Barcelona nightlife

Where does one go to explore the best in Barcelona nightlife? Here we give you some cool tips!

Barceloneta – Platja de Sant Sebastià

One of the most bustling areas for Barcelona nightlife has to be the Barceloneta beach.  A nice, easy stroll down Passeig de Joan de Borbó, and you reach the intersection with carrer de l’Escar where a long stretch of beach crosses your horizon.

Look right, and just through a palm tree formation, your gaze will fall on the Barcelona Beach Garden (operated by the Nass Group) on Platja de Sant Sebastià. It’s very welcoming, with both a terrace and a secluded garden area and serves wonderful cocktails, all at great prices.  There is also an extensive food menu if you feel peckish and the place is well known for its fresh seafood specials, mighty burgers or your favourite tapas tit-bits.

Further down the promenade, one of hottest Barcelona nightlife venues rises up in front of you at the end of Platja de Sant Sebastià – the W-Hotel.  The sail-shaped, reflective building is unmissable, dominating the city’s skyline.  It boasts a selection of venues and restaurants, drinks and music.  Try the Salt Deck bar, or the Wet Deck bar, or for the more adventurous, try the Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor and dance the night away in a discothèque with a brid’s-eye view of the city.

Barcelona nightlife - Hotel W

Dreta de L’Eixample

If the beach is not your thing, then Dreta de L’Eixample and Sarrià – Sant Gervasi have great places to try out.  By following the famous Carrer de Muntaner until it meets Avinguda Diagonal, you will find a true Barcelona nightlife favourite – Café Berlin.  If you sit on the terrace, you will literally see the world go by!

Another idea after this, would be to head down Avinguda Diagonal a couple of blocks to discover one of the most fabulous clubs in Barcelona nightlifeThe Sutton Club on carrer Tusset.  It’s a deluxe nightclub that hosts world class DJs such as Roger Sanchez or David Guetta on a regular basis.  Book your VIP table early and dress to impress to ensure entry.  In this area there are a whole host of venues, and from (t)here is it easy to head to Carrer Lincoln for Otto Zutz Club, or even into the Gràcia district, famous for its grand festival every August.  This year Festa Major de Gracia is from 15th to 21st of August. From

Barcelona nightlife - Otto Zutz

Barcelona City Centre

Of course, no visit to the city is complete without a walk down La Rambla.  You won’t be alone either, as this is the busiest street in the city, which hustles and bustles twenty-four-seven.  Located near the bottom of it – just past the McDonald’s, but not as far as Burger King – you will see two very famous clubs on your right-hand side… Boulevard (No 27) with 3 rooms of music ranging from pop, hip-hop, reggaeton and commercial electronic vibes.  Or, for more underground house and techno then it has to be R33 (No33). It hosts some the hottest DJs such as Sasha or Nick Curly.

Opposite these venues is the first ever Gaudí construction in Barcelona – Plaça Reialtransporting you back to an early era with a Cuban styled square.  You could say this a central hub for Barcelona nightlife where you will find some the city’s oldest surviving concert venues and underground clubs on every corner of the square… Jamboree (R&B and Jazz) and Sidecar (Indie Rock and live bands) are great examples.  But there are more venues scattered on each side of the square and even more, situated down the back streets, that lead away from it.

Barcelona nightlife -BLVD

This is certainly not all the Barcelona nightlife on offer, but these selections are extremely popular spots, both with locals and visitors alike.

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Michelin starred restaurants in Catalonia: restaurants with one star

Michelin starred restaurants in Catalonia: restaurants with one star

Today it’s time to talk about the Michelin starred restaurants in Catalonia with one star.  Recently we published an article about Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona with one star to be your definitive guide of all the gastronomical wonders in the city. But Barcelona doesn’t have all the glory, there are even more one-star Michelin restaurants surrounding the city in Catalonia’s beautiful villages and countryside.

Els Casals

For a day or two away from the city, Els Casals is the perfect destination. It is located outside Sagàs, a picturesque village nestled in the Pre-Pyrenees valley. The country house hotel/restaurant is situated on lush farm land and sprawling gardens. Els Casals is down to earth fine dining – all the ingredients come from the farm itself, or from families nearby (Tatjés family’s pigeon, boneless and roasted orange duck from Bessa’s family).

Els casals

Estany Clar

This gorgeous converted farmhouse is a scenic hour’s drive from Barcelona. The dining room is a romantic haven of stone walls and soft lighting. Their tasting menu samples a vast range of their culinary talents from Grandmother’s canneloni to sliced roast veal and foie, each garnished with a different herb.

Michelin starred restaurants in Catalonia Estany Clar

Fonda Sala

Venture an hour north of Barcelona to the foothills of the Pyrenees for a breath of fresh air. Fonda Sala has had its Michelin star for longer than most and its dining room reflects its timeless dedication to fine food and wine, free of any fads or pretension, but still at the forefront of innovative cuisine with dishes like sweet and sour wild rabbit.

Fonda Sala

L’Ò

To the north of Barcelona, not far from the Montserrat monastery you can find L’Ó, a modern hotel/restaurant nestled amongst the medieval houses and churches that mark the area. The town in which L’Ò is situated, Sant Fruitós de Bages, has its own monastery and the food at this restaurant is indeed worthy of the gods; slow-cooked baby goat shoulder with mushrooms and truffle, and oyster with ponzu sauce, apple and codium.

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Lluerna

Another restaurant worth venturing out of Barcelona for, Santa Coloma de Gramenet is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers the most affordable tasting menu (dinner Tuesday to Thursday and lunch Tuesday to Friday) at just 40€ per person. Dishes like solid mojito, Campari & orange stuffed olive and Mojito truffle signal a restaurant that is not afraid to experiment.

Lluerna

Cal Jubany

In a converted farmhouse about an hour’s drive from Barcelona, Can Jubany offers a sumptuous choice of menus, from their own signature dishes (Catalan cured sausage ‘llonganissa’ and crispy pancetta), a gastronomic tour of Catalonia (pigeon rice with pork belly and sausage) and their sublime meal (Salad of red shrimps from Palamós with a thousand islands sauce ice cream).

Can Jubany

Tresmacarrons

If you fancy a day on the coast, head to El Masnou, just past Badalona. It’s less than a 30 minute drive away and features seafood of the highest quality such as slow-cooked red tuna belly with potato cream and “allioli” of avocado, basil, spinach and sesame as well as Duck Royale with foie gras. It’s renowned for its vermut too, so be sure to start with the local aperitif or have a light lunch of burrata with pear and walnuts or steak tartar.

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Just plan a daytrip away from Barcelona and taste the best of the rest from Michelin’s one-star A-list in Catalonia!

 

Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona: restaurants with one star

The Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona with one star range from superb local cuisine to the avant-garde. There is exquisite dining no matter where you are or what your taste. Here are the Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona with one star to whet your appetite.

 

Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona with one star:

Alkimia

Alkimia caters both for diners looking for modern gastronomy without the exclusivity, and those after the haute Catalan cuisine that the name is known for such as green beans and a salt cod brandade with wasabi. Famously a ‘chef’s chef’, Jordi Vilà’s receives visitors from visiting chefs and dedicated foodies, however it’s only open during the week.

Alkimia michelin starred restaurant in barcelona

Angle

Angle’s dining area sweeps up 3 stories to the skylight, offering the best views of any Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona. Their red chairs are perfectly offset against the white linen tablecloths and their menu features some elements of the near (cured egg yolk with Iberian meats) and the far (Thai style roast market fish with small Norway lobster and young leek).

Angle restaurant with one micheling star barcelona

Caelis

Featuring an elegant black and gold dining room, Caelis boasts an extensive wine selection and will help you pair them with innovative dishes such as Black squid ravioli with emulsion of coconut milk and citrus.

Caelis Barcelona restaurant with one michelin star

Cèleri

If you find Spanish cuisine to be a bit too centred around meat and fish, you can still enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona. Without being strictly vegetarian nor vegan, Céleri places organic, seasonal vegetables at center stage, using organic meat or seafood as an embellishment. The dishes are named simply; spinach, green beans and potatoes.

Celeri Restaurant barcelona

Cinc Sentits

Cinc Sentits means ‘5 senses’ and this Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona aims to stimulate all five senses, visually with their stunning, gold-fringed dining room and gastronomically with their distinctive version of classics such as surf and turf (crispy pork cheeks, saffron aioli and grilled squid) and paella with scorpion fish.

Cinc sentits barcelona michelin starred restaurant

 

Disfrutar

For one of the most innovative Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona, head to the modernist district of Eixample, where you can find Disfrutar. The name means ‘enjoy’ and the first delight is the building itself; an impressive space that captures the spirit of the Mediterranean with clay, ceramics and wrought iron. El Bulli’s former chefs continue the techno-emotional cooking with mind-bending innovations such as macaroni à la carbonara with ham jelly.

Disfrutar Barcelona restaurant one michelin star

Dos Palillos

Another example of Michelin starred restaurants in Barcelona run by El Bulli alumni; Dos Palillos in Raval. The restaurant reflects the neighborhood’s mix of inner city urban edge and trendy modernism. The El Bulli ethos continues with an emphasis on the raw material and a delicate balance between simplicity and complexity. Its selection includes recognizable dishes such as spring rolls and dumplings, as well as the more daring anglerfish liver marinated in sake, steamed and served with ponzu sauce.

dos-palillos restaurant in barcelona

Hisop

The décor at Hisop is minimalist blonde wood and white linen, letting the dishes take center stage. Their selection centres around meat (pork cheek with chanterelles and green curry) and seafood (red mullet with molluscs mayonnaise), presented in innovative ways. This is Michelin-starred Catalan cuisine at its finest.

Hisop restaurant barcelona

Hofmann

Such is Hofmann‘s dedication to fine dining and hospitality that it has its own school, setting the standard for Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona. The Hofmann brand also includes bakeries and bistros. The Hofmann restaurant is where it all comes together, be wowed by their strawberry soup with avocado tartare, anchovies and spicy ice cream.

Restaurant Hofmann

Hoja Santa

For something spicier, Hoja Santa serves Mexican cuisine of the highest standard, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona serving Mexican cuisine. The dishes are traditional; mole, tacos, prawns and pork ribs, arranged on the plate like miniature abstract sculptures.

Hoja Santa Restaurant barcelona

Nectari

For more distinctive Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona; a hummingbird and a hibiscus are Nectari‘s motif, and their inspired versions of traditional dishes such as butifarra (Catalan sausage) are adorned with flowers. Dining in Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona needn’t cost a fortune: their lunch special is just 35€ per person (plus tax).

REstaurant Nectari Barcelona michelin star

Pakta

One of the most exotic Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona is Pakta in Poble Sec. Ferran’s brother Albert Adrià mixes Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. The space is like a Japanese tavern (izakaya) embellished with colorful Peruvian rugs, and the menu features ceviche and sushi amongst other emblematic dishes of Nikkei (Japanese Peruvian) cuisine.

Restaurant pakta barcelona

Restaurant Gaig

Restaurant Gaig’s minimalist wooden dining room epitomizes Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona, it’s both creative and classic. Don’t miss its signature cannelloni with truffle cream and charcoal grilled foie-gras on brioche.

Restaurant Gaig Barcelona

Roca Moo

Roca Moo has a unique feel; bare trees line the walls, much like you are sitting on a terrace on a very classy Barcelona street. It aims to break down the barriers between chef and diner by putting the finishing touches on their spectacular dishes (suckling lamb with Idiazábal mozzarella) right at the table.

Roca Moo restaurant

Tickets

Probably the most famous Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona. El Bulli’s spirit lives on in Tickets, Sant Antoni. Tickets serves its own version of tapas from all over Spain, offering the choice of dishes to eat with your fingers (air waffle with basil, scamorza cheese and pine nuts), a spoon (saffron sponge with red mullet broth) or to share (crunchy octopus with kimchi mayonnaise and pickled cucumber). Such is its popularity however, bookings need to be made months in advance.

Tickets restaurant barcelona

Via Veneto

Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona don’t have to mean minimalism; Via Veneto‘s opulent décor speaks of its 50 years of expertise; it recently celebrated it’s 50th birthday and offers a tasting menu that is a culinary journey through their history, from 1960 (lobster with cardinal sauce) to 2017 (grilled asparagus with parmesan chantilly and Tahitian vanilla).

Via Veneto restaurant barcelona

Xerta

Xerta brings you the flavors of the Delta d’Ebre, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona to do so. Relax in their zen-like cream and grey dining room and treat yourself to slow-cooked Delta eel with aubergine, miso and black garlic.

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These are a unique mix, that reflects the cosmopolitan diversity of the city itself. Enjoy the fine dining that the city has to offer!

Have you ever been in any of these exquisite Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona?