Barrio

Krispy Cuts {barbería}

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Alexis, originally from Badalona, spent a great many years of his childhood living in Germany, where his older sister spent a great many hours with…

Bloc Onze

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Can Batlló has been mentioned in these recycled paper pages before. Nos pone. Scha-wing! Formerly a giant textile complex, it’s so large that in 1976…

Bodega Quimet {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Del otro lado de Gràcia, Bodega Quimet es un poco como la versión indie-hot-spot de Bodega Manolo. Estaba lleno…

La Bodega

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Hark! What do I hear? Is that clique-free human engagement in a bar in el Born? Are those elderly Spanish men debating the future (or…

Carretes 47

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The Hood // El Raval. The Good // This 300 m2 warehouse, which didn’t really have a roof when its architect founders moved in, has…

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…

Flax & Kale {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. If trends and bubbles discomfit you, you may want to buckle your safety belt and put your tray table…

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…

d’Aquí {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Cécile looked for a space she could see straight through and found it six months ago on the quiet…

La República Barcelona resto bar bbq craft beer

La República {Suscriptor}

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La mejor gastronomía argentina en el barrio Gótico de Barcelona. Las mejores milanesas de la ciudad, empanadas argentinas, hamburguesas, las birras mas frias, cócteles low…

Gopal {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Not vegan? Love a burger? Ex-meat-eater-turned-veg? Do you still dance the butifarra? Well, this is our Barna vegan burger…

La Taquería {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. We finally have a real taquería. Not a restaurant, but an authentic taquería in Barcelona. Hallelujah! It could only…

Xiringuito Aigua {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. We’ve covered Fogó: Catalan street food in a Catalan capital that still forbids such a thing. Xiringuito Aigua is…

El Changarrito Barcelona Mexican taqueria

El Changarrito {ENG}

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Click AQUÍ para leer en castellano. El Comidista couldn’t get enough of El Changarrito’s slogan “alta cocina casera”. But aside from the obvious contradiction in…

Manchester Bar

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Pick your poison, Raval or Gótico, both Manchesters are golden oldies. As one reviewer writes, “Qué manía tenemos de meternos en locales pequeños, oscuros, con…

Ikki {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Ikki ditched Raval for Poble Sec. It’s for the best. Their old locale was a dank split-level basement +…

Rosses I Torrades

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David is owner, selector, clerk, cleaner and teacher in his one-and-a-half-year-old shop in the Left Iz. It’s a small space that is temporary home to…

Ale & Hop

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There may be a few remaining vents to cover and tubes to connect but Ale & Hop, – pronounced locally: alejóp – is open for…

Homo Sibaris

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It is said that in the 6th century in the Greek colony of Sybaris the citizens amassed great fortunes, slept on beds of rose petals…

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…

Chapultepec {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. When Itzli in El Born closed (Itzli Barceloneta is still in action), we followed it across town to less…

An-Car

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An-Car is the last of the mohicans. A family business named after two sisters (Ana and Carmen), this bastion of bookbinding is the last of…

La Cervecita

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In a space large enough for a small brewery, owners Quim  and Angie set up a shop that doubles as a place to taste (it’s…

Taverna La Parra {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Crossing the threshold of La Parra is like walking into the most well-stocked (culinarily-speaking) hobbit house from Tolkien’s The Shire….

Robadors 23

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Robadors 23 is like home, albeit a dark stone tunnel of a home full of strangers. You and your date will be able to relax,…

Bodega Quimet {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. On the other side of Gràcia, Bodega Quimet is a bit like the indie-hot-spot version of Bodega Manolo. It…

Espai Capra

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Would you like a one-sentence recommendation? Here it goes: Thank Zeus above for a new café in Poble Sec that isn’t on Blai and doesn’t…

Guixot

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“We should leave now to get there before it’s completely packed,” was commonly uttered back in the day when this paper team was based in…

Taquería Tamarindo

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According to some, the Mexican culinary community in Barcelona has its panties all in a bundle, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Adrià brothers’ Hoja…

La Pubilla del Taulat

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This locale has been a bodega for approximately 125 years, since Poblenou was just a three-street poble surrounded by fields and farms and walking to…

Sorpresas con Print Workers

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Si tienes suerte, de entre las páginas de la edición #33 de BCN MÉS que invadirá las calles el miércoles, caerá una de las 50…

Bodega Manolo

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This place has a press book that is biblical in proportions, and while we don’t tend to cover that which has already been covered so…

Montana

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Montana is known enough already for its spray paint, but we aren’t interested in spray. We want the markers. And the Barcelona shop stocks around…

Skating Club

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The presence of a higher power is often signaled (in films and such) by rays of light bursting forth from the heavens and choral voices…

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…

Pizza del Sortidor {punto}

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If you were a regular at Pizza del Raval before the boys shut up shop, you were likely informed that Phase One of delicious, affordable…

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…

Filferro

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The sun is shining and the weather is sweet, yeah. And the Barcelona gold we’re pulling out of the annals for this “clásico” goes to…

Can Siscu

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“Foodie” is all well and good, but someone has to filter through countless, nameless manolos not designed by architects or ex-ad-agency-types where ye olde “food”…

Fogó

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If recent Eat Street hubbub has you fired up and in the mood for more quality street food served in oddly-shaped cardboard containers, look no…

La calle Robador de antes

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Decía Paul Elouard que, aunque le tocó vivir dos guerras mundiales, lo fundamental en su educación fueron los años de la infancia. He tenido la…

Palo Alto

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Least cool in temperature, Palo Alto is a magical world of its own, set in an enclosed manufacturing complex in Poblenou which was spared the…

Cara B

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You’re 8 years old again and oldies and classic rock songs are fresh to your ears. Twist and Shout, Bad Moon Rising and Jumpin’ Jack…

Fatbottom Books

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Fatbottom… after lurking in the shadowy straightaways of Poble Sec for a long time, like the anti-heroes they hock in self-published zines, these hawkers of…

Bar Tarambana

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Quim and Joan have been friends since they were five. Roughly 25 years later they told their parents they were leaving fine-paying and stable jobs…

La Chana

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Ni rastro of the dark, pricey, guiri-sh cocktail bar that occupied this small locale until a little over a month ago. Amazing what white paint…

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….

La Resistència Barcelona Sant Antoni

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…

Aguaribay

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Once a month we deliver a stack of newspapers to Aguaribay. It hurts. We walk into the modest restaurant with brick walls and five-meter-high ceilings…

Ultra-local Records

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Keywords rise and fall, cresting waves over our cosmopolitan reality. Some are tsunamis (hipster springs to mind) swallowing everything in their path to the point…

Teatre Llantiol

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Thanks to monthly subscriptions to Cosmopolitan and FHM, we know that making your “other half” laugh is about 90% of the game. If you’re not…

The Green Parrot

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Cuenta una leyenda urbana que hace 20 años un grupo de loros escapó del Zoo de Barcelona. Estos loros —que en realidad son cotorras argentinas—…

Turismo claustrofóbico

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Ideas para fomentar el turismo claustrofóbico • La entrada del Museu del Clavegueram, construcción de una planta de aspecto tenebroso, está en el paseo de…

Grey Street

Grey Street

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Grey Street, Raval. Hidden in the heart of Raval you will find Grey Street a gift shop with a little bit of everything from stationery…

Caravelle {suscriptor}

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When a menú del día is too much, you’re tired of the Mediterranean cuisine, and you lack the ganas to roll the dice on the…

Nyam Nyam

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It has been said that the restaurant is dead. While that is surely an exaggeration, if we contemplate all of the mostly-emptyMichelin star restaurants, street…

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…

Çukor

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Peter and Manu worked on projects for Casa Portuguesa (RIP). Peter and Javier worked together in candy land, fathering bubbles of sweet surrender. Now, together,…

Caj Chai Barcelona teteria and tea house

Čaj Chai {Suscriptor}

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For years Čaj Chai, pronounced [Chai Chai], opened Barna’s first tea house specialized in taking tea very seriously (though, of course, in a very calm…

Lukumas donuts and coffee in Barcelona in Gracia and Raval

Lukumas {Suscriptor}

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You can go to Lukumas for two things: 1) to see and even speak to one of the oh-so-few Greek small business owners in Barcelona…

Croares y antiprincesas

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Si alguna vez os han engañado, si alguna vez os han herido, si alguna vez os han amado, odiado o temido intensamente podéis repetir la…

La Heladería Mexicana

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That this eluded us for six long months is a goddamn travesty. Some sort of Mayan magic or mystic mushroom dust (or the fact that…

St.Art Guzzo

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Aviso a ilustradores, fotógrafos y a todos aquellos que os dediquéis al sector audiovisual: en GUZZO el arte tiene premio. “ST. ART GUZZO” nace como…

Un váter canino, por favor

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Gracia es un barrio cosmopolita, acogedor y grandilocuente en el que todo ser tiene cabida. Hippies, raperos, modernos de pueblo y de ciudad, skaters, ancianos…

Bar del Convent

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El Bar del Convent esta ubicado en el magnífico Convent de Sant Agustí, edificio gótico construido entre los siglos XIV y XV en el barrio…

Espai Contrabandos

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To quote Anna-Priscila Magriña in this issue, “Right now, everything that has anything to do with the publishing sector is – lack of a better translation…

Masala Barcelona {Suscriptor}

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Masala Barcelona es un viaje. Uno que termina y otro que empieza. Un viaje sensorial por el mundo de las texturas y los aromas, algunos…

Mosquito Tapas {Suscriptor}

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Mosquito: un bar de tapas asiáticas donde la sencillez no diluye el sabor, la calidad no revoluciona los precios y el ambiente próximo no aleja…

Butifarring

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So, you can tell from the name of the place where this is going. You want a medal? Or a butifarra? Those are your options….

Veganoteca

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Did you know someone has been putting milk proteins into your condoms? Oliver does. He sells vegan condoms. So if you’re lactose intolerant and schtupping…

La Nueva Gigamesh

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El viernes por la tarde encontramos a Alejo Cuervo (o Papa Alejo I, si preferís), director de la tienda, librería y editorial Gigamesh en la…

Copasetic {suscriptor}

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Copasetic, Organic comfort food, cocktails with style ‘n’ a jazzy vintage mood. Copasetic, que significa “totalmente satisfactorio”, es un café, bar y restaurante del barrio…

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…

Café Tarannà {Suscriptor}

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Carrer Parlament has another café gem and while the (now) three of them surely don’t want to be compared to one another, we can’t ignore…

Second-Hand Special

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Über den Wolken (C/ Valldonzella, 43 | Raval) is somehow reminiscent of the old Barcelona you might love a smidge more than the new one….

Club Cronopios

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Según Cortázar, “cuando los cronopios cantan sus canciones preferidas, se entusiasman de tal manera que con frecuencia se dejan atropellar por camiones y ciclistas, se…

Americana {cine indie}

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Arranca un nuevo festival de cine en Barcelona. Es de agradecer el esfuerzo por abrir grietas en la ortodoxia sota-caballo-rey de la cartelera de las…

De Paula Hamburgueseria Poble Sec Barcelona burgers and craft beer

De Paula {Suscriptor}

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Hamburguesas excepcionales en el barrio del Poble Sec, Barcelona. Buena comida, buen precio, un ambiente tranquilo y mucho, mucho, sabor! Dirección: C/ Creu dels Molers,…

Never More

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From its inception as a bar, Nevermore has been as much an inspiration in upcycling truly local trastos and other junk-cum-gold as it is a…

Ikki {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Ikki cambió el Raval por Poble Sec.Fue lo mejor. Su antiguo local era un sótano húmedo de dos niveles…

Festival de creación femenina

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Alguien que revise los manuales académicos de Historia del arte. ¿Dónde están las referencias del sexo femenino? Alguien que visite todos los museos de arte,…

Blood becomes ink

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octubre de 2013, calle Aurora, Raval – El empresario Juan Andrés Benítez fallece en el hospital tras ser reducido por los Mossos d’Esquadra. Pero el…

Pizza Paco {Suscriptor}

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Ja és un dels mítics del barri del Born i La Ribera. Conegut per les seves pizzes veganes, grans, fines, cruixents… boníssimes! Dirección: C/ Allada…

Betty Fords {Suscriptor}

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Betty Fords, Raval, Barcelona. Good, bueno, tasty, comfortable. Cosas así. Amable? Sofa & bar stools, gin tonic, oh yeah! They’re there. Tot bé! Dirección: C/…

Manchester Bar

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    Manchester Bar: Great tunes from the 80’s and 90’s. From Joy Division to Placebo to The Smiths, all the way through to the…

El Atril {brunch}

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Brunching en el Gótico • Cual menú de restaurante, El Atril te ofrece un brunch compuesto de un plato principal, bebida y postre. El local…

Teresa Carles {brunch}

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¿Vegetariano? Sí, gracias • Teresa Carles es una propuesta vegetariana. Brunch saludable y sabroso para los que quieran probar una propuesta diferente, con zumos 100%…

Meatpacking Bistro {brunch}

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El huevo llevado a su máximo esplendor • En Meatpacking Bistro son expertos en eggs! Increíbles todas sus propuestas de brunch en las que se…

L’Angolino {brunch}

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Andiamo dalla nonna • L’Angolino ofrece un brunch económico donde encontrarás la típica foccacia que prepararía una abuela italiana con ingredientes a elegir, huevos revueltos, bacon, salmón y…

Copasetic {brunch}

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Brunch orgánico • Los fines de semana Copasetic ofrece un brunch lleno de propuestas orgánicas para gente saludable o intolerantes alimentarios. Productos de temporada, biológicos y…

Avenue Bar {brunch}

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Hambre & Antojo • Como una prolongación de Timeline, pues de ahí ha heredado su carta actual, Avenue Bar ha sabido conservar el encanto de su…