923 8th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765353 -73.984127
Mon-Sat 4 pm-4 am, Sun noon-4 am
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
VERY fun bar! – Wow! I don't even know what to say about Barcelona Bar....So many different shots to choose from! Some shots come with accessories and theme music too. Cool atmosphere. Been here twice now-first time on a weekend (very crowded, but fun) second time-later part of the week, the vibe was a bit more chill. Both times, we all had a great time! AND we'll be back again....
Good fun. Different kind of bar. – It's a novelty bar, with novelty drinks. A bartender should not turn into a "sour puss" when you ask her to make one of the cooler novelty shots. You are paying for it after all.
Otherwise the bar is nice. The bartender who I presume is the owner was extremely nice, friendly and made the shots fun. The replacement bartender wasn't such a peach.
I will go there again...and make sure I avoid the female bartender.
Average Bar, Awful Bartenders – I was intrigued by the other postings, so I decided to check out Barcelona Bar. Given the place is outrageously small and has 3 bartenders, you would think it would be easy to get a drink; however, the bartenders seem caught up in their own little world and often time negate customers. 15 minutes to get a beer in a small bar...really? It's ridiculous.
Do yourselves a favor and check out one of the 5 other bars within a 1 block radius of this place. Bars where you can actually enjoy your beer without worrying about body-checking some poor girl into the wall when you turn around. And bars where people serve you promptly and with a smile on their face. Save your time and money...head elsewhere.
Great bar for anytime! – This bar is so much fun! It is a great time whether you go after work, to watch the games or on the weekend! I have gone several times! It has a chill vibe but can get crazy with all the shots that are available! Real sweet bartender and cute too!
Avg bar makes up with creativity and fun – It all depends when you go. Friday nights bring a packed, cramped house where the bartenders can get overwhelmed while they balance entertaining a crowd that they always seem to know and handling obnoxious clientele desperate to be screamed at for a shot (the rather popular Full Metal Jacket shot requiring two shots of Wild Turkey while wearing a Army helmet and being loudly degraded by the bartender followed by pushups). Drinks still manage to appear quickly (from at least one attentive bartender) and tipping (as with any bar) goes a long way. There are several other nights where it's less packed, tabs magically fluxuate in price, drinks sometimes have to be asked for several times and it seems like borerline-awkward costume night is on Saturday's.
Great bartenders – Wonderful bartenders (one who remembered my drink from my first visit a week earlier) and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
Maybe fun, but not on the weekend. – Sounded great here but when I went on a recent Saturday night, it was completely deserted. It might be fun during the week but I definitely don't recommend it for a weekend. Wish I'd seen a post like this before I went.
Good Times (Ain't we lucky we got 'em) – I haven't come across anything else like this in NYC - the shot list is hilarious. Make sure to buy a friend the Monica Lewinsky...
More than 100 shot concoctions from a low-key Hell's Kitchen dive. – In Short
Silver stars dangle throughout narrow, red-walled saloon, perhaps foreshadowing what the local and after-work crowds will be seeing after they throw back the bar's 100-plus different shots. Five plasma screens flash with sports, while a digital jukebox plays everything from '80s hair bands to modern pop. Creative shots, which are typical of the namesake city, run $5 to $7 and include the Harry Potter, a vodka-based blend that's served aflame--like magic.
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