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Here we are again, we made it to week two of our Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona with our unique look at what things are happening in this awesome city over the next seven days and more importantly, should you bother going? If you think of something that we missed or you think deserves a shout out, drop us a line on Instagram or Twitter @wearefoodscouts or don’t, we can do this on our own too. We had an awesome time last week checking out some new places via our discoveries, so if you want to join in the fun, be sure to sign up to the mailing list.
Monday 10th July
Love craft beer and chicken wings? Well, you need to get your butt to CocoVail (284 Carrer Arago) for Monday’s Lord of the Wings, where their saucy chicken wings are only 50 cents each from 7-10pm, this American inspired beer hall is the perfect place to meet friends on a budget, plus they usually have a great playlist on too. They have happy hour beer too, but be aware that only a handful of their over 24 different craft beers are included on this offer. CocoVail have lots of offers on weekly, so definitely one to keep an eye on if you’re on a budget and frequenting the centre of the city.
Tuesday 11th July
If you want to get in tune with the Chinese way of creating before you attempt your next Asian inspired food creation, you might like to check out Mellow Sheng’s Chinese Calligraphy class happening today. Embrace your creative brain cells whilst sipping on traditional tea, NICE! The class is €45 and you can take your brush home along with your creation. They’re also re-running their Kombucha class on the 18th July if you want to plan ahead and that one is a tad less expensive at €25. A tad out of our price at the moment, but we’ll get there eventually, probably, maybe.
Wednesday 12th July
Get a guide to show you around Bario Gotico to save yourself a lot of time, you can join this Gotico Tapas Tour starting from 7pm, you’ll be guided around 4-5 resturants for tapas dishes for €99, so if you’re feeling flush and want to save the effort of having to do your own research, this could be for you, you lucky thing you.
If you’re looking for something a little bit easier, you can sit on your butts and watch traditional Flamenco dancing along with what appears to be unlimited wine, beer, sangria and tapas at the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes with tickets at €83 it’s a lot of dinero, but if you’re keen to experience Flamenco, this could be a good night out and if all else fails, there’s lots of sangria!
If your on a budget and want to check out something different, head to Nevermind by Universitat for some cheap cocktails, rock music, free popcorn and an indoor skate bowl which will make you flip out.
Thursday 13th July
If you’re got a real craving for Scotch Eggs and fine whiskey, well, look no further because we have an event for you. Whiskey brand, Dewar’s are hosting a food pairing event inspired by the humble Scotch Egg. Guest chef, Sergi Arola promises to blow your minds with this unusual event. It’s taking place in Poblenou and you need to register on via their Facebook page for more info.
If like us, you know little or nothing about the spirit known as Vermut, there’s a class happening in Les Corts with VadeVermut where you can learn more about this drink whilst sampling rare drinks from around the world. Tickets are €30 each and you can find out more about the event on their Facebook page because it’s limited places.
Fancy playing it safe and taking home some new vino? For only €10 in advance you can enjoy a new bottle and a wine cellar tour at Vins & Co (177 Aribau) this Thursday night, since Thursdays are the new Fridays this sounds like a very wise choice in combination with some other yummy treats.
If after all those options you’d still rather stick with good old craft beer, there’s Barcelona Wine & Beer Tour starting at Arc De Triomf from 3pm which includes a brewery tour, access to some cool stuff in El Born and plenty of drinks, it even includes a photo! At €28 we think this sounds pretty kick ass, also El Born is super stunning, so if you’re new to the city this could be a good way to discover a new barrio whilst drinking craft beer.
Friday 14th July
Scandi-craft beer faves Mikkeller (202 Carrer Valencia) are hosting a night of music at their Barcelona bar promising beer and rumba with La Republica Rumbera alongside some Catalan craft beer guests, if you’ve not been to this bar before this sounds like a good chance, festivities start at 8pm.
It wouldn’t be a normal week in Barcelona without craft brewers, Garage Beer doing something new. This time they’re doing tap takeovers at two pubs at the same time including Olgod who we discovered last week. After celebrating new investment and therefore some new growth for Garage Beer, this is an awesome opportunity to go celebrate with them. Head to Olgod or KælderKold officially from 10pm, but they are open before this.
We’ve been meaning to check out Milano (35 Ronda de Universtat) for cocktails for a while and this Friday might be the perfect treat with all female jazz-pop accappella quartet Les Fourchettes taking to the boards for the evening. Starting from 9pm the girl’s are promising their own takes on classics from Bowie to Marilyn Monroe inspired Broadway numbers whilst you sip cocktails whilst feeling like you’ve travelled there via DeLorean.
Saturday 15th July
Today is the Fiesta Mejor for the El Raval barrio of Barcelona, this is basically the annual Summer part for this district. Each district of Barcelona has a different party day, so there’s sure to be a lot of things going on in this area, one of our favourite parts of the city too. Expect street parties and locals of all ages celebrating into the early hours including Moonstock, a party with live music organised by a Dead Moon Records, a flea market and book store in the local area.
Whilst you’re in the area you can pop to Placa de Salvador Segui for Fleadonia, a bumper edition of this Raval based flea market which is popping up from 11am – 8pm, no doubt they’ll be some tasty snacks close by.
Sunday 16th July
If you spent your Saturday like the majority of the Spanish this weekend, partying, today might be a good day to rest. We say find your local churros stand or head for brunch somewhere pretty. We’ll let you know if we discover anything else!