For locals and visitors alike, Barcelona’s colorful Gracia district is not to be missed on weekends. Whether you’re planning to dance until dawn, or relax on a Sunday with a vermut on a sun-drenched plaza, Gracia offers it all.
If you’re looking to enjoy the diversity, bohemian edge, and top notch cocktail locales of the neighborhood, here are the best 5 bars in Gracia to get you started:
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1. Le Standard
2. Bodega Marin
Think you’ve had the best vermut? Think again. Bodega Marin’s vermut is, as it’s said, “something to write home about.” Having opened their doors in 1916, it’s no surprise walking into traditional Catalan locale feels like a trip back in time. With sky-high ceilings lined with old wooden barrels of wine, Bodega Marin’s atmosphere is equally impressive as their tapas menu. Olives, fuet, berberechos (cockles), bocadillos, and yummy wintertime caldos are all on the menu. Bodega Marin also offers an unbeatable deal on wine and cava to go for €1 to €2 per liter.
3. Cantina Machito
4. La Xula Taperia
If you’ve been in Barcelona long enough, you’ll know no night out is complete without tapas. La Xula Taperia has your back. The tiny locale is hard to spot from the street, but don’t be fooled: it is almost always packed with all sorts of characters munching exquisite tapas and classic wines.
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