What better place to have some tapas and a drink than Poblenou? Located in the district of Sant Martí and quite close to the sea, this former industrial area is now one of the most modern barrios in Barcelona. Most importantly, it’s also way less busy than the neighborhoods closer to the center, such as Gràcia, which means fewer tourists and less crowded bars. So, whenever you feel like a traditional tasty bite in a relaxed environment, head over to Poblenou and try one of these places:
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An obligatory stop on the main street of Poblenou, El 58 is a charming tapas bar with retro decoration. With a small but pleasant sunroom and a playground when the patrons’ children can play, this cozy Barcelona bar will make you feel right at home. When it comes to the tapas themselves, there’s a wide variety capable of appealing to all tastes, with some bold and innovative choices in the mix. While the prices might be slightly high, the overall enjoyable experience of eating and drinking in El 58 for a few lazy hours makes it well worth it – and so it gets a solid recommendation from us.
Address: Rambla del Poblenou, 58.
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The local representation of a tavern chain inspired by the spirit of traditional Basque drinking establishments, Lizarran is another favorite amongst those who live in Poblenou. With plenty of delicious tapas and pintxos that taste even better when accompanied by a zurito (a traditional lemon beer served in a small glass), this is the perfect place to go for a late afternoon bite and drink with friends. Plus, it allows you to “visit” Bilbao without ever leaving Barcelona! A definite must-try.
Address: Rambla del Poblenou, 16.
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La Pubilla de Taulat
Famous for its vermouth, La Pubilla de Taulat doesn’t disappoint when it comes to tapas either. With both variety and quality, it specializes in delicious homemade seafood tidbits of Cantabrian origins. Inaugurated in 1886 as a wine shop, it stays faithful to its roots by presenting a rich, varied and carefully selected wine list where you’re sure to find some real gems. In sum, if you’re into great food and great wine – or vermouth – this tapas bar definitely has to be on your list.
Address: Carrer de Marià Aguiló, 138.
Which one of these tapas bars in the neighborhood of Poblenou will you try first?
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