After our fab (but early; we sat down at 7pm) dinner at Bodega 1900 we found a nice cocktail bar called Old Fashioned to chill in. It was small and cosy, had nice music on but you could still talk and an extensive cocktail list. Lovely! Also, all the staff were bearded men with white shirts and suspenders. Cute!
I went for a Gin Tonica, the Spanish version of gin and tonic served in a large glass on a stem. I tried one with strawberry notes and it was served with a dried strawberry slice. Really nice!
Emma asked for a fruity drink and received one with strawberries and raspberries. It was good fun sitting here chatting and people watching for a bit.
Old Fashioned, Calle Santa Teresa nº 1, Gràcia, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Until we got hungry again and headed to nearby Bar Mut that I was drying to try. I so love that the restaurants here are open late.
At Bar Mut there’s no printed menu, but some dishes are written on the board and your waiter will tell you the rest. You can also choose your fish and shellfish from the iced counter. Everything’s fresh and seasonal. Simple, but not too simple.
We started off with white asparagus that were perfectly cooked, and served with a light mayonnaise, nuts and leaves.
I’ve never been able to resist croquetas and this time was no exception. These big ones with iberico ham were amazing!
Our last dish (I mean, we had had a proper dinner earlier that evening) was a this lovely beef dish with morels and a delicious sauce.
We walked out happy and full, heading back to the hotel in our taxi for another full day of exploring Barcelona the next day.
They don’t have Uber here but other similar taxi companies (the one we used had its own fleet and all cars had free water and wi-fi – so good!) that we used a lot, especially in the evenings when we were tired from walking all day.
Bar Mut, Pau Clarís nº 192 (Diagonal), Barcelona, Spain