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Where to eat in Barcelona

Jul 24 '15

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Are you visiting Barcelona for DrupalCon 2015 in September and wondering where to eat in Barcelona or where to find the best live music? Although you can stumble upon and discover a multitude of great places just by walking around, Third & Grove's Barcelona team wanted to share some of their favorite places to eat and hang out.

CATALAN

El Glop
A typical Catalan restaurant reminiscent of a rustic tavern in the countryside. Casual and relaxed atmosphere at a good value. Two locations.
Gracia: Carrer de Sant Lluís, 24 | 932 137 058 | tavernaelglop.com
City Center: Rambla de Catalunya, 65 | 934 870 097 | elglopdelarambla.com

Senyor Parelada
Elegant restaurant in the Born decorated in a colonial style featuring the best of typical Catalan cuisine.
Carrer Argenteria 37 | 933 105 094 | www.senyorparellada.com/en

Celler de la Princesa
Rustic and classic restaurant which features typical traditional Catalan cuisine, as well as a selection of tapas. Great lunch menu. Informal.
Carrer de la Princesa, 16 | 933 300 303 | nouceller.com

Pla de la Garsa
Charming restaurant located in a 16th-century building in the Born. Authentic specialty Catalan food.
Calle de los Assaonadors, 13 | 933 152 413 | www.pladelagarsa.com

Cafe de l’Academia
More than a café, this restaurant offers modern Catalan cuisine located in a hidden corner in the Gothic quarter. Not open on weekends. Be sure to reserve by phone.
Placa St Just, Lledo 1 | 933 198 253 | Website

TAPAS BARCELONA

Bornmuth
Great tapas and local craft beer.
Plaça Comercial, 1 | 933 10 21 86 | bormuth.blogspot.com.es

Cachitos
Gourmet tapas, excellent fish dishes, oyster bar and more. The dessert sample is exquisite. Two huge locations with stunning decorations.
Rambla de Catalunya, 33 | 932 15 27 18 | cachitosrambla.com
Av. Diagonal, 508 | 932 52 73 81 | cachitosdiagonal.com

Carmesí
Tapas restaurant en Poble Sec. Bio-gastronomy.
Carrer de Blai, 28, tel 659 04 83 94 | Website

Gasterea
Popular pincho bar in Gracia. Offers ciders, tapas. Great staff.
Carrer de Verdi, 39 | Website

El Nacional
Beautiful multi-space restaurant where you can taste traditional Spanish dishes made with high-quality products. Features oyster and cheese bars and a tapa restaurant where you choose from whatever the waiters call out as they pass by.
Passeig de Gràcia, 24 bis | 93 518 50 53 | elnacionalbcn.com

Set de Born / Set de Gótic
A small restaurant where you can tase the best ham together with a wide selection of artisan Catalan cheeses and a large variety of tapas. Two locations.
Born: C/ Esparteria, 7 | 93 319 35 31
Gothic: Montsio, 5, 0800 | 93 301 53 08
Website

Bar Bitácora
Great little restaurant in Barceloneta. Specializes in high-quality tapas featuring fish in a casual atmosphere at great prices. Get there early as it fills up quickly.
C/ Balboa, 1, 08003 | 933 15 35 88 | Website

Bar Jai-ca
Affordable and popular tapas restaurant in Barceloneta with two locations close to each other.
Carrer de Ginebra, 13 | 932 68 32 65
Carrer de Ginebra, 9 | 93 319 91 64
barjaica.com

Segons mercat
High quality tapas with a gourmet twist, specializing in fish and seafood. Classics as well as new creations.
C/ Balboa 16 | 933 107 880
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 552
segonsmercat.com

La Cerveceria Catalana
Hugely popular, landmark tapas bar in the center of Barcelona. Always crowded so be prepared to wait.
Carrer de Mallorca, 236 | 932 16 03 68 | Website

Ciutat Comtal
Another classic and popular tapas bar in the center of Barcelona.
Rambla de Catalunya, 18 | 933 18 19 97 ‎| Website

Las Delicias
For traditional and abundant tapas, check out this local restaurant located in the residential neighborhood of Carmel, close to Parc Güell.
Carrer de Mühlberg, 1 | 934 29 22 02 | barrestaurantedelicias.com

PAELLA

Escarmalà
Great terrace with ocean views, this restaurant specializes in mediterranean cooking, rice and seafood.
Passeig Marítim del Bogatell, 40 | 932 21 13 66 | happy.es

Xiringuito Escribà
Great location by the Bogatell beachfront in Barceloneta. Enjoy a paella and a large number of seafood dishes. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes also available.
Av. Litoral, 42 | 932 210 729 | xiringuitoescriba.com

La Caseta del Migdia
Located in the heart of Montjuic, this informal hidden refuge overlooking the industrial port is a great place to watch the sunset with a drink or stay for dinner. For their paella, be sure to order ahead of time.
Mirador del Migdia, s/n | 693 99 27 60 | Website

CAFÉ / BRUNCH

Laie Bookstore
Café-bookshop offers delicious snacks and hot meals.
Pau Claris 85 | 93 318 17 39 | laie.es

Bar Velódromo
Bright and airy tapas bar and restaurant. Great place for a morning coffee, lunch or early evening cava with oysters.
Carrer Muntaner 213 | 934 306 022 | Website

Tonka Bar Restaurant
Serves everything from brunch to tapas and cocktails.
C/ Marquès de Campo Sagrado 27 | 931 270 544 | tonkabar.com

Federal Café
Carrer del Parlament, 39 | 931 87 36 07 | federalcafe.es

Brunch & Cake
Good for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a late snack.
Carrer Enric Granados, 19 | 93 200 2872 | Website

Granja PetitBo
Pass by for a quiet coffee or smoothie, or try their weekend brunches.
Passeig de Sant Joan 82, Eixample | 932 656 503 | granjapetitbo.com

Buenas Migas
Quick and inexpensive. Perfect for a large coffee, snack or lunch. Large selection of dishes, salads and desserts from focaccias to English scones. Many locations throughout Barcelona.
buenasmigas.com

BARS, LIVE MUSIC & DANCING

If you are looking for things to do in Barcelona at night, check out these bars and live music venues.

Sidecar Factory Car
Rock, punk, indie, experimental music and all the styles that are not mainstream sound loud at Sidecar; played both live and in DJ sessions, 6 nights a week.
Plaça Reial, 7 | sidecarfactoryclub.com

Sala Apolo
Two adjacent venues with different lineups - check their website for the latest.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113 | 934 41 40 01 | sala-apolo.com

Sala Monasterio
Their tagline states “Música en vivo como dios manda - Live music like God commands.” See concerts almost every day of the week with disco after the live performances.
Moll de Mestral, 30 | 616 28 71 97 | salamonasterio.net

Los Tarantos
Get your flamenco fix of upcoming flamenco groups in their ½ hour shows.
Plaça Reial, 17 | 933 01 77 56 | masimas.com

Razzmatazz
Razzmatazz is five clubs in one: indie rock at the Razz Club downstairs, techno at The Loft and Lolita upstairs, and pop, electro and disco acts in The Pop Room and the Rex Room.
C Almogavers 122 - C Pamplona 88 (Poble Nou) | salarazzmatazz.com

Harlem Jazz Club
One of Barcelona’s most legendary jazz clubs with dancing to local DJs after the live gig.
Carrer de Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8 | 933 10 07 55 | harlemjazzclub.es

Jamboree
Concert hall and nightclub. Specializes in jazz, blues, funk and hip-hop.
Plaça Reial, 17 | 933 04 12 10 | masimas.com/jamboree

JazzSí Club
Situated in the Raval, this historic hole-in-the-wall venue features a daily music program of jazz, flamenco, pop, rock and blues.
Carrer de Requesens, 2 | 933 29 00 20 | tallerdemusics.com

Barcelona Pipa Club
Plaza Reial, 3, pral 3 | 933 02 47 32 | bpipaclub.org

Bars

Madame Jasmine
Rambla Raval, 22 | Website

The Xampanyeria
Carrer de la Reina Christina 7 | 933100839 | canpaixano.com

L’Ascensor Cocktail Bar
Carrer de Bellafila, 3 | 933 18 53 47 | Website

Ginger
C/Palma de Sant Just,1 - C/Lledó,2 | Website

Gran Bodega Saltó
Poble Sec
Carrer de Blesa, 36 | 934 41 37 09 | bodegasalto.net

l’Antic Teatre
Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12 | 933 15 23 54 | anticteatre.com

 

BY NEIGHBORHOOD

Here's a list showing the above restaurants and venues by neighborhood.

Born
Celler de la Princesa
Pla de la Garsa
Senyor Parelada
Bornmuth
Set de Born
L'Antic Teatre

Gothic Quarter
Cafe de l'Academia
Set de Gótic
Sidecar Factory Car
Los Tarantos
Harlem Jazz Club
Jamboree
Barcelona Pipa Club
L’Ascensor Cocktail Bar
Ginger

Barceloneta & Beachfront
Bar Bitácora
Bar Jai-ca
Segons Mercat
Escarmalà
Xiringuito Escribà
Sala Monasterio
The Xampanyeria

Raval
JazzSí Club
Madame Jasmine

Gràcia
El Glop
Gasterea
Las Delicias (Carmel)

Center & Eixample
El Glop
Cachitos
El Nacional
Secons Mercat
La Cerveceria Catalana
Ciutat Comtal
Laie Bookstore
Bar Velódromo
Tonka Bar
Federal Café
Brunch & Cake
Granja PetitBo

Poble Sec
Carmesî
La Caseta del Migdia (Montjuic)
Sala Apolo
Gran Bodega Saltó

Poble Nou
Razzmatazz