Homo Sibaris, opened in 2011 by Guillem Laporta, is warmly embraced by the Plaza d’Osca, a lively and beautiful corner in the district of Sants. The bartender lets us know the owner is away: “He is busy making beer.” We nod, unable to have figured out a more suitable explanation for his unavailability. This space, decorated with psychedelic fantasy drawings inspired by the world of beer, offers some self-made beers – at least one out of the eight taps, and plenty of gastronomic delights. Here, a new breed of avid craft beer-drinking locals find themselves in their natural habitat.
A splendid location in the magnificent Palau de Mar with a terrace facing the picturesque Barceloneta neighborhood. The lingua franca among the staff is English and it’s no surprise given given the diversity of their native lands; that’s perhaps the best quality of Black Lab. Asia and America meet in a carefully prepared fusion cuisine menu. With as many as 20 taps, from which seven dispense their own signature beers, like the already well-appreciated Claudia IPA, the craft beer options are indeed respectable here.