It's not all hard work here at Metropolitan, we do get out and about and here is where you might find some of us when we aren't grafting at our desks.
Dave, Art Director, recommends: The Soul Club
He goes there for the very good funk and soul music, it has a little dance floor and one of the DJs is the former owner of Cafe Royale. A must for music lovers.
The Soul Club
Nou. de Sant Francesc 7, Tel. 933 02 70 26. www.soulclub.es
Metro: Liceu (L3)
Hannah, Senior Editor, recommends: La Garrafa dels Beatles
Every night except Sunday come along to hear the (now getting on a bit) owners play tribute to their favourite band. The bar is a tiny shrine to the Liverpool lads and the walls are festooned with memorabilia. Free to get in but drinks are pricey but the renditions of 'Yellow Submarine', 'Paperback Writer' and 'Eleanor Rigby' make it worthwhile. Just be prepared for some strange pronunciations: the performers have learnt everything phonetically and don't actually speak a word of English....
La Garrafa dels Beatles
Joan Güell 150, Tel. 934 910 447
Metro: Les Corts (L3)
Katy, Assistant Editor, recommends: Gusto and Milano Cocktail Bar
Small but fun bar in Gràcia, if you love a tiny bar with fun staff and a not too pretentious atmosphere then head down here. The wallpaper is a little trippy and beware of the dodgy toilet doors that don't close properly and can leave the occupant slightly exposed to passersby but apart from that it is a great little place. Fun monthly ipod-battles too.
Milano is a little hard to spot as you have to by-pass a tourist packed restaurant but go down the stairs and you are in a brilliant cocktail bar. The drinks list is huge and not too pricey and the staff are nice and can recommend what drink you might like. Quiet early on but it gets busy as the night goes on, it does give you the slight feeling of being on a cruise ship but that makes it all the more fun.
Francisco Giner 24, Tel. 652 49 33 72
Metro: Fontana (L3)
Ronda Universidad, 35, Tel. 934 813 327
Metro: Universitat (L2)
Aisling, Graphic Designer, recommends: Robers Bar
This local bar in Castelldefels has the excellent and extremely generous offer on the weekends where you can get free drinks depending on your luck at guessing heads or tails. Put 50 cents in a glass, guess heads or tails and if you are right then you get your drink free!
Paseo Marítimo 218-220
Everyday: 6pm - 2.30am