places by neighborhood
One of the many charms of Barcelona is how different each neighbourhood is. From the cosy to the eclectic to the busy and the hip, find below all the neighbourhoods and best places to eat and drink in each of them!
The cosy, narrow streets of Born are filled with restaurants and bars, but it’s not easy to find the really good stuff! I’ve picked out my favourite places here!
Raval and Gòtic
These two areas are so close to each other but so different in atmosphere. Gòtic invites a lot of tourists, but if you know where to look you will find some good options. Raval is the eclectic, cheeky little brother with its hidden hangouts and fun eateries.
Sants and Les Corts
At first glance it might look seem like a challenge to find something good in this area, but first impressions can be deceiving. Especially Sants has a village feeling to it, with new places popping up frequently.
I do not want to play favourites, but Gràcia is my neighbourhood since many years and it has plenty to offer. It has a village feel to it, although it’s just a hop and a skip away from all the buzz!
Barceloneta and Poble Nou
Barcelona is all about the beach, but when you venture into the quieter streets you will find some authentic tapas bars. Poble Nou is a up-and-coming hip area where so many cool places open up in industrial spaces.
What might seem like a residential area at first glance, hides wonderful restaurants and bars with good quality dishes and interesting proposals.
This huge stretch of blocks holds numerous excellent options for drinking and dining, ranging from the more traditional to the avant-garde. There are plenty of gems to discover in Eixample.
Sant Antoni and Poble Sec
Poble Sec is a true workers neighbourhood, and great for finding good tapas. Sant Antoni, just across the busy Parallel, is so cool it hurts and perfect for both eating and drinking.
All the places that don’t fit into the above mentioned categories are all gathered here!