We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Good for a beer. Pretty typical Irish bar

I stopped in for a beer, it was okay, not fancy, just a good drinking bar. Probably pretty much... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Austin, Texas
Awesome friendly bar 👍🏻😁

Just got back to England after a wicked holiday in Barcelona. We had a rough time getting there and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
david b
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 61 reviews
All photos (12)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible13%
24 Dec 2017
“Good for a beer. Pretty typical Irish bar”
3 Aug 2018
“Awesome friendly bar ”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via Laietana, 44, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
+34 932 68 10 03
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Barcelona
from US$ 51.40
More Info
from US$ 52.60
More Info
from US$ 89.70
More Info
from US$ 23.22
More Info
Reviews (61)
Filter reviews
51 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Just got back to England after a wicked holiday in Barcelona. We had a rough time getting there and dumped the bags and headed out for a drink. We came across mcarthys and headed in for a drink. Straight away we met some amazing friendly...More

Thank david b
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Just come out of this bar after watching the first half of the England vs Sweden game. Got in and the place was rammed. No problems - went in for the atmosphere. Just said to the Asian origin guy behind the bar - a pint...More

2  Thank HHawks
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Approximately 20 of us went there on Sunday for a nice relaxing drink.We were entertained by Kenneth and his wife Tina.A great day was had by all would highly recommend it the draic was 90!!Would deffinetly go back again

1  Thank padraicwalsh44
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Went to Barcelona last week, walked for miles and went in 100s of bars but always ended up back in here. To be honest I’m not sure what It is about the place we love but we just did. Staff were sooo friendly and the...More

3  Thank jessj719
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I studied abroad in Barcelona over the summer and wouldn't have had nearly as great an experience without Mccarthy's. The bartenders are excellent and the regulars are quick to make you feel at home. We made many trips to McCarthy's during our 6 weeks abroad...More

2  Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Happened on this great little bar by chance as it was near my hotel. Was made to feel at home straight away by the owner, Kenny and his charming wife Tina. Everyone who came into the bar were friendly and open for a bit of...More

4  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I stopped in for a beer, it was okay, not fancy, just a good drinking bar. Probably pretty much fun with a gang of friends.

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

It was a typical real drinker’s place. toilet’s really dirty, people looked dodgy. To be fair, there was a family drinking but no...

2  Thank JH_Byrne
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We walked in on our first night and got talking to the bar maid - Tina. She is from Iceland, we got talking about my plans to ride a motorcycle to Iceland next year. She introduced us to another guy, a footballer, who had just...More

4  Thank paul_rjames
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We was visiting Barcelona for the first time so like many others had recommendation of bars to visit but wanted to see for ourselves - An Irish bar for me is always a good start to adjust to a new area. We tried a few...More

Thank Sophia B
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 519 hotels in Barcelona
ILUNION Almirante
854 reviews
.03 km away
H10 Madison
191 reviews
.03 km away
Regencia Colon Hotel
898 reviews
.10 km away
Catalonia Magdalenes
705 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 10,956 restaurants in Barcelona
Churreria Laietana
740 reviews
.04 km away
Koy Shunka
1,258 reviews
.05 km away
237 reviews
.10 km away
246 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3,443 attractions in Barcelona
El Born
3,637 reviews
.10 km away
Antic Teatre - Espai de Creacio
135 reviews
.11 km away
Escultura Carmela
13 reviews
.13 km away
Barcelona eBikes
917 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mike T | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean Gaelic footy ?