Barcelona is a city that has it all: history, culture, beach, nature and, not forgetting, a healthy love for all types of sport. Tourists visit this cosmopolitan hub from all around the world, and many share Barcelona’s passion for its local team. Whether football, basketball, athletics or more, you’ll find a multitude of sports bars in the city showing both local and international matches, cups and tournaments.
So, just because you’re on holiday it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite teams’ matches. Say goodbye to searching for Wi-Fi to check the latest scores and head to one of these lively sports bars in the centre of Barcelona. We’ve selected our best spots for you to stay up to date with the action among a lively crowd!
Also referred to as the sports “bodega”, La Pròrroga bar in Gràcia is a comfortable environment where you can enjoy good food and good sports. Catch the latest football, rugby or basketball game on its 125-inch screen.
C/ de les Guilleries 10
Sports Bar Italian Food
The name says it all. Look no further for some of the best homemade pizza and pasta in Barcelona, with great service and at affordable prices. Enjoy the latest matches surrounded by several screens and locals and tourists alike.
c/ Ample 51
L’Ovella Negra Marina
If you’re looking for an animated crowd to cheer along with, L’Ovella Negra is the place to be. Enjoy its several screens, very lively atmosphere and huge barrels of beer to share! Get there early to secure a seat in the front row or to play a game of pool while you wait for the game to start.
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Like all big cities, Barcelona has its fair share of Irish pubs showing everything from Champions League finals to Wimbledon. Our favourite is Michael Collins located right by the Sagrada Familia. After a tour of this Gaudí icon, slip into its warm, cosy interior and pull up a chair by the big screen.
C/ Plaça de la Sagrada Família, 4
This American-style sports bar with long wooden tables, several screens and a fantastic range of craft beer on tap is located just off Passeig de Gràcia. Its tasty snack menu and selection of board games mean there’s something for everyone!
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If you’re really looking for the local experience, head down to Xaica Bar on Carrer de Jovellanos. With an exquisite menu of Catalan dishes and a boisterous crowd of Barça supporters, what’s not to love!
C/ Jovellanos 7
With a pool table, screens and a tasty selection of tapas in La Barceloneta, Pasa Tapas is a popular option to catch the latest games. What’s more, if you want to see a match that you can’t find elsewhere, just let the friendly staff know!
C/ del Dr. Aiguader, 8
Located a few metres off Plaça Catalunya, Belushi’s Bar with 10 plasma screens shows sport from all around the world. As the bar is part of a hostel, you’ll get the action with English commentary and in a lively, international atmosphere!
C/ de Bergara, 3
Sonora Sport Tavern
The Sonora Sport Tavern is decked out in American style décor, with a wooden bar, vintage signs and sports memorabilia. Located in Poble Nou, it’s a nice alternative outside of the city centre. We recommend its great burgers and nachos washed down with a litre of beer.
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So, pull up a stool and join in the chants among the sea of scarves and football shirts. With such a large variety of bars to choose from you can cheer on your team while you soak up the local atmosphere.