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Trópico

Trópico

A brunch place in Raval tailor-made for the Instagram generation.

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Green Spot

Restaurants

‘Veggie for non-veggies’ is an overused tag line but at this Barceloneta hotspot it actually does fit the bill.

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Wer-Haus

Restaurants

Boutique-slash-bookstore-slash-art space. Meh. But as a café, this Barcelona concept store excels.

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Casa Lolea

Restaurants

The humble sangría finally gets some respect at this charming tapas bar in Barcelona’s Sant Pere district.

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Ultramarinos Santa Mónica

Restaurants

Not just an escape from the tourist hell of Las Ramblas, an actual reason to dive head-first into it.

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Bitter Cocktail Bar

Nightlife

A wonderful, modern take on the old school coctelería in Barcelona’s foodie district.

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OMA Bistró

Restaurants

In the heart of Gayxample, a full breakfast and a side of people-watching.

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Can Dendê

Restaurants

No pretence, just a choice of yummy brunch classics at this Poblenou all-day brunch favourite.

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La Guingueta de la Barceloneta

Restaurants

The choice between eating well or eating by the beach is one you aren’t faced with at this chiringuito in Barceloneta.

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Two Hotel Barcelona by Axel

Hotels

The second property in Barcelona from Axel Hotels. Same ‘hetero-friendly’ formula.

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Celerí

Restaurants

Head to this poncy part of Barcelona for Xavier Pellicer’s wonderful showcase of veggies-first gastronomy.

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Tanga Party Fridays

Nightlife

No, not a themed sleaze night but sure to be every bit as gay as it sounds.

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Barcelona’s best beaches

Things to do

Barcelona’s city beaches sure are nice but these beaches are worth leaving town for.

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Purobeach Barcelona

Nightlife

It ain’t Ibiza but for a sunset drink or a (pricey) day by the pool in Barcelona, this can be perfectly nice.

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Margot House

Hotels

A homely feel right on Passeig de Gràcia. A great option for somebody who prefers a small property.

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Barcelona’s best hotel terraces

Nightlife

A fabulous Barcelona terrace and rooftop bar for every day and occasion, be it Club, Queen or King-sized.

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Agenda

  • Sitges Carnival 2017
  • February 23 - March 1
  • Sitges Carnival 2017
  • Sitges now draws more modest, more mature crowds in summer but its winter carnival is still the one to go to.

  • Halloween Panteres Grogues
  • February 25
  • Halloween Panteres Grogues
  • They may not all fit your definition of a hunky Adonis, but the gay and lesbian sport association serves up the best carnival in town.

  • Palo Alto Market
  • March 4 - 5
  • Palo Alto Market
  • Hit this monthly market in Poblenou to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink.

  • Churros con Chocolate
  • March 5
  • Churros con Chocolate
  • Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come here for some crazy fun with the locals.

  • F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2017
  • May 12 - 14
  • F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2017
  • For boys who like the smell of burnt rubber and motor oil, it doesn’t get any better than the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

  • Sònar Festival 2017
  • June 15 - 18
  • Sònar Festival 2017
  • Hipsters and electronica – Barcelona’s three-day advanced music and multimedia art festival in June. And OFF Sònar parties.

  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • October 5 - 15
  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • This small but well-respected festival based in Sitges runs with an emphasis on sci-fi and the mysterious, ensuring that the German leather crowd won’t be the only trolls in town.

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