Finding a friendly bar near the Sagrada Familia where you can eat and drink at normal prices can be a bit of a test. The vicinity is crowded with fast-food joints and rip-off tourist traps (€ 14 for burger, egg & chips? They’re havin’ a laugh). But here, on Carrer Sardenya, just a three minute stroll from the great basilica, and open every day except Mondays, you’ll be able to join the company of locals and refresh yourself with a glass of wine or vermouth straight from the barrel, or a nice cold beer, and maybe a few tapas, in the traditional surroundings of a long established, and well-loved, bodega.
The bar at the front features antique photos of the Sagrada Familia, and photos of Barça players past and present, including Leo the Messiah. The room at the back, with stacked wine barrels, has a collection of Spanish Civil War posters and, strangely, a ludo-like board game featuring leftist factions from the Civil War, and a collection of vintage soda siphons.
They offer a range of hot and cold snacks and the bacalao (salted cod) croquetas (€ 4) are very tasty and worth trying.
A caña (glass of draft beer) is only € 1.20, and it’s a good spot for watching Barça games on the TV.
And, after you’ve enjoyed your food and drink you can buy a litre of Priorat wine for € 1.50 to take away.
A special bodega worth visiting.
Bodega del Poblet | Bars, Snacks | Draft beer (glass) € 1.20
Tue – Fri 09:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00, Sat – Sun 10:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00