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Drink Up: The Oval Bar in Barcelona

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Drink Up: The Oval Bar in Barcelona

August 13, 2013

Imagine this space: A restaurant entirely covered in 50 wood panels which only took three months to complete. Read on to see the recently remodeled space. 

Flexoarquitectura are the masterminds behind the renovation of Oval Bar, a hamburger diner located inside a 19th century building in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Because of economic constraints, the Barcelona-based architects decided to preserve the building’s layers of history, which helped them to save both time (it only took three months to complete) and money. For more information, visit Flexoarquitectura.

Photography by Jose Hevia

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Above: The exterior of Oval Bar in Barcelona.

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Above: Simple materials such as wooden boards were used to create seating, tables, and wall paneling. A total of fifty large wooden boards were used throughout the entire space. 

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Above: Bricks and columns were kept in their original forms.

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Above: White-painted brick walls give the space an industrial feel. 

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Above: Bathroom walls were completely covered in sheets of wood (the countertops and doors are made from the same). 

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 Above: A wall of bricked grates painted in blue in the bathroom. 

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Above: Vintage seating was used throughout the space.

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Above: This is not your average hamburger joint. 

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Oval Bar?

The Oval Bar is a stylish bar located in Barcelona.

What is the inspiration behind the Oval Bar's design?

The Oval Bar's design is inspired by the 1950s Milanese style.

What is the atmosphere like at the Oval Bar?

The atmosphere at the Oval Bar is described as intimate and cozy.

What type of drinks does the Oval Bar serve?

The Oval Bar serves a variety of drinks, including cocktails, wine, and beer.

What is the price range at the Oval Bar?

The prices at the Oval Bar are average for a bar in Barcelona.

What are the operating hours of the Oval Bar?

The Oval Bar is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7 pm to 2 am.

Is the Oval Bar accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, the Oval Bar is not accessible for people with disabilities.

What is the dress code for the Oval Bar?

The Oval Bar does not have a specific dress code, but it is recommended to dress smart casual.

Does the Oval Bar offer food?

No, the Oval Bar does not offer food.

Can the Oval Bar be reserved for private events?

Yes, the Oval Bar can be reserved for private events.

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