You’ll find this Bodega Quimet in Gràcia – not Poble Sec – that’s the other, better-known bodega, Quimet i Quimet.
This is a great little bodega – probably one of the best bodegas in the city – and currently one of my favourite places for a drink and a bite. It’s a really good example of how old mum and dad run bodegas are being taken on and revived by young, savvy owners, turning them back into the lively, neighbourhood hubs they once were.
What makes this place special? Well, apart from the cosy, antique ambience, excellent wines at keen prices, it’s the food – exquisite little bites such as Habitas con jamon ibérico y huevo “poché” (small broad beans with ham and a poached egg), and mini leeks with tartare sauce (€ 3), excellent cheeses, and they serve oysters from Galicia.
If you can’t make your mind up then try one of their house vermuts. (A vermut in this instance being a plate of things to accompany a drink.) Choose a plate of either anchovies, tuna, olives, cockles, razor clams and red pepper (€ 9), or tinned mackerel, scallops, sardines, cockles and mussels (€ 11), both served with a basket of pá amb tomaquet (tomato bread).
Draft Moritz, and craft beers served.
And, when you’ve finished, you can take away a couple of litres of house wine for around € 3.60.
Not so far from el Roure (check the El Roure article) – so you could try both places as part of a tapas stroll.