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Can Paixano (La Champañeria)
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The seating is limited in this small Gràcia corner bar so go early to grab a perch on the much sought after outdoor 'keg table'. It offers a civilised seat to calmly sip your budget bottle of beer and people watch to your heart's content. Alternatively, the erotic paintings inside will no doubt be a conversation starter and could spark a memorable night. Carrer de l'Alzina 58, Metro: Fontana (L3), Bottled beer: 1.60 Euros
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Can Paixano (La Champañeria)
The Barceloneta bar is jumping at the quietest of times and offers a new experience for even the most seasoned travellers. Squeeze past a sweaty crowd, all holding a glass of cava (often pink) and variations on a bacon cheeseburger, to find your inch of space for the night. Alternatively get there before 5pm and enjoy a bottle of bubbly before the evening stampede. A guaranteed messy night for various reasons. Reina Cristina 7, Metro: Barceloneta (L4), Glass of pink cava: 95 cents, Bottle of cava (only available before 5pm): from 4.60 Euros
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After you've finished off a few of the cut-price cañas, it's very difficult not to become mesmorised by the constantly changing green and red lights on the walls and faces of happy bar-goers. It does make for some good photos but should probably come with a strobe light health warning. Look out for the beaded decorations around the tables that add a homely touch to this bustling Gràcia bar. Sant Lluis 47, Metro: Joanic (L4), Caña: 1.20 Euros
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To make the most of the cheap cañas here, make sure you catch the person outside with the discount flyers. One of these will get you a free shot with your first drink and, to be honest, it would be rude not to. This is a good spot to rub shoulders with a multi-cultural crowd and drink till dawn with tourists and locals alike. Rauric 21, Metro: Liceu (L3), Caña: 1.50 Euros, free shot with flyer
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Cheap alcohol since 1934 and all from within a rather shady-looking garage conversion. All manner of bottles line the walls but 10 Euro Malibu, 11.75 for Baileys and 3.50 for sangria particularly stand out. If at this stage you're only dealing in shrapnel, then glasses of wine are less than the price of a first-class stamp - the ideal pitstop for those with a quantity over quality mentality. Diputació 110, Metro: Rocafort (L1), Large shot glass of wine: 30 cents
For those of you on a budget (aren't we all these days?) but still wanting to have a good night out, we've tracked down five places to head where you won't have to spend all your cash on a round of drinks. From beer to red wine to pink cava, you can enjoy it all without spending a fortune...
Check out our slideshow for details - and if you have any recommendations for other places serving up low-cost drinks, then leave a comment with the details below.