The chiringuito was originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, however, many along Barcelona’s coastline have evolved into more sophisticated establishments that serve an impressive menu and extensive variety of cocktails.
Deckchairs on the sand invite holidaymakers to soak up the warm Spanish sun whilst enjoying fantastic views of the glistening Mediterranean. Vastly popular during the summer season, you’re advised to get there early to secure one of the coveted spots on the beachfront.
Local legislation was introduced a few years ago prohibiting live music and DJ sessions, so don’t expect an Ibiza sunset chill-out experience. You’ll have to go beyond the city limits for that kind of an evening…
La Guingueta de la Barceloneta
Stepping up Barcelona beach’s level of cuisine, La Guingueta aims to bring a new vibe to the beach’s menu. You’ll find fresh natural juices, delicious tapas and quality sandwiches. It’s one of the most recent establishments run by celebrity chef Carles Abellan, who is renowned for his creative menus at Tapas 24 on Passeig de Gràcia and the rustic Suculent on Rambla del Raval.
Platja de Sant Miquel, Barceloneta
Chiringuito del Mar
Situated on the prominent Plaça del Mar, this chiringuito is a popular hit, attracting all different kinds of crowds. Serving delicious food ranging from Spanish classics to Mediterranean, Mexican and Italian dishes, this well-established beach bar caters for all.
Plaça del Mar, Barceloneta
Located at the foot of the prominent W Hotel, Pez Vela is the stylish beachside extension of the Tragaluz restaurant group who manage a dozen prestigious restaurants around Barcelona. If you’re looking for a quality meal then this is one of the best places to go. Their selection of rice, salad and fresh fish dishes attracts an international and cool crowd.
Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19. Barceloneta
Situated on Bogatell beach, this has one of the best children’s menus, given that the beach is very popular with families. You’ll also find a classic selection of fantastic cocktails and a traditional menu of Catalan and Spanish dishes.
Open from 7am to 2am, this beach bar offers a healthy, natural and organic menu. Famous for their delicious and nutritious breakfasts, as well as fantastic cocktails, smooth coffee and refreshing homemade juices, this chiringuito is contemporary, cutting-edge and filled with good vibes only. Morning yoga classes are organised in front of the deckchairs..
Platja de la Nova Mar Bella
This chiringuito is run by the well-established Escribà group, a pastry and cake shop with cafés along La Rambla and Gran Via. Their specialties include delicious paella and a good variety of seafood dishes, as well as an eclectic mix of deserts and pastries, of course…
Avinguda del Litoral, 62. Poblenou
Boasting an array of summer classics, Bambú provides a relaxed vibe in the day, renting sun loungers and parasols, and turning into the place to be at night. Lashing of refreshing cocktails and attractive music, make it one of the ultimate outdoor party spots.
Platja de Llevant