We hate to tell you this but locals don't really drink on Las Ramblas. Nor in fact do they hang out at the likes of Opium, Shoko, Pacha and CDLC on the glitzy Port Olimpic, which they consider tacky. If you want to experience an authentic night out in Barcelona, just like a true Catalan barfly, then this Hipster's Bar Crawl was tailormade for you. You'll start the night at a lowkey and charismatic cafe in the vibrant Raval district, where you'll meet you fellow crawlers and relax with a perfectly mixed mojito, glass of Cava or a craft beer. Then your local guide will take you on a tour of the best bars of the district, from the fabled Modernista hangout where Hemingway once drank absinth, to hard-to-find backstreet boozers, live music venues and other hip locales, finishing at a late night hotspot where you can dance the night away. The evening costs €25 and includes a free premium cocktail (ie. not a crappy shot of schnapps) and some delicious tapas nibbles. That makes it slightly pricer than your standard pub crawl, but on this tour you'll travel in small group of maximum 15 other nightowls with a cool guide, flexible itinerary and hardly a tourist in sight. If you're looking for a genuine slice of the Barcelona nightlife, it doesn't get any more authentic than this. Currently running every weekend, to reserve click the orange button, or head to the website for more info. There's limited spaces each night, but we'll get right back to you with availability.
Fantastic tour - definitely not your typical bar crawl. The guide was cool and friendly and all the bars were really well chosen. I would never have found any of the places they took us to on my own!
reviewed by Jess123 from United States on Oct.08.2015
Great night out and fun more intimate version of a typical pub crawl. More for mature nightowls (25+). If you want drinking games and such look elsewhere.
reviewed by Andrew from United Kingdom on Jul.06.2015
What started as a civilised night out soon got pretty messy... must have been the absinthes! Cool people, authentic venues and a great guide. Thanks Laura for looking after us!
reviewed by Slinks from United Kingdom on Jun.12.2015
Legendary night. We started in a quiet bar for conversation and cocktails then had an absinth (with some weird ritual using sugar, spoon and water) and then went to a couple of really cool bars we'd never be able to find on our own. The group was really cool, and the tour guide even took us to a second late night venue and the whole night out turned out to be pretty epic. Would definitely join again next time I'm in Barca
reviewed by Jamie from United Kingdom on May.08.2015