The chiringuito or xiringuito in Catalan, has evolved with Barcelona and has now become a more sophisticated establishment, some with impressive menus and long cocktail lists. You can relax on a lounge chair on the sand watching the Mediterranean Sea glisten in the warm evening sun, cocktail or beer in hand.
We’ve listed some of our favorite chiringuitos for you to enjoy while in town. These sites are very popular during the summer so we advise you to go there early to make sure you get a place.
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With the style to which the Tragaluz Group is accustomed to and the incomparable marine setting. With a menu that has a simple cuisine based on fresh grilled fish, rice dishes and salads, this luxury beach bar, located at the foot of the W Hotel, seems to want to pay homage to the authentic pre-Olympic establishments. Here, one wonders if the old times were better or if things simply had to change. Good music and nice people.
Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19
El Chiringuito – Barcelona Beach
In the Barceloneta you will find El Chiringuito, which is known for its varied lunches and quality coffees that do not stop after nine in the morning. Although what most stands out in its menu are the quesadillas, in addition to the classic sandwiches and tapas. Their nachos are a hit and they also do tapas of hummus, artichokes, or spicy chorizo.
Plaza del Mar s/n, Barceloneta
Who said that a pastry family could not make good paellas? At the Escribà beach bar you can eat all kinds of rice dishes and first-class appetizers, among which the Iberian ham stands out. It is advisable to leave some space since the meal must end with some of the cakes and sweets from the clan’s bakeries. The Escribà group has also made their debut nearby, in a sister beach bar named Guingueta de la Barceloneta in collaboration with Carles Abellán.
Av. Lirotal, 62
Xiringuito Vai Moana
The Moais of Easter Island welcome us to the Vai Moana beach bar, which, according to the language of this Polynesian island, means the blue sea. The moai philosophy is present in the decoration of the beach bar and in the wide section of the cocktail bar, with caipirinha, Cosmopolitan, Mai Tai and sangria, because we must not forget that we are talking about beach bars and, although the style may vary, there are classics that should always be present.
Vai Moana is one of the few places that offers a menu for children with macaroni, of course, and mini hamburgers, since Bogatell beach has a more family-oriented public. The menu is renewed by seasons and offers an assortment with cockles, mussels, potatoes and olives, cheese boards, patatas bravas and grilled or baked meat or fish specialties.
Av. del Litoral
Bambú Beach Bar
Located on the Llevant beach, very close to the Fòrum, the Bambú Chiringuito offers most of the classics: vermouths with anchovies and olives, but also salads, seafood and shrimp skewers, hearty hamburgers or good bread with tomato and ham. At night the cocktail bar works at full capacity and at noon they rent sun loungers and umbrellas. You can also rent the beach bar for your parties, with catering and music to your liking, ideal if you have to organize an outdoor party.
Club Atlètic Natació Barceloneta Bar
The Club Atlètic Natació Barceloneta seems nothing more than a club bar. Strategically hidden behind a conspicuous chiringuito, the club bar preserves the very essence of the club: a simple offer for lifelong guests, who do not have their feet on the beach but on the land, and enjoy of a simple beer in the freshness of the sea, in front of a century-old club. The gastronomy’s nothing special but the location, right in front of the sea on the main beach, is what makes it.
Plaza del Mar, s/n.
Bar La Marbella
This is the bar of the sports center La Marbella. Its terrace is pretty nice and its menu there are pincho omelettes for less than three euros, as well as homemade vermouth and sandwiches that you can order in halves. Always with an eye on the sea from the elevated position of the terrace and enjoyable ambiance.
Av. del Litoral 86-96.
Chiringuito Mokaï Beach
One of the most popular beach bars on Nova Icaria beach is Mokaï Beach Bar, a space located very close to Barcelona’s Olympic Port and fully designed so you can relax and enjoy a day of sunshine and beach. It is a beach bar where you will find some peace among an atmosphere of palm trees and Mediterranean motifs.
It is a perfect place both to have a few drinks in the evening and to have lunch or dinner by the Mediterranean. They have a very varied menu where you will find informal and simple dishes such as sandwiches, tapas, salads, burgers, etc. With lounge chairs and free wifi!
Nueva Icaria Beach, Avinguda del Litoral
If you love a good drink on the beach, we’re sure you’ll love this post for your upcoming trip to Barcelona. Remember to book our Historical eBike Tour to make the best of your visit.