Bar l'Amistat Barcelona

Image by Bill Sinclair

Bar l’Amistat – Quirky corner bar

Not sure why, but I really like this quirky corner bar, with its cluttered counter loaded with sweets and snacks, its shelves displaying kitsch objets d’art, its boardgames, TV projector and screen and … and …a question…Do you enjoy jigsaws? What do you do with yours when you’ve finished them? Take a photo and throw the bits back in the box?

Here, the jigsaw-maker in the family mounts them, frames them and hangs them in the bar for everyone to admire. Yes, that’s right – while here you can inspect and admire large, brain-achingly elaborate jigsaws set in picture frames. Why? Don’t know. I’ve never dared to ask.

All the food and drink here is reasonably priced, service is good, and the locals are friendly and relaxed enough.

They offer a few local craft made beers, including Flying Pigs, and Estrella Daura, a beer brewed for celiacs.

If you’re a meat eater you’ll have to try their delicious zarajos while here. Zarajos, a delicacy from Cuenca, in the the heart of Spain, are made from grilled sheeps’ intestines.

It’s not a place to go for an all-night session, unless you like playing board games, but it’s a great place to stop off for one or two drinks and a snack while on the way to or from Cines Verdi (Verdi Park is on the same street), or while mooching around during the Festes de Gràcia in mid-August, when they’ll set a few tables on the street and stay open until 03:00.

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Details about this spot



Carrer Ramon y Cajal, 58 and Carrer Torrijos, 13, Barcelona

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Wed 09:30 - 20:30, Thu - Fri 09:30 - 02:00, Sat 09:30 - 14:00 & 20:00 - 02:30


Bottle of beer: € 1.80

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)