Bar Electric is an old Barcelona standby. There is music on at this Gracia-based bar every night of the week, and while the concerts are not always promised to be good, I like that they can nevertheless be counted on. I’ve been to some inspired shows at Electric, and to others that bored me to the point that I left and went and sat at the bar. I think on that particular night the concert had turned into something of a sing-along, which could be fun, but I wasn’t into it because I don’t speak Portuguese and didn’t know all the words.
If the show is lame at Electric, it’s no big deal, because the cover is never more that 5.00 Euros. I may have paid 3.00 for the sing-along. Depending on what kind of crowd they expect, there could be tables in the concert area, or not. If you want to try to get a chair you need to get in there early, because there is not much space.
Sometimes I have met friends at Electric and we have not made it into the concert, the bar lively enough as it is. Beers are not too expensive, and they also mix up a mean Mojito. This is a place with a Bohemian vibe…you know the kind: mismatched furniture, art on the walls for sale, smoke in the air, Manu Chao on the speakers and dreadlocks at the bar.
See the line up and how to get there online here: http://www.electricbarcelona.com/
Price: Concerts from 3 to 6 Euros, beers about 2.50 Euros.
Photo Credit: Oh-Barcelona and Pedro RJ