If vermouth is your drink of choice, head to the sophisticated vermuteria Casa Martino, which offers quality on tap. The black-and-white tiled flooring will have you gawking down at the entrance before making your way inside to make an order. A broad selection of carefully prepared appetizers are available throughout the day. Don’t miss the classic brandade (cod poached in salt and olive oil) with their gourmet bread sticks. It will make you want to savor the rest of the items on the menu, and you will be glad you did. There is a small, prominent gallery with designs from mainly local artists. For warmer days, you can enjoy the sun on their cozy terrace.
Casa Martino, C/ Manso 1, Barcelona, Spain +34 931 708 096
This bar is a stone’s throw away from the Sant Antoni market, on the corner between Calle Comte Borrell and Calle Tamarit, to be exact. The owners, Yolanda and David (siblings), have created quite a name for themselves. Their sociable character will make you feel like you have met them before. Listen to good rock, blues, R&B and jazz music while having a drink and a snack. This place is very ‘Barcelonesque’ in style, with a good selection of cold and warm dishes. There are more than five varieties of cavas on display. This place is located in an area where residents do their weekly errands, giving it that cozy neighborhood feel.
Bar Ramón, C/ Comte Borrell 81, Barcelona, Spain + 34 933 250 283
Agust is based on the gastrobar concept. Food and drinks can be enjoyed here and the overall experience is also impressive. They serve some of the finest fusion dishes from Asia, Greece, France and the Mediterranean. It has already attracted foodies, as they serve dishes you will only find in upscale, pricey restaurants. They opened in the summer of 2015 and their culinary explosion has been the most talked-about trend to come out of Sant Antoni. This is the gastronomic experience you will want to impress your loved ones with, so book in advance and see what the hype is all about.
Agust Gastrobar, C/ Parlament 54, Barcelona, Spain + 34 931 626 733
Barcelona’s bar scene loves a trend: one season it’s craft beers, the next it’s gin and tonic. Here is a cocktail bar that has given Sant Antoni the extra coolness that it needed on the night scene. Xix Bar on Carrer de Rocafort 19 has been making some noise for a while. What was once an old dairy shop is now an unconventional cocktail bar specializing in gin and tonics. Even if you think you know a lot about gins, come here and think again.
Xix Bar, C/ Rocafort 19, Barcelona, Spain + 34 934 234 314