What better way to practise your English than to visit one of the fantastic Irish pubs in Barcelona? I certainly can’t think of a more fun way to learn, and you don’t even have to leave the city. Here is a brief, but exclusive, selection of Barcelona’s finest Irish bars! Vamos and let’s go!
Ryan’s Irish Bar, Carrer Ample, 28, 08002 Barcelona
You’re right, Ryan has more than one bar in Barcelona. In fact, there are bout 4 or 5 of them dotted around the city’s busy streets. But if you want to practise your English, Ryan’s bar on Carrer Ample is one of the best. They also have beer and shots for only €1 – so you can afford to buy your new English friends a drink or two! Would you like lemon or lime with your tequila?
Temple Bar – Carrer Ferran, 6, 08002 Barcelona
Complete with high, arched ceilings and antique fittings, Temple Bar is one of Barcelona’s oldest Irish pubs. You’ll discover lots of English speakers from across the globe, all looking to practice their Spanish with someone in exchange for returning the favour. Like most of Barcelona’s ‘English puffs’, The Temple Bar always shows the big sports games and you’ll find most of Barcelona’s guiris here during the premier league games. They also have some great pub classics on the menu – Sunday Lunch, anyone?
Michael Collins, Plaza Sagrada Familia, 4, 08013 Barcelona
Like an old sailors’ cavern, Michael Collins is long and narrow, with low ceilings and worn out bar stools. It’s popular with people from all over the world and you’ll have to get therevearly to get a table. But head towards the back of the pub and, if you’re there at the right time, you’ll be treated to an eclectic mix of live music. For an authentic taste of Ireland be sure to try one of the steak and ale pies. Life’s simple at Michael Collins – Eat, drink and be merry!
Dunne’s Irish Pub, Via Laietana, 19, 08003 Barcelona
It’s not the cheapest pub in BCN but it really is one of the most beautiful. Full of old wooden panels and classic features that look like they’ve been there for a million years. Actually, you could sit in Dunne’s Irish bar, close your eyes whilst listening to the various English accents from across the UK, and for a moment, while you sip on your Laphroaig, just for one moment, you could be in the heart of Dublin. What’ll it be, captain?
P. Flaherty’s, Plaça Joaquim Xirau, 08002 Barcelona
Perhaps one of the most Irish sounding pubs in the world, let a lone Barcelona, P.Flaherty’s is as traditional a pub as you’ll find anywhere outside of Ireland. If you want to taste some of Ireland’s finest ales this is the place for you. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and, although not the cheapest bar in Barcelona, you’ll be well looked after! Make mine a Guiness!