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... ... read full review
Moll de Mestral, 26-28
34 932 210 039
M–Th, Su 5pm–5am, F–Sa 4pm–5am
Port Olimpic / Barceloneta, Barcelona –
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, the Club is more sophisticated than the average Irish drinking den.
The ceiling of the main room is covered with a huge map of the Emerald Isle, while in the back corner a small stage provides a platform for local bands to belt out crowd-pleasing covers of rock and pop tunes – a welcome change from banging techno and house.
Besides the all-important bar, the side room contains a TV screen the size of a sea monster, which affords drinkers a perfect view of the big game, while during summer an expansive terrace provides a pleasant perch on which to enjoy a Magners cider by the marina.
Thanks to its sunny location and Irish charm, the Sailing Club is constantly awash with British and international patrons, some rolling in early for pre-supper pints, others arriving for the live music, and still others simply stocking up on booze before moving on to the nearest dance floor.
Casual, many English speakers, mid-20s to late 30s.
Live music at 12:30am on Thursdays, 1am on weekends, usually cover bands, rock and roll, Irish pub songs, and pop rock. Sports shown on main screen and smaller screens around the bar.
Snacks €2+. Beer €5+, wine €4+, cocktails €7.50+.
Thursdays through Saturdays after midnight.