The terrace at Calders is tucked into a quiet corner and seating there is hard to come by in non-extraordinary times. At half its capacity, the terrace seats about 24 people ready to order from among their variety of individual dishes. They've got a couple of new items going: a pastrami sandwich with coleslaw and pickled mussels on a bed of potatoes. And beware, as they're making an offer you can't refuse with their Confinement G&T for only a fiver! One of those five euros will go to the One will go to the NGO Veí a Veí (Neighbour to Neighbour) which works to help the most vulnerable in the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. Calders and its coveted terrace are open from 5pm to midnight during the week, and 11am to midnight at the weekend. There will be a time limit, but no need to rush: you'll have an hour and a half to eat and drink.
Barcelona terraces opened up at some of our favourite restaurants and bars as of Monday, May 25 as we went into Phase 1 of de-escalation. This is great news for those of us itching to get out after a little over two months of being recluses. As restaurants and bars learn how to reopen bit by bit, one of the first steps allows us to have a professionally poured beer, coffee, vermouth or whatever strikes your fancy along with a bite to eat outside in the idyllic Barcelona spring sunshine. The air is cleaner than ever, so breathe it in, but remember to follow the rules of hygiene and safe distance, which are still very much active.
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