Summer is just around the corner and the nights in Barcelona are getting warmer – undoubtedly the best time to see the city from above and enjoy the most beautiful views from the city’s skybars. The twinkling lights and live music ensure that drinks taste different at altitude. It’s also a great way to discover the city from a completely new perspective.
In Barcelona, there are many hotels and bars that offer drinks on their roof terraces. In this article, we have picked out the current ten best skybars in the city for this summer and rated them according to categories such as view, drink prices, live music, reservation and more. You can find an overview with their locations here:
There are generally two rules for an enjoyable visit for bars at the height: Firstly, it is advisable to check the opening hours before your visit, as they can be different in high summer than in low season and are sometimes adapted to the weather. Secondly, the mentioned skybars are popular – so come on time or book in advance.
From dignified bar atmospheres to party vibes with a DJ booth, there’s definitely something for everyone in the city. It’s up to you where you want to have your drinks. We recommend you try a few to get the full experience above the rooftops of Barcelona. But one thing is for sure: Away from the hustle and bustle of the streets, you’ll get a different impression of the city from above. May the summer nights come – cheers!
Skybar Iberostar Hotel
The Skybar on the roof terrace of the Iberostar Hotel is located directly on Plaza Catalunya. You have a 180-degree view of the Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalunya, Parc de Montjuïc and the Mediterranean sea. A reservation is highly recommended! This way you have a fixed table and can easily skip the long queue in front of the hotel entrance, as this bar is quite popular. Reservations can be made easily by phone.
A Live-DJ plays from 5 o’clock at the weekends and provides pleasant club vibes, but the music is a bit louder. A pool provides a summery and extravagant flair, which is colourfully illuminated in the evening. The prices for drinks are moderate, a beer is available from six euros, non-alcoholic cocktails from 10 euros and alcoholic cocktails from 14 euros. Drinks are paid for directly by bank card when they are brought to the table. There is a small selection of snacks, such as burgers, wraps, salad and cookies. Extras include heating pads and blankets for cooler temperatures. Have in mind, that the view is not towards the sunset.
- Address: Plaza Catalunya 10
- Opening hours: every day from 11 am to 11 pm
- Contact: [email protected] or +34 682 018 416
Panoramic Terrace Hotel Colón
The Panoramic Terrace atop the Hotel Colón offers a breathtaking view of the cathedral, which dates back to 1420. The lift takes you straight from the foyer up to the seventh floor. You are rewarded with a unique 180-degree view of the cathedral and Parc de Montjuïc. They do not take reservations there, so just come and just try to get a seat. But as there are only a few tables – first comes, first served!
The atmosphere is dignified, and for those who like it silent, there is no music. The service is good, although there are only a few service staff. Don’t go there hungry, as there are no here are no snacks available. The view is unique and perhaps even better than from the cathedral itself, as you can marvel at the full splendour of the historic church up close. You get beer from 6 euros and alcoholic cocktails from 12 euros.
- Address: Avinguda de la Catedral 7
- Opening hours: every day from 12 pm to 8.30 pm
- Contact: +34 93 301 14 04
La Terrassa del Gòtic
On the eighth floor of the H10 Madison Hotel, right next to the cathedral, you’ll find the Terressa del Gòtic. With dignified lounge music, you get a 270-degree view of the Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower, the Cathedral and of Parc de Montjuïc. The view from the roof terrace offers a good overview of the city.
Prices for drinks are comparatively cheap: beer from 3.80 euros, non-alcoholic cocktails from 8 euros, cocktails with alcohol for 10 euros. Tapas are available and free nuts are served with the drinks. As an extra, there are heaters everywhere and a nice pool. The staff is very friendly and always up for a nice chat! Reservations are recommended for a stay at the skybar during the weekend.
- Address: Carrer del Dr. Joaquim Pou, 2
- Opening hours: every day from 1 pm to 11 pm
- Contact: +34 932 38 21 37
The Roof is located on the tenth floor in the Hotel Barcelona Edition. This terrace truly creates a garden atmosphere in the sky with a lot of plants and wooden interior. A nice extra: the 360-degree view, as this skybar has two outdoor terraces and you can easily walk from one side to the other. Visitors can gaze at the small historic buildings of the Barrio del Born in the Gothic heart of the city, the silhouette of the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar and the colourful roof of the Mercat de Santa Caterina. For rainy days, the service continues behind the glass sliding walls. Reservations are just accepted for general inquiries and large groups, besides that it’s walk-in-only. Cocktails with alcohol start at 10 euros, non-alcoholic cocktails are available from 8 euros and beer from 6 euros.
- Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 14
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm
- Contact: [email protected] or +34 936 263 349
Skybar Grand Hotel Central
The Skybar of the Grand Hotel Central offers a unique 180-degree view of the El Born district and the Mediterranean Sea. The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is visible, as is the Agbar Tower. While sitting at the bar, you can watch a play of colours in the sky in the evening. The atmosphere is luxurious and the bar is like a relaxing oasis in the city with lounge furniture, infinity pool and lots of plants.
It must be said that the skybar on the eighth floor is only open on weekends. Tables can be reserved online, to access the terrace you report to reception and are then escorted into the lift. Heat lamps ensure pleasant temperatures even on cool evenings. There is a range of Mediterranean food and tapas from 5 euros. Beer is available from 7 euros, non-alcoholic cocktails cost 12 euros, and cocktails with alcohol start at 16 euros.
- Address: Vía Laietana, 30
- Opening hours: Friday to Sunday from 1 pm to 11 pm
- Contact: [email protected] or +34 93 295 79 00
RoofTop Ohla Barcelona
From the Skybar Rooftop Ohla Barcelona, you have a great 270-degree view of the city skyline from the eighth floor. Over a drink, you can see the contrasts of the city with the historic side of the city such as the city’s cathedral on one side and the new era of the city with its newest buildings as the Agbar Tower on the other. The view also shows the cable car and the sea. There are many different seating options, from high chairs around the balustrade to chill-out areas with sofas.
A highlight besides the view: the single eyes by sculptor Frederic Amat, which cover part of the hotel’s exterior facade. Another eye-catcher is the pool with its glass surround, which is unfortunately currently being renovated. Due to the popularity of the bar, there is often a queue in front of the hotel entrance. But you can do reservations online. Access is only possible with a card to operate the lift after registration at the reception. It should be noted that the Rooftop Ohla is more of a fair-weather bar, as there is no canopy when it rains and no heat lamps for cooler evenings. Beer available from 6 euros, non-alcoholic cocktails from 12 euros and cocktails from 16 euros.
Azimuth Rooftop Bar
If you’re looking for an incredible place to watch the sunset, then the Azimuth Rooftop Bar is the best spot for you. With a 360-degree view, you can look over the entire city skyline. Your eyes won’t know where to go first: the Sagrada Familia, the Tibidabo, the National Art Museum of Catalunya, the W-Hotel or the Mediterranean Sea. In the golden hour before sunset, it’s a truly unique view and a must-go in Barcelona’s range of skybars.
Red and white balcony furniture with patterns, tasteful design and many plants give the bar an oriental flair. Lounge music is played, and there are heat lamps for colder evenings. If you want to enjoy a good dinner, this is also the place to go. You can choose between starters, main courses and desserts. A beer is available from 3.50 euros, non-alcoholic cocktails from 14 euros, cocktails with alcohol for 16 euros. An extra plus point: Free olives are served as a snack with the drinks. Be aware, there are no bookings accepted.
La Terrassa de les Indianes
A different kind of skybar awaits guests at the 1881 per Sagardi, which is a restaurant and roof terrace in once and above nothing less than the History Museumof Catalunya. Located on top of the famous museum the outdoor terrace goes under the name La Terrassa de les Indianes. To get to the bar, cross the museum forum and take the lift to the eighth floor. In the bar you get a view of the marina, in the background the Mediterranean Sea and the W-Hotel, the first rows of houses in El Born and Parc de Montjuïc. Music, fairy lights, canopies and wooden furniture create a cosy atmosphere.
There are many outdoor seats, some of which are covered. Reservations can be made online. Heaters ensure pleasant temperatures in the evening. Good to know: If you visit the bar on Mondays, you will truly experience a visit like in the movie “Night at the Museum”, as the exhibitions are closed on this day. Non-alcoholic drinks from 6 euros, alcoholic cocktails from 8 euros. Dining is possible as it is the terrace of the restaurant.
Right on Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard you can find Eleven BCN Bar & Terrace. Being located in the heart of Barcelona, this bar offers “one of the most impressive rooftop experiences in a city full of impressive rooftop experiences”, to quote the Rooftop Guide and that really sums it up. The bar truly impresses with an amazing 360-degree view over the Catalan capital.
It is even more convincing, as it is one of the highest views: The bar is located on the 11th floor of the elegant NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon. On different levels, you can walk around outside and experience a lounge vibe with lots of plants and chic bar furniture and an outdoor pool. There’s also plenty of space indoors for an experience when the weather turns bad. In such a case, the outdoor area has also heating mantles. The selection of drinks is pretty impressive, with a bar menu of twenty-one pages full of wine and cocktails available from 12 euros. No reservation is possible.
Alaire Terrace Bar
The Alaire Terrace Bar is located on the 8th floor of the Hotel Condes de Barcelona directly on the Passeig de Gracia. With a view of the famous Casa Mila and the Sagrada Familia, you see a lot of Gaudis architecture here. This bar has a quite modern touch with bright LED-lights shining on the terrace, what creates a cozy atmosphere. The terrace is partially covered, so even with some raindrops the view can be enjoyed comfortable in the lounge or directly at the edge of the terrace with a view of the Passeig de Gracia.
On summer evenings, live music is played by DJ’s, jazz musicians or others. If there is no live music on the day of your visit, relaxed music plays in the background. A variety of food and drinks can be consumed here: It’s 6 euros for a beer, 14 euros for cocktails and 12 euros for non-alcoholic cocktails. With each order comes a small bowl of salty popcorn for free, which is served by the extrem friendly service. And after paying, there is also a small lollipop on top for all guests as a sweet goodbye. Reservations can be made by calling or sending an e-mail.