On our recent trip to La Rioja we decided to take a pinchos bar crawl down the famous Calle Laurel in Logroño. These were our favourite bars and bites on this very busy and pleasant evening in December.
Travesía de Laurel, 1, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja
Quite literally a hole in the wall and very easy to walk past. The very traditional Bar Cid has vines and grapes dangling from the wooden beam ceiling, above the same duo of old men hanging out at the bar every night.
Serving up one pincho only, grilled mushrooms (setas a la plancha).
We arrived from Bilbao airport and checked into our hotel in Haro, the splendid
HOTEL LOS AGUSTINOS
Calle San Agustín 2, 26200 Haro, La Rioja
+34 941 31 13 08
Founded as a convent in 1373 the building has been through various guises including a
Guarnición Military (Military Garrison) in 1809
Hospital Military (Military hospital) in 1811
Carcel (Prison) in 1839 and
It is a beautiful building, steeped in history.
It includes an amazing glass-roofed courtyard
This now houses the hotel's excellent restaurant, where special one-off dining and wine events are also held.