El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet


This isn’t what you would call an ultra trendy bar, but you’d be crazy not to go for a Cava tasting session at this classic bar. It’s in the Born, an area full of lively restaurants and bars to the east of The Ramblas and just north of Barceloneta. Pronounced "El Champanyet" just in case you don’t happen to speak Catalan.

The crowd is an eclectic miz of weathered locals, pre-clubbers and visitors and you’ll find it on a  narrow, cobbled street near the Picasso Museum. The walls are covered with blue tiles and you’ll sip your Cava on a marble table or standing next to the zinc bar. Catalunya is famous for its Cava (hence the name, X is pronounced "ch" in Catalan)- you’ll find the tastiest drops here at El Xampanyet. Get there early as it fills up fast, by that we mean for around 8.30.

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El Xampanyet
C/Montcada 22
Tel: 93 319 7003

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