La Confitería

Tapas Bar
La Confitería La Confitería in Poble Sec, Barcelona is a candy shop-turned bar/tapas joint great for meetups & mellow nights. Come explore sweet Barcelona with Party Earth. Barcelona Spain 41.3755076 2.1679711
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La Confitería - Tapas Bar in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review If one imagines an old candy shop – like something out of Harry Potter or a Disney film in which orphaned puppies teach a curmudgeonly confectioner how to love again – they might picture something strikingly similar to... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    2, 3: Paral-lel

  • Phone:

    93 443 04 58

  • Hours:

    M–F 8am–3am, Sa–Su 11am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth La Confitería Review

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La Confitería in Poble Sec, Barcelona is a candy shop-turned bar/tapas joint great for meetups & mellow nights. Come explore sweet Barcelona with Party Earth.

If one imagines an old candy shop – like something out of Harry Potter or a Disney film in which orphaned puppies teach a curmudgeonly confectioner how to love again – they might picture something strikingly similar to La Confitería.

In fact, the vintage space was once a venue for sugary treats, but these days the original glass-paneled cabinets that run down the narrow front room are stocked with bottles of vermouth and sparkling Spanish cava.

Movie buffs will recognize the interior from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona – spoiler alert: the scene occurs after the three leads sleep together but before Penelope Cruz shoots someone – but real-life daytime guests are more likely a mix of casual shoppers, students, and relaxed locals hanging out over coffee and tapas.

Located just north of the busy Paral-lel thoroughfare, the venue features big street-facing windows in the front room that provide ample people-watching opportunities onto Sant Pau Street, while further back past the bookshelves in the main dining area lie small group tables watched over by a lime-green papier-mâché dragon.

As night sets in, local barhoppers, couples, and young club kids often meet up here to enjoy a few mellow rounds before venturing off to rowdier prospects, only to be replaced by older theater-goers dropping by for a post-show nightcap.

It may not be the place for lollipops and candy bars anymore, but La Confitería is still a sweet spot in Poble Sec to get the night underway.

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Tip from Emma:

Nooks on the old windows are often used to display local art. For an extra treat, check out La Confitería on a Sunday afternoon when live jazz acts usually set up in back.

  • Crowd

    Young barhoppers and clubbers starting the night slowly, groups of friends meeting up for a drink and conversation, university kids, couples, theater-goers, and relaxed older locals, early 20s to late 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live jazz on (most) Sunday afternoons from 1pm.

    Sound system usually tuned to local radio stations playing mellow tunes.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Limited assortment of tapas, sandwiches, and other small plates.

  • Prices

    Small plates and sandwiches €2–€6.50. Beer €2–€3, wine €3, cocktails €5–€7, Spanish cava €3.50, coffee €1.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, polos, collared shirts, sneakers, edgy blouses, printed skirts, leggings, suede boots, with some trendier wear on the pre-club and theater crowd.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights to meet up and chill with friends before launching into the bumping Barcelona night.

  • Close By

    A legendary venue just off Las Ramblas, London Bar (Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 34) was reportedly a favorite of Hemingway and Dalí, though these days it hosts a vibrant pre-club crowd in the evenings.

La Confitería User Reviews

Average rating:
Cool bar
Jody P. Dec 12, 2012
Confiteria is famous for being in the movie vicky cristina barcelona. It is a cute bar with a really interesting interior. The prices at confiteria are reasonable. It is a good place to go if you are going out to Sala Apolo or somewhere else in Poble Sec. It is a pretty quiet bar so you can sit down with your friends and have a drink and talk. They have some specialty drinks here, like mojitos and gin and tonic (which, by the way, are extremely popular here) that are pretty good. Overall a nice place.
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