktails and a seriously alluring atmosphere. (Passeig de Gràcia, 73-75)
Las Ramblas is one of the most emblematic streets in Barcelona, home to street performers, shops, markets and some awesome sights. However, when you need to escape the hustle and bustle, Hotel 1898’s Terraza La Isabela, provides the perfect setting for some dinner and drinks on one of Barcelona’s warm, balmy nights. We recommend sipping on one of the ultra-tasty house cocktails as you enjoy the views of Las Ramblas, Port Vell and Montjuïc. Don’t forget to try the homemade tapas here too – delicious! (La Rambla, 109)
A young, fun and fabulous bar can be found at the W Hotel. Sipping a signature passionfruit cocktail and taking in the breathtaking ‘vistas’ of the Mediterranean Sea from the WET Bar of the W Hotel is definitely a good way to spend a warm summer evening. The rooftop bar of this luxurious, sail-shaped hotel is open to the public from 8pm and on Sundays the new WET Deck Summer Series parties hit the space, pumping up the atmosphere with massively famous live DJs and some über-fruity drinks. (Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1)
So, if you’re planning to visit Barcelona this summer, be ready to fill your evenings with magnificent views of the city, mouth-watering drinks, and top tunes at these fantastic rooftop terrace bars!
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