c/ Joaquín Costa 4
Got a good group out with you and looking for some sofas to warm up on, this place could be it!
La Rambla, 115
The Catalan fast food alternative to the armies of Ronald Mcdonald and Colonel Sanders.
If your the kind of person who's so serious about their mojitos that you'd like to be able to choose the type of rum for each one... welcome!
A crossroads of human traffic, meeting and planning the nights possibilities.
C/ Muntaner, 108
Cool and confident lounge bar. Tall ceilings and smart decor play host to a mix of after-work drinkers chatting over the week or planning the night ahead.
Come here on a weekend night and jostle with foreigners and locals alike - a melting pot not just for the octopus.
C/ Rauric 23
Small, but decadent opium den, cloaked in the back streets of the gotico. A dangerous liason with your mojito?
Look's like these guys have been making cocktails since the 1950's. Pick a spirit you like and they'll do the rest.
c/ Sant Pau, 68
Close to Raval's seediest street corner Bar 68 plays host to the young and trendy. Down and dirty but undeniably Barcelona cool.
Carrer Montseny, 13
It´s gonna be chill and friendly with pretty decent music and good food - steak tartar or fajitas anyone?
C/ Escudellers, 46
It's this kind of place that gives Plaza Trippy its name - take your camera but you won't come back with any photos.
Barcelona's industrial club behemoth - Stalin's five year plan for clubbing without the purge of indie shoe gazers.
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c/ Carretes, 48
West coast California meets downtown Raval. Live music nights, imported Californian brews and a cat - it's all here.
Av. Diagonal, 547
A bikini in Spain can either mean swimwear on a hot girl or a hot cheese sandwich, this place is the music venue somewhere in between.
Ros de Olano, 4
Tired of paying for your microwaved bravas, why not try some Italian aperitivo - for free?
c/ Escudellers, 49
Don't think too hard about it, as long as you don't have a funk allergy anything can happen in this club.
c/ Nou de la Rambla, 46
Look through the window, if it´s busy step inside cause there´s a small dancefloor at the back - and you got some moves right?
C/ Mallorca, 236
Always crowded, so get there early or late for some good tapas and montaditos.
Travessera de Gracia, 233
Don't be fooled by the dingy atmosphere behind the door, a musical Aladdin's cave awaits at the back.
C/ Escudellers Blancs, 3
Pull back the heavy curtain and then mingle in the darkness, if the conversation dries up just zone out and watch the skater videos.
C/ Matilde, 2
Mellow bar with an indie and jazz tint near the emblematic Vila de Gracia square.
C/ Poeta Cabanyes, 21
On the B Side of Paral.lel - very red and very dark, and very...?
Carrer de l' Angel, 12
Cultural association and art space with events and live music.
c/ Verdaguer I Callis, 12
Boho cool - interesting space, interesting people. Not sure Andy Warhol ever made it here but then again...?
Riera Alta, 4-6
Toulouse Lautrec meets Blade Runner - that's the decor but you write the script.
Passeig Isabell II, 4
Bar with a wide range of live music from rock to reggae, soul, and funk.
c/ Carme, 40
In Raval's upper east side but still close to the border, and like all border towns...
Passatge dels Escudellers, 3
Fun little indie joint in the heart of the action just off Escudellers.
Pl. Joan Llongueras, 5
You´re not gonna stumble across this club but check the lineup cos sometimes the taxi ride's worth it.
No doubt some of the best tapas you will find in Barceloneta - if you can get in.
c/ Torrent de les Flors, 94
This little Argentine joint offers up empanadas, milanesa and cañas for 1€.
c/ Montalegre, 5
Get your culture on at the CCCB's terrace bar, just behind the MACBA.
C/ Botella, 7
DJs spinning old school vinyl tunes, swing and dixieland. Plus shows and jam sessions.
Carrer de l'Encarnacio, 43
Get´s going early on and keeps a steady vibe throughout the night - more Jacobin than Marie Antoinette.
C/ Nou de la Rambla, 111
A sure bet, always busy, has always pulled in the best acts. If you don´t know Apolo you don´t know Barcelona.
Torrent de les Flors, 46
Staying in Gracia but wanna take you're night up a notch, maybe even bust a move or two.
Carrer de Guardia, 10
Cool little art space / shop / bar just off the ramblas.
C/ Carders, 46
Mix of fusion asian tapas and a great selection of local brews.
Plaza Sagrada Familia, 4
The mother of the sacred family of Barcelona's Irish pub scene.
Carrer d'En Robador, 23
Funky cellar type bar in the Raval with live jazz and flamenco shows.
C/ Gignas, 25
This bar does to beer what Sideways did for Pinot Noir.
Passeig Picasso, 40
If Mickey was gonna tell Rocky to go and practice his moves, the dancefloor at Magic would be the place.
Placa Reial, 7
If you wanna pogo to Franz Ferdinand... try not to spill your consumición.
C/ Gignas, 21
Cosy, easy going feel - if you've already got a vibe going why stop?
Carrer de les Carretes, 18
Chill bar with amazing mojitos and ecletic theme nights.
C/ Milans, 5
It don't have to be a loose fit cos if you're wearing skinny jeans you're more legit.
C/ Ramon y Cajal, 80
This is where Bob Dylan would hang out in his 20s.
C/ Joaquim Costa, 56
Cool bar for cool cats that ain't ready for rehab just yet & the best burgers in Barcelona.
Looking for a place to start or a lively go-between - if Gracia's bar scene was buit on 4 pillars this is the foundation for the pillars.
C/ Vic, 23
Granpa´s old bodega dusted down with the same tasty tapas and still with grandpa´s old prices.
C/ Merce, 27
Young hot and tatooed, but there´s plenty of other people surfing the dancefloor- set the E.T.A.