Over the last few years, the brunch culture has taken the city’s bars and restaurants by storm. And, true to European form, it has transformed into a much lengthier and boozier social occasion this side of the Atlantic.
The term “brunch” actually originates from the British upper-classes, whose staff would take Sunday off, leaving a spread of breakfastlunch items prepared in advance to avoid the family going hungry. Living in Barcelona, the concept of a drunk-lunch may not be so foreign to your weekend plans. With an abundance of trendy new eateries across the city now offering all-day brunch menus, some boasting bottomless cocktails and various fruit juices laced with cava, “drunch” is the new acceptable face of daytime drinking. We’ve put together some of our top places where you can indulge in the best and most fashionable drunches in town.
Timeline pays close attention to detail. From the random
wall-mounted artefacts to the antique book-bound
menus, this tiny (booking essential) yet worthy contender
of a Sunday hotspot offers a brunch menu that ranges
from baked bean tapas to all-you-can-drink Bloody
Marys and Bucks Fizz. Sundays will never be dull again.
Providencia 3. http://www.timelinebar.com
brunch menus from classic American-style pancakes
to their new “Oxford Brunch”. They also serve a killer
Bloody Mary which can be enjoyed inside the warm and
inviting cafe-restaurant, or out on the terrace. Claudia
Schiffer has even been spotted hanging out here.
Trav. de Gràcia 50-52. http://www.meatpackingbistro.com
This is a brunch classic in the Raval. Offering a large
variety of dishes (no set menu), the portions are
generous and indeed very tasty. Their cocktail menu
is extensive yet somewhat pricey for the area. The
hamburgers are a must-try.
Riera Alta 4-6. http://www.marmaladebarcelona.com