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Beach Bars for Late Night Sipping: Princesa 23

Beach Bars for Late Night Sipping: Princesa 23

Beach Bars Day and Night in Barcelona

Officially, it is still springtime until the 23rd of June in Barcelona, a date that is celebrated like no other with the Festivals of San Juan. However, looking around Barcelona these days, it sure does look like the summertime. Women are in bikinis on the beaches, tourists are sunburned, sun-umbrellas wave in the sea breeze, and the beach bars are open for business.

Only a few beach bars are open so far, and soon more will line the Barcelona shoreline, providing sunbathers set up nearby with tunes (this can be a good or a bad thing depending on your musical taste) and cold drinks. These beach bars are open all day for the beach crowd but also stay open at night, just like a regular bar would. These sandy bars are fantastic for meeting up with friends for margaritas or just a simple beer on a Friday night.

Beach Bars for Late Night Sipping: Princesa 23

Barceloneta Beach

Princesa 23 has one of the most conspicuous beach bars in Barcelona. Right in the middle of Barcelontea beach, this is one of the most frequented beach bars around. They do food along with drinks, and their menu is basically a toned down version of the bar food they offer at their permanent restaurant in El Born. I have two issues with Princesa 23: it is a bit overpriced, and you must keep an eye out for pickpockets here.

Still, if you feel it is worth it to pay a bit more to have the sand between your toes and a glass of cava sangria between your lips, then this beach bar is for you. Tie your purse to your body tightly, and have a good time! How to find this bar? Simply walk down Joan de Borbo Street from the Barceloneta Metro stop until you get to the seashore. Hang a left (don’t go right unless you want to get to the nude beach) walking away from the looming W Hotel. After about three minutes walking you will see Princesa 23 on you right in all its glory in the sand.


Price range : about 15 Euros per person or more. A drink will start at about 3 Euros.

The permanent Princesa 23 is located at:

Princesa, 23, Barcelona, 08003

Photo Credit: The Spain Scoop

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