Asador de Castilla is a long standing favorite located near the old town hall. Excelling in authentic Castilian asador which is barbecued treats, this place will always be a favorite for everyone who loves a good old barbecue. This is especially proved by the number of politicians, journalists and the various VIPs who frequent this place. Specialties here include homemade stews, roast lamb with herbs and refried beans with strips of Iberian ham. The decor here is pretty quirky and interesting, consisting of a solid stone facade, with medieval coats-of-arms and stone carvings around the place. For the best in BBQ, head to this earthy restaurant.
This club attracts mainly a student crowd for its regular sessions. It also organizes the occasional live concert. There are two floors, each with a different feel. The upper floor, where the toilets and cloakroom are, is a quiet bar where you can sit and drink in peace. Downstairs, the lights are dimmed, the DJs play chart hits and everyone dances. The regular DJs are Sergio Bastida and DJ Toner. Planta Baja has been in business for the last 17 years.
When in Granada, BoogaClub is a great place to bring the weekend in. This ultimate beats zone is a haunt for music lovers, locals and tourists alike. From reggae and jazz to energetic beats that will make you move your feet, the BoogaClub is a great place to let loose. Don't miss the weekly performances and events that will appeal to most audiences. In addition, various DJs grace the stage with their hip hop mixes that will urge you to become a regular at the BoogaClub.
A local bar with an international outreach, Poë specializes in excellent tapas, attracting a crowd of expats, locals, students and tourists. Poë is run by UK-born Matthew Poe and his Angolan wife Ana, and together they manage to keep the menu eclectic and the atmosphere electric. You can choose from a selection of their famous homemade dishes- Portugese Piri-Piri, Brazilian bean stew, Thai Chicken curry and Italian veggies. And don't forget to try the absinthe shots (served with sugar cubes).
Located in Alqueria de Morayma, a small tourist complex in the city of Granada, this restaurant is one of the few choices for all those out on a sightseeing tour, around the Albayzin area. Two large dining rooms elaborately decorated with antiques and old paintings, an open fireplace, a bar and a terrace with views of the mountains, make Mirador de Morayma the best spot for a peaceful lunch break. The menu includes a wide variety of rice dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients. So, ask for a full course meal and order your favorite wine to go along with it. You can also book the restaurant's outdoor area for private parties and family gatherings.
This typical Irish pub is popular for its wide range of cask-conditioned draught beers and the Sky Sports coverage. The beers are kept as they should be, in barrels in a cool and separate temperature-controlled cellar. The pub is dimly lit and decorated in dark wood. Lots of foreigners come here for the great choice of beers (stout, ale and lager), the TV, the smoky atmosphere and the friendly company. It also serves cider, soft drinks, cocktails and coffee. You'll hear mainly traditional Irish music and rock.
If there was just one bar to recommend in Granada, it would be this one. Come here for the best range of tablas (platters of cold meats, cheeses and pates) and tapas in town. The food and drinks are presented beautifully in an atmosphere where time seems to have stood still. The clay floor, tiled walls, bulls' heads, wine barrels, aged wood bar, and mirrors make this a perfect example of the Andalusian tavern. Unlike the old days, though, the bar staff are agreeably friendly, efficient, and professional. It's always full of animated people enjoying eachother's company as much as the beer and tapas.
Local beer and free tapas. What more could you ask for? So you hop in for a couple of lagers and get to gorge on homemade sandwiches served with fries and mouth-watering dips. Served tapas-style, the food keeps coming as you order more drinks. A local favorite, this shoebox size bar near Plaza Nueva, with its arms and suits of armor is an excellent place for a quick bite and to rub shoulders with locals.
Come to this atmospheric cave-cum-tavern for the live shows they put on three or four times a week. Dine first, then watch a flamenco show or some Middle Eastern belly dancing or listen to a fascinating story told live by a professional storyteller. The menu offers typical local dishes like broad beans with cured ham or baked aubergines. It's worth choosing some meat for the main course as the kitchen has a wood-fired oven that imparts a special flavour to roasts. There is a good selection of wines and beers as well. Shows start after 11p. Don't be fooled by the tiny entrance, it's a spacious cave inside.