About insiders

The most important thing when you visit a city is having a good contact person in it. The kind of person that has the insider information, the one that makes you feel as a citizen, not as a tourist. At Grand Hotel Central we consider our guests as temporary inhabitants and worthy to have a great advisor next to them. Therefore our team of bloggers would like to share with you all the places you should visit, the trends you must follow, the events you should not miss and the secret tips you need to know. Here you have all the info you need to be an insider. Welcome to your Barcelona!

Barcelona Sounds Agenda: 21/04-27/04

This is what we have prepared at The Citybar of Grand Hotel Central for this week:

Music Days: we will continue with our Music Days, the best selection of songs. From Monday to Wednesday we will continue with “Let’s Funk”“buenasalsa” and “Made in Spain”.

As always, music days are from 7:30 pm till 02:00am!

Live at the Citybar:

On Thursday 24 April, Albert Bello is back with the Oriol Saña! 1 guitar and 1 violin, to play the best pieces from Django Reinhardt.

From 22:30, free entry.

Mixing at the Citybar:

- On Friday 25, we will have again the visit of one of the incoming artists from the undeground scene, Marc Baldrich.

Saturday 26, for the first time, we will have the visit of Arnau Obiols, one of the best DJ’s of the music trendy scene of Barcelona.

From 23:00, free entry. Come and join us!

The Citybar at Grand Hotel Central is located at Via Laietana 30 , next to the metro stop Jaume I.

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Nonono

Nonono. They describe themselves as a restaurant with “radical market kitchen made with biodynamic and organic products.” They claim the product and from its meat (rabbit, chicken …) to a simple (but delicious) green salad tastes as “the real thing”.

More authentic restaurants at the free app.

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Barcelona Sounds Agenda: 14/04-20/04

This is what we have prepared at The Citybar of Grand Hotel Central for this week:

Music Days: we will continue with our Music Days, the best selection of songs. From Monday to Wednesday we will continue with “Let’s Funk”“buenasalsa” and “Made in Spain”.

As always, music days are from 7:30 pm till 02:00am!

Live at the Citybar:

– On Thursday 17 April, Albert Bello is back with the trio jazz! 2 guitars and 1 violin, what else?

From 22:30, free entry.

Mixing at the Citybar:

- On Friday 18, we will receive one of the incoming artists from the undeground scene, Marc Baldrich.

Saturday 19- Sexto is back with his personal vision of the music, crossover, hot and always groovy!

From 23:00, free entry. Come and join us!

The Citybar at Grand Hotel Central is located at Via Laietana 30 , next to the metro stop Jaume I.

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Meat Packing

Meat Packing. Young people and a very “newyorker” menu in which there is all about meat (obviously). They feature from burgers to steak tartar or carpaccio through the spaghetti with meatballs. They have brunch on weekends and bank holidays.

More restaurants at the free app.

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Ávalon Restaurant by Ramón Freixa

Ávalon proposes the most relaxed, casual and easy dishes to be shared among friends. They are all homemade and traditional, a “comfort food” Mediterranean version. Good examples are the “fricandó”, the cannelloni or the succulent gourmet burgers, one of the best sellers.

The local, recently renovated, offers an elegant, spacious and bright dining room with space for 70 people, ideal for groups. Ávalon is a free Wi-Fi restaurant and open all year round.
“It is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona to eat for less than 35 €”, according to the Michelin guide.
And when you finish the dinner in Ávalon you can complete the experience with classic cocktails and new creations at The City Bar or at the Sky Bar terrace.
Enjoy the night in one of the most exclusive corners of Barcelona. A real urban oasis recommended for those who know how to enjoy the small pleasures of life while savoring an exquisite cocktail to the sounds of gentle music.

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Barcelona Sounds Sessions: 07/04 – 13/04

This is what we have preparad for this week at The Citybar of Grand Hotel Central:

Music Days: Mondays we will continue with “Let’s Funk”, and Tuesdays, it’s time for “buenasalsa”. “Made in Spain”, is our new Music Day, a finest selection of the best spanish songs (not necessary from spanish artist). This selection will be played every Wednesday with the best songs of Manel, Fibla, el Guincho, Joana Serrat, Coque Malla, Mishima, La Bien Querida among others.

All the Music Days starts from 19:30 till 1! Free acces!

Live at The Citybar:

On Thursday 10 April, Albert Bello is back with the 104 Quartet guys, the students from the jazz school in Hospitalet.

Mixing the Citybar:

On Friday 11, Sexto is back with his personal vision of the music, crossover, hot and always groovy!

Saturday 12, we are really pleased to have a new guest in our DJ buzz, Javier Navinés. Javier is, without no doubt, one of the most important DJ’s here in Barcelona, a delicatessen artist to start your Saturday Night!

Come and join us! Free entry!

The Citybar at Grand Hotel Central is located at Via Laietana 30, next to the Jaume I metro stop.

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Collage

Cocktails, afterwork and good atmosphere. It gets busy when the sun goes down especially on Wednesdays (with an “aperitivo” -appetizer- northern Italy style) and on weekends.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/CollageBarcelona

More cool bars at the free app:
http://guiaspunto.com/ciudades/barcelona/?lang=en

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Barcelona Sounds Sessions: 31/03 – 06/04

We are starting this spring with some news around the music project of Grand Hotel Central.

This is what we have preparad for this week:

Music Days: This month we have a new incoming Music Day“Made in Spain”, a finest selection of the best spanish songs (not necessary from spanish artist). This selection will be played every Wednesday with the best songs of Manel, Fibla, el Guincho, Joana Serrat, Coque Malla, Mishima, La Bien Querida among others.

On Mondays we will continue with “Let’s Funk”, and Tuesdays, it’s time for “buenasalsa”.

All the Music Days starts from 19:30 till 1! Free acces!

Live at The Citybar:

On Thursday 3rd April, Albert Bello is back with the trio jazz! 2 guitars and 1 violin, what else?

Mixing the Citybar:

- On Friday 4th, Sano will offer his hot music offer, a great mix of Colombian Sounds: salsa, cumbia and funk touch!

- Saturday 5th, Sergi Deckard, one legendary Dj from Barcelona who plays a good selection of house music, will visit us for the first time, we’re are excited about it :)

Come and join us! Free entry!

The Citybar at Grand Hotel Central is located at Via Laietana 30, next to the Jaume I metro stop.

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KUO

This Japanese tavern is famous for its great tatakis, ceviches, tartare, tempura dishes and grilled products in teppan-yaki. The space has been created by the young designer Josep Cortina. One of its most remarkable tables to be booked is the eight people one imagined by the artist Ariane Patout. They have take away service. The same team owns the Nomo Japanese restaurant.

http://www.restaurantekuo.com

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Grouper tartar

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Age edamame truffle

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Maguro tataki

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Tempura no moriwase

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California makis

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Aburi Toro

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Alaska and Norway salmon

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Chocolate coulant with green tea ice cream

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Green tea mochi