Elena is someone who knows good vermut. Her version of this classic? Ice, Rosique vermouth, orange peel and an olive, which she sells in her Poblenou bar Vermut & Sifó. A classic vermutería with a modern aesthetic, Vermut & Sifó offers a selection of the best vermuts from Elena’s Catalan hometown of Reus.
This dog-friendly bar, with a terrace overlooking the Jardins de Simone de Beauvoir, is the definition of a neighborhood spot, with a warm, familial atmosphere that keeps the locals coming back for more. Since a great vermut goes hand in hand with a good snack, Elena offers classics like BayMar canned anchovies, cockles, cheese plates, Russian salad, premium jamón and extra-thick chips with house-secret, homemade salsa.
Those who aren’t vermouth fans can still enjoy a good wine or beer, while enthusiasts can buy a bottle of the bar’s own Rosique label vermouth (or others) to take home.