LOUNGE & BEACH CLUB
A posh place frequented by the ‘yuppies’ of the BCN business. With one of the top windows of the city, you can choose between two rooms, in the bottom there are a number of sofas and armchairs scattered throughout the space, with indirect lighting and quieter than upstairs where atmosphere is more lively. A good place to go for a beer, a glass of wine or a gin and tonic to start the evening as it is quite near the Luz de Gas nightclub.
Address: Muntaner, 240 • Phone: 93 200 65 42
An emblematic place which breathes the history of the city’s classic tapas bar in Barcelona, that raises from the ashes without losing its charm. In the 90’s it was the ideal place for business meetings or just meeting with friends; it closed in 2001 and reopened in 2009 restored to a more formal style but respecting the classic vintage style. The menu is large and varied, bravas, spiked potato salad, ham croquettes, fried calamari, fried eggs, spicy bulbs, a feira octopus, Gildas, Padrón peppers, anchovies, in vinegar or traditional; but you can also try elaborate dishes like tail stew, fricassee or pork feet. Definitly one of the strengths of this place is the extensive schedule of the kitchen; you can eat first thing in the morning (6am) or really late at night (3am). Excellent place for a few drinks just minutes from the Luz de Gas nightclub.
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 213 • Phone: 934 30 60 22
Bar Boca Chica
Very close to the metro Diagonal (L3) is the Boca Grande restaurant and Boca Chica, a cocktail bar located on the second floor of the Boca Grande restaurant. Divided into two rooms, the mixture of this place is striking: upstairs there is a stylish restaurant with a beautiful kitchen; below, a cocktail bar with a surreal atmosphere with an explosive decoration: stuffed animal heads, mirrors, candles and touches of oriental art. In one night you can go to believe you’re in a club in New York to feel in the cabin of an African tribe; and their toilets…are worth the visit…SURPRISE: the DJ plays from them!!
In Boca Chica you may have the option to customize your mixes. Your bartender will prepare cocktails to your personal preferences and flavors so you can forget the menu and play with your drinks.
Address: Passatge Concepció, 12 • Phone: 934 67 51 49
Pastry and bar
For those with a sweet tooth, located in the heart of the Born, Bubó is situated in one corner of the square in which we find the beautiful old church of Santa Maria del Mar. (Metro Liceu L3 or L4 Jaume I). Lyon Award winners for best chocolate cake in the world in 2005, their dedication to the flavor and texture results as a masterpiece with impressive presentations for taste and sight.
Bubo is divided in two diferents spaces separated by a wall, the bakery on one side and the bar on the other, while sharing plaza, terrace and products are presented as two different options. In Bubo bar you can have drinks and cocktails, and offers diferent dishes and tapas.
Address: Carrer Caputxes, 10 • Phone: 932 68 72 24
The Café San Telmo is located in a posh spot in Barcelona and opens every day, with a very young and cosmopolitan style. It has breakfast all day but also serves Mediterranean cuisine, delicious cakes with selection of premium teas. It has a unique bar with a very elegant decorations and a very adorable terrace to enjoy your food every time of the year.
At night, the Café San Telmo changes its face to offer their clients a different enviroment; music and drinks non-stop untill 3am. Also, they offer 49 diferent types of Gin, that makes San Telmo an expert and referent in Gintonics around Barcelona.
Address: Carrer de Buenos Aires , 60 • Phone: 934 39 17 09
EIGHT GASTRONOMIC WONDERS IN BARCELONA
Barcelona hides lots of gastronomic wonders where the combination of food, environment, style, quality and luxury are in a high level.
We want to share this eight wonders of Barcelona with you…
Italian inspired restaurant and very glamorous. The atmosphere is very enjoyable, great food, and has a large variety of wines and gin tonics. Toto follows the “Slow Food” movement, giving much importance to the pleasure associated with the food, enjoy a lunchtime savoring the products and valuing their quality and provenance.
Long live for the Slow Food!
CORNELIA AND CO.
A touch of modernism both food and space. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner, any time is good to know about this “cool” restaurant with New York style. All the quality and style in the same place!
This Peruvian Bistro will surprise your palate with delicious food. The quality of their products and Peruvian influence are a perfect combination . In addition, its minimalist aesthetic plays with lights and dark, creating the perfect environment to enjoy a good meal or business meeting.
Another gem in the city is the new restaurant Santana, from group San Telmo.
This stylish restaurant offers many options: a variety of fine wines, a quality menu, cocktails and gin and tonics for “afterwork”, funny Thursday night, perfect spaces for business lunches and dinners, for celebrations, and all in a excellent atmosphere!
Amid l’Eixample, found this little palace out of a storybook. A very original and fashionable restaurant, Hortensia has a special charm and a magical atmosphere. A good menu with creative dishes, cocktails, drinks, assorted teas, music and entertainment makes it even more special!
Dry Martini, the popular cocktail in Aribau street has become a gastronomic space like clandestine locals that appeared on the twenties in New York and Chicago. The classic it becomes to modern!
This quiet and intimate atmosphere hides luxury, quality and lots of surprises! One of this surprises is the large cellar with wines, sparkling wines and champagne, a top quality food and excellent service.
At the top of Montjuïc, in the National Art Museum of Catalunya, find Oleum, a restaurant with spectacular views of the city and the beautiful fountains of Montjuïc. Furthermore, these wonderful views are growing because of a mirrored ceiling and huge windows. Food quality, Catalan tradition combined with innovation.
La Balsa is an emblematic restaurant located in the upper area of Barcelona. This classic restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, surrounded of vegetation. Pace and quite, Mediterranean and quality food, exceptional views and an excellent service that cares all the details.
BARCELONA UNDERGROUND !
This is the metro map. You can get to almost every place in the city cheap and easy.
On the other hand, if you have more time and would like to apreciate the scenery, you can download the TMB Bus App for free (iTunes for Iphone and Google Play for Andoird) in your phone and get to know the city in a different way.
Best terraces in Barcelona roofs are ready to receive you! Barcelona’s hotel trade decided to launch the “Week of terraces”, to stimulate the customers to discover and enjoy all they can offer. Places to have a cocktail or a refreshment, listen to Jazz or simply chill out, once we even witnessed and Opera recital!
Photography exhibitions and art collections or book presentations are old friends of this spaces, but the city wants to open to everybody. From now on, with friends, family or coworkers,even to organize that company dinner you never seem to agree to…
Come and end the semester with a taste of summer! We will liven up the space ad-hoc for an amazing soiree, a memorable experience! Temptation is close and the list is long, so if you want to surprise, don’t hesitate and come up to the roofs!
Some of the best terraces in the city:
Hotel Mandarín Oriental: Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
Hotel Pulitzer: C/Bergara, 8
Hotel NH Podium: C/Bailén, 4-6
Hotel Casa Fuster: Passeig de Gràcia, 132
Hotel Neri: C/Sant Sever, 5
Majestic Hotel & Spa: Passeig de Gràcia, 68
Novotel Barcelona City: Avenida Diagonal, 201
Hotel Balmes: C/Mallorca, 216
Pullman Barcelona Skipper: Avenida litoral, 10
Rivoli Ramblas: C/La Rambla, 128
Best Western Hotel Confort Golf: Travessera de Gràcia, 72
Olivia Plaza: Plaça de Catalunya, 19
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I: Avenida Diagonal, 661
Hotel Barcelona Catedral: C/Dels Capellans, 4
Eurostars Grand Marina: Moll de Barcelona s/n
Hotel Miramar: C/Santa Madrona, 60
Hotel Claris: C/Pau Claris, 150
Grandos 83: C/Enrique Granados, 83
Hotel Bagués: C/La Rambla, 105
Hotel Silken Diagonal: Avenida Diagonal, 205
Hotel W: Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1
Gran Hotel Princesa Sofía: Plaza Pío XII, 4
Gallery Hotel: C/Roselló, 249
Ohla Hotel: Via Laietana, 49
Hotel Astoria: C/Paris, 203
Hotel América Barcelona: C/ Provença, 195
Hotel 1898: C/ La Rambla, 109
B-Hotel: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 389-391
Diagonal Zero: Plaça de Llevan, s/n
Barcelona Center: C/Balmes, 103
H10 Montcada: Via Laietana, 24
Hotel Arts: C/ Marina, 19-21
Hotel Barceló Raval: Rambla Raval, 17
A new reference restaurant in Barcelona! The famous chef Sergi Arola, one of Ferran Adrià former pupils presents: “D’E Sergi A”, a restaurant that hits with a new concept: LUXURY FAST FOOD.
Any time of day you can taste his delicacies, the result of joining both spanish and foreign gastronomy. You can try the focaccia with catalan sausage , cocapizzas – which fuses pizza and a typical Mallorcan pancake named Coca – with seasonal mushrooms or roast beef.
Do not miss it!
Location: Calle Rosselló nº 242. Barcelona. Telf: 639 06 10 72.Average price 25 euros.