The Catalan capital has plenty of places to cozy up with your loved one and enjoy your drink of choice, be it a meaty Tarragona red or a café carajillo—the Spanish spin on Irish coffee. Lean your elbows on the marble tables of Casa Almirall, located in Barcelona’s gritty Raval neighborhood and founded in 1860, while nibbling olives and sipping the house vermouth on the rocks. Alternatively, share a bottle of cava at El Bosc de les Fades, a fairytale forest-themed café inside Barcelona’s Wax Museum off La Rambla. With its soft lighting and bohemian ambiance, Andú (c/Correu Vell, 3) is the perfect place to share cava and light tapas in a homely and intimate setting.
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Sip cava in a Modernista bar
This cozy Modernista bar on Raval's Joaquim Costa street, is a nice alternative to the more frequented modernista restaurant Els Cuatre Gats. Founded in 1860, it's an elegant, if somewhat overpriced place to drink, but then as in many historic bars, you're paying for the atmosphere more than anything else.
So pull up a wooden chair to a white marble-topped table and be prepared to shell out a handful of euros for your alcohol of choice.