Rubi Bar

Rubi Bar, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Rubi Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Tuesday
8:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Friday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Barceloneta • 6 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
629 reviews
Excellent
479
Very good
100
Average
31
Poor
6
Terrible
13

The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,433 contributions
Couples
Had a really good time there with a few other couples. We were there until 3am and enjoyed the unique concept. Our bartender was also very friendly and attentive.
Written July 11, 2019
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SoravitL
Palma de Mallorca, Spain3 contributions
Hidden between the beautiful back alleys of the Borne area you can find Rubi, a place to enjoy tasty international tapas, mojitos and cañas with locals and tourist alike.

Drinks vary between 2€ for cañas, 3€ for house mixers, 3.50€ for their powerful mojitos and 5€ for top shelf drinks such as Havana 7, Hendricks and Absolute.

Definitely one of my favourite little bars in Barcelona, not only because of the low prices but also because of the kind, entertaining and welcoming staff
Written August 30, 2012
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La_Carmencita
Barcelona, Spain22 contributions
As a Canadian living in Barcelona for the past 12 years, I can assure you that there is a dearth of bars and restaurants that comply with my 3 *going out necessities*: 1) food/drink quality, 2) service, and 3) "overall ambience". Rubí scores 5/5 on all fronts, as they offer up excellent, freshly prepared cuisine (daily Boqueria market visits ensure this), consistenly delicious mojitos, etc., and they do it with...a smile and some witty chitchat! Something that is rare, indeed, in many Barcelona haunts.

The actual bar and massive mirror and shelves behind the bar were built by one of the owners, adding to Rubís' "cool feel"...not to mention the, what else could it be, ruby lighting! I feel like I've walked into a Tim Burton film when I enter Rubí, thanks to the cool woodwork and fabulous lighting...And there are always interesting people inside...

The delicious tapas (nothing to do with typical bar fare here) are only 3€ a plate (things like curry chicken with yogurt cucumber sauce, healthy spring rolls, etc.), and their made-to-order (again, freshness first) mojitos are only 3.50€.

It's very nice to see hands on owners, and the 3 gents running Rubí genuinely like what they do, and that is a feeling that definitely transfers to the client.

Rubí gets my vote for best new place in Barcelona...It's really nice to enjoy Canadian style service on the Mediterranean...
Written August 30, 2012
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Berry C
Barcelona, Spain5 contributions
The food was inedible, and we left all three tapas plates practically untouched. The overbearing staff didn't help either, as the bartender stood facing us a foot away whilst we we're eating (despite the place being half full) and asked how it tasted before we'd even finished our first bite.

The strawberry mojitos were strong, but far too sweet. We won't be returning here, that's for certain.
Written November 4, 2012
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jojomanning
New York City, NY29 contributions
This bar was the scene of the beginning of the end of my last relationship and I still recommend it, that's how good this place is ;)
First off, DRINKS! They have the largest selection of infused gins I have ever seen and are really knowledgable about all of it. I was being a bit indecisive, and was going with my typical non comital drink order. You know, along the lines of "ummm, I don't know, maybe something sweet" The bartenders serves up something sweet and it was delicious! One or two were misses but they seemed happy to let me try something else. All of the cocktails were strong enough for my taste but not overwhelming and the Mojito was good (not the best but good)
Next, atmosphere. So, when we first got there I was a little suspicious. We came early (at least early for Barcelona time) and there were a couple of small groups all huddled up together around tables. I definitely did not think this was were I would meet my next best friends and that usually bums me out. However, an hour later the place was pretty packed. Everyone was friendly and talkative and we met a bunch of great peeps. I am all about the mingling and this place served it up
Finally, the staff! I cannot say enough about the staff and because I have let too much time slip by before writing this review I completely regret that I have forgotten their names :( We had 3 different bartenders in about 3 hours and they were all super friendly, great at mixing up a drink and suggesting the next 'flavor' and very attentive. Even when they became pretty busy close to our exit time, we managed never to go more than a minute or two without moving on to our next flavor adventure. Three thumbs up
So, my advice, go there! Don't think about it. Don't hesitate. Just go!
On a side note, Rubi's has a sister bar called the Lime House. It was recommended to us as we left and upon our return through Barcelona we went there. That was the scene of the end of the end of my relationship yet I'm recommended that one too! But that's for another review all together. Now, if only there were a place I could also review my ex ;) Cheers and enjoy

Written May 19, 2016
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Wow! I think you've left us the longest review ever, as well as being one of the nicest! Glad you had a good time and hopefully you can find your next ex in Rubi one night!
Written May 21, 2016
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David N
33 contributions
Couples
Excellent bar with a excellent bartender. You cannot go wrong here if you like gin’s. The €4 mojito is great
Written January 27, 2020
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Aimee3087
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
Friends
The bar alone has an amazing atmosphere, unique, stylish vibe! The bartender's are cool, welcoming and are attentive. I can't recommend this place enough
Written January 22, 2020
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Joanne M
Orchard Park, NY9 contributions
Stopped in on New Year’s Eve before our 10:30pm dinner reservations and were lucky to get a seat at the bar for my self and family of 5. The bar tender was great. He took care to make the most delicious cocktails and even offered us a free shot of a special drink he made! The food looked good and the customer service was excellent.
Written January 2, 2020
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Andy W
22 contributions
Couples
Cosy little place recommended to us. Had great margaritas and old fashioned. Staff were friendly and welcoming
Written December 1, 2019
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Olivia R
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Friends
€4 mojitos!!! All the time!! And the best and strongest I’ve had!! Incredible, highlight of Barcelona. Great staff, cool vibe
Written November 13, 2019
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Rubi Bar is open:
  • Tue - Thu 8:00 PM - 2:30 AM
  • Fri - Sat 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM