Caribbean club

Caribbean club, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Caribbean club Reviews: 4.5/5

Caribbean club
4.5
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The Boadas family opened a second bar in the ’70s, just up the street. Called the Caribbean Club, it was designed to look like the bar of a sailboat anchored in Havana’s harbor. A Boadas alumnus, Juanjo Gonzalez, bought Caribbean Club a couple of years ago and gave it a new lease on life. The bar is now a haven for Barcelona’s cocktail enthusiasts, and not just because of the drinks: Gonzalez’s steady interaction with regulars and first-timers transforms the place into a must-visit bar. The diminutive spot has a strong rum focus, with many vintage Cuban cocktails (including the Canchánchara, Cuba’s oldest cocktail, made with rum, lime and honey), and perfectly executed classics, such as a beautiful thrown Negroni.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Catalunya • 5 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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Finest2012
Barcelona, Spain152 contributions
Superb
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great surprise from this little cocktail bar full of history, full of memories and antiques from the original owners, service excellent and friendly , surroundeds impressive and great knowledge of mixing drinks, highly recommended.
Written October 31, 2021
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Reviewer2618
2 contributions
Amazing cocktail bar
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing cocktail bar, quaint, great team and smashing cocktails. Are on the strong side so be careful not to over do it…I learnt the hard way!
Written October 26, 2021
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Supreme_Jakobe
Swietochlowice, Poland1 contribution
Best bar in Barcelona, classic speakeasy expearience with realu amazing service. Totally recommend 👌👌🍸🍹
Oct 2020 • Couples
Perfect, elegant but not strict. Vintage speakeasy expearience with delicious drinks 🍸🍹Very good service, nice music, outstanding vibe.
Written September 13, 2021
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Simba
102 contributions
Lovely
Jul 2019 • Couples
What a great way to contuinue the evening. We just had dinner in Rao next door and this was our next stop. Very relaxing and cool. The owener is a great guy and makes amazing mojitos! We tried some local spirit shots...always good to try something new.
Written July 24, 2019
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Che K
3 contributions
Best bar in the city
Apr 2019 • Couples
After discovering this little gem we planned a second visit to Barcelona just to return here. Juan and his wife have created an atmospheric bar we fell completely in love with. Not only their bar but Juan and his wife (we didn’t get her name) are a very lovable couple, welcoming, heart warming and we are already planning to return. After our first visit we were gifted a painting from Juancos wife which we framed and placed on our kitchen windowsill. Juan is very skilled and you can see the love for his profession go into every drink he makes. All this without even mentioning the sail boat theme and Cuban displays. I don’t think trip advisor allows enough characters in its review text box to express how much we love this place. See you next year guys 👋💕
Written April 24, 2019
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Sophie
Athens2 contributions
Easily one of the purest bars in Barcelona!
Mar 2019 • Friends
As a group of rum lovers we came by this wonderful small wooden bar and were astonished! I’m talking rums from around the world, Haiti, Martinica, Barbados and more! But not only rums but all kinds of drinks & cocktails too! The person who owns it is a wonderful person and knows his science! You should definitely visit The Caribbean Club when in Barcelona!
Written March 21, 2019
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Stefano D.
Barcelona, Spain24 contributions
Unique place in town
Nov 2018 • Friends
A place where you will never leave disappointed. A little gem 2 steps away from the vibrat Rambla. The ingenious design of a wooden sailing boat hides inside countless brands of rum, and a bartending style of other times. JuanCo is gonna take care of you always with a smile and treat you with respect. The hospitality of this gentleman should be taken as sacred example for many other bars nowadays. Enjoy a Daiquiri, Cachacara or Rum Old Fashioned while listening to some nice Cuban Music, and feel like you are sailing away into the open seas.
Written November 29, 2018
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Brighton_Expat
Staines, UK116 contributions
Absolutely worth seeking out!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Who knew such a gem could be so close to the tourist monstrosity of La Rambla?

This is a teeny tiny little bar behind a simple wooden door with a very small name plaque. Blink and you'll miss it, but my wife and I found it and were very pleased we did.

It only takes 16-20 people and is dominated by the bar but the quality of cocktails and the knowledge of the mixologists there is brilliant. The drinks menu is rum-heavy in the nicest possible way with a range of classic and very rare cocktails, all with history and a story behind them.

We would happily spend every evening there!
Written October 31, 2018
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Jennifer B
Liverpool, UK37 contributions
Could easily have become our local!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We first visited the Caribbean Club because we had googled Rum bar.
It is difficult to find as it appears to share the same number as the next door venue but look closely. It is a small wooden door to the left of what appears to be number 5 of that street.

On entering you are greeted by a cosy little nautically themed bar with capacity for no more than 20 people. There are a husband and wife team behind the bar - who recognised us instantly when we returned a second time because we liked it so much!

There is lots of drink choice not just rum, the music is soft so you can sit and chat all night.

It’s just a lovely little bar with a friendly and low key atmosphere and doesn’t seem so touristy so it’s just a really nice place to drink.

We tried to return again on our third night but Sunday must be their day off! We would definitely return here, in fact I wish I was there now!
Written October 29, 2018
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Danilo P
Naples, Italy38 contributions
Best Cocktail Experience of Barcelona
Sep 2018 • Solo
I went by myself into the Caribbean Club and since that you walk in you feel at home.
Juanjo before to be great bartender is great host and you’llove the atmosphere, the music, the history and the drinks.
5*
Written September 2, 2018
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