Last week I was speaking at an event in Barcelona (hosted by the truly lovely people at Jacob Fleming) and, as is the lot of the solo traveling businessman, found myself looking for entertainment of an evening.
Following a recommendation from Monika & Myrna, the 2 ladies who were running the show, on my second night I ate at the excellent Made In Italy, which is on Carrer Ample, just on the edge of the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter). This being Spain though, I didn’t want to get there too early so was looking for somewhere to grab a quick cerveza first, and that’s when I had the good fortune to stumble across 32.
The bar takes its name from its address, Ample 32, and is a real gem. Basically a tiny corridoor, with a bar and a few tables (although there is another room at the back) it was fantastic. Most of the staff seemed to be locals (although the nationalities of the staff ranged from Irish to Kiwi, with a few other countries in between), and most of the punters were definitely locals, although there were a few transient guests there too – like me.
The music came from an iPod playing everything from funk & soul, to Doves & David Bowie. The soup being served looked delicious, and the range of drinks was perfect. They even did a mean CSCB. Unfortunately 32 don’t seem to have a website, so the best I can do is give you a map of how to get there and to tell you to pop in if you’re ever in the area. I went back after my dinner, and again on the next night, and it was even better on the 2nd night.
Barcelona image by SlapBcn on flickr