Wi-Fi Bars and Cafes in BCN
As an increasing number of us flitter and Twitter our lives away on the world wide web, updating our numerous social networking profiles, fighting hordes of ghoulies and goblins on World of Warcraft, transferring injured players out of our Fantasy Football team, and even occasionally checking our work email account (when all time-wasting devices have been exhausted), it has become increasingly important to be able to log on to the internet at a moment's notice wherever we are in the world. WiFi was of course technology's answer to every geek's saucy dream: but whereas the wide availability of Wi-Fi hotspots is a given in most civilised cities, in Barcelona sadly only a small percentage of venues come fully equipped.
All the more reason at least for Barcelona Life to compile a handy list of WiFi bars and cafes around the city where you can reliably access the internet, Tweet your little toes off and tell everyone back home how ridiculously good the weather is. As usual if you've got a suggestion don't hesitate to contact us.
WiFi Hotspots in Barcelona
Find hotspots ordered by district below. Click on the blue links and you will find full reviews with location maps of each venue.
Sports Bar Rambles
You can kill two birds with one stone at the Sports Bar Rambles. Watch Barca in the Copa del Rey, catch up with the latest score on the cricket, see how Federer is doing at Wimbledon, or keep tabs on the Spanish Grand Prix, whilst also getting a bit of work done courtesy of the venue's free WiFi. Perfect! Convenient location near the bottom of La Rambla.
La Rambla dels Caputxins 31
Flahertys Irish Pub
Occupying it's only little square just off Las Ramblas, Flaherty's opens every day for breakfast and stays open all day... making it the perfect port of call for someone who needs a) a hangover-busting brunch and b) write to the boss and assure him they're working hard from home.
Pl. Joaquim Xirau
A relaxing bar/restaurant where a curious mix of bike tour guides and other ex-pat loungers rub shoulders with Catalan caffeine addicts. Refuel on anything from gourmet burgers to Pad Thai and plug yourself in...
C/Banys Nous 8
Another 'hidden gem' (if you'll excuse the hackneyed travel cliche), La Divina's clandestine location on a Barri Gotic back alley makes it an ideal spot to get some work done. The friendly staff also mix a mean mojito if you need a little something to kickstart the creative juices. Opens at 6pm.
Nice and central and easy to find, this cool cafe in the Barri Gotic is a fave with laptop loungers. The service can be a little brusque but the internet connection is smooth at least. This is also a good place to pick up one of Barcelona Life's free printed maps!
A real b@gger to find (as the name suggests) La Clandestina is located in the backstreets of the Gothic Quarter and can be safely filed as a hidden WiFi gem. Good connection, no passwords required, and a chic Boho crowd to rub laptops with.
C/Viladecols 2 bis
This feline-themed watering hole is also fully WiFi enabled and a nice spot to chill out in by day whilst casually browsing the old www. If you're feeling peckish they also have a fine range of vegan treats, not to mention ecological artisan beers. Find in El Borne.
This century-old boozer in Raval was once patroned by Senor Hemingway himself, and if you're planning to pen your own magnus opus (Farewell to Sobriety?) you'll have the luxury of doing so in between games of Counter Strike.
C/Nou de la Rambla 34
A lovely little cafe in Gracia, La Fourmi is open from breakfast time right through into the night. Take your seat under the antique film posters, order a bottle of Budva and gaze at the pretty young things that frequent this hotspot from over the top of your ultrabook screen.
C/Mila i Fontanals 58
7Sins Restaurant & Bar
Just near Placa Universitat, this chic restaurant/bar not only boasts mean cuisine and some rather tasty alcoholic beverages but also web-connectivity. Order yourself a mojito and start scribbling that blog post about Modernista architecture.
The Loch Inn
Cruise up the scenic Passeig de Sant Joan for some cyber-adventures at the Loch Inn. Choose from working at the bar or in one of the two quieter back rooms. Be sure to check out their great selection of beers whilst you're hard at it.
Passeig de Sant Joan 74
This very hip hang out in Poble Sec comes replete with WiFi connection. There are no windows in this rather dark and louche den, but plenty of atmosphere! Perfect for wintry sessions of novel writing by night. Open Weds to Sat evenings only.
C/Poeta Cabanyes 21
With fifty Belgian beers at your disposal you may forget why you came, but if you stick from the path of temptation you should be able to get some work done at this WiFi-enabled bar, popular with ex-pats. In Eixample by Urgell metro station.
More WiFi bars, cafes and restaurants coming soon...!
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reviewed by barbwilley from United States on Nov.16.2012
There's a free app to get connected to a lot of free bars in Barcelona. A list with more than 100 bars with free wifi! Check it out here ;) www.yellwifi.com
reviewed by Pablo Dourdan from Spain on Nov.10.2012
GOod list and thanks for the comments below as well guys. I'm off to log on:)
reviewed by Jose from United States on May.04.2011
Devil's Kitchen in the Raval also has free WiFi - with great food, German beer etc.
reviewed by Christian Plettau from Spain on Jan.24.2011
bar ché, C/ del Baluart 54, Barcelonetta
reviewed by iska from Germany on Sep.30.2010
Thanks for your informations. I have found lots of free wifi throughout Barcelona, Spain. Check it :- http://freewifiwiki.net/index.php?title=Spain.
reviewed by renuka from India on Sep.28.2010
Venus cafe is another one!
reviewed by Jerry from United States on Sep.14.2010
found a hotspot in the gothic quarter: ARCCAFE C/Carabassa, 19
reviewed by Thomas from Germany on Apr.13.2010
I pass by cafes with the wifi sign but then I can never remember where they are - plus a lot of the ones that I do try don't seem to work! London Bar and La Clandestina are ok though... could do with a few more suggestions.
reviewed by Steve from United Kingdom on Feb.05.2010
Bit surprised how few Wifi hotspot there are in Barcelona... come on boys and girls, sort it out! Need to move with the times
reviewed by Dave P from United Kingdom on Jan.12.2010