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Which of the oft-recommended tasting menu places in BCN have a good bar you can eat at?

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Taking a friend out tonight for dinner and was considering the usual suspects recommended on this board: Gelonch, Gresca, Coure, Sauc, Alkimia.

I was wondering which of these, or other similar, good-value Modern Catalan tasting menu type of places have a good bar counter to eat at. As I recall Gresca and Alkimia do not, though I could be wrong.

Any suggestions? Thanks for the help.

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  1. Cal Pep is one long counter.

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    1. re: Parigi

      True, but not the kind of place I'm after. Looking for Modern Catalan, menu degustacion type of places. I know that the idea of those kinds of places having a bar counter to eat at is a bit unusual, but I'm betting some do anyway.

    2. I don't recall Gresca or Alkimia having any bar space. It's not their style.

      Comerc24 has a bar counter where you can dine.

      Albert Adria's 41 is a cocktail bar with fancy drinks and snacks (you usually need a reservation but maybe you'll be lucky or someone will cancel last minute).
      http://www.ticketsbar.es/

      One more modern place on my radar (but untried) is Bar Arnau in the Hotel Espanya. It's overseen by Martin Berasategui. I plan to have a little party here this summer.
      http://www.gastronomiaalternativa.com...
      Pictures of the bar are in the hotel website here:
      http://www.hotelespanya.com/es/servic...