After a day of art, culture and history, then do as the locals do and head to one of the many fantastic bars in Barcelona. Here is the low down on bars in Barcelona as a starting point.

Can Cisa Bar Brutal – Natural wine bar and Wine Shop .
This has one of the best Natural Wine selections in Barcelona you can buy everything at takeaway prices.

L’Anima del Vi – is so Spanish, great food, great local vibe.
Lots of bottles on the walls but as always, ask for anything you are chasing. They have an extensive off list cellar and back vintages of great things!

Vila VIniteca – A great wine shop with big vibes, near the marina.

Boadas – Pretty cool spot for a cocktail. Has been open since the ‘30s and is one of the oldest art deco buildings in the city.


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La Cova Fumada – This is a classic tapas basement restaurant with heaps of attitude and charcoal grilled vegetables and smoked meats.

Bar del Pla – another classic tapa place, good natural wine too . This is a good lunch spot.

Bar Mut – Super old school place. Ask to eat in the bar upstairs that always has live music and gets rowdy. Great cocktails and old school wine list.
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ABaC Restaurant – Michelin star – definitely worth considering.

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Quimet y Quimet – some of the best smoked, canned, and dried, pickled seafood and meats in the city. Canned Quail is the hot tip here.

Tickets – Adrias bros tapas – it is really good but you will want to book or line up early.

Bodega 1900 – Adria’s Vermut Bar. Its actually opposite Tickets. Must book for dinner.

Cal Pep – an absolute institution, sit at the bar, drink heaps of beer and eat heaps of seafood from the Plancha.

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El Tres Porquets – the three pigs, pork, pork and more pork. Fantastic flavours and dishes.


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With thanks to a Chef in Barcelona for sharing.