Sangria is often the first drink many visitors order when they come to Spain.
This fruity, refreshing drink might even taste its best when sipped in beautiful Barcelona. Whether you just want a glass during a quick tapas crawl stop or plan to share a full pitcher among friends, there’s never a bad time to drink sangria! Here’s where you’ll find the best sangria in Barcelona so you can drink it among the locals.
Insider’s Tip: Want to really feel like a local? Order tinto de verano—a refreshing mix of red wine and lemon soda. While similar to sangria, this drink is simpler to make and more popular among the locals!
With its easy-to-find location in the city center yet seemingly worlds away from the hordes of mass tourism that sweep through Barcelona, Casa Lolea is home to some of the most deliciously authentic sangria in Barcelona. This retro-style vermouth bar has revolutionized the city’s sangria scene, serving up handcrafted, all-natural varieties of the popular drink, as well as tasty sangria-based cocktails. Order some of their delicious homemade tapas or montaditos to complete a simple yet delicious meal.
Address: Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 49
Step outside your comfort zone at Los Caracoles! While we’re willing to bet many visitors to Spain haven’t tried this bar’s house specialty of the same name, we think their caracoles will have you pleasantly surprised. Now run by the fifth generation of the Bofarull family, which opened the bar in 1835, Los Caracoles has also gained fame as home of some of the best sangria in Barcelona. Just ask any of the dozens of celebrities (think U.S. presidents, athletes, actors, musicians and more) who have dined here over the decades!
Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 14
Uniquely located in a former horse stable in the hip and happening Born neighborhood, Arcano is a cozy, welcoming locale that serves up some of the best sangria in Barcelona. In addition to their traditional sangria, they also serve a lovely cava sangria for those who want to try something new. As for the food, their unique Mediterranean-Argentinian fusion is a hit among locals and visitors alike. Everything is prepared fresh to order in their rustic charcoal oven.
Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10
Looking for some of the strongest sangria in Barcelona? Head to Bar Oviso. Nestled in the heart of the historic Gothic Quarter, this local haunt’s sangria is not for the faint of heart. Despite its strong taste, it’s still perfectly tasty and the perfect accompaniment to any one of their delicious, inexpensive tapas. This atmospheric bar is often packed with a younger crowd, but is perfect for anyone who wants to join the locals on a casual night out.
Address: Carrer Arai, 5
Tickets might just be home to the most exclusive and iconic sangria in Barcelona. This world-class restaurant, owned by the legendary Adrià family, has completely revolutionized the popular drink. Their sangria features unconventional ingredients such as watermelon and cumin, all blended together into refreshing perfection. Considered one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, this place is so sought-after that reservations are recommended at least 60 days in advance.
Address: Avenida del Paraŀlel, 164
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.