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Barcelona’s 15 Best Hipster Bars

Are you a true hipster in search of places in Barcelona to enjoy the best indie music and a truly alternative environment? We’re going to show you some of the best venues in each neighborhood!


The Gothic Quarter:

Fantástico: Indie Pop at its best! This cocktail bar has a great ambience that’s full of psychedelic colors and images. Previously, it was a punk-style pub, but after it’s conversion it has become a great addition to theBarcelonanightlife.

Sidecar: In this classicBarcelonavenue you’ll find some of the best alternative music, and you can often hear it live. Check it out on the Plaza Real!


El Raval:

Raval 32: This small retro-style yet modern bar is very similar to those found in Born. They have an extensive beer list, and they even screen movies there.

Manchester: The bar’s name alone can tell you what to expect. Come listen to the best Brit Pop in this bar, which has a larger sister bar in the Gothic Quarter.

It Café: This place has an Arabic atmosphere and monthly changing exhibitions of paintings and photographs by various artists on its walls. It’s filled with couches where you can pass the afternoon, but it’s also open until 3 am on Friday and Saturday.


Poble Sec-Montjuïc:

La Terraza: The main attraction here is the great outdoor terrace, which you can enjoy on nice days and especially in the summer when there’s an Ibizan atmosphere and the best alternative music.

Sala Apolo: One of the most famous concert halls in Barcelona, the Sala Apolo welcomes the best music groups every day. At the end of the night it converts into a disco playing electronic music and their twin venue “La 2” is not far away.



Razzmatazz: Speaking of music, this is another legendary place. Razzmatazz is oneBarcelona’s temples of alternative music, and it has five spaces offering a wide range of different styles.

Oven: This is a typical bar with loft-style decoration and modernist furniture. You can have drinks and grab a bite or even host an even in their ample space.

Rocksound: The sister of the aforementioned pub “Fantástico”. A variety of DJs play good, diverse indie music with an industrial aesthetic.



Sol de Nit: Located in the Plaza del Sol, the nerve center of Gracia. Their terrace is among the best during the day, and the interior has a successful mix of modern and retro.

Heliogàbal: This place isn’t just a bar, but a center for culture where all kinds of performances are given. Concerts, poetry, etc.. It has an underground style and the best alternative music. The very original sculpture inside is certain to surprise you.

KGB: This is yet another legendary spot in Barcelona that has reinvented itself according to the latest trends. It also has an industrial environment and hosts DJs nightly and concerts monthly.


St. Gervasi-Santaló:

Be Cool: This two-story pub is one of the most sought after in Barcelona. The best in alternative music and frequent live performances attract a fairly young audience.