This blog post was originally posted on October 2, 2014 and was updated on September 7, 2017.
Craft beer in Barcelona is something that has been, for many years, sidelined next to popular local brews like Estrella or Moritz.
Not to say these beers aren’t tasty served in a crisp caña on a hot summer day, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little more elaborate. The craft beer culture in Barcelona has grown substantially in recent years, and nowadays you can enjoy regional and international brews all over the city. Check out some of our picks for places to drink craft beer in Barcelona.
The people at Ale&Hop know what’s good. One of the first bars of its kind to open up in the Born neighborhood, they have a wide variety to satisfy your ale and hops needs, as well as delicious snacks and tapas plates that are very vegetarian friendly. They also do weekend brunch and a Thursday night happy hour with 1 euro pintxos, to boot. Happy hour isn’t something we always see in non-tourist-trap bars, so get on it!
Address: Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere, 10
With 12 taps and a constantly rotating keg system, no two visits to La Resistència will ever be the same. It’s on a busy street of the Eixample district. This is the place to go to try different regional craft beers from Spain and Catalonia. They have a pretty impressive selection of international ones as well.
Address: Carrer Viladomat, 107
Joining the ranks of its kind just this year, Chiuvos is not only dedicated to supplying the neighbors of Gràcia with an excellent variety of craft beer, but also offering up a simple menu of delicious “slow food” a la Americana. Homemade barbecue sauce a top their pulled pork sandwiches has all their new customers craving for more.
Address: Carrer Torrent de l’Olla, 175
Many would argue that the neighborhood of Sants is quickly becoming a new haven for foamy treats. One of the most popular bars that locals frequent is Homo Sibaris, a cozy tavern that serves up some great craft beer on tap, including one from nearby municipality Hospitalet de Llobregat.
Address: Plaça d’Osca, 3
Find lots of delicious local beers at this lovely little tavern that moves to the beat of Chet Baker. On a small street in the Poble Sec neighborhood, at Cervecería Jazz you can also pair your beer with one of their gourmet burgers or sandwiches.
Address: Carrer Margarit, 43
La Més Petita
Not contrary to its name (“the Smallest”), La Més Petita is a tiny bar in the Eixample district that knows how to do a lot with just a little. They do a great job selecting craft beers on their eight taps. The exceptional service will make you feel right at home. Cozy up to the bar and get to know the people behind it—they’re sure to charm you!
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 30
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