Party Earth Review The slogan “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met” – borrowed from Irish bard W.B. Yeats – fits Molly’s Fair City to a T, as the pub is certainly one of the best places in Barcelona for making English-speaking friends over a pint or two. Outgoing regulars from the British isles prop up the bar from early ... more
Carrer de Ferran, 7-9
Party Earth Review With its vaulted ceilings and photographic tributes to Irish entrepreneurs of yesteryear, The Temple Bar is a bright and beautiful Irish pub and a fantastic pre-club stop. A large venue with a long and spacious bar, the pub features high wood tables and stools in the more crowded front area and luxurious green leather couches ... more
Carrer de Ferran, 6
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 Ale pour from the taps as live rock and pop get the crowd going from Thursday to Saturday. Meanwhile, the ... more
Carrer de Casanova, 264
Irish Pub / Sports Bar
Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: Let’s be honest, you aren’t in Barcelona to go to Irish pubs. You’re here to eat tapas, drink sangria, and hit the beach. But sometimes when ..." more
Plaza Joaquim Xirau
Party Earth Review Patrons in need of a respite from the scores of high-energy clubs that line the Moll de Mestral on the Olimpic Port will be delighted to stumble upon the Kennedy Sailing Club, an Irish oasis of calm. From the finely-polished wood finishes, rigid high tables and stools, and elegantly-framed nautical equipment and model yachts ... more
Moll de Mestral, 26-28
Although not as crazy as their club and nightlife counterparts, Irish pubs in Barcelona are still a great place to hangout for frothy brews, watching football with your mates, and some great pub grub to prime the night.
Although more of a late night party city, Barcelona, like many of its European counterparts, is home to a big Irish community who have brought their pub culture with them and established great watering holes all over town.
Some of the best Barcelona Irish pubs are Flann O’Brien, which opened in 1994 and is a spectacular spot to watch sports, The Temple Bar, which is a great pre-club hangout, and Molly’s Fair City, known for some of the best Guinness in the city. What all of the pubs have in common is a love for beer on tap, great pub grub like fish & chips or shepherd’s pie, and a convivial environment for great conversation.
Probably the best thing about the Irish pubs is that they serve as a hub for bringing locals, tourists, students, and ex-pats together in an unpretentious environment where the only arguments are over how good FC Barcelona is going to be that year. So whether you want to have a chill evening with friends, or just grease the wheels for a hot night ahead, nothing really beats the Irish pubs in Barcelona.