Barceloneta and Poble Nou are very different neighbourhoods, but they both have their particular charm.
Barceloneta is just next to the beach, so you can imagine there are a lot of tourists. But there are some bars that have been there for ever, and it would be such a shame to overlook them! Come here on a Saturday before lunch and do a DIY tapas tour.
Poble Nou is completely different. It has managed to maintain a neighborhood feeling, and has some very interesting bars and restaurants.
Here are some of my favorites: