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McCarthy's Irish Bar

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Address: Via Laietana, 44, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Chilled afternoon

Walked in nice music , friendly barmaid. Let the drinks flow. The bar has the feel of an old fashioned Irish / English country pub.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I rang up Mccarthy's the day before our visit asking whether they were screening the Man City VS Liverpool game (New Year's Eve). As we had young children with us (boys aged 3 and 7) I also wanted to know ehether they would be allowed in. On the day of our visit, we managed somehow to get a bit lost... More 

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Thank David M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the christmas spirit at McCarthys bar. Really nice staff and great atompshere. We sat down for a few beers and snack and had a good time. Thanks McCarthys.

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Thank Hlynur J
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Found this place accidentally one evening and went in for a drink. Great atmosphere and drinks are pretty cheap compared to the centre. The bar lady (i think her name was Jordan bit apologies if not right) was fantastic, so jovial and chatty. Told us some really good tock bars to try out and how to get to them. Also... More 

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Thank nursey_boo
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Walked in nice music , friendly barmaid. Let the drinks flow. The bar has the feel of an old fashioned Irish / English country pub.

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Thank PatrickDouglas
Wasaga Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Although it seemed to me a bit "lame" to go to an Irish pub while in Barcelona, this place is a lot of fun, thanks to the friendly fellow patrons we met. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere while there's a football match on.

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Thank Kristina D
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and your usual bar flys. Very warm inside but overall a good place to have drinks or beers before a big night out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I came here to kill time with a friend (we were waiting for a locksmith) This place looks exactly like what one would expect of an Irish Pub. It was pretty empty, but quiet and suitable to talk.

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Thank Joel B
Godney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Wow ! Just Wow ! Not too be Missed when visiting Barcelona ! great selection on the music playlist and the Drinks are just perfect , all in all , Fantastic !

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Thank David K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The only problem I seen to have with this bar is that I never know how to leave. I plan on going for one drink and always stay hours later - the staff and owner are so welcoming and they have a nice group of regulars who come in that make this place such an enjoyable evening. The guinness is... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

From the moment you walk through the door you are greeted in a friendly and welcoming manner. This was our first visit to an Irish Bar anywhere in the world, other than in Ireland and it proved so good that we went twice again. The owners go out of their way to make everyone feel at home. If you are... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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