Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

Bliss Spa
Reial Cercle Artístic
This permanent show is dedicated to Salvador Dali one of Spain's most famous artists and is appropriately set in the gorgeous Gothic District.
Momo
Lomography
Lomography is one of the most beautiful ways to capture memories, which is why this store on Calle Rosic is always brimming with creative types.
Coquette
Born to be beautiful' is the tagline at Coquette, an industrial-inspired space in the trendy shopping district of El Born.
Restaurant Fonda España
Historical features meet modern design at Restaurant Fonda España, a must for culture vultures and foodies alike, with delicate dishes and fine wine in abundance.
Café Kafka
Pop in for a drink, or stay for lunch or dinner, either way and for however long, Café Kafka is the ideal spot for a charming and completely unique pit stop while wandering the streets of Barcelona. 
Sant Vicenç de Montalt
La França
Ooh la la! Catering exclusively to kinky couples, La França brings sex back to the city with moody interiors and naughty behaviour positively encouraged inside. Perfect for affairs of the heart - or just plain affairs.
Hotel España
Step into the buzzing centre of Barcelona, and you’ll find Hotel España ready to cater to all your needs. Modern design meets old exquisite architecture, with a bar to rival any work of art.
Hotel Bagués
A recent addition to Barcelona's ever-growing choice of awe-inspiring accommodations, Hotel Bagués is another Derby-owned property in a super-central location on Las Ramblas.
Barceló Raval
The reservations book at Barceló Raval is jam-packed with fashion types thanks to its location in one of the city's trendiest districts.
Moo
Many hotel restaurants disappoint, but that's certainly not the case at the humorously named Moo. With a recent restaurant makeover and stylish new bar under its belt, you won’t want to miss this one out.
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Room Mate Emma
A striking, uber-modern hotel set in the middle of inspiring Art-Nouveau architecture. Near all the best shops and clubs, making Emma a great stay for the artsy hedonist...
Olivia Plaza
Its purpose is simple - to provide pampering, spiritual relief and a sense of tranquility, which, given its location, no other hotel can pull off quite so well.
Hotel Omm
Hotel Omm is a marvel of modern design and has more awe-inspiring amenities than you could ever possibly use in a single stay. Highlights include a Michelin-starred restaurant and on-site spa.
Caelum
Although tucked away in a corner of the Gothic district we recommend you make the effort to find Caelum. Known as the most exquisite cafe and bakery in the city Caelum serves the best pastries and coffee in Barcelona. And we've tried a lot.
Bilbao Berria
Bilboa Berria challenges the traditional view of tapas and is extremely successful for doing so. Located by the cathedral this eternally-popular eatery benefits from a constant passing trade of sightseers.
Salero
Although you could slink into Salero for a sumptuous supper we prefer it as a fabulous place for late-night cocktails. Its romantic atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for date night.
Xix Bar
A mighty selection of gins in a tiny former milk shop. Who would've thought?
The White Bar
Hotel bars can be hit or miss, but the White Bar - attached to the Chic & Basic Hotel on Calle Princesa - is an excellent place to head pre-dinner, post-dinner or even for dinner.
W Living Room
As you'd expect of a watering hole inside W Barcelona, W Living Room offers a stylish, sophisticated space in which to kick back, relax and watch the well-heeled world go by.
Pla
Whilst Pla could be classed as a restaurant we highly recommend it for an early evening glass of wine or cleverly crafted cocktail. Gothic interiors add panache.
Manchester Bar
With music from its namesake city in the UK and cheap beer before 10pm - the Manchester Bar is certainly unique for Barcelona...
La Vinya del Senyor
According to those in the know - that would be us - La Vinya del Senyor offers up the best wine list in the city. The rustic environment meanwhile affords diners an authentic Catalonian experience despite its shockingly shabby exterior.
L’Antic Teatre
One of the only beer gardens in Barcelona, L'Antic Teatre is the perfect place to escape from the fast pace of the city, catch some sun and feel like a local. 
Gimlet
The perfect place to come for pre-club drinks before painting the rest of the town red, Gimlet has become something of a local institution among cocktail-loving locals.
Bar Pepino
Eccentric décor and an eclectic mix of clientele - Bar Pepino is the perfect spot for a slightly more unusual night out in Barcelona... 
Bar Lobo
Drinking and eating is more a full-time job in Barcelona than a casual pastime, which is why we love Bar Lobo, which does it oh-so well.
Andu
Still relatively unknown with tourists Andu provides a real taste of Catalonian lifestyle with lethal cocktails served up in atmospheric surroundings. The perfect place to escape the pretension of the more tourist-crammed bars in the city.
Tickets
Albert and Ferran Adrià's new eatery and cocktail bar in Barcelona is much more casual than their famed El Bulli, but no less spectacular.
Santa Maria
One of the Borne district's most renowned restaurants Santa Maria is frequented by a loyal following of foodies who lap up the consistently excellent food and always-reasonable prices.
Santa Caterina Cuines
Falling away from the tourist trail on the Mercat Santa Caterina Santa Caterina Cuines serves up wonderfully fresh ingredients and a buzzing atmosphere.
Mordisco
A neat, sweet little restaurant serving good quality fresh food that won't break the bank.
La Bodegueta
Appearances can be deceptive and this is no more true than at La Bodegueta; although not the most sophisticated design-wise the authentic cuisine makes it one of Barcelona's must-eats.
Matsuri
We're not afraid to say it; Matsuri is the best place for sushi in Barcelona. Insanely reasonable prices compliment the exquisite cuisine while the wonderfully attentive service wraps things up nicely.
Comerc 24
With El Bulli acolyte Carles Abellan at the helm Comerc 24's menu is as much the work of an artist as it is a chef. Sit savour and enjoy.
Cata 181
As one of Barcelona's best kept secrets - until now that is - Cata 181 is where boisterous locals dine until the small hours away from the city's tourist traps. Tell only your best friends.
Cafe de L’Academia
A good sign when dining in a different city is whether the locals enjoy it - and this is certainly the case at Cafe de L'Academia, where insiders jostle against tourists for mouthwatering tapas.

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