Typical Spanish Drinks You Should Try in Barcelona

Barcelona is very well known for its delicious Mediterranean food, beautiful sights,  and a vibrant nightlife.  The city has a very cosmopolitan vibe, so in restaurants and bars, you can find the specialties from all over the world. However, if you stay in Barcelona we encourage you to try some local dishes and typical Spanish drinks.  The base of most of the cocktails is a red wine, but you will also find stronger ones with gin or rum. Because of the warm climate, they are always very refreshing and served with fresh fruits, a pinch of some herbs and ice. Here we give you the list of our favorite Spanish drinks. Pick the best one for you and enjoy it while sitting in a cozy bar or partying with your friends in one of the best clubs in Barcelona!

SangriaTypical Spanish Drinks, Sangria

You definitely shouldn’t leave Barcelona without trying Sangria. The base of this delicious drink is a red wine mixed with a juice and soda. The authentic one must be served with a fresh, chopped fruits and cubes of ice. The original recipe contains also a shot of brandy or any other liquor. But, to be honest, it’s hard to define the “proper” taste of Sangria. It can me modify in a many different ways: served with cava, with smashed strawberries, non-alcoholic and much more. It’s in your hand to find your favorite flavor. Independently of the variety, its refreshing composition makes the Sangria a perfect drink for summer!

Places we recommend:

  • Bar Celoneta Sangria Bar,  Carrer de Sevilla, 70
  • Casa Lolea, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 49
  • Bar Oviso, Carrer Arai, 5

Cava

Cava, typical spanish drinks

Cava is a sparkling wine originally produced in Catalonia and for sure can be considered as one of the specialties of that region. The most important production center is in Penedès, located just one hour from Barcelona. The most popular Cava styles are classic white (blanc), pink, fruity rosé (rosat) and a little bit less sweet Brut. It’s willingly consumed by locals during the celebrations and it’s also loved by all the people who visit Barcelona. Why? Because of the delicate bubbles, its unique taste and…price! It’s just around 3 € for the glass and you can have it in almost all of the bars and restaurants in Barcelona. Just remember to be careful with this Catalonian, champagne-like drink! Despite its light taste, it can make you really dizzy!

Places we recommend: 

  • La Cava; Carrer de Corsega 339
  • La Xampanyeria; Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
  • El Nacional, Pg. de Gràcia, 24 bis (C. de la Diputació)

Have a cava with amazing views in Barcelona while partying in Eclipse club!

Clara (Lemon Beer)

clara beer

The mix of a Spanish beer and lemon soda is called in Spain Clara is one of the best low alcoholic remedies for hot summer days. It’s available in every bar in Barcelona and even if it doesn’t appear on the menu,  just ask for a  Clara. The barman will know exactly what you want. This light, sweet drink is perfect during the lunch time and whenever you want to have some, not so strong alcohol drink. You can also buy it in a can in a supermarket or prepare your own Clara. Buy some lemon Fanta and Spanish beers such us Cruzcampo, Estrella Damm or Mahou, mix it and it’s ready to drink!

Places we recommend: 

Ask for Clara in your favorite bar or club 😉

Vermont

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This well-known wine flavored with herbs and spices gained a huge popularity in Spain. Although there are many kinds of vermouths, the most popular here is the red one. For Spanish people, it’s not just a drink, it’s a part of their culture. While in England there is a tea time, in Spain you will have the same, but for vermouth. For the locals, it’s a perfect way to meet with friends, drink, talk and have some tapas. In Barcelona, you can vermutear (having a vermouth) in one of the traditional bodegas or in one of the new fancy bars which maintain this drink a tradition. The short glass of vermouth costs around 2,5€ and always goes with a slice of orange,  an olive on the stick and a cube of ice.  So, grab your friends and head for the nearest vermuteria (vermouth bar)!

Places we recommend: 

  • La VermuCarrer de Sant Domènec, 15
  • Morro FiCarrer del Consell de Cent, 171
  • Quimet & Quimet; Poeta Cabanyes, 25

Thinking about what to do after having some of the typical Spanish drinks? Take a look at the list of the events in the best clubs in Barcelona!