Barcelona is getting a reputation as one of the top cities in Spain (and, dare we say, beyond) for craft beer. Even some in beer-proud Madrid will tell you that Barcelona is the place to be for great brew. This is a city with such huge aficionados of craft beer that they make that special combo of water, malt, hops and barley their cause – to the extent that there are tours of breweries, social networks devoted to craft beer, and you can even use apps like Untappd and websites such as BeerAdvocate, and RateBeer to seek out the latest barrel or bottle, including both local and imported products. Come along as we show you around the city's top spots for the craft beer you crave.
We’ve visited every place on the Time Out eat list in person (in the case of some of them, several times). We go incognito, and book, pay and tip like everyone else. We get treated like regular diners—sometimes we even get the worst seat in the house. Some of these places are established icons of Boston’s dining scene, some are future stars. We like to let places settle in, revisit them and explore the menu.
For a restaurant to get on the EAT List, the food has to be amazing, that’s a given. But we’re after more than that. We’re looking for a combination of cooking, atmosphere and experience that makes a place truly memorable: somewhere you’d tell your friends about. Somewhere you can’t wait to go back to. We won’t include a place just because it’s innovative, or expensive, or hard to book. It always has to deliver on flavor and value. We rate out of five stars:
One star: Avoid!
Two stars: Not that great
Three stars: Good
Four stars: Really good
Five stars: Unmissable
We also give you an idea of the average cost for a typical meal per person. Euro-sign designations are as follows:
€: €10-12 or less
€€€€: €50 or more
The eat list is updated regularly, so you can be sure that it is always a picture of the very best of Barcelona's current food scene.