The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 14th August – 20th August 2017

MONDAY 14th August

It’s Spain, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention the traditional dance culture once in a while. Salsa and other latin dance forms are super popular here and there are even night clubs dedicated to it and attracting a wide age range too. If you’re a beginner, you can attend a class at City Hall Barcelona (2-4 Rambla Catalyuna) followed by free dance time and a drink included in the €5 price tag. No need to book either, so a great last minute adventure, find out more on their Facebook event.

If you’re vegan in Barcelona or with mates who are, you should head to The Tanami Rooms (19 Poyeta Cabaynes) in Poblesec for their Meatfree Monday event, where they serve up vegan ramen, gyozas and other Japanese inspired tapas every Monday. We ate here last week and loved it, a full review is coming, but we can tell you that this is now firmly on our favourites list.

TUESDAY 15th August

Take your love for the meatball sub to the next level by heading to Mikkeller (202 Carrer Valencia) for a special meatball sandwich themed menu for the day. Not much else to say on this other than keep an eye on the bars Facebook page as they seem to be really on it with tasty sounding food & craft beer events lately. The Mikkeller bar in Barcelona was one of the first we visited on our first trip to the city so it’ll always hold a special place in our hearts.

Today is also the start of the Festa Mejor de Gracia, the barrio party for the Gracia region of the city, each region has it’s own street party in the Summer as a community building celebration of their area. The Gracia Festa Mejor is probably one of the most famous as they make a big show of creating elaborate street decorations. So, if there’s some bars and restaurants on your to visit area is that part of the, now is an exciting time to visit.

 

Weird night ? #festamejordegracia #barcelona

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WEDNESDAY 16th August

We haven’t been to check out Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer Paradis) just yet but if you’re looking for English language friendly events in the centre of the city, this could be a good venue to look up. If you fancy a piece of comedy, they host their own version of Whose Line Is it Anyway, every Wednesday at 8.30pm. They also serve craft beer, so should really be higher up our visit list. Events at this venue are usually free and often feature open mic or jamming aspects, so if you’re an aspiring performer this could be a great opportunity to get some practise.

THURSDAY 17th August

Feeling like having a gin and live music in a hidden Barcelona garden? If you’re looking for something a bit special, this event hosted by People on the Grid sounds like a cool way to meet new people. Hosted at Petit Palace Boqueria Hotel (12 La Boqueria) it’s free to attend.

If you’re more for finding your inner (or existing) rockstar, you can jam at Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer Paradis) . Every Thursday they host an open mic night where you can play your own compositions or jam with others. Entry is free but you can sign up in advance if you want to perform. If you’re feel shy, you can come for the show.

FRIDAY 18th August

We love tacos, so that’s why Mikkeller are landing on this week’s list twice, we’re not showing favouritism, we honestly think BOTH of their events this week look incredible and well worth checking out. Today, you can head over to their bar at 202 Carrer Valencia for tasty tacos, veggie and meat options and all made using their own craft beer brews. What’s even better is that you’re now in one of the craft beer district of the city and can start a most excellent pub crawl adventure. More on that idea to come.

Does a gin crawl sound more like your thing? Well, check out the Gin Route from Artisan Drinks, starting at Xixbar & Gin Corner (19 Calle Rocafort) just look at how many times they wrote gin in their Facebook event, it must be good! You need to book tickets and the company organise various gin themed events from €20 each.

 


SATURDAY 19th August

There is so much going on in the area all week for Festa Mejor de Gracia, but if you’re looking for a punk rock party, The Gallery by Error! are hosting Error! Fest (Plaça Rovira i Triasentry is free and bands run from 11pm – past 3am with a very bizarre headliner (at 2.30am) which we’re assuming is some Spanish meme from 3 years ago.

 

SUNDAY 20th August

If you want a chilled out bar atmosphere on a Sunday with a kick ass movie on in the background you should check out Polaroid Bar (29 Carrer Còdols), every Sunday they project a different film and this week it’s one of our fave Wes Anderson creations, The Royal Tenebaums. The film starts at 9pm and it’s free entry. We haven’t been yet, but this week might be the week!

Did we miss something awesome? Tell us if you want and if it’s worthy, we’ll add it in. Stay tuned to the @wearefoodscouts Instagram for new stuff and announcements coming soon.

Food Scouts.

 

 

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