Barcelona is a wonderful city and once you are here, you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors. The terrific Mediterranean climate and stunning beaches will persuade you to relax a few hours at some of the bars and beach bars, or chiringuitos, that we have many of in Barcelona. And although not all of them are excellent, generally speaking the quality of bars in Barcelona is quite high. So today, this article by ShBarcelona has a few recommendations on bars and beach bars for you, in order to be able to make the most of your time spent outside.
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The best bars and beach bars on Barcelona’s coast
The first beach bar ShBarcelona would like to recommend is Chiringuito Pez Vela, located on the ground floor of the magnificent Hotel W. It has a terrace with spectacular views of the sea and Barceloneta, giving you the feeling that you are actually in a bay. Enjoy a simple, but delicious kitchen, with fresh and good quality products. Rice dishes and salads are favourite, although the fish of the day and the beef chops prepared on a charcoal grill are also worth mentioning. Our next recommendation is BeGay, a bar on Mar Bella beach. It is a gay-friendly bar, perfect for a day full of beach and fun in the sun. They offer a varied menu of Mediterranean and international dishes, with refreshing mojitos and delicious milkshakes. You can sit comfortably in the shade on its terrace, or chill-out in a relaxing lounge area. This place will suit anyone who feels like grabbing a bite to eat at a fancy beach bar, at only a few steps from the shore of one of the most famous beaches in the Catalan capital.
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We would also like to suggest La Guingueta de l’Escribà. The menu at La Guingueta is very varied and pleasantly uncomplicated. It consists of cold tapas, hot and cold sandwiches, salads and other interesting dishes, such as pizza, chicken wings, guacamole, Iberian ham or a Russian salad. And as every popular dish is on the menu, anyone can find something they like, even at very affordable prices of around €15. Our last suggestion is La Deliciosa. Its decoration is made from recycled materials, so every detail that catches your eye is unique. La Deliciosa stands for fun and good food. You can enjoy refreshing cocktails while sunbathing, or taste some of the best tapas in Barceloneta. They have experienced barmen and mixologists, who will prepare and serve the best (alcoholic) drinks, in order for you to enjoy a perfect day at the beach. This will certainly help you stay cool on Barcelona’s hot summer days. You can also opt for delicious salads, excellent hamburgers and lovely tapas at La Deliciosa, and don’t forget the nachos, Spanish croquettes, patatas bravas, tortilla or Tzatziki (with hot pita bread).
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