If you want to enjoy incredible port of Barcelona’s views while having a drink, a cold beer and or a grilled menu, La Caseta del Migdia on the Montjuïc mountain, will meet all your expectations. This is not a place found easily in guidebooks and, therefore, still retains the charm of the local and not overcrowded places, there are even people from Barcelona who doesn’t know of its existence. We recommend that you keep the secret to avoid crowds when you get there!
La Caseta del Migdia is an outdoor bar/restaurant located in the Mirador del Migdia, which is only open during the summer months (June to September) and is one of the few Montjuïc settings to contemplate the sunset in all its glory. Relax on a lounger in its wild terrace, which is surrounding the house (“caseta”) itself, or sit at tables while listening rumba every Wednesday, bossanova all Thursdays by Vicente Freire, Javier Verdes music on Friday and Saturday, and flamenco by Esperanza Cortes on Sunday. As you see the music range is wide and suitable for all ages, and so is its menu, which is always the same but really complete, composed of “butifarra” (a type of traditional Catalan sausage), chicken grilled, corn cob, salad with honey mustard vinaigrette, toasts and crepes. On Wednesday, you can also order grilled sardines. The full menu with drinks and dessert is around 20 euros.
If this menu doesn’t suit you, right next to the outdoor setting, there is a picnic area with wooden tables and benches where you can eat your own menu with friends or family under the pines.
The opening times are the following, they are different depending on the day so… have a close look:
• Wednesday from 9pm to 12am.
• Thursday from 8pm to 1am.
• Friday from 8pm to 2am.
• Saturday from 12am to 2am.
• Sunday from 12am to 12am.
How to get there? One of the reasons La Caseta del Migdia is still a quite unknown place, is the difficulty to get there. There is no public transport that can drop you very close. If you don’t have your own car or motorbike you’ll have to walk for a few minutes (it’s worthy!). The most appropriate bus to get to La Caseta del Migdia is the number 193 leaving from Maria Cristina Avenue, very close to Plaza España.
This is the perfect place in the wild for the summer! But you’ll have to discover it with your own eyes (and ears) and live the full experience. A recommendation with guaranteed success from ShBarcelona‘s Blog.