Top 5 gin bars in Barcelona

From underground clubs to classy rooftops, Irish pubs and beach boozers, there is no shortage of bars in this eclectic city. But no matter what dance floor or bar stool you find yourself on, the menu at any bar is sure to have one thing a gin and tonic. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran to the G&T scene, you’ll want to make sure you hit the places that really know what they’re doing when it comes to gin. So, without further ado, here we give you the top five gin bars in Barcelona. Cheers!

Rub

For an extensive selection of delicious cocktails and an even more extensive selection of specialty gins (over 25!), Rub is the place to go. It′s located in El Born district, just a 10 minute walk from Jaume I metro stop. Their homemade gins are infused with spices and herbs as well as juniper berries, strawberries, and many other tasty flavours. These handcrafted gins are made with a whole lot of love and won’t break the bank.

Rub

Rub is a great place to hang with friends while sipping on some of the best gin drinks in the city. Or, if you’re looking for more of a lively night out, stop by Rub before hitting the Barcelona clubs. Its small, intimate atmosphere is cosy but is always brimming with people at any hour of the day. Check out this beloved cocktail bar to experience a funky atmosphere and some delicious gin!

Address: Carrer dels Banys Vells, 6

Old Fashioned

Journey back in time at this vintage style Barcelona gin and cocktail bar. This hidden gem is tucked away in the winding streets of Grcia, but once you enter you will see its anything but discreet. Just as the name suggests, the ambiance of this bar seems to stand the test of time with old style jazz and Charleston swing music, but its menu is anything but outdated. Complete with any cocktail you can imagine, Old Fashioned is an elegant and casual bar you will surely enjoy.

Old Fashioned

Choose from their mouth-watering gin and tonics (with particular emphasis on artisan and hard-to-find brands), innovative cocktails (both traditional and homemade), and their large selection of rare old spirits to finalise your journey to an era where quality and sophistication were the top priorities. Don’t leave without trying the create your own Bloody Mary.

Address: Carrer de Santa Teresa, 1

The Lime House

The sister bar of Rub, The Lime House has an even longer, list of homemade gins, a bigger food menu, and an even more extensive selection of cocktails. Like Rub, The Lime House is located in the trendy El Born district, the perfect neighbourhood to start and end your night or venture to one of the clubs nearby for a true night out on the town.

The Lime House

Thanks to its amazing range of flavours, from rosemary and garlic to the more adventurous coffee, chocolate and even wasabi, this chic place is known as one of the best gin bars in Barcelona. If G&Ts don’t seem to be your thing, they also have an inexpensive and delicious selection of unique mojitos (price at around 4). We recommend the Sake mojito for a taste of something really unique!

Perfect for bigger groups, the Barcelona gin bar Lime House is a great place to get all your people together for a tapas dinner accompanied by some delicious peach mojitos or unique gin and tonics. Popular with international students and locals alike, you are bound to meet plenty of fun and interesting people during your night here.

Address: Carrer dels Carders, 31

Elephanta

Elephanta has been dominating the gin and tonic scene in Barcelona for years, starting well before the drink became fashionable. Complete with a selection of 40 types of homemade gins, and a beloved bartender who has perfected the ratio of ingredients needed to make the best drinks around, Elephanta has earned its spot as one of the best gin bars in Barcelona. Ask for the gin of the week for a pleasant surprise that is sure to indulge your senses.

Elephanta

To top it off, Elephanta has a festive yet cosy atmosphere that attracts both tourists and locals. With decor as colourful as the drinks themselves, this welcoming bar is a great place to hang out with your friends any day of the week.

Address: Carrer Torrent den Vidalet, 37

Bobby Gin

This hotspot offers some of the best gin and tonics in Barcelona, which says a lot in a city where gin and tonics have become very trendy. Like many other bars in the city, they offer an extensive selection of gins, including floral, citrus and spiced flavours and everything in between.

Bobby Gin

However, what sets them apart from the rest is not necessarily what they have behind the bar, but rather who they have behind the bar: the 2011 winner of the title ‘World Class Bartender’, Alberto Pizarro. So, if you want your drink mixed as close to perfection as humanly possible, Bobby Gin is the place to go.

If you find yourself needing a snack but not wanting to leave, Bobby Gin also has delicious appetizer food options perfect for sharing with your buddies. Some of their dishes include ceviche, arepas, Iberian wild pork, and even gin and tonic salmon. For delicious food, perfectly mixed drinks and a cheerful atmosphere, head to Bobby Gin in Grcia.

Address: Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at AB Apartment Barcelona.

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Comments (3)

  1. Daisy says:

    Talking about gin and tonics makes me dream about a long vacation and a reason to travel! I love to explore new places and tastes!

  2. Sammi says:

    Interesting, I love gin AND barcelona! Surprisingly when I went there I didn’t drink at all, I don’t think I realised that there was a big drinking/partying scene to be honest. I did eat a lot though! The vintage gin and cocktail bar looks amazing, definitely one to blog about.

  3. Sara says:

    There are so many cool bars in Barcelona, it’s becoming more and more trendy to drink cocktails so new places are poppin up each week!

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