Flann O'Brien

Irish Pub
Flann O'Brien Established in 1994, Flann O'Brien is the second oldest Irish pub in Barcelona and is dedicated, not surprisingly, to the holy trinity of beer, sports, and live music. Barcelona Spain 41.3941093 2.1473144
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Flann O'Brien - Irish Pub in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Established in 1994, Flann O’Brien is the second oldest Irish pub in Barcelona and is dedicated, not surprisingly, to the holy trinity of beer, sports, and live music. A range of tasty brews like Guinness and Murphy’s... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Hospital Clinic

  • Phone:

    93 201 16 06

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 6pm–2:30am, F–Sa 6pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Flann O'Brien Review

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Established in 1994, Flann O'Brien is the second oldest Irish pub in Barcelona and is dedicated, not surprisingly, to the holy trinity of beer, sports, and live music.

Established in 1994, Flann O’Brien is the second oldest Irish pub in Barcelona and is dedicated, not surprisingly, to the holy trinity of beer, sports, and live music.

A range of tasty brews like Guinness and Murphy’s Ale pour from the taps as live rock and pop get the crowd going from Thursday to Saturday.

Meanwhile, the various TVs scattered throughout the bar might display up to three different sporting events at the same time, a real boon to sports fans who need to keep a simultaneous eye on football, cricket, and Formula 1.

Unlike many of the city’s Irish bars, O’Brien is located a bit outside of town and tends to draw a more local crowd that gathers to enjoy a bit of animated chatter between music sets.

The pub’s narrow bar and shadowy alcoves get more packed from autumn to spring, especially on the weekends when customers squeeze in against the stone walls to add their voices to the festive, friendly atmosphere.

Whether the crowd is rowdy or laid back, O’Brien’s usually delivers a good time.

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Tip from Jonah:

O’Brien’s is at its best when there’s live music, plus they offer the cheapest drinks of any Irish pub in town. But no night at this bar is complete without trying the manager’s trademark shot – la cucaracha (the cockroach). It really packs a punch!

  • Crowd

    Mostly locals, outgoing and friendly, 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live rock and pop Thursdays through Saturdays. TVs dedicated to sports.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer €4.50+, wine €3, cocktails €6, mixed drinks €6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Saturdays around midnight draw the biggest crowds.

Flann O'Brien User Reviews

Average rating:
Come for the drinks, stay for the fun friendly atmosphere
Kendrick K. Aug 8, 2012
Flann O’Brien is one of those great, hole-in-the-wall places to just sit back and have a beer. But if you are looking for some entertainment, live music covering the light sounds of indie, classic rock, and mainstream music liven up the crowd whether they are sitting at the bar or down in the booths. Flann O’Brien adds to the fun, friendly atmosphere with its decorations of jerseys and flags covering the walls (and even ceilings) while also having two flat screen TVs set to the current sports game. This Irish pub’s dedication to its customers is more obvious with walls devoted to pictures of customers’ smiling faces taken by the friendly staff whose goal is for us to have a great time.
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