A brunch place in Raval tailor-made for the Instagram generation.
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‘Veggie for non-veggies’ is an overused tag line but at this Barceloneta hotspot it actually does fit the bill.
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Boutique-slash-bookstore-slash-art space. Meh. But as a café, this Barcelona concept store excels.
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The humble sangría finally gets some respect at this charming tapas bar in Barcelona’s Sant Pere district.
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Not just an escape from the tourist hell of Las Ramblas, an actual reason to dive head-first into it.
Read more: Ultramarinos Santa Mónica
A wonderful, modern take on the old school coctelería in Barcelona’s foodie district.
Read more: Bitter Cocktail Bar
In the heart of Gayxample, a full breakfast and a side of people-watching.
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No pretence, just a choice of yummy brunch classics at this Poblenou all-day brunch favourite.
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The choice between eating well or eating by the beach is one you aren’t faced with at this chiringuito in Barceloneta.
Read more: La Guingueta de la Barceloneta
The second property in Barcelona from Axel Hotels. Same ‘hetero-friendly’ formula.
Read more: Two Hotel Barcelona by Axel
Head to this poncy part of Barcelona for Xavier Pellicer’s wonderful showcase of veggies-first gastronomy.
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No, not a themed sleaze night but sure to be every bit as gay as it sounds.
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Things to do
Barcelona’s city beaches sure are nice but these beaches are worth leaving town for.
Read more: Barcelona’s best beaches
It ain’t Ibiza but for a sunset drink or a (pricey) day by the pool in Barcelona, this can be perfectly nice.
Read more: Purobeach Barcelona
A homely feel right on Passeig de Gràcia. A great option for somebody who prefers a small property.
Read more: Margot House
A fabulous Barcelona terrace and rooftop bar for every day and occasion, be it Club, Queen or King-sized.
Read more: Barcelona’s best hotel terraces
The beaches near Barcelona worth leaving town for
Sitges now draws more modest, more mature crowds in summer but its winter carnival is still the one to go to.
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.
Hit this monthly market in Poblenou to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink.
Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come here for some crazy fun with the locals.
For boys who like the smell of burnt rubber and motor oil, it doesn’t get any better than the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.
The gay pride weekend in Sitges for some more fun in the sun.
Hipsters and electronica – Barcelona’s three-day advanced music and multimedia art festival in June. And OFF Sònar parties.
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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