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Absenta Bar

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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Local bar friendly to tourists

This is a great joint right off the beach that has plenty of outdoor seating and some indoor... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Whittier, California
Chill and Comfortable Spot

Stopped in here since it looked cozy, welcoming to tourists, but definitely a local's joint. Will... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
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20 Aug 2018
“Local bar friendly to tourists”
26 Jun 2018
“Chill and Comfortable Spot”
Absent Bar,It's well known to be the most beautiful and old bar in the Barceloneta neighborhood. With it's antique lamps and paintings made from local artists. Here you can find and infinite world of conversations. we offer the best Blues and Jazz...more
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Carrer San Carles 36, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 36 38
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a great joint right off the beach that has plenty of outdoor seating and some indoor seating among the decor. The inside was very quiet as most of the guests wanted to sit outside. The staff spoke great English and the bartender took...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Stopped in here since it looked cozy, welcoming to tourists, but definitely a local's joint. Will be frequenting here. Service is friendly!

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

This bar has an outstanding history of Absinthe with cool archives and atmosphere. Our bartender was very kind and patient since we only speak English. I highly recommend this bar to visit when in Barcelona! Great vibe!!

Thank mothersalon
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Very strong cocktails and they taste great! Try the 89% absenth if you're brave enough!! Nice atmosphere and and not far from the beach.

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed May 24, 2017

If in the mood for a comfortable neighborhood bar with good people watching, there's a bar called Absenta in the Barceloneta area, couple of blocks from the beach. Don't miss it.

Thank CarolR2961
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Warm art nouveau bar that makes their own absinthe and the cocktails are amazing (and quite strong!). Thank you for your hospitality!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by a crazy Scotsman that lives in the area. The bartender was very friendly and explained all of their absinthe.

1  Thank adamhayes1982
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Barcelona is blessed with many great restaurants, bars, clubs so making up ones mind on where to go is a difficult decision. Absenta Bar has become a staple destination on late night rambles. It is in a great neighbourhood, provides fantastic service and has a...More

Thank Ross U
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Absenta, is a good spot to duck into but not a destination. The decor is fun and with the giant green fairy hovering above you. The folks that work there are quite nice and accommodating however, service can be spotty and you sometimes have to...More

1  Thank francod47
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great bar with an eclectic atmosphere. Fantastic music and comfy but avoid the expensive and rather soulless cocktails which we were served. The craft beer looks a better option.

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Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area
can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging
over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each
other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing
games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away,
Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line
the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed
sand structures making this the most visited beach in
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