Category: Barcelona

Quiosk Modern, La Boquería

Boqueria Bites at Quiosc Modern, Barcelona

Top of many visitors’ to-do list is Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep, better known as La Boqueria.  This behemoth of a foodhall – which has existed in one form or another since the year 1217 – is popular among Barcelona…

Bodega Quimet, Barcelona

Bodacious Bodega Quimet, Gracia (Barcelona)

When Bodega Quimet’s former owners retired in 2010, they sold the bar on with only one condition: that nothing of the interior of this stately Barcelona bar would be changed by the new dueños.  It seems that their plan worked,…

Terraza del antic cafe

Open air at Antic Teatre, Sant Pere, Barcelona

  Finding an empty table on a terrace can be a thankless task in Barcelona’s summer months, especially if you would prefer not to have to sell your house/teeth/significant other to pay for a G&T.  The Antic Teatre‘s bar and terrace…

Barra de Cala del Vermut

Home brew at Cala del Vermut, Barcelona

Family-run vermuteria in central Barcelona with a hole-in-the-wall sister bar (standing room only) just a few doors down.  All are crammed with memorabilia and vintage bits and bobs to gaze at while sipping a glass of the good stuff.  Both of the…

Bar Mundial, Barcelona

Bar Mundial: heavenly tapas in Sant Pere, Barcelona

Bar Mundial from Placa Sant Agusti Vell What’s the deal? Maybe it’s the boxing memorabilia?  Perhaps the erratic specials list, chosen according to the time-honoured tradition of ‘whatever chef fancies making today’? Or could it be the heavenly tapas?  Whatever…

Overview bar del Pi, Barcelona, barrio gótico

Bar del Pi – Atomic Bombas in the Barrio Gotico, Barcelona

Interior of Bar del Pi, Barcelona City Centre What’s the deal? Gothic Quarter bar housed in an eighteenth century former coaching inn (and birthplace of the socialist PSUC) on the lovely Plaza Sant Josep Oriol with its weekend artists’ fair and live music….

Barcelona beach, Barceloneta

Safety Tips: Barcelona

So you best friend/parent/hairdresser/bail bondsman has just got home from a trip to Barcelona.  And what do they talk about?  The food, the weather, the nightlife?  How about the pickpockets?  Yes, Barcelona’s petty thieves are fast acquiring a rep for…

Bar Esterri, patatas bravas

The neighbourhood experience at Bar Esterri, Barcelona

An old pescaderia (fishmonger’s) in Sant Antoni that was converted to a bar way back in the 60s.  Esterri is a rare thing in Barcelona: a quiet, unhurried bar where you can spend the afternoon reading or drinking eternal cañas with a friend…