Barcelona is an ever-changing city that sees a variety of new restaurants and bars opening all the time. However, it maintains is its grand selection of bodegas. Originally places that people visited to buy wine a granel (from a barrel) at cheap prices, they’re now popular local haunts to have a drink with a side dish (or a couple) of croquetas or anchovies. El Poble-Sec and Sant Antoni boast some of the oldest and most charming bodegas in Barcelona.
Visiting this bodega in Sant Antoni is as familiar as visiting an old friend. An authentic and inviting local spot, the regulars will welcome you instantly. Not to mention the owner, Rafel, who works tirelessly (apart from a midday siesta) to bring you the most traditional homemade dishes, such as jamón sandwiches and Spanish omelette, as an accompaniment to the wines they have. Should you want to take home a bottle from the barrel, they offer wine from Tarragona at a very good price. What makes this bodega worth the visit is its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, suitable for a drink at any time of the day. If you visit more than once, you’re sure to be on a first-name basis with Rafel and friends.