Black Lab Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Palau De Mar
Pla├ža Pau Vila, 1
Barcelona, 08039
Spain

+34 932 21 83 60 | map
blacklab.es

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.62
Beers:
23
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
31
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.27
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
8.43%
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Reviews by Sparky44:
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Sparky44 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Oct 25, 2019
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BeanBump from California

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Not horrible by any means but not super amazing either. After landing in Barcelona, this was our first pit stop. Its located in a fairly touristy area, near the water so, as you'd suspect, authenticity goes out the window just a wee bit. The service was fine. Every employee that I could see was female and they were just nice enough to keep me content but didn't go out of their way to make us feel at home. Food was sort of meh. We ordered nachos and potato skins; nachos weren't great, the skins were better (and had a fried egg inside, not bad).

The beer selection was actually pretty good. They had an array of styles and about 12 taps. I had some sort of "special' raspberry stout and a saison. The stout was a little on the fruity end but paired well with the food. The saison was nice and mellow.

Apr 03, 2019
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CervezaNY from New York

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Nov 01, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

BlackLab is a cool little brewpub right off the beach in Barcelona. It's got a small bar with small rooms off to the sides, but there's lots of room outside at umbrella covered picnic tables almost year-round. It's been a while since I've been there, and they just celebrated their 2nd anniversary, but I think they've got 20 taps pouring beer with a good selection of their own as well as guest beers - maybe half and half. They do a wide variety of styles that cover the globe (American IPAs, German Schwarzbiers, Belgian Saisones, etc), and they're all excellent.

You can stop in for lunch or dinner, or just a pint while strolling around, or go late night for one of their many concert events. Or you could just grab a growler and go to the beach (I'm not sure how legal that is, but it's what I was told to do, and late at night there are plenty of young people walking around the streets with beers right out in the open so I assume it's cool as long as you are). As for food, it's Barcelona so I probably don't have to say anything more than that - I've never had a single bite of food that wasn't excellent anywhere! It's a town that takes its food seriously, and Black Lab beers are an example of that. Well worth visiting!

Jan 19, 2017
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kmanjohnson from California

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Mar 19, 2016
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Dec 31, 2015
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Dav0 from Australia

5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Their new Japanese tea IPA was delicious!

Nov 25, 2015
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samEBC from Belgium

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 08, 2015
Black Lab Brewhouse & Kitchen in Barcelona, Spain
Brewery rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 31 ratings