A refreshing alternative to the upmarket nightclubs and downmarket discos that abound in Barcelona's dazzling Port Olimpic marina, Kennedy Irish Sailing Club is by far the best mooring point for discerning drinkers in the area. Wood panelled floors, walls and ceiling give the pub the refined look of a Grand Admiral's cabin, whilst model ships, framed sextants and the odd oar and rigging round off the nautical theme. There's a strong emphasis on entertainment at Kennedy's with live local bands every Thursday to Sunday, from midnight to 3am (yes, this is a bar that keeps the party going late! It closes at 5am at the weekend!), and two projectors and three plasma TVs screening the latest sports action. They'll put on anything from Premier League games and Six Nations rugby to artistic gymnastics, if you ask nicely. The drinks selection is one of the best in town, with Guinness, Becks and Leffe amongst eight draught beers, whilst few things taste better than a glass of Magners or Rekorderlig Swedish cider on their summer terrace overlooking the marina. If you're worried none of this sounds Irish enough for you, then you'll find Jameson, Kilbeggan and Midleton whisky behind the bar... and a giant cardboard cut-out of Bono by the live music stage.
After believing the exaggerated reports on the merits of Kennedy’s Irish Sailing Club, “5 big screens for big sports events”, we trekked out from La Rambla to watch the Rugby League Grand Final. We bought two overpriced beers and pleaded with the uninterested bar staff, to let us have one screen for the final.
reviewed by Tim Houghton from United Kingdom on Oct.29.2015
Aggressive and rude bar staff. Awful place. Would never return here
reviewed by Grant Nolan from United Kingdom on Aug.06.2015
Surprisingly good find on a strip of cheesy late night venues. Lovely interior, decent crowd, great staff, deserves better neighbours, but would def. pop by if you're in the neighbourhood!
reviewed by Big Red from United Kingdom on Nov.18.2014
fantastic find! Couldn't get into Opium for some reason and so stumbled around... thank god we found this place. Great atmosphere, cool live band, friendly people - and no retarded bouncers. Don't know what time it closed but was very late!
reviewed by Phil from United Kingdom on Mar.15.2013