Irish Pubs in Barcelona

It is true that there are Irish Pubs all over the world, so we could easily say that any city can be measured by the Irish Pubs. Based on that, I have to say that Barcelona is probably on top of the list as there are almost 20 Irish pubs in the city.

Although there is a smoking ban in Spain, it is not as strict as the smoking ban in Ireland or the UK as basically it is up to each bar to decide whether they want to be a smoking or non-smoking area so of course all go the latest so you will not have to go outside for a smoke.

It is true that Guinness does travel well and that if you want a real pint of Guinness you should go to Ireland, but you can still find a nice pint of the black stuff in Barcelona.

Michael Collins Barcelona

Michael Collins

Probably one of the best Irish bar in Barcelona. Located just beside the Sagrada Familia.Live music from Friday to Saturday from 23h and Sunday from 21h. All the sport you want (GAA, rugby, Premier league and of course F.C. Barcelona). If you are looking for good craic, Michael Collins is your place.

Address: Plaça de la Sagrada Familia, 4
Metro: L5 or L2 (Sagrada Familia, L2 )
Opening hours: Daily from 12 noon until 3am.

Molly’s Fair

Located on Ferran Street, just beside Les Rambles (Metro L3 – Liceu). Nice Irish bar to stop by for a Guinness. Really good atmosphere and great location. So if you are in city centre and looking for GAA, rugby, the premiership or simply a quiet pint, Ferran Street is your place.

Address: Carrer Ferrar
Metro: Liceu L3 (green line)
Opening hours: Daily from 12 noon to 2am

Apart from Molly’s Fair, there are several other Irish pubs on the same Ferran Street (O’ Hara´s, My Bar and Temple Bar). So if you are in city centre and looking for GAA, rugby, the premiership or simply a quiet pint, Ferran Street is your place.

Flaherty’s Irish Pub

Family own pub founded in 2001 is located just beside les Rambles. Traditional Irish Breakfast served. It also has a plasma screen were major sport events are broadcasted (GAA, rugby, soccer). Great atmosphere.

Address: Plaça Joaquim Xirau (just of the Ramblas)
Metro: Drassanes L3 (green line)
Opening hours: Daily from 12 noon to 2am

Dunnes Irish pub

New and elegant Irish pub located right at the city center, just besides Urquinaona square. Dunnes pub with its nice structure is a replication of some of the authentic elements of the great pubs in Ireland. It is a perfect place for having an enjoyable dinner with great atmosphere.

Address: Via Laietana 19

Metro: Urquinaona L1 & L4

However, if you are interested in local pubs and clubs, Barcelona has a huge offer.

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7 comments to Irish Pubs in Barcelona

  • Barcelona is such a great city for pub, clubs, bars and restaurants and little did I think that I would see solace in an irish Pub given that being Irish and being away for a week I thought i would not venture into and Irish Bar. However after a few mad nights in this city, I was only to glad to find a few Irish Bars in Barcelona which were nice places to relax, enjoy some good food and relax in good company and the Barcelona Irish Pubs offer just that. my fav was Dunnes located on Laietanna Avenue and is a classic old world Irish pub with great character but more importantly frinedly people.

  • Mauro

    Like the Collins but was a bit far out for getting back into the middle of city for late night antics. Flahertys is good craic also but the one we liked the most was Dunnes good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night pint of the black stuff. Didnt actually have lunch but was in full flow. Breakfast was refreshing and the dinner was enjoyable all round.

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  • When I can’t think of any place to go with some friends, we always end up here and it never disappoints.
    I like Flaherty’s because it has a nice pub feel and they serve food. Great place to watch the GAA matches.
    of course they have a lovely Guinness!!

  • Flaherty’s:
    I really liked that they have live music! You just don’t find that so often in other pubs. It just really makes a special atmosphere and the people get into good mood and enjoy a couple of hours with their friends. Good offer of beer too and the service is quick!

  • David

    There are only 3 real Irish pubs in Barcelona, the rest are locally owned sports bars with Irish names. Having worked in Flahertys I would never eat or drink there. Kitchen practices are disgusting and they serve a supermarket carton (Don Simon) of sangria in a jug of ice and pawn it off at a ridiculous price as ‘home-made’.

    1 – Michael Collins, near Sagrada Familia

    2 – The Fastnet, Juan de Borbo in Barcelonetta

    3 – George Payne, Plaza Urquinaona

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