This kitsch place in the Raval neighbourhood is a paradise for the most authentic folk fans, with daring performances and genuine music.
A sign with the colours of Sesame Street welcomes customers to El Cangrejo, a little conventional musical bar at the bottom of the Raval, very near the Rambla. Every weekend, the premises fills with people dancing to the rhythm of Los Chichos and Lola Flores, under a sky of golden ‘castañuelas’ and walls full of photographs of artists of the farandula.
On Friday evenings and Saturdays, el Cangrejo hosts a show of drag-queens that is unique in the city. The queens of the night in el Cangrejo, tansvestites with noble titles like Gilda, Randy from Cádiz, sing, dance and tell spicy and very funny stories in a performance that is worth seeing.