Ambar

Relaxed reflection of Raval

Of all the bars in Raval, Ambar is perhaps the one that personifies this eclectic area the best. Just like the district, the decor is a surprising mix of the brand new and the downright shabby. Slick red bar top, metallic stools and modern floor-to-ceiling windows contrast with threadbare sofas, gilt-gold picture frames (devoid of pictures) and lamps stolen from your great aunt’s bedsit.

Somehow it works and as a result Ambar is perennially full of cool kids, couples and lost souls, waxing lyrical, snogging and composing poetry respectively. In summer a seat outside at the bottom of the Rambla de Raval is a perfect perching point.

Occasionally live DJs drop by and they also have a cool selection of beers.

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