Best Rooftop Bars
Sky Bar (Grand Hotel Central)
This bar has an impressive view of almost the whole city. It is only open to the public after 8pm at night, and fills up quickly after this time. Groups of people, dressed in their finery, sip on cocktails and champagne. The low lighting and tasteful décor make this place feel chic and classy.
La Terraza (Villa Emilia)
This laid-back rooftop, situated in Eixample, is a much more relaxed affair than many of the other terrace bars around town. Its chilled vibes and Mediterranean feel make it the perfect spot to soak up some rays and have a drink or two. The bar often hosts live music nights and has a barbecue on Thursday and Saturday nights (worth booking in advance). On normal days the bar also serves up an excellent array of tapas.
B-Pool Bar (B-Hotel)
This boutique hotel has an excellent roof terrace on its seventh floor. The bar offers views of Plaza Espanya and the Montjuic hill. It is a gorgeous spot to drink a refreshing cocktail alongside the sparkling blue pool. The tapas and drinks here are both delicious and relatively cheap in comparison to other rooftop bars in Barcelona. Public access is from 8pm.
Hotel Duquesa De Cardona
This terrace has some of the best views in town of the port area. Sip on a glass of wine while watching the boats go by in the shimmering water. The terrace has lots of cosy sofas and tables to sit around, all set around a plunge pool set in the centre of the bar. Although the drinks here are slightly pricier, the views make it worth it.
Recently voted the world’s best gay boutique hotel by Out magazine, the bar of this hotel is always buzzing with mainly a young, gay crowd. Loved by tourists and locals alike, expect glitz and glamour and plenty of fun. There is a pool, a Jacuzzi and a vodka bar. The best time to go is during the two-for-one happy hour (8:30-9:30pm).
The rooftop bar here has a Café del Mar vibe and is the perfect evening spot for cocktails. The clientele tend to be young and glitzy, so put on your best if you’re heading here. The décor is Asian-inspired, with bamboo and birds of paradise flowers. Try this place on a Wednesday night if you’re looking for live music.
This bar is situated in Barcelona’s famous sail-shaped hotel, right on the beach. The bar is found on the 26th floor and has glass on almost every side, providing excellent views of the Mediterranean ocean. Try a passion fruit martini or one of the many other intriguing cocktails on the menu. If you want a window seat, head here early to avoid disappointment.
If you want to continue to one of Barcelona’s many nightclubs after your rooftop drinks, consider purchasing one of the city’s Nightlife Cards. These cards will make your nights cheaper and many of them include queue jump. To purchase a card follow this link: http://barcelona.ticketbar.eu/en/nightlife/party-card-/