Drinking vermouth is an old tradition that seems to be coming back to bars all over Barcelona. But in the capital of Catalonia, when someone says “Let’s have a vermouth!”, they’re not only inviting you for a drink – tapas, pinchos and a leisurely attitude are also part of the program. In the centre of Barcelona, in the Eixample district, the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni is one of the places where the tradition of drinking vermouth is coming back strong. Today, ShBarcelona tells you where you can go for a nice vermouth in Sant Antoni.
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A popular neighbourhood when it comes to tapas, Sant Antoni is home to a yearly event called Tapantoni. Every month of May, for two entire weeks, 2€ are enough to get you a nice serving of tapas and pinchos, complemented with a nice glass of vermouth, in several bars around the barrio. Would you like to know what bars will be part of the Tapantoni route next May? All you have to do is take a look at the event’s official website.
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Of course, Tapantoni season is not the only time when you can have a vermouth in San Antoni – you can have one at Bar Calders, for instance. Combining the rustic environment of a traditional Catalan establishment with an Andalusian patio, it was named after the famous local poet Pere Calders, due to plenty of his books being part of the place’s decoration.
If you find yourself wanting a drink on any given Sunday afternoon, take a seat on this bar’s wide and fresh terrace. Ask for their famous homemade vermouth and pick something out of their varied menu of tapas and other dishes – how about some delicious curried potatoes or a guacamole? Or maybe some cheese bocadillos instead? There is a lot for you to choose from – even pizza! Definitely one of the best places to hang out with friends in San Antoni and taste a fine vermouth – so we suggest you forget about all your worries and let the afternoon embrace you at Calders.
Address: Carrer del Parlament, 25.
Will you head to San Antoni right now to have a vermouth?