El Poblenou is a neighborhood in west Barcelona that extends all the way to Mediterranean sea. Once a run down industrial area, it started a process of transformation and regeneration in the late 1990’s. Still traditional but rapidly changing, El Poblenou offers sophisticated, classic bars with enchanting history. Explore some of the best places to drink in the area.
Els Tres Porquets
Els Tres Porquets does not offer high end gourmet delicacies, but attracts people instantly with its casual atmosphere, as well as its great tapas and good wines at reasonable prices. There is no fixed menu, and changes in meals are frequent, as all tapas and plates are cooked using only freshest seasonal ingredients. The tapas dishes are accompanied by a great selection of wine. Worth trying are some of the delicious mushroom croquettes, or juicy and crispy Galician cow sirloin with roasted peppers and garlic.
Els Tres Porquets, Rambla del Poblenou, 165, El Poblenou, Barcelona, + 34 933 300 303
El Tío Che
Opened in 1912, the ice cream parlor El Tío Che has been proudly named the best horchateria in Barcelona. The owner of this local gem, Joan Pere Iborra, began what would later become a family tradition, incorporating four generations of the family. The story behind El Tío Che’s name states that Uncle Che wandered around the streets of Barcelona, offering homemade horchata, and due to his stubbornness and persistence his name quickly became well known in Barcelona. Horchata is a traditional Spanish drink made from tiger nut milk, almond and sesame seeds and rice. Try this specialty at El Tío Che’s, with a ball of ice cream for a refreshing and unique flavor. The menu of El Tío Che offers endless choice of ice creams, natural horchata, meringue milk, freshly squeezed juices and waffles.
El Tío Che, Rambla del Poblenou 44-46, El Poblenou, Barcelona, +34 933 09 18 72
La Cervecita is a small but famous barand shop, fully dedicated to the art and culture of beer and beer brewing. La Cervecita has such an extensive drinks menu that, regardless of which country of origin you are looking for, you will find their craft beer here. La Cervecita promotes local Catalan beers. It is also possible to buy some refreshing bottled beers.
La Cervecita, Llull, 184, Sant Martí , Barcelona, +34 934 86 92 71
El 58 is one of the fanciest tapas bars in the area, because it serves good quality dishes with reasonable prices. Located inside an elegant building with marvellous interior design and a courtyard, the philosophy of El 58 is to present an imaginative menu served in warm atmosphere. The owners of El 58, the Frenchman Jerome Misan and the Catalan Amos Martínez, have lived in El Poblenou for 16 years, and knew the exact type of establishment they wanted to create, before El 58 opened, the area lacked a cultural hub where casual atmosphere would intertwine with carefully prepared simple dishes. While here, taste the cod carpaccio and Andalusian-style eggplant accompanied by a pint of beer.
El 58, Rambla del Poblenou, 58, Barcelona
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