Though similar to Barri Gòtic in its medieval appearance, La Ribera distinguishes itself through its bohemian flavor, largely created by the artsy, intellectual residents and visitors that frequent it.
Diverse and full of options for both day and night, the Ribera area hosts hip cafés and classy bars, independent art galleries and fashion boutiques, and top cultural attractions like the Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella.
Although La Ribera offers little in the way of post-3am nightspots, the neighborhood’s laid-back and authentic vibe – not to mention its always-busy central hub, the eatery- and bar-lined Passeig del Born – makes it an attractive place to start any evening.
Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: A smart interior boasting comfortable seating and an open kitchen, Neapolitan Authentic Pizza takes you off the windy streets of Barcelona an ..." more
Carrer Gombau, 5-7
Reviewed by Sara G.
"Bubo is a little gem of a cake shop cum restaurant in the heart of Sant Pere, right opposite the Sant Pere de les Puelles church. It is important to n ..." more
Carrer Caputxes, 6
American Restaurant / Bar
Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: Step off of the bustling Via Laietana and into a simpler time at Bernie’s Diner. A true to the period 1950's style American diner can be diff ..." more
Via Laietana, 20
Party Earth Review Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife ... more
Passeig del Born
Party Earth Review Dusty trophies and vintage football jerseys adorn the brick and stone walls of Black Horse, a popular English pub in El Born where a convivial crowd of British expats, rowdy Spaniards ... more
Carrer d'Allada Vermell, 16
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 ... more
Passeig del Born, 34
Reviewed by Ernst B.
"Don’t blink as you might miss it – Bar Pasajes is literally squashed in between two buildings and quite happily ‘minding the gap’ in the bustling and ..." more
Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 31-33
Party Earth Review There’s a distinct Arabian Nights vibe at Princesa 23, a relaxing restaurant and lounge bar whose beautiful décor of sandy walls, wrought iron sconces, and checkered Eastern tiles evoke ... more
Carrer de la Princesa, 23