The best rooftops in Barcelona: a drink with a view

There is nothing better than Refreshing drink overlooking the summer chaos of a city.

Knowing that just moments ago you were entangled in a tourist traffic commotion makes the first dopamine shot from that mojito even more rewarding.

And if you are like me, you want more.

Yes it's high season and here are the best rooftop bars in Barcelona.

Why go to a rooftop bar in Barcelona?

If life is about balance, you have to stop the beers in the bars of Barcelona and treat yourself to something a little higher, literally.

You want a cocktail. Or maybe hipster decor just won't do it for you on your couple vacation.

How about a breathtaking view of the city?

They are not only reserved for hotel guests.

Remember that rooftop bars in Barcelona aren't just for Instagram stars, there are options for all tastes and all budgets.

And although they seem "exclusive" since most of them are in hotels, keep in mind that you will not have to be a hotel guest to enjoy the rooftop bars.

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The best rooftops in Barcelona

Hotel H1898: Bar Isabela

District: Raval | La Rambla 109 | Metro: Liceu (L3) | website

Among all the hotels in Barcelona with rooftop bars, it is quite appropriate to start with the main tourist center of the city: La Rambla. East imposing structure Built in 1881 it was the headquarters of the Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas.

125 years later, the builders have turned it into one of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona. You will find the roof terrace on the seventh floor. From there you will have a magnificent 360 ° view of the city, including the highest hill in the city: Montjuic.

The space is divided into several sections with different moods, but we chose the magnificent Cocktail where the star of the show is the Flor de Isabela: tequila, lychee, sugar and hibiscus. You can't go wrong with a mojito either.

The restaurant is one of the best romantic things to do in Barcelona, ​​while the relaxation area It is a great place to sunbathe on comfortable cushions while eating delicious tapas.

Drink prices here, being a luxury hotel, are understandably more expensive than the average in Barcelona. Expect to pay € 10,00 for a glass of wine and € 16,00 to € 20,00 for a cocktail.

Schedules: from 12 noon to midnight (high season, the bar is open until midnight).

Hotel Pulitzer

District: Raval | Calle Bergara 8 | Metro: Cataluña (L1 / L3) | website

From May 5 to the end of September, a few steps from the Plaza de Catalunya, this trendy terrace is open Each night. From Wednesday to Sunday they also organize concerts and DJ sessions.

In this 4-star hotel you will find a mix of people after work and TouristsSo whether you're looking to meet people or network, you'll be in great company. Take a seat at the large center table for one or the other.

The intimate atmosphere here comes to life thanks to the myriad plants and small lights. The bartenders will prepare a whole range of cocktails for you relatively advantageous price from € 10,00.

The tapas are simple and classic: cheeses, Spanish sausages, croquettes, patatas bravas and the signature, my favorite: the fried chicken sandwich.

Yes, the view is not so spectacular from here (there is no sea on the horizon), but if you are looking for a social group in city ​​center, this is the ideal place.

Schedules: 18 to 00 of hours.

W hotel rooftop bar

Quartier: Barceloneta | Place of the Wind Rose 1 | Metro: Barceloneta (L3) | Internet site

If you're looking for luxury experienceThen I suggest you one of the bars / terraces of the famous W Hotel.

Le wet bar it really comes out when the sun dips into the Mediterranean. When the light goes out, the hammocks are removed to make way for a rooftop party with a dance floor and Local and international DJs playing "unique rhythms".

There are also Eclipse Barcelona, and while it's not technically a rooftop terrace, we'll call it the highest rooftop bar from Barcelona, ​​because it is 26th floor and is animated by DJ beats, inventive cocktails and a sushi fusion creative.

In both places you will find the best ocean view.

Schedules: Sunday to Thursday (18:00 pm - 02:30 am), Friday and Saturday (18:00 pm - 04:00 am). On Sunday the Brunch with Vista is also held from 13:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m.

Skybar au Grand Hotel Central

District: El Born | Via Laietana 30 | Metro: Jaume I (L3) | website

is 5 star hotel very central it is generous enough to open its doors to non-customers in spring and summer. It really is a prime location and if it were a little more reserved for the local crowd, it would be heaven.

La overflowing pool gives way to an astonishing panoramic view that includes the beach skyscrapers, the cathedral and a spectacular ocean horizon formed by the Mediterranean. If you haven't fallen in love with Barcelona (or the person next to you!) Yet this is the place to do it.

The Sky Bar has a cocktail bar, a chill out area, and a rooftop restaurant offering tapas tasting menus. If you are going to eat you must book in advance. Expect to pay around € 35,00 per person for a meal and between € 8,00 and € 14,00 for a cocktail.

From April to October, non-clients must pay € 16,00 (cocktail included) to access. From November to March, access is free and there are live music the afternoon.

Schedules: From 20pm to midnight (from April to October) and from 00pm to midnight (from November to March).

Barcelo Raval: 360º

Neighborhood: Raval | Rambla del Raval 17-21 | Metro: Shipyards (L3) | website

It is a strange contrast between the wild neighborhood of Raval and the one that is preparing for the perfect calm on this rooftop in Barcelona located on the 11th floor of the Barceló Raval hotel.

Just take a step out of the elevator to admire Mount Tibidabo: the fantastic 360 ° roof (aptly named Terrace 360) leaves no view inaccessible! So, drink some wine and get comfortable to watch the sunset from one of the loungers.

The rooftop terrace is open all year round (weather permitting, so almost all the time!), Even for non-guests. From April to November, you will find sets the DJ during the series of rooftop parties that take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Here again, the cocktails are the star of the show, but you'll also like a local sparkling white cava (€ 5,00 to € 6,00), a gin and tonic (€ 12,00) or a mojito (€ 10,00 €).

If you are in the area on a Sunday, I recommend the brunch au B-Lounge, the hotel's rooftop restaurant.

Schedules: from 11am to 00am (depending on the weather).

Ohla Barcelona

Area: Gothic | Via Laietana 49 | Metro: Urquinaona (L1 / L5) | website

If you have had the pleasure of spending an evening in the Big Apple, you will get an air of déjà vu by visiting the rooftop bar of the Hotel Ohla due to its luxurious but casual atmosphere.

La strangely eye-covered facade It appears to be scanning passersby from its central location on the famous Via Laietana. One of the most elegant hotels with a rooftop bar in Barcelona - they have a matching terrace.

The view over the city skyline is in the voyeurism limit, like the pool on the glass roof, giving the terrace a totally different atmosphere and a spectacular touch.

This Barcelona rooftop bar is divided into two areas. The upper part houses the bar and the relaxation area, with its lovely white tables and armchairs. Further down, you will find the balcony and its well equipped panoramic view.

The bar serves champagne, wine and classic cocktails, as well as creative tapas and fresh salads (prepared by Michelin-star chef Romain Fornell). Ironically, as elegant as it is, drinks are from € 5,00.

Honorable mentions

In Barcelona, ​​there are a lot of hotels that hide secrets on their rooftops and, in fact, it is quite difficult to turn them all off. The ones I include in this list are the ones I like the most, maybe it will be different for you.

Let's start with another of the most elegant hotels in the city: the Hotel Mandarin Barcelona. The Terrat du Mandarin Oriental (Passeig de Gràcia 38-40, Passeig de Gracia metro) is open from April to November and is also accessible to non-customers, for a refined atmosphere.

For a slightly less formal evening that still deserves an ocean view, try thehôtel Duquesa de Cardona (Passeig de Colon 12, Barceloneta metro). This intimate cocktail bar in Barcelona's beach district is a classic after-beach spot.

There is also the Casa Bonay (Gran Via de Corts Catalanes 700, Tetuán metro) designed in the form of a chiringuito (chiringuito) with a relaxation area covered with plants.

Events + activities on the rooftops of Barcelona

The rooftop bars of Barcelona are a theater of events and activities.

You can attend jazz concerts, local cooking classes or play cannonball by organizing a rooftop partystraight from Wall Street.

If you are looking for special occasions, be sure not to miss:

  • La Semana de las Terrazas ("Roof Week"): ten days of concerts, children's activities, yoga, cooking classes and much more. The events take place in more than 70 hotels with rooftop bars in Barcelona. It normally takes place in the first week of June and most of the events are free by consuming on site.
  • Off Week - The week before the Barcelona electronic music festival in June, the legendary Sonar Festival takes place, a rooftop music festival! Look for exclusive DJ sets from the world's best electronic artists, rooftop pool parties, and enough dancing to last all winter. In 2020, the events take place from June 18 to 20.

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