Marbella - La Catarina

La Catarina

La Catarina Cerveza Artesana Marbella is the full name of this out-of-the-way alternative venue which has gained cult status.

La Catarina project started out in 2012 as one of the first craft beers to be produced in Marbella. The microbrewery, ‘pub', and art/music venue is hidden away on the La Campana industrial estate in Nueva Andalucia, but is well worth hunting out.

The décor is unmistakably warehouse - more New York than New (Nueva) Andalucia, while also rocking a rustic vibe with sofas and recycled furniture. The walls are covered with contemporary art. Some furnishings are useful, such as a pool table, dartboard and library bookcase, while others are more decorative, such as a red vintage-repro petrol pump. Plenty of hipsters beards are in evidence.

The beers are produced on the premises and visitors can see the stainless steel brewing tanks behind glass screens. The beers are named - with one exception, Tarifa - after local Marbella districts or historical elements. Golden Mile, Sierra Blanca, Tarifa, Muelle de Hierro, Altas Hornas, De Pedro, Cruz de Juana. Guided tours of the brewery can be pre-arranged.

Food served is snacks/tapas - cheese, ham and burgers.

Live music ranges from singer-songwriters, jazz and blues to loud heavy rock. There are also theatre performances and improv, and on Wednesdays is the jam session with all welcome to come along, not forgetting your instrument. Performances start at about 22.00.

La Catarina, Calle Gabriel Celaya 6, La Campana Industrial Estate, Nueva Andalucia, 29660 Marbella

 

Opening hours

Wed, Thurs and Sunday 18.00 to 02.00 hrs
Fri and Sat 18.00 to 04.00 hrs
Monday and Tuesday closed.