Love it or hate it, there’s no way to deny that the hipster subculture dominated the last decade. So much in fact, that it has become quite mainstream, which is ironic – but being ironic in itself is the most hipster of all things, so that’s not even contradictory – it’s just post-coherent.
Who can complain, though? If you like amazing expresso coffee, artisanal beer and cozy places with minimal furniture, hipsters are the best thing that could have ever happened to the human race. Since Barcelona is full of young people and, you know, a big city in the 2010’s, hipster bars are everywhere and we are all winners – these people really know their stuff when it comes to food and drink. Whether you consider yourself a hipster or not, all of the places listed below are worth a visit – and you don’t even need a beard or a flannel shirt to be allowed inside.
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The most effortlessly cool establishments in town
Satan’s Coffee Corner – Because God is too mainstream and the devil apparently has a espressos – using the hip AeroPress, obviously. Their cinnamon buns and doughnuts are also to-dye-your-hair-a-strange-colour-for. Highly recommended, even for the most pious.
Address: C. Arc de Sant Ramon del Call, 11 (Gothic Quarter).
33/45 – Comfortable sofas, a wide selection of craft beer to choose from and a very relaxed environment. The drinks are cheap, the crowd is young and hip. A really cool place to spend an evening with friends.
Address: C. Joaquín Costa, 4 (El Raval).
Syra Coffee – If you ever wanted to enjoy your caffeine in a place that looked like a sauna, this is your chance. Entirely made out of recycled wood, Syra is a charming vintage cafe with the best cappuccino in town. Oh, and there’s cake too. Delicious, otherworldly cake.
Address: C. de Siracusa, 13 (Grácia).
SKYE Coffee Co. – This is probably the most hipster place on this list. Basically, it’s a minimally decorated warehouse with a metallized van inside it. The van serves as the bar, and there are long wooden benches for you to sit on, like in a park. If you’re looking for something with great atmosphere and outside of what’s normally expected of a cafe, this is the place for you.
Address: C. de Pamplona, 88 (Poblenou).
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There you have it – all you need to know for a true hipster experience in Barcelona. Whenever you feel like a genuine coffee or an ironic beer, try one of these cool hipster bars and cafes and don’t forget to leave us your review in the comment box below. Have fun!
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