Ferran Centelles' 8 wine bar favourites in Barcelona 2023

Renowned sommelier/wine writer Ferran Centelles shows us his favourite wine bars in Barcelona. Check out his guide!

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Phone: +34 933 10 33 79

    Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 5, Barcelona

    A wine paradise just in front of La Catedral del Mar.

  6. Phone: +34 933 68 36 12

    Address: Carrer dels Vigatans, 8, Barcelona

    L’Ànima del Vi opened its doors in 2013 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....