This Startup Is Buying Everyone Drinks at Barcelona’s Coolest Bars

To celebrate summer in Barcelona, Bida app is offering their app completely free till October 1st! That means anyone and everyone (over the age of 18, of course) can discover Barcelona’s top-rated bars and restaurants and get a free drink every 3 hours in any of these hotspots.


If you’re curious about the story of Bida, read our interview with Priscilla Lavoie, Founder and CEO of Bida.


Free Drinks in Barcelona

Bida_app_A Barcelona Startup That Wants to Buy You a Drink
Fancy a free drink by the beach?

Are you wondering how you haven’t heard of this incredible app yet? Well, they just launched last summer so are fairly new to the Barcelona scene. However, Bida has already managed to get over 50 of Barcelona’s best-rated bars on board, including bars you know and love such as Collage Bar, Mirablau, Pax49, Macera, Cu-Cut, and more.

“We’ve had such an incredible response from the Barcelona community,” says Priscilla Lavoie, CEO & Founder of Bida. “People really love the concept – bars are happy because they’re getting new customers through their doors, and users of our app love that it helps them discover cool new places. The free drink is a nice perk too, of course .”

The usual way the app works is that you sign up to view a curated selection of 4-star and up venues, from places with terraces, to places that serve food, where to have the best cocktails or craft beer, and so on. “We only choose the best bars – no tourist traps – and personally vet each one to make sure they’re a fit for our app,” explains Ms. Lavoie.

If you decide you want a free drink every 3 hours at any of these places (yes, you can go anywhere as long as it’s on the app!), all you have to do is purchase a drink pass. For example, they have a 3-day drink pass for 4,99€, or a monthly subscription for 14,99€.

Bida app on iphone – A Barcelona Startup That Wants to Buy You a Drink

And these price points are well worth it – the drinks offered on the app can sometimes normally cost up to 12€, so if you claim just one drink you’re already paying off your pass!

While many of the drinks are completely free, certain ones do have a minimum consumption requirement (indicated by a diamond icon), which makes sense considering the high cost of some of these premium cocktails. And, well, it’s basic courtesy to not have the drink and leave, is it not?

We tried the app for ourselves and loved it, and were thrilled to find out Bida is offering this free promotion till October 1st. Don’t miss the opportunity to try Bida with zero obligation while this offer lasts!

Bonus: use invite code BCNSTARTUP” at signup before September 1, 2018 to be entered into a contest to win a special prize, valued at 100€! For more details, visit and download the app from the iOS or Play store.