Electric Bar

Bar / Live Music Venue
Electric Bar "Not for those who value cosmetic beauty, Electric Bar falls decidedly on the shabby side of shabby chic._x000D_ Barcelona Spain 41.4037807 2.161651
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Electric Bar - Bar | Live Music Venue in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Not for those who value cosmetic beauty, Electric Bar falls decidedly on the shabby side of shabby chic. A bit of color and history comes in the form of some antique cabinets and a few abstract oil pieces, but these are... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 7pm–2am, F–Sa 7pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Electric Bar Review

The Scene

"Not for those who value cosmetic beauty, Electric Bar falls decidedly on the shabby side of shabby chic._x000D_

Not for those who value cosmetic beauty, Electric Bar falls decidedly on the shabby side of shabby chic.

A bit of color and history comes in the form of some antique cabinets and a few abstract oil pieces, but these are largely obscured by the neglected tiles, half-finished paint jobs, and scattered cardboard boxes that constitute the décor – even the cocktail menu is scrawled in black pen on a scrappy piece of paper rather than chalked onto a board.

But to pick apart the décor is to miss the point of this much-loved Gràcia bar, where the Brazilian owner prefers soulful old junk to shiny bells and whistles.

Electric is all about creating a friendly, unpretentious vibe, and in this it is successful – which is why people from all walks of life stop by on a nightly basis for a beer or one of the seven different types of caipirinhas.

Artists, artisans, students, and office workers usually fill the place from midnight to closing to share some conversation over a few drinks.

More than just a bar however, Electric is also a live music venue whose back room – little more than a square black box with mirrors and a stage – is one of the best places to catch diverse musical acts or even the odd poetry jam or theater performance.

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Tip from Jonah:

It would be madness to go to this Brazilian-run bar without trying one of their fresh exotic juices made from Brazilian fruits. Try the tamarindo, umbu, or mangaba.

  • Crowd

    Mix of Gràcia locals, live music lovers, expats, and students, 20 to 40.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music, poetry, theater, and storytelling in the back, starting at 10 or 11pm on the weekends. Good mix of bar tunes in the front room.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer €2.50+, cocktails €6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday nights are particularly popular – Darlly Maia has a regular slot then and plays down-tempo Brazilian vibes. Keep an eye out around town for the monthly events programs.

Electric Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Cute place
Jody P. Dec 12, 2012
Electric bar is named as such because it was the first location in the Gracia neighborhood to actually have electric over 100 years ago. The name has stuck to this day. It is a cute little hole in the wall bar with some funky decorations. They have live music there quite often. It is not right in the main squares of Gracia, but it is located within walking distance of some other fun places. Don't go out of your way to go here, but if you happen by then it is worth it to stop in and check it out.
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