There are lots of secret places in Barcelona, lots of not so famous places despite the quality of their service, food, drinks or prices. There are so many places that will be the labor of a lifetime to point out every single outstanding corner of this ever changing city… There are too disappeared places, demolished in times when nobody cared about the value – architectonical, historical or symbolical – for a city with too much history. Today I’m speaking about the most luxuri
There was a time for new cuisine, for trying and experimenting with food, but somehow we can't avoid going back to our origins. In Catalonia we have a lot of cooking tradition to offer. And there is a place, just in the middle of Gràcia which serves what we always used to eat in our grandmother's house. It's called La Pubilla. Talking about traditions... the name of the restaurant is not a coincidence. In the Catalan old houses there was a law to inherit. The first son, the "
Ok, I pull my mask out and declare myself dedicated fan of the Beatles “Ha! You have nothing to do living in Barcelona!” Will say someone. But that someone is wrong. In Les Corts you can have a great night in a blend of museum and nuts Beatles fan heaven called La Garrafa dels Beatles. A place full of Day Trippers and Lady Madonnas, where the counter is made of Norwegian Wood. The perfect place to find a quiet corner and Hold Her Hands to find out if She Loves You. Or maybe y
This time we are talking about Raïm. The problem is that nobody knows where this place is or have never heard of it... That's because everybody knows this low-cost bar as "El Cubano", and if you ask, they will tell you is in Gràcia. Yeah, you can order anything you want to drink, but it's not very recommended to ignore their delicious mojitos. You are warned. A Latino bar with a lovely reminiscence of the vintage Havanna that doesn't remember the tyranny, but the charm of the
Coffee and art were born one for another. It's not a risky afirmation, it's a fact of the real life I digged from my experience. For both you need a contemplative mood and a passive attitude. And if you think about it, there is nothing you can tell about a coffee that you can't repeat looking at a paint ( It's armonious, It's hot, It's strong, It's intense, It's liquid, It takes a time to digest, I don't feel quite well after it, or it resurrects me!) and meaning it... So, th
If you want to take "that person" to a place with style, a place that she or he will never forget, don't hesitate, El Pastís is there for you. With an underground past now is just a curiosity that reminds us what Barcelona, and Les Rambles, used to be one hundred years ago. And if you are very lucky, you will enjoy one of their casual music performances, making us travel to the most bohemian Paris. Don't forget to try (if you like sweet drinks) their speciality: of course it
Have you ever smoked a pipe? Do you even know how to do it? Do you consider yourself an intellectual? Are you a fan of Conan Doyle? If the answer to one of those questions is YES, this is your place. Ring the bell on the street for the third floor. Go upstairs through the out-of-a-thriller-movie stairs and be sure you do the right handshake. 2 slaps, click, fists, click, grip and circle. Okey, now I'm just messing with you, but that's the feeling you get. If you want a place
There are some places that you don't need more than five minutes inside to know they are special. This is the case of this charming bar in our beloved neighborhood of Gràcia. Their slogan says everything you need to know about it: "We don't promote the bar culture because we are a bar of culture". And that's actually the best about it. Visit their Facebook page and check out their events such as: drinks&cinema, drinks&literature , drinks&livemusic or drinks&tupersex. By the w