One of Raval's more sophisticated sipping stops, Marmalade has succeeded in creating an elegant but unpretentious ambiance that appeals to a diverse crowd. From the smartly-attired office workers swigging cervezas and talking animatedly in Catalan, to louche Bohemians sprawling over the low-slung sofas with a cocktail - not to mention a smattering of in-the-know expats propping up the bar - this is a place which seems to effortlessly morph to fit the folk who inhabit it. The decor of floor tiles, redbrick walls and (what we're dubbing) 'new Modernista' murals is certainly conducive to sampling Marmalade's menu of original cocktails - a 'Naked Lunch Martini' anyone? Meanwhile a splendid matte-black billiard table provides extra social opportunities, and the peckish will enjoy nibbling on the bar's impressive pan-global food menu. And if you find yourself in El Gotic instead, check out their little sister, Milk Bar & Bistro.
Celebrated my friend Juan's leaving party here recently. I like the staff and the interior design and there is a good ambience. Unfortunately we were there the night clocks went forward so we lost an hour of the night! I guess I will have to go back;-)
reviewed by Ania from Poland on Apr.16.2015
Had a blast here on friday night drinking with a big team of people. Proper sized beer glasses efficient staff members and good environment. Plus there are many good bars nearby if you are on a bar crawl of Raval
reviewed by Christian from Germany on Nov.26.2013
I love this bar.Cool & hip. Fantastic decor, amazing mural on the back wall. Wonderful Cocktails and so reasonable. The staff are very helpfull & friendly.. The food is delicious and again so well priced. Their ribs are without doubt the BEST RIBS I have ever eaten & the sauce is to die for. They also have an outdoor area to the front of the bar where u can enjoy your food and drinks while taking in the sun. This is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona. Well done to the Irish Owners for this wonderful gem.
reviewed by Gerrie from Ireland on May.20.2012
CSS on the stereo, Budvar behind the bar and cocktails starting from 5 euros. A few cuties running around too...
reviewed by Owain from United Kingdom on Feb.19.2012
was in here last night! Very chic, very international crowd. Estrella Galicia was cheap at 3.50 for a pint (or big glass at least), whilst i had a HUGE gin and tonic for 7 euros. Music was cool. Has a bit of London vibe about it which is a nice change from the can't-swing-a-cat typically tiny bars in El Gotico. My only gripe is that the pool table is 8 euros for half an hour!
reviewed by Will.I.ain't from United Kingdom on Oct.01.2011
quality bar. A good one for romance as it's quite relaxed with a couple of sofas and good cocktails. But you can also turn up with mates and prop up the bar.
reviewed by from United States on Mar.25.2011
The atmosphere in Marmalade is really great, it's a fun cool place to be. They make the most amazing cocktails served by the friendliest of staff who make you feel very welcome.
reviewed by Pauline from Ireland on Nov.08.2010
48 hrs in Barcelona, 24hrs in Marmalade, this is a real Gem of a find. Well done Marmaladers!
reviewed by Carlos DeSani from Germany on Oct.27.2010
Great atmosphere and decor, friendly staff and delicious cocktails, ideal start to a night out, fabulous !!!!
reviewed by Jo from United Kingdom on Sep.20.2010
Great little bar (actually it's not so little) and you can even buy beer by the pint (rare in Barcelona, unless you want to hang out in some poxy Irish pub). Staff very cool. Great warming up point before clubbing
reviewed by Martin from United Kingdom on May.07.2010