May 11, 2018
One of several bars on Amsterdam’s lively Marie Heinekenplein, Barça, as its name suggests, takes its inspiration from the tapas bars of Barcelona. It’s an attractive space with a large sunny terrace, canopied by greenery, and an equally large, almost cavernous interior with a bar at the front and an open kitchen. There’s a pumping soundtrack and a general party atmosphere which only intensifies as the night wears on. On the drinks front, there are plenty of Spanish wines on offer, as well as an excellent selection of Cavas, plus a range of premium spirits and sherries. They also serve a range of cocktails -Thursday nights are Mojitonight at Barça(though every night is Mojitonight if you ask us) with drinks available at ß-5 a pop. The menu of tapas-style dishes is great for sharing. All the Spanish staples are present and correct: chorizo, manchego cheese, croquettas, pata negra, tortilla de patatas, and lovely garlicky prawns. If you’re having trouble choosing, try the Plato de Barça, a selection of their top dishes. If you’re after something more substantial they also serve entrecote, a house burger and various grilled things. The place is particularly popular on Friday and Saturday nights when local DJs get people dancing into the small hours.