Barcelona’s Booming Craft Beer Trend

The emergence of the interest and popularity of craft beers over typical local brews such as Estrella Damm or Moritz are making for some great bars to enjoy a pint in a craft beer bar in Barcelona.  There are loads scattered about the city, and with our list you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.   Don’t get us wrong — Barcelona is full of great bars and local brews, but if you’re looking to sip on a craft beer in cosy surroundings, check out one of these options!

Kaelderkold

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Conveniently located just off of La Rambla by Liceu, you can arrive here from the Ramblas Building in just a short 10 minutes walk.  You’ll receive great service, fantastic beers, and an enthusiastic staff passionate about their beers (which can be received quite easily given their high English level!) In this truly relaxing, minimalist atmosphere with beautiful wooden countertops and tasty brews, you could effortlessly spend some quality time in here. Note: non-beer drinkers have no fear — they offer an impressive variety of cocktails.

La Cerveteca

Located just on the other side of the Rambla from the Ramblas Building apartments, this brewery has got more international beers than you could ever hope for.  In essence, its a beer lover’s paradise.  Every time that you return, you’ll find beers that you’ve never seen before.  With a friendly staff, they’ll help you try what your looking for or open your eyes to new tastes! Here you’ll get top quality and great service.

  • Address: Carrer d’En Gignàs, 25
  • Metro: L3 Drassanes
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 18h to 23h, Friday-Saturday 18h to 00h.  Sunday 18h to 23:15h.

La més petita

Serving brews from eight taps, this microbrewery titled “the little one” in Catalan, is a sure-fire way to get your craft beer and a local experience.  Tucked away behind Gran Via just one block, this operation offers a perfect balance of domestic and imported beers.  In the small space, you’ll feel right at home.  If you like the beer enough, you can take it away in reusable containers.

  • Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 30
  • Metro: L1 Rocafort
  • Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Thursday 18h to 1h, Fridays 18 to 2:30h, Saturdays 12h to 14:30h & 19h to 2:30h, Sundays 12h to 14:30.

Biercab

With around 30 taps, this brewery has 10 of its house beer and 20 to international imports ranging from ales to lagers to stouts and IPA’s.  What puts Biercab ahead of the rest is its fantastic food selection.  You won’t be disappointed by their extensive plates including dishes to share or full dishes.  You can also take home some bottle of beers the bartender recommends or possibly something you tried.  Friendly staff and quality beers are the norm here at Biercab — enter with high expectations and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Address: Muntaner 55
  • Metro: L1 Universitat
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 12h to 00h, Friday-Saturday 12h to 2h.

Ale & Hop

Offering beers for every taste, this friendly staff will have you well on your way to a great pour.  The spot is small but is well known for their tasty brews and offering one of the best vegetarian burgers in town, known to be loved by veggies and non-veggies alike.  Whether stopping in for a pint or a meal, the good vibes in this place quality of beers and food, you’ll without a doubt leave happy.

  • Address: Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere, 10
  • Metro L1 or L4 Urquinaona
  • Hours: Sunday 11h to 2.30h, Monday-Wednesday 18h to 2.30h, Thursday 12h to 2.30h, Friday 12h to 3h, Saturday 11h to 3h.

If you are planning a holiday and searching for a place to stay in the most central part of Barcelona, we offer beautiful, spacious apartments for rent in the city center. Experience the best of Barcelona with our wonderful staff pointing you in the right direction, whether it be monuments or craft microbreweries! From our Ramblas Building, you will be in one of the most well-located apartments in the city and be able to make the most of your time in Barcelona.

Photo Credits: Tobias Abel, Ana Rey, Paul Jones, Dave Goldberg, Adam Fagen, Luis Hernandez.

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