Situated in the heart of Ronda Sant Antoni, this newly renovated factory of the Catalan beer brand Moritz has become a cultural meeting point for Barcelona. Architect Jean Nouvel has created a completely unique, multipurpose space for hosting activities all things related to fashion, architecture, design and gastronomy. Whether it’s for an educational experience to scrub up on your beer knowledge or simply for an evening of wining or dining, your time at the Moritz factory will not be forgotten.
At three storeys high, Fàbrica Moritz boasts an enormous offering – and eclectic mix – of things to do. Not only is it a beer factory, but it provides a food, culture and leisure experience. The brewery area, which has the longest bar in the city, supplies superb, fresh and unpasteurised beer.
It is brewed daily and is a fantastic fusion of great tradition and modernity allowing you to truly experience high quality beer. Beer enthusiasts are able to fill up their own bottles with Moritz’s finest produce. It is served alongside an extensive selection of tapas dishes inspired by the cuisines of Alsace and Spain.
Bar à vins
In September 2012, a stylish wine bar opened at the Fàbrica Moritz called “Bar à vins” for those that are slightly more inclined to a glass of vino blanco than beer. Small and intimate, do not be fooled by its size as it can only be described as a gateway to a world of flavours.
With over 400 prestigious Catalan and French wines available to sample at an affordable price, from sparkling and sweet, to red, white and rosé, transport yourself to a wine lover’s paradise.
During your time at the Moritz factory in Barcelona, enjoy an exclusive dining experience at ‘El Velódromo’ with a menu devised by the incredibly talented Jordi Vilà. With a Michelin star to his name, Vilà certainly knows good food and has created a spectacular range of dishes centred around Catalan cuisine with special attention to quality of produce.
In addition to traditional favourites such as crema catalana, expect beer-based dishes such as the Moritz style “siscentó” tapa, keeping in line with the factory’s theme. Opening at 6am and closing in the early hours of the following morning at 3am, where else can you enjoy 21 hours of non-stop cocktails? Then again, you should always start your day as you mean to go on!
Do not leave the Moritz factory without visiting the M-Store, a unique shop dedicated to design, selling collectors items. They have developed co-brandings with other brands to create ad hoc products such as Munich, Cooking the Kitchen Company and Vaho, amongst many more. Of course, within the shop you can also find your classic merchandise: special edition t-shirts, vintage posters and branded crockery.
If you’re already craving your next pint of beer on your way from the brewery to the shop, fear not. You can purchase fresh beer to go here ready to be guzzled on your way home from the Fàbrica Moritz. This same area is home to the fabulous bakery, Triticum, which offers a range of artisan products, freshly made each day such as their famous Epidor bread. Possibly one of the most distinguishing features of the shop is that its products and interior changes every six months.
If you fancy a stroll, wander around and discover the fascinating architectural details of the Fàbrica Moritz, one of Barcelona’s most amazing public buildings.