Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

Vesping
Vespa rental service, Vesping, offers visitors to Barcelona a memorable way to explore and experience the city with unique and guided tours.
Wer-Haus
A chic concept store in Barcelona’s L’Eixample district, Wer-Haus has an on-site gallery and restaurant, as well as a book and clothes shop.
Els Pescadors
Set on a charming tree-filled square, Els Pescadors serves perfectly cooked fish, seafood and rice dishes in Barcelona’s Sant Marti district.
Hotel Praktik Bakery
Fancy waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread? The trendily minimalist Hotel Praktik Bakery in central Barcelona has its own artisanal bakery.
The Serras
Part of the renovation of Barcelona's waterfront district, The Serras is a chic design hotel with views of the port and sea beyond.
Roca Moo
Hotel Omm’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, serves up wonderful Catalan cuisine with the theatrical open kitchen providing the perfect backdrop...
Ginger
The One
Mirror Hotel
As the name suggests, this modern development is covered head to toe in mirrors. Recently picking up an award for its innovative design, Mirror Hotel embodies chic and sleek.
Le Boudoir
Small and intimate, Le Boudoir is stacked with delicate racks of knickers, bras and other lacey unmentionables.
Villa Emilia
Style meets class at Hotel Villa Emilia; dine in the sleek candlelit restaurant or hit the rooftop bar for some live jazz. 
Dos Palillos
Bursting with atmosphere and too many dishes to count on your fingers, Dos Palillos is a unique fusion of Asian and Spanish food, all under one roof.
Barcelona Football Club
As Spain's national sport, you'd be a fool to miss out on a game of football at Barcelona Football Club.
Kling
This clothing shop is a popular choice for well-groomed Barcelona women, with two stores now ready and waiting to fill your wardrobe…
Hotel Jazz
The best feature of the Hotel Jazz, apart from the roof terrace, is its location right between Plaça Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia.
Papa Serra’s Culinary Adventures
If you’re after a market tour, cooking class and wine tasting all rolled into one, then Papa Serra’s Culinary Adventures is for you...
Neri Hotel
Hotel Neri is one of Barcelona's most tucked-away treasures; although small, the hotel's amenities are perfectly formed and wonderfully kept. The restaurant is stunning and leads to a pretty courtyard that is perfect for al fresco drinking.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Arola
Following on from the success of Madrid-based restaurant La Broche, chef Sergi Arola's eponymous Barcelona debut is housed (rather fittingly) within the super stylish Hotel Arts and has become a hip hangout in its own right.
Ciutat Barcelona
Just 50 metres away from the Picasso museum, this is the ideal place to base yourself in the heart of the 'Ciutat Vella' right on the border between the Barri Gòtic and El Born. 
Suites Avenue
An increasing number of discerning travellers are opting for luxury serviced apartments instead of traditional hotels, and if Suites Avenue is anything to go by it's not hard to see why.

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