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Complete guide to the 25 best rooftop bars in Barcelona [2020 update]


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Last updated: August 25th, 2020

The million dollar question: how to find the very best rooftop Barcelona? In a city brimming with fantastic rooftops and terrazas it is not an easy task. But to try and help you discover the perfect spot to wine, dine & enjoy tapas with a view, we have put together the ultimate guide to the best rooftop bars in Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to Exiample, some terraces with a Barcelona rooftop pool, and some with just an amazing view. Packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, pictures, maps, dress code and much more. We dare to promise, all your tapas and all your sangria will taste even better if you enjoy it with panoramic views over this lovely Mediterranean city. So, which is the best rooftop Barcelona? Just scroll down and find the Barcelona rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Barri Gotic
Rooftop bar Barcelona Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central
$$$$ Vía Laietana, 30
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Infinity pool
  • 360-view
  • Winter weekends
At this magical Barcelona rooftop and terrace you'll find the best rooftop pool in Europe, along with comfy sunbeds, lounge chairs, sofas and dining tables. Perched on top of Grand Hotel Central, you also get a fantastic view of virtually the whole of Barcelona. Exclusive to guests staying at the hotel during daytime, non-guests can visit from 8pm to enjoy a stylish atmosphere, tasty Spanish dishes and cocktails made to perfection.
Rooftop bar Barcelona La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel in Barcelona
La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel
$$$$ Passeig de Gràcia, 68-70
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Top class food
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool
At this Barcelona rooftop, set on top of the luxurious Majestic Hotel, everything oozes quality. Stunning 360-degree view over the city, with familiar sights like la Sagrada Familia and Montjuic. A small but lovely rooftop pool. Food like iberic ham and beef burger prepared by a Michelin chef. Nice lounge vibes on weekdays and a bit more crowded and festive atmosphere on weekends. All in all a perfect rooftop for the true epicureans.
Area:Plaza Cataluna
Rooftop bar Barcelona The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer in Barcelona
The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer
$$$ Carrer Bergara, 8
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Central
  • Live music 5 days/week
  • Free entry
This Barcelona rooftop venue is located right next to Plaza Cataluna, with one of the city's most central locations. Maybe not be the best view in Barcelona, but this is made up for with drinks and a great and relaxed atmosphere. And music! The Pulitzer terrace is a lot about music, with live acts five days a week. From the rooftop bar you can order well-made cocktails, and there is also an informal food menu with different bar bites.
Area:La Rambla
Rooftop bar Barcelona La Isabela at Hotel 1898 in Barcelona
La Isabela at Hotel 1898
$$$ La Rambla, 109
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Las Ramblas
The top floor of Hotel 1898 holds a rooftop cocktail bar offering a lovely 360-degree view over Barcelona. The hotel and terrace is adjacent to La Rambla, so the locationis right in the midst of things. Prices at the rooftop bar are a bit on the expensive side, but then everything here, from interior, rooftop pool and views to food and drinks, are of top class and worth every penny. The rooftop bar serves original cocktails along with house-made tapas, meats and fish.
Area:Barri Gotic
Rooftop bar Barcelona Panoramic Terrace at Hotel Colón in Barcelona
Panoramic Terrace at Hotel Colón
$$$ Av. de la Catedral, 7
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Catedral de Barcelona
  • Relaxing
  • Live music
A lovely and relaxing Barcelona rooftop bar located on top of the Colón Hotel. Situated right opposite Barcelona Cathedral, the views you get over the majestic building are fantastic, and complemented with great vistas over all of the the Gothic Quarter. Set over two levels, the wooden decked open-air terrace is a great venue to enjoy a chill-out cocktail or sangria, either in the afternoon sun or under a starlit sky, together with some live music.
Area:Ciutat Vella
Rooftop bar Barcelona Baroz in Barcelona
$$$ Av. de les Drassanes 6-8
  • Highlights
  • 23rd floor
  • Arroceria
  • 360-view
  • Highest
This tapas restaurant and bar is perched on top of the Colón Building, the very first building in Barcelona to rise above 100 meters. Very stylish lounge in decoration, Baroz comes with both indoor seating and comfy lounge spots out on the open air terrace. Being 23 floors up, the panoramic 360º views of Barcelona and the ocean are breathtaking. From the rooftop bar you can order tapas and a nice selection of wine, cava, Sangria, lemonade and ice-cold beers, all served at very decent prices.
Area:Ciutat Vella
Rooftop bar Barcelona The Roof at The Barcelona EDITION in Barcelona
The Roof at The Barcelona EDITION
$$$$ Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Natural & beautiful
  • Panoramic views
  • Year-round
Set ten floors up at hotel Barcelona EDITION in Ciutat Vella, The Roof is created to become one of Barcelona's top hangout spots. With a definite 'wow-factor', the terrace is both beautiful and natural, and surrounded with amazing and panoramic views over Barcelona. Equipped with a retractable roof and slidable cristal doors, this is one of the few year-round Barcelona rooftops, so here you can enjoy made-to-share dishes and innovative cocktails come rain or shine.
Rooftop bar Barcelona Mandarin Oriental Barcelona in Barcelona
Terrat at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
$$$$ Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Peruvian food
Terrat, as the rooftop bar is called, is located on top of the luxurious hotel Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. The terrace is equipped with a superb rooftop restaurant and a magical 360-degree view of the entire city and its surroundings. Enjoy amazing cocktails and food from Peru, made by chef Gastón Acurio, one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and also a native Peruvian. Quite expensive, but very delicious. Perfect for a rooftop dinner watching the sun set over the Barcelona skyline.
Area:Barri Gotic
Rooftop bar Barcelona Terraza de Vivi at Kimpton Vividora in Barcelona
Terraza de Vivi at Kimpton Vividora
$$$$ Carrer de Duc, 15
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Panoramic views
  • Chic urban oasis
  • Rooftop pool
Perched on top of the Kimpton Vividora Hotel, the Terraza de Vivi is a sleek, lush and modern rooftop bar, overlooking Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. A true urban oasis, the terrace comes equipped with a sleek, design-forward bar, surrounded with chic lighting pieces and shading elements as well as abundant local flora. In an intimate and cosmopolitan atmosphere you can sip refreshing cocktails and snack on tempting small plates, all while enjoying sweeping views over Barcelona. Adjacent to the rooftop bar you also find a fantastic and refreshing rooftop pool.
Area:Central Barcelona
Rooftop bar Barcelona Rooftop at Ohla Barcelona in Barcelona
Rooftop at Ohla Barcelona
$$$$ Via Laietana, 49
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Amazing views
  • Glass-walled pool
  • Central
On top of the hotel Ohla Barcelona you find a luxurious and versatile Barcelona rooftop. The terrace comes with a really cool glass-walled swimming pool, beautiful sundowners, lounge areas, front-row bar stools and a rooftop bar with serving very good cocktails. Enjoy a beer in the sun with one hand in the rooftop pool, or some evening cocktails gazing out over the city. All served with a side of luxury, quality, harmony and panoramic views.
Area:Barri Gotic
Rooftop bar Barcelona El Sueno de Picasso at Hotel The Serras in Barcelona
El Sueno de Picasso at Hotel The Serras
$$$$ Passeig de Colom, 9
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Great restaurant
On the roof of The Serras Hotel Barcelona you'll find this gem, called El Sueno de Picasso. One of few rooftops in Barcelona with harbor views. The terrace is also equipped with a luxurious swimming pool, a rooftop bar which offers great cocktails all day long, along with tasty snacks and a restaurant where you can order fresh and light meals for lunch and dinner, prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. The Serras rooftop is also open during winter, but then only for cocktails.
Rooftop bar Barcelona 173 Rooftop Terrace in Barcelona
173 Rooftop Terrace
$$$$ Av. Rius y Taulet, 1-3
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Restaurant & Lounge
  • Rooftop pool
Namned after its altitude above sea level, 173 Rooftop Terrace is perched on top of the Crowne Plaza Barcelona in Montjuïc. Up here you can enjoy one of the best views in the city, with an amazing 360-degree panoramic spanning over all of Barcelona. The charming and spacious terrace comes with both restaurant area, lounge area and a fantastic rooftop pool, and the rooftop bar serves authentic Mediterranean flavours, along with classic and signature cocktail creations and a wide array of Gin.
Area:Playa de San Sebastian
Rooftop bar Barcelona W in Barcelona
W Barcelona
$$$$ Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1
  • Highlights
  • 1st floor
  • Infinity pool
  • Ocean views
  • Luxorious
This stunning rooftop Barcelona is located at the luxury hotel W Barcelona, right next to the sea and the beach. The rooftop bar offers both a wide range of cocktails, along with small dishes, tapas and snacks, all served right by the fantastic rooftop pool. During the summer months, the WET bar is open for the public after 8pm. That is usually when the sunbeds dissapear and local and international DJs turn up, raising the party atmosphere to a higher level.
Area:El Raval
Rooftop bar Barcelona 360º Terrace at Barcelo Raval Hotel in Barcelona
360º Terrace at Barcelo Raval Hotel
$$$ Rambla del Raval, 17-21
  • Highlights
  • 11th floor
  • Vantage point
  • 360-view
  • Small pool
A rooftop bar in Barcelona which also serves as a vantage point. As the name hints, the view is a magnificent 360-degree over Barcelona, and there’s even binoculars here to help you better see the city. The rooftop bar serves classic cocktails, along with wine, beer, snacks and some tapas from the B-Lounge Restaurant inside of the hotel. There is also a small plunge pool and live DJs kicking up the atmosphere summer nigths every Thursday-Saturday.
Rooftop bar Barcelona Attic Terrace at Ayre Hotel Roselon in Barcelona
Attic Terrace at Ayre Hotel Roselon
$$$ Rosselló, 390
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Sagrada Familia views
  • Natural & stylish
  • Hidden gem
The Attic Terrace on top of the Ayre Hotel Rosellón is somewhat a hidden Barcelona rooftop-gem, that comes with one really unique selling point. Located just a block from the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, this is the top spot if you want to see the spikes and turrets of Gaudi’s architectural wonder from a different perspective. Divided into solarium and chill-out area, the spacious, wooden-decked and open-air terrace is natural and stylish, and a great rooftop to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds below, and enjoy some evening drinks or a midday snack while overlooking the most visited monument in Spain.
Area:Placa d'Urquinaona
Rooftop bar Barcelona Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel in Barcelona
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
$$$$ Carrer de Trafalgar, 30
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Live music weekends
A rooftop bar in Barcelona which offers a stunning 360-degree view over the city and the most famous buildings and monuments. Enjoy the view in the chill-out zone, swim in the lovely rooftop pool or just enjoy some tasty cocktails. Popular among both locals and tourists, with lounge vibes on weekdays and on weekends the party atmosphere raises, where DJs, live music or concerts are part of the entertainment.
Area:Plaça Espanya
Rooftop bar Barcelona B-Bar at B-Hotel in Barcelona
B-Bar at B-Hotel
$$ Gran V. de les Corts Catalanes, 391
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Tapas
  • Panoramic city views
  • Great for events
Despite the great location, just 150 meters from Plaza Espanya, the B-Bar at B-Hotel still offers prices that are very good. On this charming Barcelona rooftop bar you can have an evening of tapas and drinks without feeling robbed. The terrace holds a rooftop pool that is exclusive to hotel guests, but the omfortable couches and panoramic views from the terrace are open for everyone to enjoy during the summer months.
Rooftop bar Barcelona La Terraza del Claris in Barcelona
La Terraza del Claris
$$$$ Carrer de Pau Claris, 150
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Top class restaurant
  • Rooftop pool
  • DJ sessions Saturdays
Unbeatable atmosphere and awesome interiors are just some of the advantages of this terrace. Unlike many other sky bars in Barcelona, here you also find a restaurant of absolute top class. Dine from a Mediterranean-inspired menu, serving both lunch and dinner, tapas style and more á la carte. The rooftop bar also offers a wide range of both signature cocktails and more classic ones. Prices are relatively high, but you really do get what you pay for.
Rooftop bar Barcelona 1881 per SAGARDI in Barcelona
1881 per SAGARDI
$$$$ Plaça de Pau Vila, 3
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Museu d'Historia de Catalunya
  • Sleek
  • Medditerranean food
A roof bar in Barcelona located in the famous museum Museu d'Historia de Catalunya. The rooftop restaurant & bar is located in the harbor with a lovely view over the port of Barcelona and away over the sea. At the inside restaurant you can indulge in classic Medditerranean food and out on terrace you can enjoy an extensive and creative cocktail menu and tasty snacks. During evenings there is usually a live DJ creating the soundtrack on the terrace.
Rooftop bar Barcelona La Terraza at Villa Emilia in Barcelona
La Terraza at Villa Emilia
$$$ Carrer de Calàbria, 115
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • 20+ gins
  • Weekend BBQ
A cozy hideaway that is not exploited by tourists. On this rooftop Barcelona you can really feel the casual mediterranean mentality and calmly enjoy cocktails, tapas and live music. Open throughout the day, but the absolute best time to visit is probably Thursday and Friday, when it's time for BBQ-nights at the terrace. To go with the food, you can chose between more than 20 different premium gins, so it is a slice of heaven for the gin-lover.
Area:Port Olimpic
Rooftop bar Barcelona Hotel Arts in Barcelona
Hotel Arts
$$$$ Carrer de la Marina, 19-21
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Tapas
  • Mediterranean views
  • Swimming pool
Hotel Arts is ranked as one of the best hotels in Barcelona and has a terrace that is equipped with a large swimming pool and plenty of sun loungers, so also one of the best rooftop pools in Barcelona. For those not staying at the hotel, enjoying daytime leisure by the pool, you can visit the Infinity Pool and Lounge during summer nights, when the terrace turns into a fashionable and sophisticated lounge, perfect for sunsets, cocktails and music by the sea.
Area:La Rambla
Rooftop bar Barcelona La Terraza del Bagués in Barcelona
La Terraza del Bagués
$$$$ La Rambla, 105
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Las Ramblas
  • 360-view
  • Luxorious
La Terraza del Bagues is a rooftop bar in Barcelona located right in the center of the famous street La Rambla. A perfect rooftop for city center luxury in a relaxed environment. Here you get a magnificent view of Barcelona and its surroundings, served along with a good selection of tasty tapas and tasty cocktails. From the classics like Long Island Ice Tea and Bloody Mary, to an impressive list of different gins. Exclusive to hotel guests during the day, but open to all for sophisticated al fresco vibes during summer nights.
Rooftop bar Barcelona Rooftop at Ohla Eixample in Barcelona
Rooftop at Ohla Eixample
$$$$ Carrer de Còrsega, 289
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Swimming pool
  • Sunset view
A cocktail bar in Barcelona, located on top of the 5-star luxury hotel Ohla Eixample. This sky lounge is equipped with a stylish infinity pool that is heated and available year-round to all the hotel guests. For all the non-guests, there is a really good lounge area open nightly during summer, where you can relax in large chairs and comfy sofas. The menu has classic cocktails, well prepared and made from fresh ingridients, along with tapas and more "filling" dishes like pasta, burgers and salads.
Area:Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes
Rooftop bar Zity Bar at Barcelona Novotel Barcelona City in Barcelona
Zity Bar at Novotel Barcelona City
$$$$ Av. Diagonal, 201
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Swimming pool
  • Sunset views
Novotel Barcelona City has a great rooftop venue called Zity Bar. From the roof terrace you get a lovely view of Barcelona and the sea. Located on the 19th floor, so definitely one of the highest spots in Barcelona, and a perfect place to take in views of the city with a cocktail. Open most of the day, but the best time to visit this rooftop Barcelona is probably just before dark, when you can get a close up view of the Torre Agbar lighting up.
Area:Barri Gotic
Rooftop bar Barcelona H10 Montcada in Barcelona
H10 Montcada
$$$$ Via Laietana, 24
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Sunset views
  • Classy
A stunning Barcelona rooftop bar with lovely panoramic views over the city. The terrace is called Sunset Lounge Rooftop Bar, so as you can guess, the views really peak around sunset hour. The hotel is centrally located which means that you are close to most of the attractions. The terrace is equipped with lounge chairs and tables, sun loungers and also a small jacuzzi that you can slip into while sipping a drink and gaze out over the city.

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Rooftop-grade: 9/10
Prime season: March-Nov
Residents: 3 millions
Climate: mediterranean

In Barcelona you will find some of the best rooftop bars in all of Europe. At this map you can find the best rooftop bars near your location.

The pleasant climate allows you to visit the terraces throughout the year. Many of the terraces here, have absolutely magical views and access to swimming pools and stuff like that. But make sure to arrive in time. The roof terraces are often very popular and can quickly become packed with people, especially on weekends and when the weather is good.

All rooftops in Barcelona are located at a hotel. The hotels are the only ones who have the authority to have roof terraces with a bar in Barcelona.

The places to drink with view in Barcelona are spread over almost the entire city. Right from the beach up to the outskirts of Barcelona up against the mountains. There is a plethora of roof terraces here and Barcelona is often ranked as Europe's best city when speaking of sky lounges.

Although the roof terraces are quite scattered, it is walking distance between many of them. Especially those located in the city. Within a radius of a few hundred meters you will find some of the best venues in Barcelona.

Check out our map, where you can find the rooftops closests to your location. Read here if you like to know more about Barcelona.

About Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city and the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. Barcelona is one of Europe's most popular destinations with lots of tourists from all over the world who visit the city all year round. Here they speak both Spanish and Catalan.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Barcelona

Among rooftop bars in Barcelona the drinks and food varies pretty much. Of course you can get the most classic and most common cocktails and beers here. But also fine wines. Some of the city's rooftop bars have embraced the new trend of serving drinks in a plastic bag. When it comes to food, it is mostly bar snacks that apply. Jamon, cheeses, chips, olives, etc. But there are also rooftop bars in Barcelona that serves food from Michelin restaurants that are located on the associated hotel. For those who like party it’s more pleasant to chill out in the afternoon / evening at the roof terraces, and then move along to the night clubs or restaurants. A few rooftops in Barcelona have after beach, with a little more focus on party. For more parties, check out this local guide to Barcelona nightlife.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Barcelona

Most rooftop bars in Barcelona are located at quite a high altitude and often with a fantastic view over the city's rooftops, the sea and the surrounding mountains. Absolutely magical. Although the city is quite low built, you will get a grand view of the city from most of the roof terraces in Barcelona. Here you can see famous buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Camp Nou, Barcelona's port with all its luxury yachts, the sea, mountains and the famous beach of Barceloneta. That said - here you get a bit of everything.

Other attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona is a dream city for all tourists. Few cities in the world can boast of having a great beach, great city center, great food, great party, wonderful climate, great shopping and nice people. All this you’ll find in Barcelona. It's hard to get tired of the city. It also has one of the world's most famous football teams, FC Barcelona. Many visitors choose to go and watch a football game. Other popular tourist attractions are the church of the Sagrada Familia, a visit to the harbor, hang out at the beach, eat tapas in some of the city absolutely fantastic tapas restaurants or just to stroll around on the main pedestrian street Las Ramblas.

Rooftop pools in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the cities in Europe with most rooftop swimming pools. Here there are plenty of hotels that can boast of with luxurious rooftop pools with spectacular views. Everything from small to luxury infinity swimming pools located on the rooftop to a luxury hotel. If you want to get the most out of your visit to one of Barcelona's rooftop bars, you should book a hotel with a rooftop pool. Or how about lying and splash in warm water while sipping a drink and gaze out over the Barcelona skyline and the sea. Enjoyment of life and memories of a lifetime are often created with a good view. What better than to be in a rooftop pool at the same time.

Flights and hotels in Barcelona

It's very simple - and often affordable - to get to Barcelona by plane. Within Europe, it only takes a few hours to fly here and the amount of flights makes it easy to find good departures and prices. The airport is very close to the center. 15 minutes by taxi. So very smooth to get to and from the airport when you are here. Considering the popularity of the city, there are an incredible number of good hotels available. The most luxurious are usually equipped with a magical rooftop bar and rooftop pool. If you want to stay at five-star hotels, prices can be pretty juicy. But there are obviously a lot of other options too. And here's a great list of the best hotels in Barcelona with a view.