The 5 hippest hipster bars in Barcelona

1) The Bike Club

You can have some quick repair work done on your bike here, while enjoying a coffee or a freshly squeezed juice. Even better, you can also rent bikes, and when you’re tired from exploring the city by bike, The Bike Club’s Korean-style tacos and Mexican burritos will pick you up in just a couple of minutes.

interior of Bike club in Barcelona

2) Cosmo

In the back this is an art gallery for young artists, in the front it’s a place to enjoy a salad, a freshly-squeezed juice (there are eight varieties) or a slice of cake. Expect lots of young people working on their Macbook or checking their iPhone.

Cosmo café

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3) Bar Calders

Bar Calders is a small space with high ceilings, looking Catalan on the inside and looking more like southern Spain on its colourful patio. Order the homemade hummus and have a vermut; you may also be tempted to stick around for pizza. Calders was a Catalan poet, by the way.

Bar Calders

Carrer del Parlament 25

+34 (0)93 329 93 49

4) Manchester Bar

When art meets nightlife. Manchester Bar’s walls sport murals by Barcelona artist Nicasio Torres. They organise Bowie-themed evenings, alongside DJ sessions drawing from acid house, nu-disco, and breakbeat. Check out their website to get a preview, and their Facebook page to stay abreast of their ever-changing, ever- extending happy hours.

People drinking and talking at Manchester Bar

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5) Metric Market

An array of fruit juices for breakfast, inexpensive dishes for lunch (with lots of gluten-free options), cocktails in the evening, and concerts and DJ sessions at night: Metric Market is the complete package. The cuisine, blending Mediterranean and Asian flavours, is eclectic, the mood electric.

people having drinks at Metric Market

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