Legendary festival Sonar is in full bloom this weekend with non-stop dancing. But don’t forget to eat!
On the Friday our New York curator Kim Ann Foxman will be playing aside Magda and Miss Kittin at La Terrazza. And that’s not the only party worth crashing.
Barcelona offers exquisite locations for hungover dining—but in classics like Cañete you’re bound to bump into Richie Hawtin or another DJ. Our recommendation: meet the DJs in the club and use the Sonar-free-zone for some quality time before the night starts again. And here are three places to do it.
If you are around El Born go to Bar del Pla. It looks like a normal tapas bar—but though it is a tapas bar, the tapas are far from normal. This is the next level: Where else would you get “tripa de bacalao” (salt cod tripe)—served with an attitude that’s just as rare?
If you’re staying in the up-and-coming district of Poblenou hit La Pubilla del Taulat (main picture), where a bodega meets a wine-shop. The place is several decades old and the small plates are very traditional. Try the Cantabrian anchovies with dried tomatoes, or the freshest of prawns served simply with flakes of salt. This kind of wholesome fare is what draws in the locals—a 100%-partygoer-free atmosphere is guaranteed.
Finally in gorgeous Gracia, you’ll find La Pubilla. Though the name is almost the same as the bodega mentioned above, the two places are not connected and the concept couldn’t be more different. La Pubilla is perfect for a long sit-down dinner. The menu differs according to what’s on offer at nearby Gracia Market, and locally sourced ingredients are used for dishes that are traditional with a creative twist. Try the wild herb salad, then one of their tasty fish—the super nice staff will present you the catch of the day at the table.
See the masters at work in the kitchen before heading back to see the other masters behind their decks.