Nothing beats sipping a sunset cocktail in a rooftop bar with a panoramic city view. It’s one of my favorite ways to experience beautiful Spanish cities! And in Barcelona, there is no shortage of trendy bars to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Med, Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia, or wide tree-lined boulevards in this sparkling city. It’s not easy to choose among the best rooftop bars in Barcelona.
Terraces are such a big deal in Barcelona that there’s even an annual “rooftop week” (Semana de las Terrazas) where dozens of local hotels kick off summer with gourmet tapas tastings and special events. It’s truly the best of Barcelona. If this is your thing – or you just want some stunning views – there’s a Barcelona rooftop bar for you!
- The Best Rooftop Bars in Barcelona
- 1. Terrat, Mandarin Oriental’s Rooftop Bar
- 2. 1881 Per SAGARDI Rooftop Bar
- 3. Skybar, Grand Hotel Central
- 6. 360º, Barceló Raval Hotel’s Rooftop Bar
- 8. Chiringuito, Casa Bonay’s Rooftop Bar
- 9. Mood, Rooftop Bar at The One Barcelona
- 10. El Sueno, Rooftop Bar at The Serras Hotel
- 11. Terraza La Isabela Rooftop Bar, Hotel 1898
- 12. Terraza Alaire Rooftop Bar, Hotel Condes de Barcelona
- 13. Rooftop Bar at Hotel Pulitzer
- 14. Les Terrasses, Rooftop Bar at Gran Hotel La Florida
- 15. Rooftop Bar at Ohla Barcelona
The Best Rooftop Bars in Barcelona
1. Terrat, Mandarin Oriental’s Rooftop Bar
Passeig de Gràcia, 38
Looking for bars with a view of Barcelona? At Terrat, you’ll look out over Gaudi’s famous Casa Batlló! The Mandarin Oriental offers an unforgettable spot to wind down the evening. It’s one of the best rooftops in Barcelona – with a great bar!
I wish I could teleport there right now…
While the pool is only open to guests staying at the hotel, everyone else is welcome to enjoy the views in the bar.
Terrat is open Sun to Thurs 12 pm to midnight and to 1 am on Friday and Saturday.
2. 1881 Per SAGARDI Rooftop Bar
Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3
This is one of the best rooftop bars in Barcelona! It’s perched on top of the famous Museu d’Historia de Catalunya (the Catalan History Museum) and sometimes overlooks a fleet of swank yachts nestled in Barcelona’s beautiful Port Vell on the Med.
We had a beautiful evening here after a day of admiring all of Barcelona’s famous art and architecture just before our incredible food tour the following day. As the sun goes down, the DJ cranks up the volume on the tunes he’s spinning. Decor is minimalist and inviting.
In short, it’s the perfect spot to sip cava or cool off with a glass of Sangria or vino tinto. If you choose a barstool harbor side, you can quiz yourself on the famous Barcelona landmarks dotting the skyline, with a little help from the handy illustrations tableside.
More info: Website
3. Skybar, Grand Hotel Central
Via Laietana, 30
Skybar is a favorite Barcelona gathering spot due to its dazzling panoramic views of the El Born district.
Unless you’re staying at the hotel though, you’ll need to head here after 9 pm (open until 12 am) when anyone is welcome.
Happily, your 20€ admission fee includes a cocktail.
4. La Terraza del Claris, Hotel Claris’ Rooftop Bar
Pau Claris, 150
This elegant cocktail bar envelops you like a cloud, with scenic rooftop views of the stunning Eixample neighborhood (home to so many stellar Gaudi monuments and buildings).
Arrive after 11 am when the bar opens (until 12:30 am daily). Or stay for dinner.
The CEBO tasting menu here received a Michelin star. Look forward to live music Thursdays after 9:30 pm. A DJ spins tunes on Saturday nights here.
5. Terrassa Mirador Blue View, Hotel Casa Fuster’s Rooftop Bar
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Passeig de Gràcia, 132
Terrassa Mirador Blue View is located at the top of Casa Fuster luxury hotel and is one of the best rooftop bars in Barcelona, popular with locals and tourists alike because of the panoramic views over Passeig de Gracia and the sea in the horizon.
At one point, Casa Fuster was the most expensive building in the city because of a facade made entirely of marble. Today, it’s a gathering place for a “who’s who” of Barcelona on jazz nights and in summer, outside on the terrace. The bar opens at noon daily. Closing hours vary by the season.
6. 360º, Barceló Raval Hotel’s Rooftop Bar
Rambla del Raval, 17-21
This trendy bar in Barcelona at the Barceló Raval Hotel is aptly named 360º for its panoramic views of the Raval neighborhood.
This is another rooftop bar with a view of Sagrada Familia – not to mention the glorious Tibidabo mountain and the Torre AGBAR (the famous cylindrical shaped glass building).
Head directly to the 11th floor of this oval-shaped hotel to join new friends for cocktails, lounging, and sighing over the colorful Barcelona panorama. Hotel guests enjoy access to a small dipping pool.
On Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm, you’ll sip your vermouth while a DJ spins the tunes.
Must-try cocktails include the signature Bloody Ravala and the Mojito Ravalero. 360º is open from 11 pm – 1 am, depending on the weather. The live DJ plays from April to November on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
7. La Dolce Vitae Rooftop Bar, Hotel Majestic
Paseig de Gracia, 68
La Dolce Vitae is DJ central for rooftop bars!
In summer months, it’s a whirlwind of the best spin-meisters from Paris, Majorca and surrounds for La Dolce Vitae’s “Summer Nights” and “Sunset Sessions.” (Check the website below for latest schedules.)
An inventive mural by artist Philip Stanton provides the backdrop to a picture-perfect evening.
La Dolce Vitae opens at 10 am daily. Closing hours vary depending on the season.
8. Chiringuito, Casa Bonay’s Rooftop Bar
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700
Looking for casual, warm and fun? This is your rooftop urban oasis!
It’s a little bit of jungle…a rooftop bar in central Barcelona.
You’ll find summer barbecue, delectable tapas and lots of choices for natural wines, craft beer, and inventive cocktails in this dynamic space.
Patrons give it top marks for it’s cheerful, modern vibe and delicious food.
Call for current hours.
9. Mood, Rooftop Bar at The One Barcelona
Carrer de Provença, 277
Looking for the perfect spot to take in one of Barcelona’s technicolor sunsets?
Or a short daytime respite to revive before your next museum or outing?
The trendy Mood rooftop bar has you covered with chic clean lines and ambiance to spare. It’s one of the coolest bars in Barcelona.
Open 11 am to 6 pm daily.
10. El Sueno, Rooftop Bar at The Serras Hotel
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700
Overlooking the beautiful Port Vell marina, this terrace is all about the sleek interplay of warm wood and cool iron on sultry summer nights.
And this bar comes with a cocktail pool!
Visit for delectable healthy Mediterranean shared plates, light refreshments and creative cocktails.
Try the Geisha with green shiso, yuzu, raspberry, cranberry, and lemon.
Live DJ on weekends. See website for hours.
11. Terraza La Isabela Rooftop Bar, Hotel 1898
7 La Rambla, 109
Terrace “Isabela” at Hotel 1898 is named after La Isabela, one of the most scenic of islands in the Philippines.
It’s the perfect spot to sunbathe on a plush daybed, enjoy tapas or taste-test an original signature cocktail…everything from the ginger julep to “The Desire.”
La Isabela is open 12 am to 12:30 daily.
12. Terraza Alaire Rooftop Bar, Hotel Condes de Barcelona
Passeig de Gràcia, 73
Alaire is yet another rooftop bar overlooking Sagrada Familia as well as La Pedera (Casa Mila).
The vibe at Alaire is cool and modern to match the views of Modernist Barcelona.
Go straight up to the 8th floor. In addition to its extensive signature cocktail list, Alaire offers a nice menu of whiskeys, rums, gin, and vodka.
The bar is open noon to 2 am Thursday to Saturday and noon to 12 am Sunday to Wednesday.
13. Rooftop Bar at Hotel Pulitzer
Carrer de Bergara, 8
The rooftop bar and terrace at Hotel Pultizer offers live music and DJ sessions five nights a week.
Wednesdays are devoted to pop, electronic, funk and international artists.
Renowned DJs to spin tunes at sunset on Thursdays and Fridays .
Try the BBQ street food here. Free admission! See the website for music schedule and hours.
14. Les Terrasses, Rooftop Bar at Gran Hotel La Florida
Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-9
By day, it’s all about the hammock, the vermouth and a snack here.
But by night, the lights come up as the sun goes down.
Dine under the stars with finger foods like a gazpacho sorbet or manchego with ginger and honey.
Classic cocktails round out the menu. Call for hours.
15. Rooftop Bar at Ohla Barcelona
Via Laietana, 49
Choose from tall chairs that peak over the balustrade for panoramic skyline views of the city or plush, intimate sofas for two.
A crystalline pool will mesmerize you during daylight hours while evening hours bring starlight and twinkling city lights for a friendly gathering.
The hotel’s rooftop welcomes visitors from noon to 1 am daily.
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