The time for vermouth, especially on weekends, is quite an institution in many places. And Barcelona is certainly no exception. In fact, besides being one of the cities where this tradition has survived the test of time, it has recently seen how bars and restaurants are incorporating it once again. However, there are places where vermouth is consumed as it should be, without any new trends or oddities. Here is the list of the 5 most authentic places to have your vermouth if you are in Barcelona.
La Pineda is a very peculiar place, as it is not a bar, but a delicatessen. With a limited number of tables and store hours, you have to be aware of when to go. It has an old-time atmosphere and some really good products. And if you like something, you can take it home! La Pineda’s website
It all started with a blog. As you are reading it. Some vermouth-loving friends wrote about their favourite places and tapas until they decided to set up their own venue. Here, you can have a vermouth produced by them, something that has made them one of the reference points in all of Barcelona, as well as a special “trick” when pouring the beer. You can see some interesting facts, such as other venues they have opened thanks to their fame, on their website.
Inheritor of Inopia, a tapas bar opened by Albert Adrià, when he left, his partner turned it into Lolita, a place where vermouth and its accompaniments reach the level of works of art. The chicken rabas, squid croquettes (surprising), or aubergines with cane honey will give these moments a gourmet touch. For some, the best tapas bar in all Barcelona.
If you like canned food for vermouth, this is the perfect place. A venue where the product is highly valued, a very cosy atmosphere where you can relax. You can follow their stories and learn a bit more on their website: Tarannà.
If you like vermouth, you cannot miss visiting some of these 5 places in Barcelona, where this tradition is taken to the highest possible level. Where do you usually have it?
Named in honour of Charles Mingus, a brilliant Jazz musician who marked a milestone with his double bass, this bar in the Gothic Quarter is known for its very good prices, attentive service and amazing tapas. Some say that after being there, they don’t know where else to go. And we say, why move? You can spend the whole vermouth time right there. Take a look at what people say about this place on Tripadvisor, as it doesn’t have its own website (or at least, we haven’t found it).