Sant Antoni

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Ex-Designer Bar

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El Ex-Designer Bar en carrer d’Entença 3 es tanto un bar como un proyecto artístico que llevan a cabo Martí Guixé y su equipo. Experimentan con la impresión 3D: Todo…

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La Desayunería

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Once upon a time, when I was just a little guiri across el gran charco, my father made pancake breakfasts. I was small and he was invincible, and so, thus,…

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La Volàtil

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La Volàtil can seem aloof. A natural wine bar with fancy bravas? Hmmm… For mere mortal wine drinkers (we don’t dare call ourselves enthusiasts), the natural wine movement can appear…

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Velociutat {Suscriptor}

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Carles llevaba muchos años dedicándose a la producción audiovisual, pero tenía una pasión descontrolada por las bicicletas clásicas. Así nació Velociutat en 2014, la tienda en la que tratan a…

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Anardi Pintxos {Suscriptor}

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Anardi Pintxos está situado en Carrer Parlament número 48, en pleno centro de Sant Antoni. Anardi es vasco. ¿Vasco dices? Vasco vasco. El oasis euskera de la Ciudad Condal. Te…

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Lam

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It happened again! Walking to one restaurant, we end up in another. Heading towards the intended destination, we notice Thai script plastered all over a hole-in-the-wall we’ve never seen before….

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Bismad

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You fancy foodies surely have your go-to Indian (or Pakistani) restaurant, and that’s fine. I’m happy for you. (I’m really not.) But for those of us that have bounced from…

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Café Manila

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Fede and Alex set out to make a great gin & tonic in their bar Ultramarinos on calle Sant Pau and, since, have mixed up a line of G&T aromas…

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Bike club

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It’s mid-morning on Sunday as we sip cafés con leche (Cafés el Magnífico) and the first of “los frikis españoles,” in head-to-toe spandex, shuffles desperately in and beelines it for…

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Casa Lucio {ENG}

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The first was too dark. The second, all blurry. You might have stopped there, but one in our party was slightly more insistent. Third time’s the charm. And Lucio didn’t…

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Caravela Gourmet

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Hugo worked a similar trade in Portugal before different winds swept him towards Barcelona, and surely not on a caravel. Approximately eight years later (and seven of them based in…

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Millor Que Nou

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An old something doesn’t work. You have no idea what to do. Then you read this. You take said thing to Millor Que Nou to take advantage of the serveis…

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El Recibidor

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Once upon a time two of the three friends that opened this vintage furniture shop worked in publicity and decided that it sucked a little too much. Gerard was from…

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Llibreria Calders

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If life is a river, every passion or profession a tributary, and every individual entity a stream, then one thing is certain: we all join up with the confluence at…

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Bohèmic

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Bohèmic deserves so much more than this nugget. A family-run, fine-dining establishment, our go-to in poorer moments and dry spells between family visits: the bravas. If you haven’t tried them…

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La Resistència

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La Resistència is the latest in Barcelona’s beer bar revolution (if only social revolution moved so quickly!). The place is set back from Viladomat, dug out a bit and soundproofed,…

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Maruya

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It seems cliché, but in Barcelona if you see Japanese people eating in a tasca japonesa, it must be good, right? I certainly don’t see my Japanese friends eating out…

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Federal Café

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Federal Café – Brunch, Burgers & Coffee. Drink a coffee made with fresh, pure milk in the garden and imagine you’re on the Binna Burra Rd.

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Federal Café {brunch}

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Cool & Delicious • Federal ya se ha convertido hace tiempo en un punto de encuentro de lo cool del Barcelonés. Es la típica cafetería donde llevarías a tus amigos para…

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Bar Olimpia

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An odd web of galería kiosks (not the art kind) connects Ronda Sant Pau with Marqués de Campo Sagrado and d’Aldana. Rusty and dusty shutters meet a fluorescent tunnel which…

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The Horse & Heron

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It’s all about gastro, señoras y señores. Los amigos de the Horse & Heron han organizado una segunda edición de su “pop up” Gastro Pub para hacer las delicias de…

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Cumple el Recibidor

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El showroom de muebles y objetos vintage de Barcelona, El Recibidor, cumple su primer añito el próximo sábado 22. Quieren celebrarlo con “todos vosotros” en su local de la calle…

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Ecuasucre

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Ecuasucre refused us photographic permission so we’ve chosen this lovely lady instead. Lucky you because the interior of Ecuasucre is dark and horribly lime green. The television is way too…

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Unik

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A few years ago Clara threw away a well-paying job with an indefinite contract to do what she loves: design and assemble furniture, lamps, jewelry and creative bits and bobs…

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Babèlia

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It’s a good story, the one about two friends in Barcelona – one Irish, from Shannon, the other Catalan, from Badalona – who quit jobs at a production company to…

Goccia Verde

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Plastics are pure shite: petroleum and natural gas products, resource-intensive to make, and slooowww to decompose (700 years to start), but they’re also ripping you off. The water you drink…

Macrobiotic Zen

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In the context of the colonization of the Americas, one comes to understand the use of the word “pioneers” as being utter shite. Same goes for “inventors,” their achievements cemented…