What to do

Ways to socialise without alcohol in Barcelona.

Want to make new friends without the pressures of drinking?

Two girls walking with gym gear-Maksim Goncharenok
Two girls walking with gym gear-Maksim Goncharenok
Hannah Betson Hannah Betson

Sick of drinking alcohol? It can be difficult sometimes to find activities and ways to meet new people that don’t involve alcohol in a very outgoing city like Barcelona which has great nightlife and hundreds of clubs and bars. However, consider that problem solved as listed below are many new activities for you to try out without the alcohol.

City girls who walk:

This organisation was set up by Fernanda Grace. It started out as a WhatsApp group that got girls in Barcelona to meet up and go for a walk. They now arrange events such as paddle boarding and brunch, beach clean-ups, workouts and after-work events. It has grown into a fantastic organisation that allows you to make loads of new friends from all over the world. Their next walk is on Sunday the 28th at 1 pm at the All Those Food Market!

Instagram: @citygirlswhowalkbcn


The Ordatwins are twin sisters from Poland who now live in Barcelona and are influencers. Their TikTok page has over 200k followers and their Instagram has over 8000 followers. Their Instagram and TikTok accounts give really good inspiration for things to do in Barcelona such as activities and food recommendations. They also advertise events that are happening each weekend.

Instagram: @ordatwins

TikTok: @ordatwins


La Ceramicaria is a fantastic activity if you are spending a few days in Barcelona or even just want to meet new people. They have nearly 34 thousand followers on Instagram and have recently opened another location in Sants. At la ceramicaria, you pick from their many ceramic pieces and have two hours to paint them. You then pay for the piece and they fire it and glaze it and in about a week, it’s ready for collection. They also have loyalty cards if you really enjoy it.

Instagram: @laceramicariabcn


For fellow cat lovers, this one is for you! Gatuari is a cat café that is a feel-good safe space. Located in Gracia and very close to the Joanic metro station. You pay €6 and get to spend 45 minutes with the cats. This price includes a drink such as tea, coffee, beer, juice and many more. Gatuari also runs events like yoga and meditation with cats. Their Instagram has nearly 15 thousand followers and is great for a self-care day by yourself or with friends.

Instagram: @gatuari

Hannah Betson

My name is Hannah Betson, I am a 22 year old third year media and marketing student at Maynooth University in Ireland. I am currently on my Erasmus at UAO Abat Olibia in Barcelona. My interests include PR, event management and radio.