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.
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 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
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
Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: Spain was the birthplace of the guitar so it’s only fitting to find a place like El Nostre Raco in Barcelona. Located right off of Via Laieta ..." more
Carrer de la Bòria, 22
Reviewed by Geraldine L.
"Best Internacional Beer Vegan snack bar, people from many places come and enjoy maybe the best vegan burger and best bravas chips in town !! the servi ..." more
Carrer de la Boria, 17
Party Earth Review For a peaceful escape from the city streets, Barcelona denizens step into the Parc de la Ciutadella where picnicking, jogging, or paddling rowboats on the lake are the order of the ... more
Passeig de Picasso
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