2 couples are looking for some info on where to eat / stay for one Friday night in Barcelona, before we head north the next day to the Girona area.
We are Canadian, middle age (how hate to admit that) 45-55 and all of us like to get out & have a good time. Walk around, eat, drink and be merry. We would probably prefer something casual / neighbourhood / local feel vs fancy / big hotel. We'd like to be able to walk from our accommodation to the restaurant and perhaps check out some age appropriate nightlife after (no techno clubs, please). We all love live music.
I have done some preliminary research and there are so many options / areas to consider.
Question: Based on the rather geneal info above, if you were us and had one night in Barcelona, where would you stay / dine?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. General areas / dining options or specific restaurants and I'll work on finding accomodation close by.
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond! It will be truely appreciated.