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5 Amazing Pinchos Bars in Barcelona

5 Amazing Pinchos Bars in Barcelona

When walking through the breathtaking streets of Barcelona, you will encounter amazing plazas, museums and incredible buildings. In addition, your will notice many lively but cozy Pinchos Bars around the city. Their fresh aromas will definitely call your attention!

What are “Pinchos”?

Pinchos are small pieces of bread accompanied with some kind of topping. They are usually beautifully arranged and come in small servings. Besides their beauty, pinchos have a delicious flavour. But more importantly, pinchos are originally from the north of Spain!

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Pinchos are different than tapas because the bread and other ingredients on a pincho are held together by a small skewer. In fact, skewer means “pincho” in Spain (pinchar: to pierce). At traditional restaurants, you’ll get charged for the total number of skewers on your plate at the end of your meal. Also, pinchos are best when accompanied by beer, wine or Cava.

Even though pinchos are not from the Barcelona region, you can easily find restaurants offering them. However, not all of them provide the best quality of food, friendly atmosphere or high customer service. For this reason, we have created a list of our five most recommended pinchos bars in Barcelona. We hope you will find them useful to enjoy tasty food during your stay in the city!


Our first recommendation is taberna Maitea. This restaurant embraces the Catalan culture while having pinchos for all tastes. Even though it can get crowded during the night, it still has a friendly atmosphere and satisfactory service. Maitea has also received the Certificate of Excellence 2013 by TripAdvisor. For this reason, it is definitely one of the best pinchos bars in Barcelona worth visiting!


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Opening hours:

  • Monday – Sunday 13:00–17:00

Telephone: + 34 934 39 51 07

Address: Carrer de Casanova, 155, 08036 Barcelona


The small pub Blai Tonight is one of our favourite places located at the heart of the neighbourhood of Poble Sec. This pub is so popular that guests are willing to enjoy the pinchos while standing. If you want to sit at a table outside, we recommend you to arrive early. We suggest the best time to arrive is from 7 to 8 pm. This is because locals usually arrive between 9 and 11 pm. The best part about Blai Tonight is that all the pinchos cost around 1 euro.


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Opening hours:

  • Wednesday – Friday 18:00-24:00
  • Saturday 13:00-1:00
  • Sunday 13:30 – 23:30

Telephone: + 34 639 38 42 06

Address: Carrer de Blai, 23, 08004 Barcelona



Our third choice is Sagardi, which has an incredible facilities. They own a gorgeous terrace where you can sit while enjoying their tasty pinchos. It is one of our favourites because of its great location and also its large variety of pinchos. In addition, its wooden decor creates a fabulous environment. The bar is usually visited by tourists who stop there when visiting the CATEDRAL DEL MAR. Similarly, its customer service is efficient and friendly while the restaurant is known for its great quality and awesome flavours.

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Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 13:00– 23:00
Telephone: + 34 932 21 00 50

Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08003 Barcelona


The bar Golfo de Bizkaia is also part of our list of favourites. It is located in the charming area of El Born. They offer a very creative variety of pinchos, full of aromas and flavours. At this bar, you will be surrounded by a family friendly environment. For this reason, it is ideal to experience it in company of the ones you love the most. It is also important to highlight their wonderful service. They truly want their costumers to feel comfortable and leave satisfied and happy.


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Opening hours:

  • Thursday & Friday 13:00–23:00
  • Saturday& Sunday 12:00–23:00

Telephone: + 34 932 68 48 88

Address: Carrer de la Vidrieria, 12, 08003 Barcelona


Our last recommended option is Euskal Etxea. A traditional pinchos bar located in the area of Old Town, near the PICASSO MUSEUM. The place is divided into two areas: the open, lively bar and the calmer section. This place is quite affordable considering its quality, delicious food and great location. You will taste exquisite pinchos for only 1.20 euros. What a bargain!

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Opening hours: Sunday to Monday: 10:00 am – 00:00 am
Telephone: + 34 933 10 21 85

Address: Plaçeta de Montcada, 1, 08003 Barcelona

If you are more of a tapas fan and are looking for the best tapas restaurants, check out our article about the BARCELONA’S TOP TAPAS RESTAURANTS!

We hope our references help you have the best pinchos experience during your time in Barcelona! If you’re looking for a place to stay in the city, check out the ACCOMMODATIONS IN BARCELONA.

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Written by: xavi


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