Street-food-inspired tapas over two floors
“Food, art and play” is the three-pronged mantra of this stunning new multi-purpose venue in El Born… so let’s start with the most important: food, of course.
Clubhaus offers a different menu on each of its two floors, the first of which is Showroom. In this bright cafe, bar and dining room in one, you’ll find a diverse menu of street-food-inspired snacks, creative tapas and grilled mains with the influence of Mexican and Asian flavours.
Dishes such as Las Papas Bravas (the house version of the classic Spanish tapa) and mango-wasabi oyster shooters whet the appetite, while grilled octopus skewers with hoisin sauce, Korean tacos made with bulgogi beef and an explosive fried chicken bao with kimchi and crunchy peanuts are perfect to share. Hungrier customers might prefer grilled entraña with Thai chimichurri, flame-grilled prawns or baby-back pork ribs with asian potato salad from the barbecued mains. There’s also a healthy selection of vegetable-based tapas, and several vegan options to choose from.
Showroom is also the space where their highly critiqued brunch is served, whether you need a slice of of ‘bravocado’ (smashed avocado on sourdough bread), Mexican-inspired huevos rancheros, their sunny burger with fried egg, a generous portion of banana pancakes or a simple smoothie, there’s a range of pick-me-ups to start your day. For a fixed price of €25, you can select two brunch plates plus access a special open bar with mimosas, bloody marys and micheladas.
Moving downstairs to Jungle Room and the venue takes on more of a bar and nightlife vibe… so it’s fitting that the food offering reflects that. Here you can feast on elevated bar snacks such as BBQ wings with blue-cheese dip, nachos with the lot, and fish-n-chips, along with a snappy selection of gourmet burgers.
After your meal, Clubhaus entices you to stay and play with all manner of addictive entertainment at your fingertips, from pinball and old-school arcade games, to table tennis, darts and mini-golf. They also have a private karaoke booth, which you can hire as a group of friends.
If you’re making a late night of it, follow the neon signs to Galaxy Room, the venue’s speakeasy-style nightclub.