Party Earth Review In 1957, a neighborhood grocery store was transformed into one of El Born’s first bars – so it’s little wonder that the local citizens have a soft spot for Pitin Bar, a cozy hole-in-the-wall joint on the square. Historic... ... read full review
Passeig del Born, 34
93 319 50 87
M–Th 6pm–2am, F 6pm–3am, Sa 11am–3am, Su 11am–midnight
La Ribera / El Born, Barcelona –
In 1957, a neighborhood grocery store was transformed into one of El Born’s first bars – so it’s little wonder that the local citizens have a soft spot for Pitin Bar, a cozy hole-in-the-wall joint on the square.
Historic as the place may be, the décor has definitely moved on from half a century ago and now features disco balls, twinkling lights, a few bar stools, and a snug booth underneath the stairs.
Gentle background music sets the stage for a liberal local crowd to enjoy their cocktails in this quaint and trendy atmosphere or to head out to the patio for a breath of night air.
A narrow spiral staircase leads up to one of the area’s most beloved drinking spots – a tiny mezzanine with miniature furniture and a view of the side streets below.
Charming, hip, and intimate, Pitin Bar is a good place to go with a small group for pre-club drinks or just to relax in a very tranquil setting.
Laid-back locals, mid-20s to 30s.
Ambient tunes on the stereo.
Beer €3–€4.50, mixed drinks and absinthe €6+.
The limited space can get pretty warm and packed on the weekends, so the best bet is Monday through Thursday nights. Go around midnight to avoid the crowd and get a seat upstairs.