General Discussion: Barcelona


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SwiftGuyver
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240 posts since 28/9/11

posted 1 Mar 2016 12:47, edited 1 Mar 2016 12:47
just got back.

in terms of places to eat/drink i highly recommend 'Bodega 1900' and 'El Nacional'. both were top notch and not too pricey considering the quality of the food and service.

i also recommend watching Messi score a great freekick against Sevilla live at Camp Nou!
joe6886
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788 posts since 16/11/08

26 Apr 2016 18:53
Going with the Mrs this weekend, where's best for cocktails? Also any food recommendations, got one night covered already and got a bit of a list of places but just wondering if I've missed anywhere. Also any must see things apart from the norm, Mrs has never been but I've been a couple of times so wouldn't mind seeing something new.

Cheers
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Apr 2016 19:12
El Raco d'en Cesc does brilliant Catalan cuisine. Has a great sommelier too and they do a brilliant 5 course menu with beer matchings

Day trip to Sitges or Girona are good options too.
toof_ake
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1136 posts since 23/8/09

26 Apr 2016 20:38
joe6886 wrote: Going with the Mrs this weekend, where's best for cocktails? Also any food recommendations, got one night covered already and got a bit of a list of places but just wondering if I've missed anywhere. Also any must see things apart from the norm, Mrs has never been but I've been a couple of times so wouldn't mind seeing something new.

Cheers

Theres a wicked beer cocktail bar just off the Ramblas, non-hype place, small but drinks are top if you want something that isn't run of the mill.
joe6886
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788 posts since 16/11/08

26 Apr 2016 20:51
Sounds ideal, what's it called?
Anto
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3555 posts since 19/1/12

26 Apr 2016 21:01
Joe, try Solange Cocktails & Luxury Spirits and Old Fashioned Gin Tonic & Cocktail Bar. Bar at the W isn't bad either
DuffMan
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14273 posts since 21/2/07

26 Apr 2016 21:33
Enjoyed El Raco D'en Cesc when I went. Food wise always worth a punt at getting into tickets or one of the others: http://www.elbarriadria.com/en

For bars I like carrer de joaquín costa, got loads of nice places e.g. Negroni
joe6886
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788 posts since 16/11/08

26 Apr 2016 21:39
Already got old fashioned in mind, will note solange as well. Missed the boat on tickets but got a reservation in Hoja Santa instead.

Cheers fellas
toof_ake
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1136 posts since 23/8/09

1 May 2016 18:46
Bit late, couldn't remember what it was called.

Kælderkold - just off the Rablas opposite Liceu. Not a cocktail bar but I seem to remember drinking a lot of cocktails in there.
mc_blue
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7612 posts since 27/5/03

23 May 2016 14:02
Guys - overall would you recommend this as place to visit? Thinking of going with Mrs.
TCB
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3757 posts since 5/7/11

23 May 2016 14:16
Barcelona is an incredible city. Great nightlife, food and you're not far from the beach.

I'm doing 10 days out there in July. City first then a villa after the first weekend.
Superprecise
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2068 posts since 16/7/11

23 May 2016 14:18
Barcelona is fantastic but I always get fucked off with the tapas whenever I go there. Not the best city for food IMO. The architecture though…
DuffMan
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14273 posts since 21/2/07

23 May 2016 14:27
There's loads of incredible food in Barcelona. Anyway tapas isn't Catalonian, better off going to Sevilla or Madrid for that.
mc_blue
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7612 posts since 27/5/03

23 May 2016 16:43
Any recommendations for a topper hotel?
Robadob
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1439 posts since 29/12/04

23 May 2016 23:28
Went to Llamber for dinner last Wednesday. Food was top and inexpensive. Accommodation was slightly questionable though. My director decided to have a laugh and booked me in to Two Hotel Barcelona.
Rirawin
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9231 posts since 17/7/05

24 May 2016 06:28
I'd go with Porto over Barcelona. The food is cheaper and the seafood is fresher. The people are far friendlier and the beaches are so much nicer.

Alas, if you do go to Barcelona, then I recommend Tickets and Bar Pinotxo for food joints.
yellowpages
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2115 posts since 11/6/10

24 May 2016 22:35
mc_blue wrote: Any recommendations for a topper hotel?

The W, right on the beach with infinity pool etc.

Any fukers heading to Sonar this year?
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

29 May 2016 06:03
Anyone there over the next few days that could help me with something?
inversesquare
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6663 posts since 7/6/08

29 May 2016 12:51
Rirawin wrote: I'd go with Porto over Barcelona. The food is cheaper and the seafood is fresher. The people are far friendlier and the beaches are so much nicer.

Alas, if you do go to Barcelona, then I recommend Tickets and Bar Pinotxo for food joints.

You're better coming to Scotland if you want fresh seafood, lots of the seafood over there comes from Scotland
swede
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7946 posts since 21/3/09

posted 29 May 2016 13:19, edited 29 May 2016 13:19
its true, the majority of languistine fished in scotland is shipped to spain. really odd but there just isnt as big a market for them in the UK (largely because of the amount of nan kids who dont like fish unless its battered)