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El Paraigua

Pas de l'Ensenyanca 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 02 11 31
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Great place.

Great cocktail bar that has an out door area as well as in door with live music Fridays, Saturday... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Sharon M
London, United Kingdom
Great food - a bit pricey but no more than elsewhere

Great location sitting in the sun or under a shade on the plaza life doesnt get much better €10 for... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
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El Paraigua is not only a jewel in the midst of the modernism route of Barcelona, nor is it only a regular cocktail lounge. Neither is it only an ideal location for concerts with the most perfect acoustic sounds reflected off the stone arches of the wine cellars, that was once the home to one of the oldest convents in the Barrio Gotico, nor is it only an intimate place with a display of local art exhibitions, an ideal location to hold conferences and events located in the heart of Barcelona. El Paraigua is all of this and much more. An exceptional property, directly behind plaza St.Jaume, open to all those who enjoy a good cocktail, try an extensive choice of tapas and a wide variety of national wines, allowing yourself to become lost within the music in a bar full of charm, character and endless history. El Paraigua no es solo una pequena joya integrada dentro de la ruta del modernismo ni tampoco una de las coctelerias miticas de la ciudad de Barcelona. No es solo una sala de conciertos con acustica perfecta ubicada en las bodegas de un antiguo convento del barrio gotico, ni tampoco un espacio intimo para acoger exposiciones temporales de arte, conferencias y tertulias. Ni tan siquiera es solo el sitio ideal, ubicado en el corazon de la ciudad, para poder celebrar fiestas privadas o eventos de empresa...El Paraigua es todo esto y mucho mas. Un espacio polivalente, justo detras de la plaza St.Jaume, abierto a todos aquellos que les guste disfrutar de los cocteles, degustar buenas tapas y excelentes vinos y dejarse llevar por la buena musica con la mejor compania en un local lleno de encanto y repleto de historia.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
13 May 2017
“Great place.”
7 May 2017
“Great food - a bit pricey but no more than elsewhere”
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Pas de l'Ensenyanca 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
+34 933 02 11 31
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great cocktail bar that has an out door area as well as in door with live music Fridays, Saturday and Sundays.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great location sitting in the sun or under a shade on the plaza life doesnt get much better €10 for cocktails and mocktails Good service and pleasant staff

Thank buddhatim
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times, nice daytime sitting outside in the square, and live music in the night. Food, wine, atmosphere and service is excellent 😜

Thank Oskar2014
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were passing by when a waiter approached us and asked if we wanted to listen to a Spanish concert for free. To other people who were passing by he said that they would just have to "drink a beer" and if they didn't like...More

Thank MaFer R
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

In the basement area, there was live music (very very loud) and a fun atmosphere! Great spot for nightlife without the sleazy clubbing crowd. Loud, but classy and a nice atmosphere for just hanging out and drinking with friends. Lots of chairs, tables, couches, etc--a...More

1  Thank Skye1207
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went there for a drink & had prompt & friendly service. The drinks were the nicest that we had had in Barcelona, so we stayed for another! Just perfection sitting in the square watching the world go by!

Thank 1HilaryC
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

One poor waiter to deal with about 10 full tables, the service was what I would call slow... But they were doing their best. The paella which was about 15 euros didn't have much sea food in it at all, mainly rice. It was tasty...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Paella was terrible, small portion that was broiled-stuck to platter, way overpriced and no flavour.

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

This review should have sent ages ago. Anyway this place rocks!!!! Jessie who owns the place is amazing. It was my first trip to Spain and she made it a really special experience. Go for the music nights downstairs it will blow you away. The...More

Thank Trinationsjohn
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric bar tucked away in the Gothic Quarter recommended by our Catalan friend and definitely worth a daytime visit for coffee, liqueur coffee or maybe even a Cava Sangria. The music venue in the cellar looked great too!

1  Thank brynsdad
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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