While Barcelona isn’t a particularly tall city, there’s a number of great rooftop bars ideal for panoramic views and a glass (or two) of Cava. Whether you’re looking for quiet escape from the Las Ramblas crowds or want to kick your weekend off right with a cheeky dance, there’s a few rooftop bars in Barcelona worth stopping by below.
The Pulitzer Terrace
Head over to the Pulitzer Hotel for a drink on their terrace, which will transport you from Barcelona to a tropical rainforest in a matter of seconds. If you’re nearby Placa Catalunya, it’s just a short walk away and always buzzes on the weekend – especially once the vermouth starts flowing. With a fantastic cocktail list and buzzing atmosphere, it’s a favourite with both locals and savvy travellers.
Another hotel bar on the list, the Skybar at Grand Hotel Central is a prime place for a drink if a gorgeous view is your priority. While some of the other rooftops on the list might not be postcard-perfect, the panoramic lookout from the Skybar is absolutely unbeatable. It only opens to the public in the evening as it’s reserved for guests in the day and you’ll have to head over snappish if you want a seat at the table as it fills up quick.
Duquesa da Cardona
Relax at the chic Duquesa da Cardona with a cocktail and catch the seabreeze at this beachside boutique hotel. You’re not going to find the party crowd here, instead it’s perfect for people looking for a quieter night in an atmospheric setting as the harbour glitters below. Don’t forget to grab a Cardona – the house’s signature rum-based cocktail.
Located near the iconic Las Ramblas, La Isabela at the top of Hotel 1898 is a prime location for people watching after a day spent exploring the sights. While yes, it’s a little more upmarket than most with a pricey cocktail list, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth a dreamy terrace, elegant loungers for relaxing on and some stellar tapas. (It’s a popular spot though, so try to book in advance.)
If you’re looking for a spot of tranquility, head to Villa Emilia and chill out in their leafy rooftop oasis. Laidback, beautifully decorated and imbued with a distinct Mediterranean quality, it’s a great place to take a load off if you’re nearby Placa Espanya. It might not have the best views, but there’s something about the space that’s incredibly welcoming and intimate – date night, anybody?
The W Hotel never does things by halves and their rooftop WET Bar is no different. It’s not as high as some of the others on the list (in fact, it’s only on the first floor), but the views are still untouchable as it directly overlooks the beach. While you won’t be able to jump into the infinity pool unless you’re a guest, you can grab a private cabana if you’re in a big group for a little extra privacy.
La Terraza del Claris
One of the pricier options on the list, La Terraza is renowned for its trendy lounge atmosphere and gorgeous decor. (Seriously, pat that decorator on the back.) As a bar and restaurant hybrid, you’ll be able to dine on Mediterranean specialties indoors before taking your cocktails out to the connecting terrace to really make a night of it.
Step up to the railing at B-Bar’s terrace and you’ll be able to spot sights such as the Placa Espanya, Las Arenas and the Museu de Nacional Art de Catalunya amidst the cityscape. A great choice for those on more of a budget, they’ve got a killer tapas list to go along with your jug of sangria. For what you’re getting – a chic atmosphere, beautiful views and quality fare – it’s the best value for money on the list.
1881 per Sagardi
Perfectly positioned at the top of Museu d’Historia de Catalunya, this all-white terrace overlooks the nearby harbour and is a great detour from your day spent hitting the tourist trail. If you’re feeling a little peckish, they also serve up classic Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist and the cocktail list is long. The Cava flows all night long here – get there early and grab a seat by the terrace edge to maximise your experience.
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One of the newer kids on the block, the rooftop terrace at Hotel Serras offers gorgeous views over the main port and we’re all in. Slip past the cerulean swimming pool for a spot on one of their outdoor tables, where you’ll be able to watch Barcelona tick by into the early hours. It’s luxury at its finest, plus it’s connected to a Michelin-starred restaurant so there’s always that.