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La Federica

  • LGBTQ+
  • El Poble-sec
  • price 1 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
La Federica
Photograph: Courtesy La Federica

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

"The Alberts" decided to make La Federica - one of the bars with the most emblematic atmospheres in the city - theirs, and they did it with flair. And who are the Alberts? Albert Villaplana is a graffic designer and Albert Macaya came from the world of safaris (no, we're not kidding). Friends of La Federica's owners, they snagged the bar as soon as it came on the market. A bar as cool as La Federica deserves to be in able (and fashionable!) hands, and those four hands definitely belong to the Alberts. One-of-a-kind vintage furniture fills the space with a shameless, eclectic vibe, one that Villaplana and Macaya complement with an ever-rotating of colorful patterned shirts and an attitude of undiluted fun. 

In Poble-Sec, Blai Street promises pedestrians a seemingly endless selection of bars, cafés and restaurants to choose from, and the Alberts aren't here to fight for business. They don't need to, because they offer something different: a bar full of glamour and unpretentious debauchery where you can always count on a strong drink, a yummy snack and themed parties two Saturdays a month.

The food at La Federica is all made with love and attention to detail. You can try baiona - a cured pork delicacy - from Can Gori or Barrotxa, a delicious tortilla de patatas or cheeses directly from the Pyranees. Their intention is to serve excellent products that you wouldn't eat at home at reasonable prices. Along with all the food, interesting beers on draft and a full menu of wine and gin and tonics make this bar far more than a watering hole. 

Written by
Martí Sales


Salvà, 3
Paral·lel (M: L2,L3)
Opening hours:
Mon closed; Tue-Thu 7pm-2am; Fri, Sat 7pm-3am; Sun closed.
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