Formerly known as The Quiet Man, this venerable Irish institution has been serving pints of the black stuff for twenty odd years, but has recently been given a fresh new lease of life as "Shenanigans". Whilst the pub's original charisma has not been tampered with - thirsty travellers are still greeted by traditional pub booths with stain-glassed partitions and dusty tomes of Oscar Wilde and Keats fill numerous glass cabinets - in its new incarnation Shenanigans is undoubtedly younger and more spritely than ever before. Behind the bar for example you'll find no fewer than 20 beers, including the cheapest Guinness in Barcelona (€4 a pint) and also great artisan choices like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Brew Dog and Barcinos. Whilst the fun loving locals can't get enough of the €5 gin and tonics, and buckets of beer (5 for €10) prove popular with groups of friends. Serious hedonists can tackle the bar's 1 metre beer tower (€18), which (nearly) always goes down well. One of the best meeting points in Barcelona, Shenanigans is more than just a place to lubricate the tonsils and you'll find five large TV screens for watching the big game, an open mic night every Wednesday, and a pub quiz every Thursday and live music every Friday and Saturday, all of which brings people together. Open daily from 6pm until late.
I'm not often the fan of Irish bars but this one has a special and authentic ambience especialy when the live bands are performing.
reviewed by Maxim from Belgium on Sep.12.2017
Wonderful old bar off the Ramblas.Perfect for getting away from the madding crowd for a quiet pint.Lovely intimate Irish Trad session on Sunday evenings for those who really like to listen -
reviewed by Anne from Spain on Oct.21.2014
A lovely pub with friendly staff and a warm atmosphere
reviewed by Pete from United States on Sep.09.2014
Went down to QM the other night for Minus Two in concert! Great stuff the band really play to the crowd and do fantastic covers of great pop songs. The staff are really relaxed and friendly and the Guinness was great. They also had some tasty pale ales and other organic beers.
reviewed by Duncan from United Kingdom on Jul.15.2014