Partial to the odd ‘cheeky one’ after a hard day at the office? ‘Afterworks’ are all the rage in the city but with such an overwhelming number of places to choose from, where do you turn? We’ve put together our top places where you can enjoy your mid-week drinks for all budgets.
Situated on leafy Enric Granados, this small, traditional bar is perfect for an afternoon Aperol Spritz or Gin & Tonic. Their terrace is always buzzing, and as the area is popular for outdoor drinks, there are plenty of neighbouring bars to continue the party. Most terraces on this street are open until 1am during the summer.
Patrón offers a lavish approach to your average afterwork. They offer great cocktails and live music every day of the week and Mondays now boast a half-price cocktail menu from 9pm with pica-pica and entertainment. Mondays have never been so extravagant and fun!
Travessera de Gràcia 44.
With the light nights well and truly upon us, there’s no better place to get the last bit of afternoon sun. It’s a great, easy-on-the-wallet option to wind down after the working day, chill with a beer and watch the world go by. You can also enjoy their tasty, good value snacks as the sun sets on the lively Port area.
Pas de Sota Muralla 3.
Skybar- Hotel Grand Central
The beautiful Skybar at the Grand Hotel Central is open to non-guests every evening from 8.30pm. Great cocktails, the iconic ‘infinitive’ pool and panoramic views of the city and coastline make for a scenic early evening.
Via Laietana 30.
This little gem in the Born is making its way up the ranks on Tripadvisor, and for a reason. Perfect for a few drinks (especially mojitos), it’s also a great spot if you want to stay on for dinner, with their cheap and deliciously eclectic mix of Arabic-fused tapas. Look out for their mid-week deals on their facebook page.
Boca Chica is emblematic of the city’s exclusive night scene. It’s not cheap, but the location, decor and drinks menu make it a hotspot for the uptown crew. Open daily from 6pm to 2.30am, it’s easy to get carried away into the early hours—and if you’re looking to impress a visiting colleague, this is certainly the place.
Passatge de la Concepció 12.