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.
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) Marti Creative Café
Not every day is a holiday. If you’re in town for a meeting but you don’t want to take your clients or co-workers to a formal, fancy place, then this alternative bakery slash coffee shop slash snackbar is a good idea. It looks stylish on the outside, cosy on the inside and the smell will make it impossible not to enjoy some baked goods.
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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