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NEW: Barcelona in a cocktail shaker.

7 proposals for an afterwork cocktail in Barcelona.

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Barcelona hooks your heart, and not only because of summer afternoons, the terraces and the endless sun on the beach. When September comes, it’s time to wear a jacket and discover one new spot each day. And, what better way to do that than with a cocktail rhythm?

The cocktail culture reached Barcelona years ago, and it seems to arrive to stay. There are many bars that more and more bet on this service as the differentiating of their offer quality. There are also many professionals that choose Barcelona as their residence in order to develop their career as bartender or directly launch their own bar here.

From some years ago, important brands in the hospitality sector, such as Diageo or Bacardi, organise their competitions, contests and workshops in Barcelona, so the professionalism and creativity level grows up and more and more young people decide to train themselves and start a career on the world of cocktail.

Here you have a selection of bars, from the most elegant to the most casual, where you can enjoy the latest trends of bartending.

Discover with moderation hot spots with good music, international atmosphere and cocktails with name of their own.

Dry Martini

They call themselves as emotion suppliers, and they are totally right. In the heart of el Eixample, we find this international cocktail bar icon, that has received many awards and prizes. The bar name is closely linked to its origins, 30 years ago, when they only served Dry Martini. Over the years, they have been modernising its offer until the present day that they provide a varied, innovative and genuine cocktail menu, which proclaims it as the only Spanish bar on the list World’s 50 Best Bars.

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Makamaka

What appeared to be another typical beach bar in the Barceloneta quarter, has become a must of the city for both locals and visitors. This project starts in 2012 with a wellknown face of the cocktail scene, Andrea Di Gioia, and nowadays it has a fun and professional cocktail menu that makes a review of the classical cocktails. Mr. Clooney, Aberzombie, Grey’s Anatomy… are some of the names of its creations. You cannot miss the Makamaka cocktail, where sweet and spicy flavour are mixed perfectly.

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Eclipse Bar (W Hotel)

At the top of the W Hotel, we find this amazing place many times unknown to Barcelona’s people. From its 26th floor, we can discover one of the most exciting views of the city while tasting one of its cocktails made with care by one of the most important bartenders supplier of the city.

With a diverse and professional cocktail menu, Eclipse offers the perfect scene for an afterwork meeting or an informal meeting with friends. The venue opens at 7pm and it is quite peaceful till 11pm when one of its parties starts with the performance of international and national Djs.

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Ohla Boutique Bar

Right in the tourist center of Barcelona, in the luxurious Hotel Ohla, we find a corner for harmony and relax. The fine decoration and the peaceful atmosphere pairs perfectly with the careful selection of cocktails, created by international bartenders. Most of the 30 creations that compose its cocktail menu have been awarded in international contests. Without a shadow of doubt, it is the perfect place for a sensory experience into the city’s epicentre.

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Creps al Born

Their motto, “Life is too short to have bad drinks“, gives us an idea of the philosophy of this cosy, dark and delicious bar located at the Paseo del Born. They say about themselves that they sell unpretentious cocktails, served with the best smiles and the best music. The truth is that Creps al Bornwill not disappoint. The moment when they create the cocktail becomes an awsome show that gets all the clients excited, and the sweet smell of creps always make the clients hungry. With a fun and international atmosphere, it is the perfect choice for informal evenings.

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Le Pop Cocktail Bar (Le Meridien Hotel)

In the middle of Las Ramblas of Barcelona, surrounded by many tourists and visitors, we find a large window from which you can see the crowd of Barcelona center. Le Pop cocktail bar is a friendly and comfortable venue where you can enjoy the best creations provided by experienced international bartenders.
This bar, which is part of the luxury Le Meridien Hotel, seeks to modernise the Cocktail hour, by mixing new rhythms and an avant-garde aesthetics, inspired by the urban artist Bàlu.

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Apotheke (Ocaña)

The Plaza Reial of Barcelona is one of the meeting points of the city. This always lively and full of people square is home of some of the most antique and charismatic bars in the Catalan capital.
At one of its sides we find the well known Ocaña Bar, with its majestic café and its huge terrace on the square. You need to go into the Ocaña Bar and discover its charming stairs to explore the Apotheke Cocktail Bar, which satisfy the most demanding palates of the city.
The word Apotheke means pharmacy in German language, and the truth is that this Bar is a real laboratory of aromas, flavours and artisanal liquors. Totally irresistible even to the most abstinent guests!

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These are 7 proposals to brighten up the end of a working day. But Barcelona offers many more. Share your favourite ones with us!

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admin • September 22, 2015


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