Barcelona is diversity. From its 4 km of coast through to its wide range of internationally prestigious museums and its medieval and Modernist architecture. It is the centre of Catalonia’s LGBT scene, offering a host of specific services for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals. Although almost all hotels claim to be gay friendly, specific gay establishments are focused on the left side of l´Eixample, known as Gaixample, as well as in areas of the city such as Ciutat Vella and Gracia. Furthermore, its Anti-Discrimination office was the first municipal service in Europe aimed at the defence of LGBT rights.
1. Bench RestaurantMixed
Calle Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Barcelona
Cuisine elaborated with seasonal local products.
Calle Casanova, 85, Barcelona, Barcelona
Industrial decoration and Mediterranean-based market cuisine
3. ChevalierMixed. Friendly
Calle Diputació, 157, Barcelona, Barcelona
Small and welcoming, it features a very lively terrace in summer.
4. ChiringayGay and lesbian
Platja de la Marbella, Barcelona, Barcelona
The gay bar at Mar Bella beach.
5. Come una voltaFriendly
Calle Roger de Flor, 246, Barcelona, Barcelona
Italian restaurant pizzeria situated near the Sagrada Familia
6. Dacksy CocKtail BarGay and lesbian
Calle Consell de Cent, 247, Barcelona, Barcelona
Modern and urban, ideal for an apéritif, a coffee or a cocktail.
Calle Balmes, 24, Barcelona, Barcelona
Drag show at supper time. International cuisine.
8. El BerroMixed
Calle Diputació, 180, Barcelona, Barcelona
Restaurant-brewery serving Mediterranean fare. Terrace all year round.
9. El Bierzo a TopeLesbian. Mixed
Calle Diputació, 159, Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional cuisine specialised in charcoal-grilled meats. Terrace all year round.
10. El Cafè de la Casa de Les LletresGay. Mixed
Plaza Antonio López, 6, Barcelona, Barcelona
A café-restaurant with a literary calling, specialised in 'tapas' and sampling dishes fo contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.
11. El Oso GolosoFriendly
Avenida Diagonal, 366, Barcelona, Barcelona
Bar restaurant, pizzeria with Italian specialities.
12. El Puchero de BaralantraLesbian. Friendly
Calle Muntaner, 103, Barcelona, Barcelona
Old world, traditional and home cooking.
13. El TrilloFriendly
Calle dels Angels, 3, Barcelona, Barcelona
Andalusian bar products. Exhibitions held.
Calle Consell de Cent, 127- 129, Barcelona, Barcelona
Restaurant for groups featuring drag show.
15. G CaféMixed
Calle Muntaner, 24, Barcelona, Barcelona
Peaceful and secluded featuring decoration reminiscent of Modernisme, it hosts art exhibitions.
16. Heart BurgerFriendly
Calle Gran Via, 602, Barcelona, Barcelona
This sleek restaurant has an extensive menu of burgers – all given the seal of approval from the Spanish Heart Foundation.
Calle Casanova, 42, Barcelona, Barcelona
Italian-based cuisine with a creative touch in a tranquil setting.
Calle Carrer Banys Vells, 20, Barcelona, Barcelona
A friendly restaurant in El Born quarter. Mediterranean and creative cuisine.