The craft beer scene in Barcelona has exploded over the last few years, and the city’s latest addition, Mikkeller Bar, has raised the bar even higher. The founders of the renowned international brand are three Danish friends—Thomas Rohde, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Jacob Gram Asling—and Rohde has moved here to manage the Barcelona branch. This may be the first Spanish project for the Danes but their craft beers have already brought them success around the world, with bars from Copenhagen and Tokyo to San Francisco. As gypsy brewers, Mikkeller do not have a fixed brewery where they produce their beers; instead, they prefer to rent space within other breweries, if and when they’re feeling creative. “We haven’t been in Barcelona very long, but we really hope to work with local brewers to expand our already large selection of beers as soon as possible,” said Rohde. The bar offers 24 beer taps, and over 100 different bottles and craft beers. The food menu is almost as impressive. The rustic-style, Catalan kitchen has no time for pretentious portions: forget thin slithers of Manchego, this bar is about quality and quantity, so a good, hearty slab of only the best is what you will get. “We like to suggest food and drink combinations that are both unusual and intriguing,” explained Rohde. “An IPA beer with Warpig’s Spicy Beef Jerkey, for example, both compliment and contrast with each other, leaving your taste buds wanting more.”
Mikkeller Bar. València 202.