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Barcelona Bar

923 8th Ave., New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #177 of 783 Nightlife in New York City
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

After a night on the town, we went here for a drink to wind down the night. I may have had more fun here than anywhere else. First, we walked in to a very laid back crowd just hanging out listening to The Cure. No sooner did we get our beers when The Legend of Zelda theme began and a... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Visited on veterans day 2013 as a starter bar for a friend's birthday night out & i have to say we loved it! If you like shots & a bit silly theatrics then ask the bartender for one of their speciality shots - you will not be let down!

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went here to start out our night on Friday August 16, 2013. First this place has all the makings of a great bar. It has themed shots that come with fire, music, and other theatrics. Unfortunately our bartenders were sour performed the feats with absolutely no enthusiasm and basically ignored us to serve male patrons (something I have never... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This bar was a great start to a night out. There were a wide array of fun and geeky shots with mystery ingredients, some of which included music and/or costumes. The bartender was incredibly friendly and fun spirited, and had no problem chatting with us was we decided on our drinks. It's a small bar, but if everyone is sitting... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We wondered into this little bar looking for a place to have a couple of pre-dinner drinks. It fit our vibe for a low-key spot. Though intrigued by the many shots listed on the chalkboards and the various props behind the bar, we didn't quite understand until the group next to us ordered the Full Metal Jacket shot. Then we... More 

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Falls Church, Va
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424 reviews 424 reviews
15 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This place has wild bar tenders. The service is fun and they put on a show. The overall ambiance is laid back and the crowd is surprisingly diverse. They have way too many shots to count. I stuck with beer and mixed drinks. Worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood. The Harry Potter shot is the most fun.

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Cape Town
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Barcelona Bar is a crack in the wall, blink twice and you will miss it so be sure not to blink because its an adventure that you don't want to miss out on. The hilarious bartender looks like Jack Black and is as comedic, which makes ordering shots from him great fun. Try the shots with either the flame or... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

It's a hole in the wall, but the bartender was friendly and talkative. We stopped in between showings of Dave Letterman, late afternoon. Decent prices on drinks, more similar pricing to what we find at home rather than in the heart of NYC. Bet it's a happening place in the evenings!

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