Here it is! The annual summer list of my favourite fabulous non-touristy bars & restaurants in Sevilla that will be open during August. Enjoy!
Better late than ever, I suppose. Apparently there was a fuck up between local council and the awning guys. Some contract dispute, blah blah, and so we have found ourselves only now late-July with just a few street awnings being put up. I remember back in September 1993 when I first came to Sevilla to look for an apartment and when I saw the street awnings I just went OMG THESE ARE JUST SO CHARMING and I fell in love with Sevilla immediately. It was like something out of a movie. Anyhow, I’m glad they are going up because they are not only charming they are fucking necessary.
So yeah, it’s getting HOT. Not as hot as it somtimes gets here during the summer, but we’re just barely into July. And normally you can add a few degrees to the “official high temperature”, especially around 5 PM in the centre of Sevilla. The good news is that it’s happening at the weekend when we have the cheaper electricity rates! The bad news is my tap water is already smelling strongly of chlorine, which also doesn’t usually happen until some time in August. Guess we didn’t get enough rain this spring. Welcome to Summer 2021.
The heat is back, creeping back up to 40º, and so we are now always looking for shady streets when out and about. In fact, there’s a new app out there called Shadowmap that tells you when and where streets in Sevilla (or anywhere else in the world) are more likely to be shady. I usually tend to just look up the street, but I suppose it could be handy if you don’t know a place and you are planning a walking route. Honestly, there’s an app for everything these days.