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Cocktail Bar Boadas

Tallers 1, Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Ranked #33 of 706 nightlife in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I went to Boadas for my birthday with my friends after reading about it in my lonely planet book. The two main reasons why I really wanted to go was 1.It's the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona. 2. Ernest Hemingway used to always go there. It is just off the main strip of La Ramblas, it is quite small but... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went along early evening when it was very quiet. Just a couple of other people there. Excellent Dark and Stormy, Mojito and Piña Colada although a bit pricey at 28 Euros, but nevertheless an enjoyable experience at this proper cocktail bar which has interesting pictures on the walls of its 80 year history. Bartender was very friendly and gave us... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We walked half an hour to find this adress, and finally we've reached the bar Boadas : Really nice bar, and authentic ! A bit small, and it's cold inside, there's no table to sit. That's for the esthetic. About the cocktails : I drank one of the best (or the best) mojito of my life ! I recommend it... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went here about a year ago, and have only just got round to reviewing. We went when we were the only ones in just at a lunchtime and also on a busy evening. It can get busy! Both times the drinks were first class and the service great. I travel quite a lot and tend to look up well... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Visited with a group of friends and we all had something different. Barman was really attentive and catered to our different tastes with recommendations. Great pouring and mixing skills on display, felt like a real treat. Mixes are strong and worth every penny. Daily special "Dracula" was delicious, made with cherry brandy. Lovely decor and really interesting mix of customers.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I decided to go here after reading the reviews. I really do not understand why this place is considered a great cocktail bar. There is no menu so I expected to be able to order any cocktail and they'd know how to make it - I asked if they could make a flip which is my favourite style and they... More

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Edinburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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