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Top Ten: Barcelona's coolest rooftop bars

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Top Ten: Barcelona's coolest rooftop bars
For a good time in Barcelona head to the skies. Photo: Conor DeVries
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The crowds, the smells, the noise, the sights - as amazing as it is, Barcelona at ground level can at times be an overwhelming place.

But if you are willing to pay a little premium for a drink or bite to eat then head upwards for breathtaking views and a fresh breeze.

Barcelona-based Conor DeVries has hand picked ten of the best rooftop terraces to enjoy a sundowner in the Catalan capital.

Yurbban Trafalgar RoofTop


Photo: Conor DeVries

What this rooftop lacks in size it more than makes up for in it's full 360 Panorama view. With live music getting people's feet tapping Friday and Saturday nights, this lively terrace is a great place to get an evening started.

Trafalgar 30. Mon-Sun 1pm- 11pm

Beer €4 Cocktails €12

360 at Barceló Raval


Photo: Conor DeVries

Take a walk around the massive circular terrace at Barcelo Raval Hotel and you will be able to take your pick of whichever view of the city you desire. Grab a mojito, watch the sunset, and know that life is good.

Rambla del Raval 17 Mon-Sun 6pm-1am (Fri-Sun until 2am).

Beer €5 Cocktails €10

Visit Up at Hotel Pulitzer


Photo: Conor DeVries

Although the view is far from anything special, its cozy garden feel and cheaper prices make this rooftop a popular spot for the younger crowd. A cool place to meet and mingle as local DJ's spin vinyl every Thursday and Friday night.

Bergara 8. Tue-Sun 6pm to midnight (Fri until 2am).

Beer €3.5 Cocktails €10

La Isabella at Hotel 1898


Photo: Conor DeVries

You won't regret sneaking away to this hidden gem when you need a break from walking Les Ramblas. Relax and enjoy some tapas and drinks as you watch the crowds pass by below.

Les Ramblas 109. Daily 1pm -10pm

Beer €6 Cocktails €14

The Serras Hotel


Photo: Conor DeVries

With the best view over the harbour in the city and plenty of room to lounge, Serras is a great spot to take in an afternoon drink. A DJ spins from the restaurant inside every Friday and Saturday but the guests on the Terrace get to enjoy the music as well.

Passeig de Colom 9. Mon-Sun Noon until 9pm

Beer €6 Cocktails €13

Sky Bar at Axel Hotel


Photo: Conor DeVries

The epicenter of the summer gay scene in Barcelona, this achingly hip bar is always full of beautiful men with bronzed torsos keeping cool around the pool. Come up, grab a drink and let loose.

Aribau 33. Daily 8.30pm to 1.30am

Cocktails €13

Wet Bar at W Barcelona


Photo: Conor DeVries

Although it is a little pricey and a lot of the seating is reserved for hotel guests, it is hard to beat the view of the beach from the Wet Bar terrace. The service is excellent and it is only a short elevator ride away from Eclipse Club when you want to keep the party going.

Pl. Rosa del Vents 1. Daily 10am - 2am

Beer €6 Cocktails €16

 

Photo: Conor DeVries
 
This classy corner terrace lets you look right over passaig de Gracia to take in the Sagarada Familia from afar. The rooftop is large and built for a party with live music playing Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays while Local DJs come to funk it up on most other nights. 
Passeig de Gracia, 132. Daily 12-2
Beer €4.5 Cocktail €14
 


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The most expensive option on the list also boasts one of the most impressive views of Passeig de Gracia. If you are looking for a posh evening this is your spot, but be sure to make a reservation if you are hoping to stay for dinner.

Passeig de Gràcia 38. Daily 6pm - 2 am

Beer €10 Cocktails €20

Blue View at Hotel Casa Fuster


Photo:  Conor DeVries

Located in the trendy Gracias neighborhood, this terrace's view straight down the famous Passaig de Gracia is a must see when you are in the area. A DJ spins a nice mix Thursdays through Saturdays and after a couple of drinks you can follow it up by heading downstairs to the Jazz Lounge to see some great live music. Smooth.

Passeig de Gracia 132. Daily Noon - 2am 
 
Beer €8 Cocktails €16
 
Conor DeVries is a freelance journalist based in Barcelona. Check out his webpage or contact him at conor.devries@gmail.com

 

 

 

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