The 5 hippest hipster bars in Barcelona
1) The Bike Club
You can have some quick repair work done on your bike here, while enjoying a coffee or a freshly squeezed juice. Even better, you can also rent bikes, and when you’re tired from exploring the city by bike, The Bike Club’s Korean-style tacos and Mexican burritos will pick you up in just a couple of minutes.
In the back this is an art gallery for young artists, in the front it’s a place to enjoy a salad, a freshly-squeezed juice (there are eight varieties) or a slice of cake. Expect lots of young people working on their Macbook or checking their iPhone.
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3) Bar Calders
Bar Calders is a small space with high ceilings, looking Catalan on the inside and looking more like southern Spain on its colourful patio. Order the homemade hummus and have a vermut; you may also be tempted to stick around for pizza. Calders was a Catalan poet, by the way.
4) Manchester Bar
When art meets nightlife. Manchester Bar’s walls sport murals by Barcelona artist Nicasio Torres. They organise Bowie-themed evenings, alongside DJ sessions drawing from acid house, nu-disco, and breakbeat. Check out their website to get a preview, and their Facebook page to stay abreast of their ever-changing, ever- extending happy hours.
5) Metric Market
An array of fruit juices for breakfast, inexpensive dishes for lunch (with lots of gluten-free options), cocktails in the evening, and concerts and DJ sessions at night: Metric Market is the complete package. The cuisine, blending Mediterranean and Asian flavours, is eclectic, the mood electric.
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