This blog post was originally posted on December 30, 2014, and was updated on October 28, 2017.
Wondering where to drink wine in Barcelona? With so many incredible places to enjoy a glass (or two), it can be hard to know where not to miss out on visiting!
That question could be answered on every street corner, every cozy cafe, hole in the wall and best restaurant in town. Great wine is everywhere in Barcelona and not just Rioja. Priorat, Terra Alta, Emporda are just some of the wines of Catalonia. Not only are they found here in abundance, but they are seriously impressive also! Furthermore, if you’re serious about your wine-drinking, then read on and check out where to drink wine in Barcelona!
Can Cisa-Bar Brutal
Any natural wine lovers out there? Thanks to the extremely low amount of sulfites they contain, natural wines supposedly don’t cause hangovers. All the more reason to head to Can Cisa-Bar Brutal. A wine bar, and restaurant that has over 300 natural, organic and biodynamic wines to choose from. Whether it’s just a glass or a nice dinner fit for a special occasion, Can Cisa-Bar Brutal is a must for wine lovers and aficionados.
Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 14
We adore this beautiful old-style bodega nestled in the heart of the Born neighborhood. Filled with endless shelves of incredible wines, dusty barrels and a charm that is unrivaled. The owner is a local man who is so passionate about what he does, it’s contagious. They also serve wine from the barrel here, giving it a truly authentic feel. If you want to try something a little different, why not try their house vermouth which is one of our favorites in the city. If you’re wondering where to drink wine in Barcelona, then make sure to stop by and check out this great place.
Local’s Tip: Order a plate of delicious Iberian ham here. It’s carved by an expert and usually from a vintage year. We just love it!
Address: Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 90
Monvinic, literally, a world of wine in Catalan, is not just a wine bar. It’s also a restaurant, a library and an education center for all things grape-related. Revered in Europe as one of the best wine bars on the continent, the Wall Street Journal even claimed that it’s one of the best in the world. Opening a selection of 30 wines a day, it’s no surprise. Find the upscale restaurant at the back and the less-formal bar at the front. Furthermore, here you can peruse the impressive selection on a tablet.
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 249
Wondering where to drink wine in Barcelona? Wonder no more. Like the majority of the Gothic Quarter’s worthiest spots, Bar Zim goes easily unnoticed and is quite impossible to find. All the more lovely for a place like this. Cozy and cave-like, Zim is the perfect little wine bar. They also have a great selection of featured wines by the glass, and furthermore, a selection of scrumptious snacks to match.
Address: Carrer de la Dagueria, 20
La Vinya del Senyor
La Vinya del Senyor is a small wine bar with a huge view. At the foot of the Santa Maria Basilica in the Born, enjoy a glass of wine or cava on the terrace, at the bar, or in the cozy upstairs room. With their great range of national and international wines, this is a classic wine-lovers bar in Barcelona.
Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 5
Els Sortidors del Parlament
Parlament street is quickly becoming foodie haven as hip new restaurants pop up and fancy donut cafes join the scene. There are some places, though, that maintain the traditional Catalan feel despite all the cool happening around them. Els Sortidors del Parlament is a fantastic bodega that boasts a huge variety of Catalan wines at unbeatable shop prices. Saddle up to a barrel, order yourself a glass of priorat and try to resist some of their delicious and surprisingly unique tapas.
Address: Carrer del Parlament, 51
Love food and wine? Join us on our Barcelona Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour led by a local wine expert, to have a fun night out on the town visiting three very different wine establishments and trying delicious Catalan tapas to go along with it! We hope to see you soon! Salud!