5 best winter open rooftop bars in Barcelona open all year round

While it may feel like pretty much all year is BCN rooftop season, many of the rooftops close from October to April. But fear not, we will guide you to the top spots for elevated al-fresco drinks in Barcelona year round.

September 4, 2023
Winter rooftop bars in Barcelona

The Barcelona winters are mild, so it's easy to think that all rooftop bars in the city are open all year around. But that’s not really the case.

In fact, many of the Barcelona rooftops closes in October and opens in again about April. But luckily, there are some terraces that are open 12 months/year. And if you are lucky, you can get a winter rooftop visit where the temperatures are 20+ celsius, and the crowds maybe a bit smaller.

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Here’s our list of the best winter rooftops bars in Barcelona with an all year-round terrace available also during winter.

1. Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central

Winter rooftop bars Barcelona - Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central
Sky Bar | Photo: www.grandhotelcentral.com

A straightforward yet elegant choice, the Grand Hotel Central is known for its thrilling infinity pool and its jaw-dropping views of Barcelona.

Though the infinity pool is exclusive for in-house guests, visitors are free to mingle and enjoy the lounge areas and, of course, the bar.

Drink wise, the Sky Bar offers a large collection of beers, wines, and spirits, as well as expertly crafted seasonal cocktails that are often the talk of the city.

A hot-spot during summer nights, during winter (from November to March) the Sky Bar is usually only open to the public on weekends between noon to 6pm. Then you can enjoy 'Vermouth Con Vistas', cocktails and gastronomic tapas, complemented with live music.

This is a very popular destination, so reservations are highly encouraged, both for the restaurant and the bar.

The restaurant is located at ground level, so it doesn't offer the same stunning views, but the food is an attraction on its own!

The Grand Hotel Central also offers special Christmas and New Year dinners, so it's an excellent option to keep in mind if you're visiting Barcelona during the winter.


  • Vía Laietana, 30, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
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2. 1881 per SAGARDI

Winter rooftop bars Barcelona - 1881 per SAGARDI
1881 per SAGARDI | Photo: www.therooftopguide.com

Located on top of the Museud'Historia de Catalunya, one of Barcelona's most famous museums, the 1881 offers a large outdoor terrace (called La Terrassa de les Indianes) with stunning views of the port of Barcelona.

The 1881 operates as both a restaurant and a bar, offering Mediterranean dishes and classical drinks.

Wines and beers are readily available, but this place is better known for its signature cocktails, so make sure to try them whenever visiting.

While the 1881 is open during the day, the real fun starts in the evening, with live DJ shows and a crowd of party-goers ready to have some fun.

The indoor reastaurant and bar is sure to keep you warm at all times, but the rooftop terrace is also a real "sun-trap" and stays open year-round.


3. Panoramic Terrace at Hotel Colón

Winter rooftop bars Barcelona - Panoramic Terrace at Hotel Colón
Panoramic Terrace at Hotel Colón | Photo: https://hotelcolonbarcelona.es

A lovely destination for those looking for a place to relax, the Panoramic Terrace can be found on top of the Colón Hotel Barcelona.

Offering incredible views of the Barcelona Cathedral, as well as the rest of the Gothic quarter, this rooftop bar truly knows how to mix the old with the new.

Spread over two levels, the Panoramic offers an area open to the public and one reserved for guest hotels.

The public area has live music shows, as well as stools and tables. The private area boasts lounge chairs and a pool.

Drink wise; you can enjoy refreshing cocktails, sangría, wines, or beers, though we encourage you to try the signature cocktails.

The open and airy terrace is a great spot for some sunny afternoon drinks with a view during the Barcelona winter.


4. The ROOF at The Barcelona EDITION

Winter rooftop bars Barcelona - The ROOF at The Barcelona EDITION
The ROOF | Photo: https://www.editionhotels.com

Created to become Barcelona's top hangout, The ROOF offers stunning views of the city and carefully crafted drinks and bar bites.

The made-to-share dishes mix Latin American cuisine with Asian flavors, and the drinks are both seasonal and organic.

Beers, wines and other spirits are available, but the stand-out drinks are the seasonal cocktails, as well as healthy juices and delicious smoothies.

This health-conscious, organic approach extends to the decoration, which can be better described as "hippie chic," down to copious greenery and wooden accents.

Despite this, the ROOF maintains a modern atmosphere and offers a wide variety of seating options with unrestricted, almost vertiginous views of the city.

The ROOF also has a retractable roof and slidable cristal doors, which makes it a year-round destination you can visit no matter how rainy or cold it is.


  • Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14, 08003 Barcelona
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5. 83,3 Terrace Bar

Winter rooftop bars Barcelona - 83,3 Terrace Bar
83,3 Terrace Bar | Photo: www.royalpasseigdegraciahotel.com/

83,3 Terrace Bar is the highest terrace in the Eixample, perched on top of the Hotel Royal Passeig de Gracia.

Surrounded by retractable glass, and heated during winter, the rooftop is open for all to enjoy incredible 360º views over all of Barcelona, no matter the season.

Overlooking Montjuïc Mountain, the Sagrada Familia or the Mediterranean Sea, here you can enjoy street food dishes and crafted cocktails, served in a vibrant and social atmosphere.

From relaxing afternoon drinks to happening evenings with live music, 83,3 Terrace Bar is always a great option for some elevated Barcelona hours.


  • Passeig de Gràcia, 84, 08008 Barcelona
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Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.