Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Daniel Cheeseman1
Where to watch Barcelona v City (2nd leg) next month
If you are going to Barcelona next month, but don’t have a ticket to the game, then don’t feel down-hearted – here’s a selection of some of the best bars and pubs that you can go to soak up the champions league atmosphere:
Sports Bar Rambles
A classic case of does what it says on the tin, Barcelona’s Sports Bar is centrally located on Las Ramblas and has 16 big high definition screens (plus one giant one!), so you needn’t miss a moment of the English Premiership, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League Finals, Superbowl, NBA, NFL, NHL or whatever other sweaty pursuit you can’t get enough of. Grrrr! During the big tournaments, like the World Cup or European Football Championships, Sports Bar Rambles screen every single match, and – by the miracles of modern technology – they will also have both English and Spanish commentary segregated by area. Catering mainly to tourists, it’s not always as lively as some of the other venues on this page it’s a good choice if you want to chill and watch the game.
La Rambla dels Caputxins 31
P. Flaherty’s Irish Bar
You’ll be hard pressed to find a pub more committed to sport than Paddy Flaherty’s, which on top of screening every English Premiership game of the season also shows the Rugby Six Nations, Golf Ryder Cup, Formula 1 Racing, major Ice Hockey tournaments and boxing contests and much more on their seven TVs (including two king-size projectors). Got a special request? Well call ahead and they’ll do their best to show it! Friendly staff, lip-smacking pub grub and a range of ales, beers and stouts on tap make Flaherty’s a close second to being in the stadium.
Placa Joaquim Xirau
+34 (93) 4126263
The Loch Inn
With a huge screen above the bar and two sizeable back rooms also boasting televisions, there’s plenty of room at the Inn to grab a seat and a pint whilst catching up with the day’s sporting action. Every major Premier League contest gets shown, whilst Celtic vs. Rangers is a surety owing to the pub’s Scottish allegiance. More obscure sports lovers will be pleased to hear that rugby, cricket and even darts all get a look in. With a great range of beers, ales and cider on tap, and a small kitchen serving up pies and curry, what more can you ask for?
Passeig de Sant Joan 74
This glamorous and friendly international bar just off Plac Universitat is right in the centre of town and, whilst you won’t find Women’s Kickboxing or the Kabbadi World Cup being screened, you’ll find the biggest events, such as Champion’s League and La Liga Football matchs televised on a huge projector downstairs. A great option if you fancy watching the big match in a bit more comfort, as the venue has an abundance of sofas, not to mention attentive staff serving cocktails and tasty international dishes. Call ahead to grab a premier spot.
Tel: +34 (93) 4536445
Six HD plasma TVs bring you the latest sporting action, from America, Australia, the UK and beyond, so bookmark this spot if you want to see the best of the NFL (every Sunday), NHL and NBA, as well as the latest from the worlds of baseball, rugby, cricket and aussie rules. This being one of the world’s most football-crazy cities, naturally there’s plenty of soccer action too, particularly from La Liga, the Premier League and Champions League. All crunch matches, such as play offs, derbies, finals and special events etc, are televised on Belushi’s giant screen (it takes up one whole wall!) with English commentary… and with plenty of drinks promos behind the bar you can expect a raucous atmosphere to go with the occasion!
+34 (93) 6674588