The main attraction of my recent European getaway was Barcelona. It’s the capital of Catalonia, and to date it’s the most fascinating place I’ve visited. The city is so old, yet remarkably lively. The architecture is otherworldly, and I’m salivating over thoughts of the food. In fact, I’ve already planned my return. These were a few of my favorite things:
1. Drinks at Rubi – Rubi is a small, narrow corridor, with colorful neon bouncing over every surface. The bar is like a giant oyster inlaid to the wall. Ask for the bartender’s special and make sure to get a mirror selfie.
2. Gothic Quarter – Get lost in the maze of tiny corridors, and shop for antiques a bit while you’re at it. Grab lunch outside, and drink away your afternoon. Then it’ll be time to create some intense Instagram envy.
3. Plaça Reial – There’s nothing quite like a historic courtyard, and Barcelona is full of them. Go to Plaça Reial for drinks at Ocaña, and make sure to sit outside.
4. Nevermind – Imagine the most East Village bar that you’ve been to. Insert a quarter pipe. Think about paying $1.50 for shots & $5 for cocktails. That’s how great Nevermind is.