Things to do in Barcelona

See Barcelona from Above in its Rooftop Bars

Rooftop bars in Barcelona are a fantastic way to see the city. Gaze down from above, cocktail in hand, and soak up the sun.

When looking for things to do in Barcelona, thinking about how you will wind down at the end of each day is essential. There’s no better place than a rooftop bar for taking in the sights of the city.

Many hotels have rooftop bars, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy great views, delicious cocktails, and the best tapas Spain offers. Take a look at this handcrafted list of the best rooftop bars in Barcelona to find the perfect combination of epic views and feel-good vibes.

Elegant and Sophisticated

For some, the appeal of a rooftop bar is to feel elevated above the hustle and bustle of the streets below. We get it. Our performers also love to be on top of the world. As you check out these rooftop bars, get ready to soar to new heights.

1. El Sueno, Rooftop Bar at Serras Hotel

Step up and behold the marvel of The Rooftop at Serras. Perched on the sixth floor like a trapeze artist poised for a daring performance, this rooftop oasis has breathtaking views.

Imagine sipping on a perfectly crafted cocktail, gazing out over Marina Port Vell. This is where the bustling energy of Barcelona's maritime life unfolds.

Prepare to be dazzled by the culinary virtuosity of the hotel's maestro, Chef Marc Gascons. With a Michelin-starred pedigree and a flair for traditional Catalan cuisine, he orchestrates a symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing in delight.

When the sun sets, and the stars come out to play, El Sueno's talented bar manager takes center stage, mixing up cocktails that reflect Barcelona's vibrant spirits. The bar is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to midnight.

2. La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel

Step into the high-flying world of La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel, where luxury meets laughter. This spectacular terrace offers stunning views and a feast fit for kings and queens.

Many of Barcelona's architectural marvels are on display, from the majestic Sagrada Família to the whimsical Casa Batlló. Look out for the Torre Glòries rising high above the city's skyline.

With a menu as elegant as one of our trapeze artists, Chef Nandu Jubany takes you on a culinary journey through Catalan cuisine. Pair your meal with the finest selection of wines, champagnes, and cocktails. Meanwhile, the DJ sets the stage for an unforgettable evening.

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3. Rooftop Verbena at Monument Hotel

At Verbena Terrace atop the Monument Hotel, Chef Martín Berasategui presents a casual menu consisting of delectable salads, mouthwatering sandwiches, savory tartare, and tantalizing ceviches. The maestro from San Sebastián has created a menu as playful as one of our performers. Here, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

The Verbena Terrace is open from noon until midnight, Wednesday through Saturday, so you can relax in style as the sun's light gradually gives way to twinkling stars. On other days of the week, the rooftop bar closes at 5 p.m.

Casual and Relaxed

Sometimes, all you want to do at the end of the day is kick back and relax. These casual rooftop bars in Barcelona make it easy to do just that. With a focus on great food and great vibes, these are the places you should check out in your search for the best paella in Barcelona. You might even make a new friend or two along the way.

4. Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central

From the moment you set foot in the Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central, you'll be swept away on waves of relaxation. Comfortable lounge chairs beckon, providing the perfect place to bask in the summer sun or cozy up during winter.

During the day, the rooftop pool and bar are a haven for hotel guests, but as the sun sets, the space opens to welcome non-guests. Spanish dishes and cocktails await, each crafted with passion. The rooftop infinity pool stretches out before you, offering a little slice of paradise amid the urban landscape.

Sky Bar is home to the Vermut Con Vistas weekend event in winter. With tapas and live music, it's just what is needed to warm the soul.

5. Sercotel Rosellón

The rooftop bar is the pièce de résistance of the Sercotel Rosellón hotel. From its spot in the Eixample neighborhood, the rooftop terrace boasts what the hotel claims are the best views in Barcelona. You get a front-row seat to Gaudí's masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, standing tall and proud against the Barcelona skyline.

As high-flyers ourselves, we know a thing or two about spectacular views, and we have to say this is one of our favorites. It's a 360-degree terrace, so there are no limits on how far you can see.

Soak up the sunshine in the solarium or unwind in the chill-out area with a cocktail in hand. The bar offers a range of appetizers, making this rooftop bar the ideal place to wind down at the end of the day. Just be sure to book before you visit.

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6. The Top at Gallery Hotel

Welcome to The Top at Gallery Hotel, where the sky's the limit and the fun never ends! As the crown jewel of the Gallery Hotel, The Top is a rooftop bar with a pool that invites you to experience new heights. It's open from April to October. Make the most of those sunny days and balmy nights.

7. Ohla Barcelona Rooftop

Prepare to be dazzled as you step onto the Ohla Barcelona Rooftop. Whether you're greeted by the warm hues of a sunset or the city's twinkling lights at night, this rooftop bar promises an unforgettable experience.

Open to non-hotel guests every day from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Ohla terrace is the ideal setting to relax and enjoy the view. While the rooftop pool is reserved exclusively for hotel guests, everyone is welcome to revel in the beauty of the terrace and bask in its serene ambiance.

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8. B_Pool Bar at B-Hotel

Guests of the B-Hotel are treated to an exclusive retreat high above Barcelona's vibrant Plaça d'Espanya. The terrace offers amazing views, stretching from the Gran Vía to the iconic Las Arenas Shopping Centre. It creates a panoramic backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

As an oasis reserved solely for hotel guests, the spacious solarium invites visitors to unwind and soak up the city's energy while lounging in the Barcelona sunshine. The B_Pool provides a refreshing place to cool off in the warm spring and summer months.

Although the B_Pool isn't heated, the hospitality at B-Hotel certainly is! During the balmy seasons, the B_Pool Bar at B-Hotel serves tantalizing tapas and refreshing cocktails, ensuring each guest's stay is extraordinary.

Unique and Trendy

When crafting your list of things to do in Barcelona, be sure to include a few unique and unusual venues. We've compiled a list of Barcelona's most hip and upcoming bars so you can discover these hidden gems for yourself.

9. Yurbban Trafalgar Rooftop

From the rooftop terrace of Yurbban Trafalgar, visitors can enjoy a bird's-eye view of Barcelona's most iconic landmarks. This unparalleled vantage point offers residents and visitors 360-degree views of the city. The rooftop bar is open from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. daily.

Stop in to unwind after a day of venturing through Barcelona and let the breathtaking views show you the city from a whole new perspective. After a refreshing drink, why not attend one of our Barcelona shows? Let compelling storylines and acrobatics round out the evening. Our dazzling performers bring the unimaginable to life!

10. Terraza de Vivi at Kimpton Vividora

Terraza de Vivi at Kimpton Vividora is a great brunch venue. Take the elevator to the seventh floor and step into the Barcelona rooftop bar, complete with a pool to cool off on hot days.

Here, you can enjoy a bottomless brunch with delectable food, such as creamy Greek yogurt and smoked salmon, and sip on mimosas and Bloody Marys. A brunch option with natural juices is available if you don't drink.

11. Mood Rooftop Bar at The One Barcelona

The Mood Rooftop Bar at The One Barcelona is a venue you don't want to miss. From the Mediterranean Sea to the iconic silhouette of the Sagrada Família, the panoramic vista is a feast for the eyes.

Open from noon until midnight, this rooftop bar presents an ideal setting for a casual lunch or dinner, a gathering with friends, or a moment of relaxation. Savor a glass of wine and enjoy some delicious tapas against a backdrop almost as impressive as the stage for one of our shows.

12. 360 at Barceló Raval

Experience Barcelona like never before at Barceló Raval's rooftop terrace, where guests are treated to a breathtaking panorama that captivates the senses. From the city's historic landmarks to its modern marvels, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of Barcelona from sunrise to sunset.

For ultimate relaxation, guests can take a dip in the 160-square-foot pool or bask in the Mediterranean sun in the solarium, which is open for most of the year. No towel? No problem. The hotel provides a complimentary towel service.

Looking to host a memorable event? The 360-degree terrace provides an exclusive setting for everything from cocktails and photoshoots to work presentations, concerts, and everything in between.

If you're visiting between April and September, don't miss the Nits al Raval – Rooftop Edition. This event features live acoustic music every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please note that event details may be subject to change, so guests are advised to contact the hotel for the latest information.

13. The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer

As Hotel Pulitzer says, "The high life is six floors up!" That's where you'll find the Pulitzer Terrace, or as the locals call it, La Terraza del Pulitzer. This rooftop bar hosts local bands, performances, and DJs every week from May to October.

It's also a great place to enjoy a Pulitzer Paradise cocktail. We recommend the BBQ burger with homemade ice cream for dessert if you're hungry. The Pulitzer Terrace is open Monday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Historical and Charming

Barcelona has a long and fascinating history. Bars have always played an essential role in its story. Check out these historical and charming rooftop bars and gardens to get a feel for how the city has evolved over the centuries.

14. El Palace Rooftop Garden

Step into the enchanting world of El Palace Rooftop Garden, inspired by the romantic gardens of Francesc Cambó's palace and the vibrant paintings of modernist artist Ramon Casas.

Spanning an impressive 1,500 square meters, this exclusive rooftop haven transports guests to the splendor of 1920s Barcelona with its picturesque pergolas and over 50 plant varieties.

As possibly the biggest rooftop garden in Barcelona, El Palace offers more than just stunning views. It also hosts a variety of seasonal activities, including yoga, pilates, and open-air cinema nights. While the pool is for hotel guests only, the restaurant and bar are open to everyone.

15. 1881 per SAGARDI

1881 per SAGARDI is the restaurant of the Museu d'Història de Catalunya, a museum detailing the history of the Catalan region. It's a unique space with views of the port of Barcelona, serving up Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on seafood. Expect fresh fish from the Barceloneta market, grilled meats, and other local products.

As lovers of Catalan cuisine ourselves — all the training we do for our shows requires a lot of fueling — we highly recommend that foodies check this venue out.

16. ALAIRE Terrace

ALAIRE terrace is open daily from 1 p.m. until 1 a.m., although the kitchen closes at 10:45 p.m.

Whether you prefer American, Spanish, or Asian cuisine, this is the perfect place for an alfresco meal you won't soon forget.

Spring and summer evenings also see the rooftop bar play host to live DJs, bossa nova, jazz, and boleros. If you love music as much as we do, you'll love spending an evening at the ALAIRE terrace.

Beach and Waterfront Views

Are you looking for the best views in Barcelona? It’s hard to beat these beach and waterfront rooftop bars' oceanic vistas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of a seaside view before coming to one of our shows.

17. La Terrassa del Duquesa

At La Terrassa del Duquesa, the ocean is so close you can smell the sea air. It's the ideal complement to the local dishes on the menu, all featuring market-fresh ingredients.

If you've already eaten and want to partake in an after-dinner drink, the select wine and cocktail list has you covered. The terrace is open from midday until 9 p.m., weather permitting.

18. Eclipse Bar at Hotel W

Perhaps you're still buzzing after one of our exhilarating shows and want to stay up all night raving about the experience. In that case, Eclipse Hotel W Club is the place for you.

It's open from midnight until 5 a.m., so you can literally dance until the sun comes up, and the spectacular view of the sunrise from this rooftop bar is one you won't soon forget.

Gaze over Barceloneta beach as you sip cocktails crafted by local experts and bop to the beats of the resident DJs, who will serenade you with Deep House and electronic Chill-out all night long.

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Elevating Your Barcelona Experience: The City's Rooftop Wonderland

While walking the streets of Barcelona, you might never know that such beautiful spaces exist just a few floors up. Exploring the rooftop bars is a great way to see the city's sights.

We know the appeal of a sky-level perspective — our performers love to be high in the air, whether on silks, trapeze, or wire. Come to one of our shows in Barcelona. We promise to take your breath away with our high-flying antics. Book your tickets today and prepare for a spectacle that will make your heart race and your jaw hit the floor.

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