Irish Pubs: Pure Guinness
Greats beers, tasty grub, live football and sports on TV, friendly faces, English-speaking staff and even the odd dartboard - it's not a secret formula but you can see why British and Irish pubs are popular the world over. And that great bastion of civilized society that is the Irish pub can be found in plentiful numbers in Barcelona - so if you're tired of drinking beer from a teeny Spanish glasses and hanker for a pint of Guinness, ale or a premium lager then you're in the right city. Indeed many of Barcelona's Irish pubs are actually rather nicer than the ones back on the Emerald Isle, with sun-kissed terraces on romantic plazas complementing beautifully decked-out interiors. Ok, some are more your typical dark and dingy dens of inequity, but even these are brimming with character - and characters! Right enough talk... it's your round.
Above: The sun always shines on the Flaherty's terrace
Below you'll find a selection of some of the best British/English, Australian and Irish bars in Barcelona; or else go to our drink section and search by 'pub'.
British & Irish Pubs in Barcelona
P. Flaherty's Irish Pub
Easily one of Barcelona's best Irish bars, Paddy Flaherty's has got it all going for it. A great variety of booze on tap, such as Guinness, Kilkenny and Hoegaarden, an extensive menu of superior snacks and hearty meals, six screens showing every sporting event you can think of, a pool table, and even its own little plaza at the bottom of Las Ramblas - where you can drink in the sun along with your cerveza! Deservedly popular.
Placa Joaquim Xirau
+34 (93) 4126263
The Loch Inn
Slightly out of tourist town, and some would say better for it, The Loch Inn is a Scottish boozer which has succeeded in attracting a nice mix of expats and locals into its welcoming folds. The eclectic beer selection is excellent, with Estrella Galicia, Leffe, Franziskaner and Budva on tap, whilst a small menu of comfort classic (like chicken curry and steak and ale pie) staves off the belly rumbles. There's a Monday Quiz night and regular darts competitions, amongst other goings-on.
Passeig de Sant Joan 74
If you like sports and friendly international faces but don't care if you never see another Leprechaun or Shamrock clover in your life, then you might like Belushi's Bar, which has all the ingredients of great pub (huge TV screens, generous drinks promos, tasty burgers and other lipsmacking grub) minus the cliched symbols of the Emerald Isle. With a youth hostel right above it, expect to find yourself drinking with a young and crazy crowd from all over the world.
+34 (93) 6674588
Kennedy Irish Sailing Club
A rather refined, wood-panelled Irish pub on the Port Olimpic, Kennedy's is a great place to relax with a Magners or Rekorderlig cider on their summer terrace with maritime views directly over the harbour, and also great to swing by for the big match on their plasma screens and projector (particularly handy if you've been sunbathing on the adjacent beaches during the day but want to sneak off to watch kick off at 4pm!). They like to ramp things up a notch or five at night, so turn up at the witching hour (midnight!) for live music Thursday to Sunday. Their well stocked bar includes lots of tasty draught beers, and more whiskeys than you can get through in a weekend... was that a challenge?
Moll Mestral 26-28
The Black Horse
It may be English, but you can still have an Irish cider and enjoy the game at the Black Horse. Frequented by locals as well as ex-pats, especially during Barcelona FC matches, the Horse's coup de grace is undoubtedly the street terrace. Find it in the Borne district.
C/Allada Vermell 16
An Irish pub with a real local feel up in Eixample, Flann O'Brien's is well off the beaten track and a good option for anyone who wants the comforts of home without the folk they tried to leave behind.
An Australian pub right on Las Ramblas, Hogan's is a magnet for British stag groups and badly behaved Aussies. Points for the lifesize crocodile and shark head busting out of the wall.
La Rambla 81
Anyone ever been to the Philharmonic? It's an Irish pub with a mean projector screen that shows the latest football games. I love that place because it is less crowded than some of the more "popular" pubs in town. Plus, you can always find locals there and it is hidden in the Eixample.
reviewed by You Stylish Barcelona from United States on Feb.08.2012
Dunnes is the best Irish pub in this city. Lived here 8 years and this Irish bar is King Creole...
reviewed by Owen O Hara from United States on Sep.30.2011
I'll be staying at the Hotel Princpial on Junta de Comercio in early September.
Ireland have a crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovakia during our stay and I need to find an Irish bar in close proximity to the Hotel that will show the game.
Any advise welcome!! Thanks.
reviewed by Olan from Ireland on Aug.05.2011
Yay St. Patricks day at last!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get in on the craic and get p@ssed in Barcelona
reviewed by Stephen from Ireland on Mar.17.2011
nice selection of bars!
reviewed by Samir from India on Mar.15.2011
Flahertys definitely my fave although I do have a soft spot for Mollys too
reviewed by Keith from United Kingdom on Feb.04.2011
good pubs in the list! also, you will find the most sport pubs in a new website created days ago!
reviewed by enric from Spain on Jan.03.2011
Flaherty's is a great place to spend a fun night.
They offer cheap beer and good food,
and also the possibility to play some snooker.
A great place to spend an evening with good friends!
reviewed by Andrew from United Kingdom on Dec.06.2010
Watched Leinster KICK Munsters arse on a screen as big as my house in dunnes irish bar in Barcelona. life doesnt get any better than this.
reviewed by Joe from Ireland on Oct.03.2010
Hi Hogans Pub.
I cant find you on the web (assuming you havent yet got a webpage) can you please confirm you will be showing the grand final on Saturday from 5:30am (ish) I can bring some friends to fill the bar if this helps? Fingers Crossed
reviewed by Kezz from Australia on Sep.22.2010
I liked dunnes on via laietana most of all. nice staff, good location and good atmosphere all round really! Dont always do the Irish bar thing in barcelona but sometimes it is just nice to relax and this place works for me and friends
reviewed by Patricia from Spain on Sep.22.2010
Will you be showing the AFL grand final live on Saturday morning, please?
reviewed by geoff sandler from Australia on Sep.17.2010
My favourite of the Irish pubs in Barcelona is Dunnes Irish Bar on Laietanna which has a great atmosphere and is great for watching sports of any kind or just chilling with a good well poured pint of Guinness. Great steaks also if you fancy a bite to eat. Another good Irish pub is O Flahertys off the Ramblas.
reviewed by Mauro from Spain on Sep.16.2010
I think there are more Irish pubs in Barcelona than there are in Dublin! But I don't mind because I love Guinness and there's always a good mix of people from around the world
reviewed by Lisandro from Argentina on Jan.12.2010
I love Ryans! Plus they have a great pub crawl on Tuesdays and Thursdays
reviewed by Brad from United States on Jun.24.2009
So what's the best Irish/British pub in Barcelona? Feel free to give your esteemed opinion below...
reviewed by The Editor from Spain on May.25.2009