When the nights are longer and warmer, some of the most charming hotels in Barcelona keep their terraces open to contemplate the beauty of the city from above. Lively places, fresh or overflowing with romance, these are some of our proposals.
Top at The Hoxton Poblenou
Margaritas and afternoon snacks are the stars at Tope, the Mexican taqueria that arrived in Barcelona last spring with the opening of The Hoxton hotel in the Poblenou neighborhood. It is on the tenth floor of the building and has quickly become one of the favorites in the Catalan capital for its privileged views and good atmosphere.
Tope Mexican taqueria, at The Hoxton Poblenou hotel.
Its informal proposal allows you to eat, drink or dance. Or relax by the pool, with exclusive access for hotel guests. On the menu are classics of Mexican cuisine such as guacamole or tacos al pastor made with homemade corn tortillas.
Assortment of tacos from Tope restaurant.
The sunset over the Barcelona skyline and some of its most representative buildings, such as the Sagrada Familia or the Agbar Tower, is quite a spectacle. The evening is performed by different DJs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. These performances are announced weekly on his Instagram account and are held on three days throughout the month of August.
The Rooftop at Sir Victor
The Rooftop terrace at the Sir Victor hotel in Barcelona. Amit Geron
The terrace of the Sir Victor is hidden in one of the best locations, next to the busy Diagonal Avenue and Paseo de Gracia. It has a bar covered by a hurdle pergola and a swimming pool with the characteristic yellow and white striped cushion covers, a touch that gives a deep holiday feeling. The swimming pool is open only to guests of the accommodation and members of its private club The Cover.
The location is not the only thing that impresses about The Rooftop: from the table there are magnificent panoramic views of the original roof terrace of Gaudí’s Casa Milà (La Pedrera). Looking to the left, you can see the Sagrada Familia.
The gastronomic proposal is as refreshing as the space. They offer raw, marinated and charcoal cooked dishes. All of them very Mediterranean, with Greek inspiration, perfect for sharing and suitable for everyone, as there are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
You can start to get to know the menu with a natural fruit juice, some dips with crudités and freshly baked bread. As a starter, a hamachi (lemon fish) marked and served in ajoblanco, green grapes and almonds. Or some veal and lamb meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. More recommendations? Some of their refreshing salads, such as Greek or summer couscous to continue with one of the main dishes: grilled skewers, crispy chicken pita, grilled halloumi (Cypriot cheese) sandwich or sea bass , dishes that can be accompanied with some of their cocktails or organic wines.
Live music, by resident DJs from Barcelona, is another of its hallmarks. It rings from 7:00 p.m. until the end of October and varies depending on the day of the week.
The Chiringuito of Casa Bonay
The Chiringuito de Casa Bonay, in the heart of Barcelona’s Gran Vía. save lopez
A tropicalized space in the middle of Gran Vía to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is the beach bar at Casa Bonay, decorated in the Balinese style: lots of plants, pergolas with hurdles and natural fiber lamps. The textiles, printed with fruit details, create a very refreshing atmosphere.
The menu is specialized in grilled meat and fish. They serve options as appetizing as the lacquered chicken wings, the scallops, the emperor with turmeric mayonnaise, the sausage dog or the lamb chops. The menu is completed with some tapas and cocktails. Its natural wines deserve a special mention: it offers 250 references that cover the great Spanish wine regions, from Lanzarote to Madrid, and they also have many proposals from neighboring France. The space has an area reserved only for guests and another open to the general public.
The Roof at The Barcelona Edition
Panoramic outdoor pool on The Roof terrace at The Barcelona Edition hotel. Nikolas König
Located on the tenth floor of The Barcelona Edition hotel, in the central Ciutat Vella, it offers panoramic views of the city from the entire terrace, better at night when the buildings are illuminated. From here you can admire the most representative places of El Born and the Gothic quarter, Ciutadella Park, the silhouette of the Gothic cathedral of Santa María del Mar or the colorful mosaic cover of the Santa Caterina market. The terrace is designed as a very pleasant lounge, with bougainvillea, armchairs, sofas and small wooden tables. The sophisticated atmosphere, in line with the Edition luxury hotel hallmark, does the rest.
The menu is run by chef Pedro Tassarolo, who has used his experience at Mugaritz and elBulli to bring a unique gastronomic style inspired by local culture and his personal experiences around the world, focusing on the flavors of Asian street traditions in particular. The mushroom or Iberian pork bao, the beef satay, the Thai salad or the Korean-style fried chicken are some of his proposals. For dessert, exotic sweets such as coconut tapioca or matcha tea meringue.
Terrace 83.3 at the Royale Hotel
83.3 Terrace Bar of the Hotel Royal, Barcelona
In the heart of Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona’s main shopping street, we find the bright Terrace 83.3, on the roof of the Hotel Royal, the tallest building in Eixample. The figure 83.3 to which its name alludes is the measurement of each floor tile. Its ideal location makes it a good place to go with friends after a day of work or after a walk through the center.
Bikini sandwich truffled with mozzarella and Iberian ham.Fran Urrutia
Terrace 83.3’s menu is based on classic tapas such as Iberian ham croquettes, patatas bravas or nachos with guacamole. Other equally appetizing options are the truffled mozzarella and Iberian ham bikini sandwich, the chicken tacos, the vegetable focaccia or the lemon tart.
The terrace of the Pulitzer Hotel during one of the live performances.
The rooftop of the Pulitzer hotel offers an evening of good atmosphere, music and a young spirit very close to Plaça de Catalunya. The terrace is open from 17:00 to 23:00. Throughout the summer, from Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., it hosts the Pulitzer Good Afternoon concert series, with artists and bands from the independent pop, electronic music and funk scenes. And on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., DJ sessions from different clubs and groups in Barcelona.
One Friday a month, the These Charming Evenings are held there, concerts by DJ Borja Malet. On days when there is no live show, the music from their playlists plays. The programming extends until October, when the weather is still good in Barcelona. His menu basically consists of tapas, barbecue and finger food, food to enjoy with your hands.
Light House Restaurant
Terrace of the Casa Luz Restaurant, in the Plaza Universidad de Barcelona.
The Casa Luz restaurant is on the roof of the homonymous hotel in Plaza Universidad, and boasts of having the best views of the area from its large windows. Its gastronomic proposal is in charge of chef Tomás Arbellán, owner of the veteran Bar Alegría. His menu, based on fresh and seasonal products, is designed to share. The menu has been structured in four steps related to the essence and concept of light. Start with Hágase la Luz (the starters), with options as appetizing as oysters from Normandy or pure Iberian acorn-fed ham. It continues with Natural Light and Direct Light, the first and second courses, among which are the steak tartare, scallops, stracciatella, stuffed squid or the Galician blonde beef loin, and ends with Light Tenue and desserts such as La Viña de Donosti style cheesecake with quince, chocolate cake with oil and salt or homemade ice cream.
The space is tastefully designed by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Sunset lovers have a cocktail menu and natural wines to drink while watching the sunset. What more can you ask for in the Barcelona summer?
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