Jonny Aldana


The neighbourhood of Poble Sec can be overlooked by the stumbling, sunburnt, map reading tourists that fill the crooked centre streets of Barcelona. The residents like to keep it that way but make the effort and you’ll find a calmer, cooler side of BCN. This bar has c.h.i.l.l.e.d written all over it- the back bar looks like your grans pantry and the barmen who served us were more street than we’ll ever be.

It’s jammed with table and chairs, and rocking tunes give it a killer kick. The theme is urban orange and grey, with nic-nacs and a giant metallic pear… nothing fancy is going to come from the back bar so keep it simple; we went for the Spritz made with Cava, Aperol and Soda. If you’re peckish the “Para Picar” menu is olives and sun-dried tomatoes. The best seats in the house are the ones outside – though slip in quick as you’re on the regulars' turf!

Too jam packed to squeeze into? Bar Olympia right next door has a little more space.



Carrer d'Aldana, 9, 08015 Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 174 2083


Sunday 13:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday 17:00 - 02:00
Monday closed
Tuesday closed


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