Traditional brunch dishes don’t pair so well with serious midmorning drinking. But a platter of Manchego, chorizo, and sobrassada? Now that’s an ideal accompaniment to a carafe of sangria (try the flora, made with rose and elderflower liqueur). And a potato tortilla and crispy calamari will sustain you through multiple visits to the Bloody Mary bar. For a twist on a more conventional menu, pair a mimosa made with crisp Cava with eggs Benedict served with earthy slivers of Jamón Serrano. The patio, just a block from the Eastside Trail, invites you to linger. 240 North Highland Avenue, barcelonawinebar.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.