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Volcom Hot Spot // Barcelona

Maybe you already live in a cool town like Barcelona, located in front of the beach with this indescribable amazing vibe. Or maybe you don’t, but you’ve been planning to spend a weekend there with your friends or boyfriend. If the latter fits you, you’ll probably love this article. This week we asked Patricia, our Volcom Store Manager in Barcelona, to share her favorite spots in the city. I don’t know about you but after writing this we already want to try all these places.

 

 Where to get a drink and/or eat something?

Makamaka Beach Burger Café is definitely the place to go if you want to try the best affordable burgers in town in a laid back, relaxed and cool ambience.

www.makamaka.es/

www.makamaka.es/

Surf House Barcelona is born from the California way of life. Indeed, if you want to eat fast but healthy with product of quality, you should find happiness here. They have really nice smoothies and breakfasts and DJs are playing on the weekend. Before relaxing in front of the beach, you can still try one of the activities organized by SHB: insane training, running, paddle surf or even yoga.

www.surfhousebarcelona.com/

www.surfhousebarcelona.com/

Gallito Is a restaurant under the vine leaves, next to the beach, with a casual atmosphere. This mix derives from a simple food prepared with fresh quality product made into a home cooked meal with touches of worldly flavors that that lets us travel away without leaving the table. 

www.gallito.es/

www.gallito.es/

Where to listen to music?

Apolo club is actually made up of two adjacent venues - Apolo 1 and Apolo 2. Apolo 1 is a larger space with an old theatre vibe - high ceilings, a large stage and lots of red velvet. Apolo 2 is a more modern space - darker, smaller and with a banging sound system. Before heading to Apolo it is worth considering the line-ups in the two different clubs - programmers try to ensure that the genres don't clash, ensuring that you can choose from a varied music selection. Apolo's music policy is one of the most forward thinking in the whole city. Both Apolo 1 and Apolo 2 are gig venues until midnight, after this the DJs hit the decks. Genres on offer span from everything hip hop to dub step to techno to burlesque, all depending on what night of the week you are there.

Apolo’s Nasty Mondays an excuse to dance, sing and shout every Monday. It is a party that is directly linked to the skate, surf and snowboard scene at which you can hear Rock, Pop, Indie, Garage, 80’s and Electro Rock. The night was born in 2004 on a cold Monday night in Escudellers Street and has grown and grown until it found its home and its identity in Apolo.

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Primavera Sound Festival was created in 2001 and takes place every year sometime during May. All the indie groups of the moment perform in the Parc del Forum. The Primavera Club is the same festival but in November and this time it all takes place in different spots of the city.

www.primaverasound.com/

www.primaverasound.com/

Every year since 1994, the Sonar Festival goes off in Barcelona for a weekend in June in order to honor electronic music and multimedia art. On the agenda: an impressive line-up that brings together the best DJ’s of the moment

www.sonar.es/

www.sonar.es/

Where to stay true to this?

Marbella Skate Park is a bowl skate park on the beach where it’s fun to see some insane skating, or do some yourself, while not being too far from the ocean to take a dip if things get to hot.

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Nevermind is a unique underground Grunge venue, with a skate bowl inside, cheap prices and a great 90's vibe. It blends perfectly grunge music and skate culture. With live performances of both music and skate, Nevermind in it's two locations, is one of the best kept gems of Bcn's bar scene.

MACBA is the official Skater spot, in the middle of the city. MACBA is short for the Metropolitan Museum of Barcelona, also known as Plaça dels Angels, where all the skaters gather most days of the year. The museum is worth a visit and great coffee, drink and lunch spots surround the open square, or “plaça” outside.

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As Barcelona’s not famous for it’s surf, even though it does get occasional small waves, Stand Up Paddling could be an option for some of you at Barceloneta Beach.

 

And last but not least, don’t forget to go to the Volcom Store located at Calle Canuda 35, 08002 Barcelona and check out the totally rad mosaic creation on the floor at the entrance, made as a tribute to the Gaudi style which has made Barcelona so famous.

Patricia and her team will be happy to help you with anything!

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Addresses

Makamaka Beach Burger Café Passeig Don Joan Borbó Comte Barcelona, 76, 08039 Barcelona

Surf House Barcelona Carrer l'Almirall Aixada, 22, 08003 Barcelona

Gallito Passeig del Mare Nostrum 19-21, 08039 Barcelona

Apolo club Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004 Barcelona

Primavera Sound Festival / Club http://www.primaverasound.com/

Sonar Festival http://sonar.es/es/2015/

Marbella Skate park Sant Marti District, Barcelona

Nevermind Escudellers Blancs #3, Gotico // Tallers # 68, Raval, 08002 Barcelone

MACBA Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

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