#Steeped in the rich history of the bustling centre of Valencia and decorated in a classic old-fashioned style, ‘Bear Club Centro’ (also known as Bar Torino) has already earned its reputation as one of the leading Irish pubs in Valencia.
The downstairs seating area expands through the patio doors and spills out onto the surrounding street, personifying the open, friendly and neighbourly atmosphere that radiates from the premises. The bar staff were cheerily chatting away to the customers, engaging in conversation about the various football games being shown on the TV screens.
Football is something especially relevant to this pub, and fans of the sport will find it fascinating to discover that the Valencia CF team was actually founded very near this pub at what was then ‘Bar Torino’ over a century ago in 1919.
The location of Bear Club Centro Irish pub, being in the heart of Valencia, represents the integral position that the club has in the hearts of Valencian football fans. ‘Bar Torino’ is now part of this Irish pub’s name! Indeed, it was the official headquarters for Valencia CF during the famous football club’s centenary celebrations (1919-2019).
The pub also has an upstairs seating area filled with booths, which suits larger groups of people and provides a more cosy, comfortable and intimate vibe.
As well as serving an impressive variety of beers and other beverages, the bar also provides a surprisingly wide range of food. Alongside a multitude of classic tapas items, ‘Bear Club Centro’ offers meals such as spaghetti carbonara, Valencian paella, scrambled egg with ham and asparagus amongst much more. They also have several options for dessert.
With such a variety in food, drink, and an extremely relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, ‘Bear Club Centro / Bar Torino’ is the perfect establishment in which to spend your afternoons/evenings. Enjoy live music too!
Report by Tom Bache
Article copyright Tom Bache / 24/7 Valencia
BEAR CLUB CENTRO IRISH PUB (BAR TORINO)
Address: Av. de María Cristina, 5 (near Plaza Ayuntamiento)
Times: Monday – Sunday 11:00h – 01:30h