Manchester Raval

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Manchester Raval Manchester Raval in Barcelona is a tiny little bar dedicated to all things Mancunian. Find out why if you're not a Manc, you're a wank, at Party Earth. Barcelona Spain 41.383471 2.165063
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Party Earth Review One of two Manchester bars to enjoy brisk business in Barcelona, Manchester Raval is a hidden cove where cheap booze dominates the drinks list and 90s British indie dominates the music menu. The place doesn’t skimp on... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    1: Universitat, Urgell; 2: Universitat, Sant Antoni

  • Phone:

    62 773 30 81

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 7pm–late

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Manchester Raval Review

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Manchester Raval in Barcelona is a tiny little bar dedicated to all things Mancunian. Find out why if you're not a Manc, you're a wank, at Party Earth.

One of two Manchester bars to enjoy brisk business in Barcelona, Manchester Raval is a hidden cove where cheap booze dominates the drinks list and 90s British indie dominates the music menu.

The place doesn’t skimp on Mancunian-themed décor, with deep red and orange walls dotted with blown-up photos of the Happy Mondays and reproductions of The Smiths lyrics mixed in with retro photos of the famous Salford Lads Club.

Same can be said for the jukebox, where Manchester bands line the playlist, cushioned between the sounds of other British indie groups like the Arctic Monkeys and early Radiohead.

Conversation is king inside this tiny bar most nights, when young UK expats and gangs of college kids stretch across mismatched cushions and at low wooden tables to sling €1 beers, or traipse off to the bathroom where someone has invariable scribbled the old hometown proverb, “If you’re not a Manc, you’re a wank!”

The venue’s size prevents any big club nights – those are easily found in the larger sister bar over in Barri Gòtic – but weekends are routinely busy when burgeoning photography students and art history majors cozy up to posters of Manchester legends like Johnny Marr and rest their Estrella Damm on tables encased in old British newspaper clippings.

Folks don’t have to be from the UK to enjoy the casual and cool Manchester Raval, though it would be wise to appreciate the theme, ya wank!

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Tip from Jonah:

This is a great bar to fly solo in as you’ll almost always find someone to chat up when you get there. And with €1 beers, you won’t be breaking the bank when you order your new table of friends the next round.

  • Crowd

    UK expats looking for a taste of home, study abroad students from all over, young English tourists, local grunge kids, area hipsters, and older fans of British indie rock, early 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox stocked primarily with Manchester bands from the 90s, as well as other British indie groups and some eclectic U.S. players like early Radiohead.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer €1+, shots €2.50, cocktails €6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: chinos, slacks, flat caps, lots of band t-shirts on the boys and girls alike.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    There’s a chill vibe most nights, so anytime is a good time for a couple beers and some good conversation.

  • Close By

    Oddland (Carrer de Joaquin Costa, 52) features a décor of recycled materials and comic books, a solid range of cocktails, and DJs spinning indie mixes most nights.

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