Bars in Spain: the Party Before the Party

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Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona.

Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona.

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Jul 27, 2012 —  Anyone who is from or has visited Spain, or for that matter who hasn’t been living in a bomb shelter preparing for the 2012 apocalypse, knows that the country is a partygoer’s paradise.

The outgoing Spanish (and Catalonians) have mastered the art of staying out till sunrise, and they obviously know the cooler, less-touristy spots to go to. Meanwhile, international travelers spend much of their sightseeing hung-over, and travel abroad students seemingly coming here just to study how to drink from dusk till dawn.

To give some scale, there are more bars down the rowdy La Rambla corridor in Barcelona than in many small nations. And that’s just one street, of one city, in this booze-fueled country. We haven’t even gotten to the pre-clubbing joints of Ibiza or the surfeit of drinking fests in Madrid.

With an extensive team of onsite researchers and dozens of headache-calming icepacks, we rolled the boulder up the insurmountable mountain of venues and found the most incredibly cool drinking spots on offer. And although the government may have embraced democracy decades ago, you’ll have to accept one last bit of dictatorship from Party Earth as we present our list of the coolest bars in Spain. 

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    La Champañeria (Can Paixano)

    Bar / Restaurant

    La Champañeria (Can Paixano) - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
    08003 Barcelona

    93 310 08 39

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    Dry Martini Bar

    Cocktail Bar / Restaurant

    Dry Martini Bar - Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer d’Aribau, 162-166
    08036 Barcelona

    93 217 50 72

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    La Confitería

    Tapas Bar

    La Confitería - Tapas Bar in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de Sant Pau, 128
    08001 Barcelona

    93 443 04 58

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    Electric Bar

    Bar / Live Music Venue

    Electric Bar - Bar | Live Music Venue in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Travessera de Gràcia, 233
    08012 Barcelona

    93 210 63 55

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    Zentraus

    Bar / Restaurant

    Zentraus - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Rambla del Raval, 41
    08001 Barcelona

    93 443 80 78

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    La Bardemcilla

    Restaurant / Tapas Bar

    La Bardemcilla - Restaurant | Tapas Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 47
    28004 Madrid

    91 521 42 56

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    Sidrería La Creación

    Bar

    Sidrería La Creación - Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Núñez de Arce, 14
    28012 Madrid

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    El Viajero

    Bar / Café / Restaurant

    El Viajero - Bar | Café | Restaurant in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Plaza de la Cebada, 11
    28005 Madrid

    91 366 90 64

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    La Musa

    Restaurant / Tapas Bar

    La Musa - Restaurant | Tapas Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Manuela Malasaña, 18
    28004 Madrid

    91 448 75 58

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    Teatro Pereyra

    Bar / Live Music Venue / Lounge

    Teatro Pereyra - Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge in Ibiza.
    Ibiza

    Calle Comte de Rosselló, 3
    07800 Ibiza

    971 304 432

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User Comments

Anonymous Aug 15, 2012
Only in Spain can you pre game at 2am
Deepak H. Jul 27, 2012
La Musa! La Musa! La Musa! I love you La Musa!! Their awesome tapas and beer just hits the spot!
Sam A. Jul 27, 2012
Sidrería La Creación - love this bar! Great place to go with a group. Everybody is standing up trying to pour their cider as far away from their glass as possible. Get ready to drink!
Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
Princesa 23 Beach Bar should've made this list. Awesome place to grab a beer and some nachos.

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