Barcelona Guide: Eat, Drink, See & Sleep

I was in Barcelona for a friends wedding last week hence the lack of any updates, but I’m finally back in Kuwait again and I’ve got a bunch of interesting posts lined up for this week. Since Kuwait Airways will start flying to Barcelona at the end of summer, I wanted to share a Barcelona guide which you can bookmark and use if you ever decide to head there (you should).

El Xampanyet (@el_xampanyet), Cal Pep (@calpepbcn) and La Plata (@barlaplata) were definitely my favorite places for tapas. With El Xampanyet and Cal Pep expect to wait in line, with La Plata just go stand at the bar and order fried fish.

Other notable places, my favorite gelato place is Oggi (@oggibarcelona). I also had lunch at the Michelin Star Japanese restaurant Koy Shunka (@koyshunka) as well as dinner at their sister Japanese restaurant Shunka (@shunka_bcn). For both I had to book online before I got to Barcelona. Between the two I preferred Shunka because all I ever want is nigiris.

Oddly not that many third-wave coffee shops in Barcelona but my three favorites were Nomad (@nomadcoffee), Casa Taos (@casa.taos) and Skye (@skyecoffeeco). There are a lot of bars all over the city and most have non-alcoholic cocktails so if you don’t drink you can still visit and experience places like Paradiso (@paradiso_barcelona) which was voted the #1 bar in the world.

I can’t list everything to see obviously but here are a few that you might not find in your regular Barcelona guide. If you like flea markets then Mercat dels Encants Barcelona (@encantsbarcelona) is a great looking one to visit. The nicest sneaker store in Barcelona is Solebox (@solebox) and my favorite sunglass brand is Wilde (@wildesunglasses). Finally if you’re into vintage furniture then check out Noak Room (@noakroom).

I stayed at The Hoxton Hotel (@thehoxtonhotel) located in the trendy neighborhood of Poblenou. Not a lot of tourists in that area, its a 5 minute walk to the metro and there are some very cool places near the hotel. If you do want to stay in a more touristic area, Sir Victor Hotel (@sirhotels) was my Plan B and that’s located in a more popular area.

10 replies on “Barcelona Guide: Eat, Drink, See & Sleep”

Flea markets? Vintage furniture? Overpriced restaurants and cafes? Sneaker shops? You can’t even name a supermarket or a bookstore? Or at least 1 museum? 🙄🥱

800fils latte is now overpriced? You don’t like the fact that I mentioned a fleamarket but then want me to recommend a supermarket? wtf? You want to know what museums are in Barcelona? just fucking google it and then go find some fashionista to troll..

No, it’s actually why I cam back early, hotels were booked for later days so came back Thursday before F1 weekend. But I passed by the F1 Fan Zone last week hoping to catch the start of the Monte Carlo race, turns out they didn’t broadcast the races so had to sit on a bench and watch F1 TV on my phone.

Welcome back Mark, just a quick question, what was the camera you used to take that photo along with your post?

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