Barcelona’s Best Rooftop Bars

Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips — By sammednick on August 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

There’s no better place to be during summer, than sipping mojitos on one of Barcelona’s many rooftop terraces. Between the countless hotels, bars and restaurants scattered throughout the city, there are plenty of key hot spots to check out if you’re looking for an aperitif on a mid-summer afternoon.

Here are a few great rooftop Barcelona bars and restaurants:

Hotel 1898 – Centrally located on La Rambla you don’t need to be a guest at this five star hotel to take advantage of their incredible rooftop patio. This is one of the best places in the city to get a 360-degree view of Barcelona. With comfy couches, an outdoor pool, poolside bar and elaborate menu, this is the perfect place to watch the sun go down, go for a dip and enjoy a few cocktails while taking in the sights.

City Hall – For those looking to keep the party going until 4-5 in the morning, City Hall is the place to be. The club has a small and intimate rooftop terrace, ideal for relaxing and taking a quick breather before heading back downstairs to hit up the dance floor.

W Hotel – There is no better place to grab a cocktail than on the first of two rooftop patios at the W Hotel. Situated on the beach, this new, state of the art hotel has graced Barcelona with its elegant presence and is the place to see and be seen, especially during happy hour on a Friday afternoon. And if you feel like bringing your cocktail down to the beach, there’s a charming and unassuming chiringuito (beach side hut) right below the terrace.

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