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Barhopping in Barcelona

I'm in Barcelona for the first Bacardi Legacy global cocktail competition taking place tonight. If there is wireless I'll be live-tweeting the event @alcademics. Last night I again took the opportunity to see some bars in Barcelona. We started at the Dry Martini Bar for the second night in a row. As there was a soccer game on and there are no televisions at the bar, it was mostly empty. Good for us! (Dry Martini Bar Barcelona) Next up was Ohla bar at the Ohla Hotel, which is run by Max La Rocca and his business partner. Max is awesome... Read more →

A Dry Martini at the Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona

(A tequila shot and a Dry Martini at the Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona.) The Dry Martini Bar is one of those places on the international cocktail scene in which you must come to worship when in town. This was my first time here. I loved the look of the place and all the rules of the staff: Only the most senior bartender (not necessarily the oldest) can make martinis at the bar, and only if he is not present can the next most senior person be allowed to do so. Some of the young guys working here may never... Read more →