Catalonia and its capital are famous of Michelin restaurants, but Barcelona is getting famous also for its cocktail bars.
I´ve got a couple of recommendations for those who are nostalgic of vintage but still attractive and the most modern and cool places where you can have one of those creasy cocktails.
On one hand, there is a real cocktail Mecca which has been there for ages and is known for everyone in the city even they aren´t frequent visitors, everyone in the city, unless once, have had a drink in Milano.
Milano is like a travel to a past, once you cross the door you´ll pass from Barcelona to Chicago´s a kind of underground cocktail bar with its red booths and dim lighting, giving a delicious aesthetic of the 1940s. It´s not only interior design it´s a live music, waiters who look just jumped from white and black gangster movie. It´s generous cocktail menu can make you doubt and if you are not sure just tell to the waiter the mood you´re and they´ll get you the best drink you´ve ever had.
On the other hand, there is a place called Dr. Stravinsky. A mysterious light calls you from a hidden corner in Gothic part of the city. An amber-colored liquid falls, drop by drop, in a hypnotic process of cold infusion. This is one of the many processes they use to create drinks they serve, even the water they use they bring it from Tamariu´s natural source.
Definitely it´s an alchemists laboratory they have mixes you never heard and they taste like nothing you´ve tried before, for example you can get a cocktail with weird mix and served with foie gras ice cream.
My favorite is Camp Nou a mix of syrup of dill, thyme and coriander, house-distilled gin, limes and camomila, has a freshness and flavor like nothing you’ve ever tried. Just in a 6 month after opening they´ve been named “Best New European Bar” by Mixology Bar Awards.
Obviously there´re more bars where you can get a cocktail and the good one but I pointed out these two as Milano and cocktail are joined at the hip and Dr. Stravinsky is that corner of the old city you can´t miss.