Top 10 restaurants with live music in Barcelona
Restaurants with live music combine the best of two worlds. Is like adding chocolate to a banana: healthy and delicious at the same time. In a restaurant with live music you can enjoy the concert sitting and eating a tasty meal, instead of standing, being crushed by the crowd and sweating like you were in a sauna. Attending a concert in a restaurant is the perfect way to disconnect from the routine and have a good time. Enjoy a good meal among nice instruments, notes and chords.
In this article we bring you the best 10 restaurants with live music in Barcelona. Enjoy!
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1. Milano Cocktail Bar
Where is it? Ronda de la Universitat, 35, 08007 Barcelona
Perhaps this is more a cocktail bar than a restaurant, but we include it on our list because it offers great live music every day of the year. Their musical offer goes from jazz, swing, soul, R&B and funk to Cuban music and New Orleans jazz. Its great success is due to its modern and innovative spirit, plus their gastronomic offer composed by tapas, appetizers or sandwiches.
2. The Philharmonic
Where is it? Carrer de Mallorca, 204, 08036 Barcelona
In the city of Barcelona, you can find an English pub that offers authentic British food such as roast beef or Yorkshire pudding. And, of course, authentic British beer matched with live music. Great artists such as pianists Bill Charlap and Lluís Pardellans, the saxophonist Perico Sambeat, or singer Anna Luna, among others, have performed here. This is definitely one of the best options if you are looking for restaurants with live music in Barcelona.
3. Restaurante Little Italy
Where is it? Carrer de Ramón y Cajal, 80, 08012 Barcelona
The Little Italy restaurant, opened more than a decade ago in the Born district of Barcelona, is one of the city’s most popular live music restaurants. This place of Mediterranean cuisine with Italian touches is known for the quality of its menu but, above all, for offering live jazz sessions in true New York style. You can also enjoy more than 50 brands of wine and affordable cocktails.
4. Restaurante Sala Vivaldi
Where is it? Carrer de Llançà, 5, 08015 Barcelona
Sala Vivaldi is a superb restaurant with a clear bet on live music. Its good atmosphere makes it the perfect place to go with your friends. After relishing a good Mediterranean dinner made with first quality market products, you can join the party at night with drinks, live music and the DJ at the end.
5. Elephant Restaurant & Lounge
Where is it? Pau Claris, 92, 08010 Barcelona
Mediterranean food merged with Thai, oriental and exotic, as well as an artistic performance intended for the most cosmopolitan audiences in Barcelona. From live performances to art exhibitions, the restaurant is also famous for its aesthetics, composed by a large colonial-style lounge and Buddha statues.
6. Margarita Blue
Where is it? Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé, 6, 08002 Barcelona
Tex-Mex cuisine with Mediterranean influences. We recommend you try the “pan” dish to create your own “tacos” while drinking good margaritas or rum mojitos, one of the specialties of the house. They offer magic shows, trapeze, and DJ sessions with a mix of very special music until 2:30 p.m. on weekends.
Where is it? Avenida de les Drassanes, 27-29, 08000 Barcelona
Entering Bollywood Indian Restaurant is like teleporting directly to India itself. This restaurant is in the Drassanes Avenue, next to the end of La Rambla. It offers a unique Indian culinary experience and an atmosphere linked to the great Bollywood, the mecca of Indian film industry. Their shows remind you of the spectacular and colorful Bollywood music films.
8. Big Bang Bar
Where is it? Carrer d’En Botella, 7, 08001 Barcelona
Since its beginnings as a musical tavern at the end of the 19th century, the Big Bang bar, located in the Raval neighborhood, is committed to culture and live music shows. Admission is free to all events, and every Wednesday there is a concert from 9 PM. They also offer Rock&Roll Open, Pop, Blues, jazz and DJ sessions.
9. The Michael Collins Irish Pub
Where is it? Plaça de la Sagrada Família, 4, 08013 Barcelona
The Michael Collins Irish Pub is a pub with live music that also offers Irish food, hamburgers, salads and jalapeños, among other specialties. Open since 1997 and besides the Urquinaona square, it is one of the most prominent Irish pubs in Barcelona. They have free and live performances almost every day of the week and they are well-known for their Sant Patrick´s Day parties.
10. Restaurante Patrón
Where is it? Travessera de Gràcia, 44-46, 08021 Barcelona
El Patrón is a restaurant that evokes the maritime world; its interior is decorated as if it were a ship, to the point that the private lounges look like ship cabins. Obviously, their main specialty is the fish and seafood. They offer live jazz music and DJ sessions every day.