Forget Gracia, the cool kids have established Poble Sec as their preferred barrio - and leading the district's cultural and social scene since 1998 has been this superb space: Maumau Underground. Located in a hard-to-find basement five minutes from Paral-lel, descend into Maumau's any night from Thurs to Sat and you'll find a hip crowd of well-dressed artists, students and young professionals sipping on gin and tonics or vintage cocktails, such as Moscow Mules or Sailor Jerrys, as they make the most of the weekend. As you would expect the bar looks the part, with low white sofas surrounded by pop art, bamboo sticks, a canvassed ceiling and a scattering of what look suspiciously like school benches, whilst deep funk and rare grooves drift out of the soundsystem. What separates Maumau Underground from your average trendy sipping point is its deep involvement in the city's cultural scene. Check out their website and Facebook profile (above) for the latest alternative events all over Barcelona, or purchase their membership card for big discounts on all of the best contemporary culture spots in town - plus discounted drinks at the bar! Film buffs should keep a special eye out for regular Thurs night short film screenings.
Great gin and tonics!!!!!!
reviewed by Lydia from Spain on Oct.15.2012
Ultra cool place, nicely out of reach of the average drunken tourist. Good looking crowd and a classic 'in-the-know' venue... Poble Sec definitely coming up right now
reviewed by Duncan from United Kingdom on Jun.03.2011