This blog post was originally posted on August 7, 2014, and was updated on February 29, 2018.
In Barcelona, you don’t need a holiday to pop open a bottle of bubbly. Cava is the region’s famously delicious sparkling white wine and is a staple of the Barcelona tapas culture.
El Rincon de Cava
This spot is definitely one of our favorite cava bars in Barcelona. As its name suggests, The Cava Corner, this place is tucked back on an unassuming street in Poble Sec. But if you’re looking for good cava and tasty tapas for a shockingly good price this is your spot! Glasses of the Catalan bubbly start at €0.85 and bottles start at €4.
Address: Carrer de Blasco de Garay, 53
La Vinya del Senyor
With an epically long wine list and a gorgeous terrace, you could spend all day lounging at La Vinya de Senyor. It is possibly one of the most well-known cava bars in Barcelona. On the off chance that the wine doesn’t entice you, then the view will. La Vinya del Senyor faces the impressive Gothic church, Santa María del Mar. Inside the bar is fairly tiny so we recommend taking advantage of the Barcelona sunshine on their terrace. Undoubtedly one of the best cava bars in Barcelona!
Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 5
This is without a doubt one of our favorite cava bars in Barcelona. Not only that but this emblematic wine shop in the heart of the Born neighborhood has an endless array of incredible wines lining the shelves. At the back of the shop find one of the cutest wine bars in Barcelona and a real neighborhood gem.
Address: Sant Pere Mes Baix, 90
Xampañería Can Paixano
One glance in the Xampañería and you’ll see this is the place to be for cava and tapas in Barcelona. Located in the Barceloneta district we love this spot! The standing-room-only bar is almost always packed shoulder-to-shoulder with people expertly balancing their cava glasses and bocadillos (small sandwiches). It is absolutely worth battling the crowd though for some cold, sparkling cava and those bocadillos.
Address: Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
El Xampanyet is cava’s version of your traditional Spanish cervecería. There are no frills here and you won’t miss them! Located a short walk from the Picasso Museum, El Xampanyet serves up a huge variety of cavas by the glass. With great cava and stellar tapas, it’s the perfect spot to start a night of revelry in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer de Montcada
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As the daughter of a barbecue master and a pseudo-vegetarian, Amy’s culinary obsessions run deep. She spent time in Galicia before settling down in Madrid, where you’ll usually find her browsing the bottles of a local bodega or ogling the produce at the weekend farmer’s market.