Where to buy alcohol in Spain and how much does it cost?

Where to buy alcohol in Spain and how much does it cost?

It’s not hard to find alcohol in Spain as you can buy it pretty much anywhere – in restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc.

In Barcelona, alcohol can only be bought until 11 p.m. After that sale in supermarkets and minimarkets is prohibited.

A glass of wine or beer at a café/ restaurant will be about 2-2.50 EUR. A small, local brand beer in a bar can also be found for 1-1.50 EUR but if you decide to buy a bottle of domestic beer (0.5ml) at the market you will pay about 0.80-0.90 EUR.

A standard red table wine can be found at price range between 1 and 3 EUR, but an average price for good wine is 4.50-6 EUR.

A bottle of vodka at the store would be around 15 EUR, and for a single cocktail at a bar be prepared to pay 10-14 EUR.

10 Curious Facts for Travelers

  1. Beer, wine, and spirits are all sold at supermarkets (supermercados), convenience stores, and designated liquor stores.
  2. The legal drinking age is 18 for all alcoholic beverages.
  3. Happy hours with discounted drinks are common in bars - look for signs reading "hora feliz."
  4. A typical glass of house wine costs €2-3 at restaurants and bars.
  5. You can find good quality Spanish wine bottles for €5-10 at stores.
  6. Draft beers start around €2 at bars. Bottled beers run €1-3.
  7. Cocktails average €7-15 depending on the ingredients and location.
  8. A liter of sangria in a pitcher costs €10-20 at most restaurants.
  9. Bottles of rum, gin, vodka and the like start around €10-15 retail.
  10. Drinking in public spaces like parks and beaches is legal and very common.

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