The 12 best wine bars and wine restaurants in Barcelona
Great wine lists, tasty food and nice ambience. Here is the guide to the best wine spots in Barcelona, selected by renowned sommelier and wine writer Ferran Centelles.
Phone: +34 933 19 98 81
Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 14, Barcelona
The Can Cisa wine store on Calle Princesa opened as a family business in 1949. At the end of 2013, it passed into the hands of Max and Stefano Colombo, Joan Valencia and Joan Ramón Escoda, who converted the venue into what we now know as Bar Brutal. They have a very large and also well-trained staff; all of them wine connoisseurs. You might be attended by Víctor and David from Barcelona, but also Ben from Tel-Aviv, Valerio and Antonella from Italy, Elissa from Montreals, Dave from England or Carmen from Málaga. The food menu is not very long but defined by great quality. Fresh oysters, mar...
Phone: +34 932 68 30 03
Address: Carrer de Montcada, 2, Barcelona
If you go to the Bar del Pla, first make sure you have a reservation and then prepare to enjoy one of the bars with the most history and energy in Barcelona. Located in the Born district, they offer (non-stop) a complete gastronomic experience: first for its quality product and second because you will feel part of the Barcelonian culture thanks to its atmosphere. They have been active for twelve years. Its cuisine is traditional Catalan with some creative hints: pork feet with foie gras, mushrooms with wasabi vinaigrette, beef tartare, squid with onions and croquettes are some of its main di...
Phone: +34 932 17 43 38
Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 192, Barcelona
In Barcelona's Eixample Dret sector you will find this new generation tavern that is designed as the perfect setting to enjoy the best cuisine in the city. It is decorated with antique touches and a place with an extremely warm atmosphere. The quality of the produce and the food is always impeccable. Tapas and dishes are made in a simple way but with elegant presentations. Do not look for the menu, they have their offer distributed on blackboards on the walls, and the waiters will always tell you the dishes of the day. Grilled seafood, wild fish, montaditos, scallops – and don't miss their s...
Phone: +34 933 87 76 45
Address: Carrer de Blai, 53, Barcelona
Denassus, literally ”be on your nose”, is a Catalan expression referring to something that is “really good”. This wine restaurant/bar launched in August 2019 and is owned and managed by Alejo Mailan and Sergi Ruiz. They both met while studying the sommelier program, but they also worked together at Bar del Pla, a magnificent wine bar in the Born district, and they dreamed about opening their own wine bar. Denassus is a lovely tiny restaurant, with a long bar and high tables. The terrace has a special soul. The venue is located in Poble Sec, a historic neighbourhood that still maintains narro...
Phone: +34 933 32 02 41
Address: Passeig de la Zona Franca, 228, Barcelona
Granja Elena is one of those places you can't get enough of. It is located in a popular neighbourhood (that happens to be where I was raised). They have been open since 1974, therefore it is a spot that has seen different generations come and go. It's a modest place, just recently renovated, but only with the intention of updating the space a bit and offering some more tables. The decoration is simple; the essence is on the plate. Two siblings are now in command: Borja in the kitchen and Patricia in the dining room, but behind there is a joint family effort. Authentic delicacies reside in it...
Phone: +34 934 51 61 93
Address: Carrer de Provença, 230, Barcelona
In the heart of the Eixample (Provence-Enrique Granados) Rafa Peña leads this authentic project, with exceptional produce and a natural wine list like no other in Barcelona. This bar stands out! The open kitchen allows you to see everything that is cooking. If you prefer, they also have a more ”formal” area, the restaurant next door (that is connected and shares the open kitchen inside) which offers ”signature” cuisine. The food at Gresca is extremely savoury and authentic, a high-end cuisine without being pretentious. A selection of Iberian ham and Comté, as well as veal sweetbreads with ma...
Phone: +34 932 68 31 78
Address: Carrer dels Carders, 11, Barcelona
La Catalista is a wine bar in the Born neighbourhood that opened in 2019. Its culinary offering, a menu designed by chef Laila Bazham, is now in the hands of chef Mario Llorente. On the wine side, we find the sommelier Erin Nixon but also Sergi and Rebeka, a trio of super passionate wine geeks. Here, you get a mini pairing menu with by-the-glass wines, for example the Akami tuna ceviche with kimchi emulsion and horseradish cream matched with a local sparkling wine, or seasonal mushrooms with tonatto sauce, watercress and edible flowers paired with a refreshing red Sumoll. All pairings are m...
Phone: +34 933 10 33 79
Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 5, Barcelona
Placed in the old Born district, La Vinya del Senyor has been offering a great by the glass selection for more than 20 years in front of the famous Santa María del Mar basilica. That is enough to want to visit it, right? Daniel Santos and Miguel Rivera will serve you behind the bar or on their charming terrace. A cozy atmosphere between historic buildings and cobbled streets that will make you feel you are in a movie in which you will want to declare eternal love. You can have a selection of cold tapas based on specially selected and high-quality products to go with the wine; Spanish cheese...
Phone: +34 933 68 36 12
Address: Carrer dels Vigatans, 8, Barcelona
L’Ànima del Vi opened its doors in 2103 after having closed its wine store in 2006, already specialised in natural wines. This is a charming place in the Born neighbourhood, bistro-style but with a casual touch that makes you feel in a good mood, with small marble tables, often even shared, and a charming atmosphere. Behind the bar and in the dining room, Benoît Valée and Núria Rodríguez make up a welcoming and magical couple. His food menu is very short, presented on a wooden mini-board, but all the dishes that come out of his small kitchen are exquisite. It is impossible not to choose a go...
Phone: +34 934 39 51 07
Address: Carrer de Casanova, 155, Barcelona
Maitea is one of those places with its own and unmistakable personality. It's a Basque family tavern in the Eixample of Barcelona, open since 1998 and a classic in town. Nico Montaner is always at the forefront, and his personal touch makes all the difference. The food menu consists of fresh products arriving every week from northern Spain: txistorras (spicy sausages) from Arbizu, cheeses from Uitzi, chilli peppers from Ibarra, vegetables from Navarra, peppers from Lodosa, black pudding from Beasain, baby lamb chops from Burgos, pork sausage from Cal Rovira, and much more. They also offer...
Phone: +34 934 14 15 22
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 412, Barcelona
Matos Bar de Vins & Enoteca occupies a classic boutique in the upper part of Barcelona (Sant Gervasi). The restaurant stands out for its careful and elegant decoration and a striking table with capacity for 20 people, ideal for sharing and tasting. They opened their doors in April 2015 intending to complement their activity as an importer and distributor of top wines. José Luis Matos, together with his daughters Anna and Claudia, manages a place that is a welcoming wine bar and shop. Its simple food menu is composed of delicatessen products: Cantabrian anchovies, smoked sardines from Casa Sa...
Phone: +34 935 16 73 02
Address: Plaça de Cardona, 4, Barcelona
Monocrom, in the quiet corner of Plaza Cordona, opened in 2016, attempting to get away from the most commercial circuit of wine bars in Barcelona. They intended to open a small spot for the local audience of this refined neighbourhood. The food menu is short but very delicious and savoury. All the products are local and change continuously following the season. Their pasta (macaroni) is a must (don't be deceived by the simplicity of the dish). The sweet and sour veal sweetbreads are also a dish to die for. When you enter, you will find Janina and Xavi, the two siblings that own the place....