My visit to Sweet Oil Cannabis Club was, as the Spanish like to say, sin mas, which roughly translates to “it is what it is.”
Sweet Oil is small, crowded and bright, with diner-style booths surrounding the smoking area. There are vending machines for snacks and drinks. When I visited on a midweek afternoon, the frenetic techno music playing gave the place a buzz akin to an angry wasps’ nest. The lackluster vibe of the joint, more like a dispensary than a social club, made it easy to not want to hang out.
Sweet Oil doesn’t have a hybrid menu. As a fan of hybrids, I was confused that they didn’t get their proper due at this place. The indica and sativa lists were basic and commercial. Moon rocks were on the menu, but on inspection it turned out they were really a honeycomb BHO.
Sweet Oil also isn’t exactly tourist-friendly. When I asked the budtender why they didn’t have hybrids, she simply replied “yes” and smirked. Since she obviously wasn’t an English speaker, I asked again in proper Castilian Spanish. The first thing she let me know was that I should speak Spanish, “because we are in Spain after all.” Then she let me know that her boss doesn’t believe in hybrids.
When I asked her for a recommendation, she pointed to the most expensive weed on the menu. It said “Cali,” and cost 35€ for a gram. The herb was Concord-grape purple, but the buds were loose and leafy, obviously outdoor. I opted instead for some decent dry sift hash and a few of the porous “moon rocks,” and got out of there.
Menu: 1 star
Budtender: 1 star
Decor: 1 star
English not a must
Sweet Oil Cannabis Club
Carrer de Sepúlveda, 65, 08015 Barcelona, Spain