Travelling by yourself can be a daunting experience. There are advantages, like being able to do things at your own pace and not having to debate where to go next, but there are also disadvantages, the biggest one of all being feeling lonely during your time abroad. In Barcelona, there is a place where you can go to meet other travellers and strike up a conversation: Travel Bar.
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The name says it all. The bar is set up for travellers to come and meet each other in order to further join forces in discovering the city or simply have a drink together. They also offer events such as walking tours around the city and paella cooking nights. These are perfect for the single travelers who want to do activities but not by themselves. There are tours every day after which you can return to the bar to have a drink with your new found friends, either in the beautiful courtyard round the back, or in the rustic and traditional bar itself.
Travel Bar has beverages from all over the world, including wines, whiskeys and even ciders, which is a huge rarity in the city. The staff is knowledgeable about their alcohol and all have several years of bartending experience. They have a cocktail list and they sometimes invent new shots on the spot. Best of all, the drinks are some of the cheapest in the city!
Travel Bar serves dishes from all over the world. You can eat anything from a traditional tapas plate (including patatas bravas, pan de catalunya and calamari) to burgers, pizzas and pastas. The food is cooked fresh behind the bar, and you can even watch it being made.
Location and working hours
The Travel Bar is located at Carrer de la Boqueria, 27, close to the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi. It is open every day of the week, from 10 am to 2 am, closing only at 2:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
So there you go. If you find yourself travelling alone in Barcelona, or even in a group, leave your flat or hostel behind and head on down to the Travel Bar to make some new friends.