Party Earth Review A trendy bar in the Barri Gòtic area, Margarita Blue is a social hub for the city’s creative professionals that consistently lives up to its reputation for weekday antics and an all-around good time. During the week around... ... read full review
Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé, 6
93 412 54 89
M–W, Su 7pm–2am, Th 7pm–2:30am, F–Sa 7pm–3am
Barri Gòtic, Barcelona –
A trendy bar in the Barri Gòtic area, Margarita Blue is a social hub for the city’s creative professionals that consistently lives up to its reputation for weekday antics and an all-around good time.
During the week around 10:30pm, the bar likes to liven things up with magicians, drag queens, and trapeze artists, as well as hip DJs who spin laid-back tunes at a conversational volume.
Mirrored walls reflect both the performers and the chic patrons gathered to watch, while a huge multicolored backlit mural, vivid oil paintings of jazz musicians, and low-hanging lamps create a colorful yet intimate vibe.
There’s no dance floor at Margarita Blue, but no matter – the urbane crowd seems more interested in discussing their latest start-up websites and new media marketing strategies over a wellmade cocktail and a plate of delicious tapas.
Diverse and chic media types, mid-20s to 40s.
Funky lounge music, easy listening, and other mellow tunes. Various amusing acts perform throughout the week, including a resident magician on Wednesdays and Sundays and a trapeze artist on Thursdays.
Upscale tapas and snacks, including salads, tenderloin, fajitas, nachos, hamburgers, and fried green tomatoes. Excellent cocktails include piña coladas, Singapore slings, and blue margaritas.
Food €5–€12.50. Beer €2.50+, wine €9.50+/bottle, cocktails €7+.
Thursdays after 10:30pm to catch the famous trapeze show, but there’s a good atmosphere any night from Wednesday on.