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Explore the neighbourhood before and after the concert

A five-star café
1.Three Marks Coffee
Carrer d’Ausiàs March, 151‎
This café has an industrial feel and boasts the best signature coffees in the city. The huge ‎range of coffees, which they roast themselves, make it a fantastic place for tasting coffee ‎from all over the world. They also sell coffee for you to brew yourself at home. ‎

Seasonal, Mediterranean dishes
‎2.Piratas

Carrer d’Ausiàs March, 157‎
This cute little restaurant has some interesting options on its menu. Seasonal dishes, ‎Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine and a personalised service make Piratas a good choice for ‎grabbing a bite to eat before or after the concert. ‎

Pasta made in Barcelona‎
‎3.Il Birrino

Carrer d’Alí Bei, 123‎
A few years ago Emanuele came here to Barcelona from Italy to open Il Birrino. A small ‎restaurant where the pasta is prepared on the spot and where you can enjoy some ‎‎spaghetti alle vongole accompanied by a fine selection of artisan beers.‎

Great value market-fresh cuisine
‎4.El Puestu

Carrer de Ribes, 39‎
Haute cuisine for the locals. Here you get to watch the El Puestu chefs prepare more ‎modernised versions of tripe, Galician-style octopus, meatballs and spectacular patatas ‎braves (fried potatoes with spicy sauce). And for dessert, a glass of Lloret; ‎all accompanied by the music of Alaska, Raffaella Carrà and Camela in the background.‎

Sun and tapas all year
‎5.Cabo Bar

Carrer de la Marina, 124‎
The terrace of the Cabo, which is open all year round, is a great spot for soaking up the ‎atmosphere of the neighbourhood. It offers a set lunch menu and a wide variety of tapas; a ‎perfect place to enjoy a rice dish, patatas bravas or a burger.‎

Let’s eat
‎6.Granja Mabel

Carrer de la Marina, 114‎
The reasonably-priced menu at this place is always a hit. Choose from a risotto, tartare or ‎salad dish for starters and follow up with a meat or fish dish that will satisfy all tastes. ‎Advance booking recommended!‎

The best Spanish omelette in Barcelona
‎7.El Bierzo

Carrer d’Ausiàs March, 138‎
This place is a classic in Sant Martí. El Bierzo is a meeting point for ESMUC students and local ‎neighbours alike. Their specialities include omelettes of the day, which may be potato or ‎squash, which they serve as a snack or in a sandwich.‎

Sandwiches and cakes
‎8.Carrot Café

Carrer de Tànger, 22‎
Decorated in an urban style, this bright little corner offers a great menu of delicious burgers. ‎Also good for sandwiches and bagels, and the carrot and cheese cakes are not to be missed!‎

An all-rounder
‎9.El Bar

Carrer de Ribes, 46‎
Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find a good variety of dishes and fantastic ‎service at El Bar. Sandwiches, Russian salad and pizzas are some of their specialties, which ‎you wash down with a beer or glass of wine before or after the concert.‎

The American of Poblenou
‎10.Sonora

Carrer de Pamplona, 96‎
American-style tavern with music, fast food and imported beers. An ideal spot for a drink or ‎snack before or after the concert.‎

Young people rule
‎11.Forastera

Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 22‎
In this large restaurant you will find original dishes and a multicultural atmosphere that brings ‎together young people and local office workers. They offer a set menu from Monday to ‎Friday and a good variety of tapas.‎

Cocktails and ambience
‎12.La Higuera

Carrer de Sicília, 101‎
If you fancy casual dining and some excellent cocktails, La Higuera is the place for you. And ‎you might even bump into some of the OBC and Barcelona Symphony Band musicians, who ‎often meet up here after the concerts.‎

Basque at its best
‎13.Gorría

Carrer de la Diputació, 421‎
This restaurant has been around since 1977 and offers excellent quality Basque and Navarran ‎cuisine. In addition to Gorría’s first-rate dishes, you can also enjoy a wide selection of wines ‎and impeccable service.‎

All in one
‎14.Glòries

Avinguda Diagonal, 208‎
There are over 30 eateries offering a wide range of cuisine in the Glòries shopping centre. ‎From popular fast-food chains to world cuisine and cafeterias. Everything you could want is ‎here!‎

For those who like to look after themselves
‎15.Arrels Flexitarià

Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 27‎
Healthy, balanced cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. A good place for a fixed-menu ‎lunch, with 5 starters and 5 mains to choose from and a wide variety of dishes for all tastes. ‎And the desserts are all homemade.‎

Vermouth with soul
‎16.Bodega Monumental

Carrer de la Marina, 183‎
In a renovated style, the Bodega Monumental still maintains the traditional culinary heritage ‎passed down to the owners from their grandparents. Its decor reflects the bullfighting past ‎that characterised the neighbourhood for decades, when bullfights were held in the former ‎Monumental bullring. A unique place with soul. Ideal for enjoying a vermouth, having a snack, ‎and taking a trip back in time. ‎

At the heart of L’Auditori
‎17.Llanterna

Carrer de Lepant, 150‎
The L’Auditori café-restaurant is one of the musical centres of the Barcelona. The musicians ‎of the Barcelona Symphony Band and the OBC pass through here, along with ESMUC ‎teachers and students, and the artists and soloists who perform at L’Auditori. You can have ‎breakfast, a reasonably-priced lunch, or just have a snack before the concert or during the ‎break. It also offers a great selection of Spanish wines.‎

The best beers
‎18.La Bona Pinta

Carrer de la Diputació, 433‎
The ideal place for lovers of fine beers. A wide variety of national and international beers, ‎both artisan and from small producers, to enjoy in a friendly atmosphere.‎

A fusion of cuisine and design
‎19.Design Museum café-restaurant

Disseny Hub Barcelona building
Plaça de les Glòries, 37-38‎
The perfect place for a snack, coffee or a beer. A quiet, bright space surrounded by design ‎and creative projects where you can enjoy a wide variety of breakfast or lunch items.‎

A charming corner
‎20.Cantina

Carrer de la Marina, 164‎
La Cantina is the latest addition to the neighbourhood. A modern restaurant that offers tapas ‎and traditional Catalan dishes, with a daily menu full of quality products.‎

A burger, please
21.Stop & Mos
Mercat dels Encants
Carrer de Los Castillejos, 154‎
Right in the heart of the Els Encants market, this stall offers some pretty spectacular burgers ‎and fries. Seeded bread, organic meat and first-class service guarantee an experience you ‎won’t forget!‎