Granja de Gavà

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Granja de Gavà Granja de Gavà in Barcelona’s El Raval is a popular bar/restaurant catering to an intellectual crowd. Join the literati in Barcelona with Party Earth. Barcelona Spain 41.3825342 2.1658017
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Party Earth Review In 1942, the famous Catalan writer Terenci Moix was born in Granja de Gavà (Farm Gavà), back when the location was the site of a small dairy and the surrounding El Raval neighborhood was just a shadow of the trendy hotspot... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    1, 2: Universitat; 3: Liceu

  • Phone:

    933 02 38 45

  • Hours:

    M–Th 9am–2am, F 9am–3am, Sa 7pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Granja de Gavà Review

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Granja de Gavà in Barcelona’s El Raval is a popular bar/restaurant catering to an intellectual crowd. Join the literati in Barcelona with Party Earth.

In 1942, the famous Catalan writer Terenci Moix was born in Granja de Gavà (Farm Gavà), back when the location was the site of a small dairy and the surrounding El Raval neighborhood was just a shadow of the trendy hotspot it has since become.

Yet while the surrounding blocks now constantly buzz with activity at the variety of nearby bars and clubs, Gavà remains a quieter haunt where intellectual types can sip coffee and dish over literature, and where Moix himself used to sit and write poetry before his death in 2003.

Newspapers highlighting major events in Spain over the last several decades adorn the walls, as do tiles scribbled with past patrons’ musings on everything from the meaning of life to their opinions of the bar snacks.

Latin rhythms fill the space in the evening, though always at conversation-friendly levels, so weary travelers can tuck in with a beer at one of the tiny tables, make new friends over traditional Catalonian fare, and stare at the statue on the bar of a robust woman wearing a giant hat made of bananas.

What does it meaaaaaaaaaan?

The loud chatter of multiple languages spills out from the international crowd that frequents this place, as one round of drinks turns into three. Granja de Gavà maintains that authentic character of old poetic elegance mixed with a 21st-century-shots-and-cocktails kind of night.

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Tip from Emma:

On the first Wednesday of every month, Granja de Gavà holds a popular open-mic poetry night, where you can listen to people from all over the world read festive works in a host of languages and styles. The crowd is friendly and the vibe is raucous and fun, so even if you have stage fright, you’ll find this a welcoming spot to share your inner musings.

  • Crowd

    Cool cat Spaniards, hip tourists, poetry nerds, literature buffs, quiet drinkers, over-thinkers, friendly locals, mid-20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient Latin music in the evenings.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu of traditional Catalonian fare, including chicken with mushrooms, lamb with grilled vegetables, ham, a host of sandwiches, and sausages.

  • Prices

    Bar snacks €1+, sandwiches €4.50, entrées €7–€8, sweets €1+. Beer €2–€3, wine €2.50/glass or €12/bottle, cocktails and mixed drinks €5+, shots €1.50–€3. Coffee €1+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, vests, flannel, flip-flops, vintage dresses, fitted sweaters.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time during the day to escape the urban bustle, or the first Wednesday of the month to check out the poetry night.

  • Close By

    Lletraferit (Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 43) is a nearby café and bookstore that plays host to many literary events, has a library stocked with cheap books, and offers patrons several cozy sofas where they can relax with a cocktail and chill with a similar crowd.

Granja de Gavà User Reviews

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'Till the fat lady sings...
Ernst B. Nov 1, 2012
Call it a hunch, but I get the feeling that the owner is as crazy as the interior of the place. A statue of a giant fat lady adorned by a huge slice of pizza dominates a warmly-lit room slap-bag in the center of attention. Cool tunes bobbing in the background sets the mood for a vibey night of drinking cocktails and eating pizza. Don't miss the beer+pizza special!!
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