While Barcelona has historically been home to a fertile bespoke cocktail scene, during the last few years the rise of the craft beer culture is overwhelming. Luckily for lovers of a good pint (like ourselves) the craft beer bars are popping up in many neighborhoods in Barcelona and now it’s a trend city-wide.
“Tomamos una caña?” It’s a phrase you’ll hear frequently if you hang out with Spanish people. “Let’s go for a pint” may sound more Irish, however it’s a surprisingly common invitation in Spain for afterwork drinks. Many are seeking for their next beer heaven using apps like BCN Best Craft Beer available for iOS or Untappd for Android users. You can locate the craft beer bars and restaurants listed above on this map: Bla Bla Beer.
The brew pubs in Barcelona are a refreshing alternative to the tapas and wine bars. We visit beer bars frequently and here we share with you the city’s top beer bars for that spicy craft beer you’ve been dreaming for. All these bars serve food too, so you can start a bar hopping for tapas and pints. Sounds like fun, right? Vamos!
1) Craft Barcelona
Craft Barcelona is located in the heart of the Old Town, in a small alley in the Gothic Quarter, a few feet from the Cathedral and close to the ruins of the Roman Temple of Augustus, the location where Barcelona was born. The bar offers a variety of tapas and pinchos served with craft beers like IPA’s, Lagers, Ambers and more. Almost daily the bar organizes events from poetry to dance and live music.
2) La Menuda
La Menuda is a taproom located in the heart of Eixample, a few minutes from Paseo de Gracia and Casa Mila-La Pedrera Gaudi’s project. A bar-restaurant full of light where the beer culture meets brunch. Food is as importan as beer in La Menuda, with plenty of healthy dishes to share, hamburgers or food bowls.
3) La Fábrica Capfoguer
La Fábroca Capfoguer bar-restaurant was born as a cooperative, an association of persons working as a team to meet their common goals. Their mission is to bring closer their clients to the culture behind the making and consumption of craft beer. Also, they super local producers, offering different dishes cooked with local and fresh products from the region of Catalonia.
4) Craft Beers & Burgers HOPPINESS
This bar-restaurant is a multi-purpose room for the lovers of craft beer, live music, food and street markets. It’s an establishment that supports the artists and people in the creative industry. Worth paying a visit!
BierCaB started from the passion of a group of friends who love craft beer and food. With a wide selection of international dishes, you can feel creative by accompanying your craft beer with a ceviche or veggies.
6) Garage Beer Co
For the guys behind Garage Beer CO everything started in 2015. A few blocks from the University square, in the center of Eixample this brewpub rapidly became a hotspot in the neighborhood and beyond. The beer is freshly made at the same establishment of the bar – an interesting experience tasting a craft beer while looking at the barrels where the magic happens.
Located into the Old Town, in the El Born district, surrounding by old building and warm street lighting Ale&Hop beer bar has something of a bistro feeling. There you can taste hand pumped beers like Lager, Wheat Beer, Pale Ale, IPA’s, Porter and Stout. Their food is excellent with tapas cooked with ingredients from the farmers market next by.
What’s your favorite type of beer? Have you ever been to any of these bars? Let us know your recommendations and we’ll be happy to share your tips to our blog post!