Tickets Tapas Bar, for the love of tapas and Catalan gastronomy
Albert and Ferran, the talented Adrià brothers, have made it big! Born as the result of a joint project a few years back and inaugurated in 2011, Tickets is probably one of the hardest restaurants to get into in Barcelona – because of its outstanding reputation. Book several weeks in advance if you want the privilege of tasting these delicious dishes while enjoying a mystical music-hall and theatre arts atmosphere. The brothers masterfully revisit tapas in a surprising décor organised around six bars, each with its own identity (Mediterranean, futuristic, industrial…). This enchanting space is a must stop for Epicureans eager for new culinary sensations. As for drinks, if you'll have a choice of champagnes, wines and Cavas, it is the beer list that surprises, with a very large selection!
These two geniuses of Catalan gastronomy, at once creative and innovative, will take you on a gourmet's odyssey!
Tickets Tapas Bar
Avinguda del Paral·lel, 164
+34 932 924 250
Servicio Continuo, till the end of the night
Even in Barcelona, famous for welcoming the most incorrigible party goers, it is not that easy to find a good spot where to have a last drink after 2 a.m. Servicio Continuo is therefore a timely spot if you happen to be a proud night owl. There, you can snack on delicious tapas while sipping on that last drink, to be chosen among a very large selection. The 1930s-inspired decoration with velvet, round lampshades, brass everywhere and teal-coloured walls displays a modern touch that will soften the night. On the menu: vodka-marinated salmon tapas and yuzu cream, dim sum, delicious green curry mussels, octopus flambé in sake, or fish & chips. Impossible not to fall for Servicio Continuo!
Avinguda Diagonal, 353
+34 935 41 53 90
Eclipse Bar, ultimate trendy spot of the Barcelona night life
Climb up to the 26th floor of the W. Hotel. Since 2009, the Eclipse Bar has become one of the most mythical night-time bars in Barcelona. With a stylish and contemporary design conceived by Isabel López Vilalta, a continuously festive ambiance and breathtaking panoramic views onto Barcelona, you'll keep coming back! At the bar, you'll appreciate the large cocktail selection, with innovative and creative offerings mixing up fruits, herbs and spices. Give the Dark Temptation a try, with its mix of rum, champagne, pineapple juice, lemon, vanilla, mint and passion fruit, or the London Garden, served with gin, spicy mango, guava, vanilla, lime, grapefruit and egg white. Order a sushi platter or a dish to be shared, such as a tuna tartar in yuzu sauce, fried chicken marinated in ginger and soy sauce, or some octopus in otafuku sauce. Comes midnight during the weekend and the dancefloors pop up to let you sway your hips to the sounds of famous DJs.
Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1
+34 932 952 800
Quimet & Quimet, a Barcelona landmark
It has now been more than 100 years that Quimet & Quimet needs no introduction: as tapas go, it has become a reference in the Catalan capital, a small and charming neighbourhood bar packed from morning to night. In a simple yet welcoming setting, the address will please you with a creative and surprising cuisine, at a very affordable price. Take a seat at one of the few tables amid rustic decoration while the chef creates some magic in the kitchen!
Its succulent and subtly toasted montaditos are topped with top-quality Spanish ingredients, creating flavourful combinations that never cease to surprise. All ingredients including cheese, foie gras, fish, and meat are of the utmost quality. At the first bite, you'll understand the reputation of this golden address. As for the bar, the wine cellar is worth the trip, with hundreds of bottles waiting for you. There is thus always something to try for wine lovers!
Quimet & Quimet
Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25
+34 934 423 142
Pedal towards El Ciclista
In the central neighbourhood of Gràcia in Barcelona, El Ciclista is not a bar like any other. Fernando Oviedo and Santi Mosquera manage the address and also serve excellent cocktails. You are bound to find something to please you among all those great classics: from mojitos to amarettos and daiquiris, there's something for everyone. Whether you travel for business or leisure, El Ciclista is the perfect spot for a last drink, especially considering the decoration will leave a lasting impression.
You got it, the name gives it away: here, everything revolves around cycling. The minimalist decoration gives pride of place to second-hand two-wheels, pinned to the walls like hunting trophies, handlebars and saddles creating a totally uncommon atmosphere. Live concerts often take place, constantly cheering up regulars and tourists alike!
Carrer de Mozart, 18
+34 933 685 302
Switch Pocket Club, unusual!
Not as spacious as other Spanish counterparts, Switch Pocket Club is a compact format party bubble where you can dance, have a drink and also listen to incredible DJ sets by trendy artists in a subdued atmosphere.
Even though the corrugated iron doesn't catch the eye from the street, the electric and trendy vibe promises a memorable underground night. A genuine gathering place for connoisseurs, this is where people meet, cocktail in hand, and get carried away by the club's frenzied rhythms. Furthermost, various musical events take place all year long, giving you the possibility to enjoy no two Spanish nights in the same way.
Switch Pocket Club
Carrer de Francisco Giner, 24