Vermouth is the new cocktail. It is the latest trend to go out to visit bars before eating. Its secret is to mix wine and wormwood to give it a slightly bitter flavor and a very particular aroma that awakens the appetite.
That is why it is taken before food and has become synonymous with an aperitif.
In Barcelona you can find from the classic wineries to bars, but there are also other options that are already great classics in the city, and without losing sight of the new additions to the vermouth scene.
Quimet & Quimet
Hidden in a small street, this bar has become one of the most important places in the neighborhood. A selection of wines, beers (one of their own) and two types of vermouths: one from Reus and the other from tap are waiting for you behind their bar. And for eat? The most original tapas in the neighborhood.
Where? Calle Poeta Cabanes 25, Barcelona.
Calders is the first bar that started with the vermouth fashion in the Sant Antoni neighborhood. You will be able to try four different varieties, so maybe you will have to try all of them again!
We recommend that after drinking you try their food. To do this, make use of their tapas collection, a real temptation for all palates!
Its terrace, always full, is a true magnet that will keep you sitting for hours. Plus? Yes, right behind the bar they have a bookstore where you can find all kinds of books, fanzines and alternative publications. Culture and gastronomy in one place!
Where? 25 Parlament Street, Barcelona.
Always full of people, with no tables inside and a tiny space that invites you to sit with your glass on the street, this place is a toll for many young people before deciding where to eat for the weekend. It is worth making a gap until you reach your bar to order the house vermouth (also with a screen-printed glass to go) and your potatoes or any of the products that are advertised on your blackboard. They have another branch in the Sant Gervasi neighborhood under a new name and location -Mitja Vida- and gave them for a third opening, Dalt De Tot, a location located near its second location, although larger than its predecessors
Where? Consell de Cent 171, 08015 Barcelona.
It is necessary to know Balius: a cocktail bar specializing in good vermouth, which offers tapas and dishes from Aragón and Castilla to eat. For example, the ‘lomo de orza’-fine pork loin marinated with aioli and lemon-or the’ atascaburras’, a cod dish that was already documented in Don Quixote. Its kitchen is uninterrupted, and the product is local, and ecological as much as possible. They are also specialists in sustainable fish.
Where? Carrer de Pujades, 196
Jordi Miralles’s place is quite new, but it is already recognized by vermouth lovers because its 40 different varieties of this magical concoction guarantee not to get bored trying and trying. The place has a lot of charm and the clientele is as varied as its menu: from hipsters to families or grandparents; and from some spectacular bombs, to some bravas that are one of the best kept secrets in the upper part of Eixample Esquerra. Retro aesthetics, soaring ceilings, stone walls and a terrace well oriented to the sun are other of its claims
Donde: Provença, 85