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Cocktail Bar Boadas

Tallers 1, Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Ranked #19 of 693 nightlife in Barcelona
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Traveler Description: Classic Cocktail bar unchanged since it opened in the 1930s. (the only thing that has changed is that a large number of tourists pack in alongside... more »
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Edinburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As cocktail bartenders, we went in search of Boadas, and nearly walked passed it. The windows are tinted, and the front door was closed. I had to double check the opening times online just to make sure it wasn't closed. We made our way in to a small but cosy bar literally just off Las Ramblas and sat at the... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a tiny, old fashioned cocktail bar - no menu, you have to know what to ask for. The tuxedo barmen will make you a (strong!) cocktail of your desire. The bloody mary and mojhitos were brilliant. Search it out, its well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Tiny, old fashioned,cramped, great cocktails, great atmosphere. One small room fitted out in dark wood. The barmen in tuxedos made wonderfully strong and tast cocktails.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Poped in and it felt a bit dabk and smelly. Might of been a couple of people with BO. Who knows. Left quuckly.

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Barnsley
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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

First of all it is very easy to walk straight past this bar as we did on several occasions. Its right at the top of La Rambla. If you walk from Placa de Catalunya down La Rambla it's the first street on your right called Carrer dels Tallers. No neon signs or large windows here to entice you in. Boadas... More

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Glasgow
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to Barcelona for 32 years. Boadas is my favourite place for drinks. Tonight we went in before dinner. The mojitos were amazing. As they and all other cocktails have been. But we went in for a digestif. We had 2 Dama Blancas (the cocktail of the day). Delicious. And a non-alcoholic drink for the bird person.... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

this is one of the best cocktail bars i have been to in a long time, and i try and go everytime i am in Barcelona. It's small, and significantly improved since the smoking ban came in to effect. Be prepared to stand, but it is woth it.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Shhh dont tell anyone about this place. . .. as we love the cocktails and ambiance . The bartenders are mixologists before it became trendy and the drinks are wonderful. Def a place we continue to visit time after time . . . and it is off ramblas. .. .but when u walk in you feel like you are in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

For my next hangover: fast as possible to Boadas for a Blody Mary. As the good father I am, I introduced Boadas for my sons.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The best cocktail experience bar none in Barcelona. This was Barcelona original cocktail bar with made from scratch specials . The bartenders are amazing, with black tie service and big pours,. A must on a trip to the city.

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