What It Is:
A gritty, intimate bar with a variety of flamenco-influenced music and dance, jazz and other genres.
Where It’s Located:
El Raval | Google Map
Why We Love It:
Perhaps the polar opposite to the Palau de la Música Catalan, this place is full of grit and passion. It’s located in the once-seedy but always interesting part of El Raval.
- I tend to order a house Vermouth, which conveniently comes on ice. A refreshing, cheap option to sip on while the band gets ready to start.
- They always have an array of “pinchos”, or small bites of food on toasted bread, for sale at the counter. We’ve tried several and they’re usually quite good – perfect for a quick bite while waiting for the music to start.
- Seating is very limited, so we strongly recommend you arrive early – especially for the weekend shows. During the week, shows start at 8pm, and on the weekends at 9pm. Order your drink at the bar, and stake out your seat.
- It’s located in El Raval, which has long had a reputation for drawing all walks of life. We’ve never had a problem there, but as always, be attentive with your possessions.
- Shows are usually around €5, which makes for a pretty affordable night out. If you can pay the cover with cash (€), it’s generally easier for everyone.
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