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Found: Best Pubs and Bars in Barcelona


Here at Travel Bar, we have the experience to know the best pubs and bars in Barcelona. If you’re looking for a bar in Barcelona, check out our list below for the very best!   1. Travel Bar Duh, of course the first one would be us. What were you thinking? With pub quizzes, a variety of drink selections, tours, and English-speaking staff, Travel Bar is the place to go for a drink! Check out our website here. 2. Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Pub As far as pubs go, this one is alright by us. In the heart of the gothic quarter, this pub features fine pub fare and an Irish feel. Find Paddy Flaherty’s website here. 3. Shenanigans Irish Pub ...

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Wild Stag Parties of the 21st Century


Stag parties go one of two ways. They can end with a wonderful time had by all, or in…..humiliation. And let’s face it, the wild antics of a good hen or stag must be quite a sight for locals–even leading to a photography series commemorating wild stag and hen dos in Blackpool. To get you in the mood, we decided to put together a list of some of the wild stag parties of the 21st century! Operation Haggis Our first stag victim, Ollie McAninch, was so injured by his stag party that he contracted shingles, a disease common to war veterans after extreme trauma. Mr McAninch’s friends (including his bride-to-be) kidnapped him and after keeping him in a moving car, ...

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“Groom”ing: Barcelona’s Top 3 Stylists for Men


Are you (or are you hoping to be) a stylish groom (or professional) in Barcelona? We’re here to help! Below you’ll find our list of the best stylists, “groom”ers, and fashion helpers. Check out our list of top stylists for men! Diva Borelli For weddings and grooms, we have to start our list with Diva. We love her work, (in fact, we’ve already featured her in another blog post here). She specializes in “groom”ing and styling for events and photoshoots. We’re just hoping she can make us look like this guy: For Diva Borelli’s website, click here. Anthony Llobet Need that sexy haircut for your night out? For an incredible haircut, Anthony Llobet’s English Hair Salon says, “Don’t let your ...

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Origin of the Stag Party


Here at Travel Bar, our city boasts upwards of 2,000 years of history. So what would the premier hen and stag company want to do? Look at the history of the stag party, of course! Stags in…..Sparta? Can you believe that the first recorded stag do was held in Sparta? It was in the fifth century BC. Friends toasted their comrade at a great dinner held on the eve of his departure to marital bliss. In fact, they kind of treated it like…going off to war. Development of the Stag The international history of the word itself has its own charm. The word “stag party” came to refer to a party of young men. In America, it’s referred to as ...

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Stag Activities Series: The Socialite


Stags ask us all the time: What are the best stag party activities? We’re experts in the Barcelona stag party. In our Stag Activities Series, we’re compiling lists of different types of stag activities for your stag weekend. Enjoy! The Socialite This guy is friends with everyone. His schmooze and booze days are legendary. So what should you put in his stag weekend? Gin Tasting This stag party definitely needs a classy gin tasting. Our one-of-a-kind tour takes you to a private bar where you learn about gin while drinking a fine selection! If this piques your interest, go ahead and check out the gin tasting here. VIP Club Tables Why not let us get you a spot in the VIP ...

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Stag Activities Series: Adrenaline Junkie


Stags ask us all the time: What are the best stag party activities? We’re experts in the Barcelona stag party. In our Stag Activities Series, we’re compiling lists of different types of stag activities for your stag weekend. Enjoy! The Adrenaline Junkie You know him, the guy with a parachute-sized twinkle in his eye. He just got back from running across Australia carrying skis, a kayak, and his dog, stopping only to wrestle alligators and battle kangaroos. . The Rock fears him, Chuck Norris respects him, and now he’s getting married. What activities should you have in his stag party? Spain Games You’ll want to start with humor and adventure. Unique to our company in Barcelona, this two-hour excursion is the hottest new activity Europe-wide. ...

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The Best Man: Duties and Responsibilities


Congratulations! You’ve been asked to be the best man in his wedding! But what exactly does the best man do? Have no fear: below you will find our complete guide to best man duties and responsibilities. What Does the  Best Man Do? Every marriage (and every wedding) needs the support of friends and family to carry it off well. Thus, both the best man and the maid of honor carry many of the responsibilities of the wedding. Basically, the best man and the maid of honor help getting hitched go off without a hitch, if you know what I mean. Look below for our list of best man duties! Before the Wedding: Help the groom select the rings Coordinate the purchase ...

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The Wedding Toast: Tips to Impress


Attention Best Men! The wedding is almost here and you’re about to finally see your friend off to his new life. But wait! Your biggest performance has yet to come. If you’re starting to sweat the wedding toast, stop. Read below for our tips to make a great wedding toast. The Great Wedding Toast Traditionally, the best man gives a toast to the bride and groom during the wedding reception. The best toasts are three to four minutes long and incorporate humor and emotion. They give the wedding guests a sense of the greater story behind the romance they’re watching unfold and also include everyone in wishing the best for the bride and groom. As the best man, you’ve been ...

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The Perfect Proposal Speech


Congratulations! You’ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with! Now it’s time to say those four little words: I must be crazy. Will you marry me? How you propose is important, so check out our blog post here for some proposal ideas. But what to say? Read on for Travel Bar’s guide to the perfect proposal speech! Before the Proposal Before we get started, a couple of key pieces of advice are important here: first, make sure you have the ring. Studies show overwhelmingly that women want you to have the ring when you propose. So make sure you’re ready! Secondly, double check your plan for the day. There’s nothing worse than having the ...

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Five Proposal Ideas Just for Barcelona


Proposal ideas unique to Barcelona. Barcelona is a romantic haven. Her narrow medieval streets and imaginative, monumental architecture make this city an incredible place to get married, to celebrate your last nights before your wedding, and to propose marriage. Here are some of our best proposal ideas for this beautifully unique city. The Top of Tibidabo The view from this mountain behind Barcelona is gorgeous. Your girl will never forget what it was like when you got down on one knee overlooking a Mediterranean metropolis to ask for her hand in marriage. Photo by Veronica Hansen Photography. For our blog post on wedding and engagement photographers, click here. Getting there For this proposal idea, start at the metro stop Plaza ...

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