Enjoy good cocktails, live music and shows at Barcelona’s most enigmatic cave.

Las Cuevas de los Rajahs (carrer d’en Gignàs, 2) is a Gaudi Inspired cocktail bar located at Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter that merges his modernist style with the mystery of the Far East. A charming spot outstanding an original decoration, a wide variety of quality cocktails and live shows and the possibility to enjoy the most important sports events.

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It takes its name from James Brooke, an English adventurer who became the first white Rajah from Sarawak, Malaysia.  Las Cuevas is inspired by the dark caves of this unknown land, incredible places full of treasures. A landscape that, a few years later, Gaudí would reproduce at forgotten Sala Mercé, which became the meeting point for intellectuals and artists of the beginning of the 20th  century. In the basement the architect designed the Fantastic Grottoes, which he decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and a waterfall inside.

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Las Cuevas de los Rajahs.

 

Las Cuevas de los Rajahs
Inside Las Cuevas de los Rajahs.

 

Cuevas de los Rajahs
Las Cuevas de los Rajahs.

 

Live music, shows and special events

Las Cuevas de los Rajahs resurrects the spirit of Sala Mercé and James Brook. It can be said that it is the heir of this vanished place adapted to the 21st century. Getting into this mysterious spot being into Ali Baba’s babouches followed by his fellow Forty Thieves to discover a place full of treasures; although these ones are shaped like mojitos, delicious appetizers or live performances.

 

It is the perfect bar for those who want to get the most of Barcelona’s bars. There is always something happening here. Key days are Fridays and Saturdays, when there are  live music concerts– local and international artists introduce their songs or make versions of classic ones- stand up comedy shows or Drag Queen performances; as well as sports broadcasts or networking events. For this season they plan student nights with special discounts, beer pong, Pub Quiz and theme parties. You’ll find more upcoming appointments at www.lascuevasbar.com and their Facebook fanpage.

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Concert at las Cuevas de los Rajahs.

 

Las Cuevas de los Rajahs.
Las Cuevas de los Rajahs.

 

The best cocktails

The privileged location of Las Cuevas de los Rajahs makes it the perfect place to surprise a date or your friends. Not mentioning the cocktail menu…What a menu! In addition to typical sangria and mojitos, they propose succulent temptations such as Children of the Pop-Corn (spiced rum, Butterscotch syrup, vanilla ice cream, popcorn); Queen Mary (a Bloody Mary with a secret touch); El Condenado (only suitable for experienced drinkers) or refreshing Spring Break (Hendricks, mint, kiwi and ginger syrup).

Although Las Cuevas is  not exempt from a certain touch of secrecy, everyone is welcome. It is undoubtedly one of the most original bars in Barcelona. Do you dare to discover this fantastic grotto inspired by Gaudí?