Ohla Boutique Bar and Boca Chica, Barcelona

Any one for a G&T ?

Any one for a G&T ?

Rupert Bentley-Smith

There’s much cause for enthusiasm when travelling to Spain; stunning sunshine, sweet jamón ibérico, guiltless siestas, ruby red Tempranillo, and now most welcome of all are the delicious gin tonics. Spain has embraced gin & tonic in a major way sprouting a brand new category of drinking establishment, and substitute to the traditional wine bar; the specialist gin bar.

These can be seen all across Barcelona full of patrons drinking an assortment of gin tonics, not only as an aperitif but more and more as a night time postprandial, and increasingly as an alternative to wine to sip and savour with their tapas. Bars such as the speakeasy style Dry Martini, the ultra modern Ohla Boutique Bar, and the chic Boca Chica employ the very best mixologists available to put as much attention into the drinks as they have into the amazing design statements that make up the surroundings in which you enjoy them.

Alberto Pizzaro at Bobby Gin, goes one step further with a tapas menu specifically designed to compliment the 100 plus gins stocked within this hugely popular Gracia gin emporium. Locals appear to gravitate and celebrate these bars as their neighbourhood favourites, so a visit or tour is a great way to spend some time rubbing shoulders and appreciating this evening trend to Catalan culture!

www.ohlahotel.com/en/ www.bocagrande.cat/