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Lupita del Raval (CLOSED)

Bars and pubs El Raval
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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This place is closed ‘The small business must be understood in context, we have to interact with our environment to improve what we have in common:  we have to network,’ says Sergi Coloma, a partner of Lupita – the old SF bar – along with Jordina (of Rouge and the now-defunct Lempika) and Gemma.

This collaborative spirit is what makes businesses  grow, and Coloma understands that. For example, on Sunday mornings Victor is in charge of the bar – and he’s from the shop opposite, which by the way, serves up good pintxos.

Coloma and his crew are also part of La Verde, a co-op / centre of shopping and services that provides for Las Fernández, La Casa de la Pradera, el Libélula ... Coloma is one of those people who always has a thousand projects on the go: several years ago he opened the salon Pódame in C/Cera, and not even five months ago he launched Lupita, and just after, another hairdresser’s in C/Robadors. ‘We like the eclectic Raval, the streets full of variety and spontaneity,’ he says.

Coloma and company hope that Lupita and its little terrace will become a meeting place for young people where Thursdays feature live flamenco, Fridays will be queer night – with DJ Rebote and Borja Pony and a trashy-with-heels clientele – Saturdays a bit more rock ’n’ roll, and Sundays are saved for vermouth – and if you get hungry, you can gobble down a meatball sandwich that will leave you full and happy. Having an evening beer in the bar is a little everyday luxury.

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Address: Carretes, 48
Barcelona
08001
Transport: Paral·lel (M: L2,L3)
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 6pm-3am; Sun from 11am.
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