Some of the best local and international bands have played in this underground bar, and thousands of music fans have had a blast working up a sweat on the dance floor. The bar at the Sidecar Factory Club is a Barcelona classic that's full of history with a heartbeat that sounds like a guitar solo. From the pavement outside, if you look through the red-lit windows that make a Kubrick-esque contrast with the whiteness of the furniture, stairs and bars inside, you can just make out tables covered with posters announcing concerts that have come and gone.
The bar above the club has had its own identity for a while now: with Pablo, Wookie and Juan in charge, the Sidecar bar hosts its own programme of concerts, exhibitions and DJ sessions as well as mixing up good cocktails. They started with just solo performances, but the band Nueva Vulcano played there as well. And they've filled the space full of concert photos that were taken by a different photographer each month: from Xavier Mercadé in February to Rosario López and Aitor Rodero in July. DJs who have played tracks in the bar include Wences, Eneida and Mike Mariconda. Plus, you can get a well-crafted Tom Collins for just €6. Quite the bastion of Barcelona life right here in its own corner of Plaça Reial.
|Venue name:||Bar del Sidecar|
Plaça Reial, 7
|Transport:||Liceu (M: L3)|