WiFi Bars & Cafes in Barcelona
Where can you log in and work in the city?
By Duncan Rhodes
Haven’t Snapchatted or ‘grammed for literally seconds? OMG… here are some places you can log on to the www. in Barcelona.
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.
Whereas the wide availability of Wi-Fi hotspots is a given in most civilised cities, in Barcelona sadly only a small percentage of venues offer their clients a password for logging on…
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.
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
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.
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
Poble Sec District
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.
Where’s your favourite spot to get some work done in the city? Please share in the comments!