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“Wonderful classic cocktail bar”
Review of Boadas Cocktails

Boadas Cocktails
Ranked #24 of 793 Nightlife in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We visited as a prelude to dinner, on the recommendation of our hotel. (Casa Camper, only a block away), intending to have one martini each. We arrived about 7:30 on a Friday, just before the rush. The three tuxedoed bartenders are true mixologists, with a bit of showmanship thrown in to the mix. The bar is appropriately dark, classic art (Miro) adorns the walls, bar stools only or you stand. They must have at least 30 types of gin, I had a dry Hendrich's. To watch them mix it is a work of art. They start with a chilled glass, gin from the freezer, and lots of ice in the mix glasses. The bartender pours the mix back and forth between two glasses, at times from a distance of several feet. The martini glass is filled, an olive perfectly tooth picked and placed, and the residual is saved and used to top you off after a couple sips. The crowd was upscale professionals and tourists. We had a wonderful conversation with a couple Brits in town for the weekend. 2 martinis later, plus a "mandatory" gin & tonic from our new Brit friends, and we were out the door, pleasantly inebriated and off for our next course.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

One of the highlights of our long weekend in Barcelona. We stumbled across this Cocktail Bar at the north end of La Rambla five minutes from Catalunya. Instantly felt at home and comfortable. The three barmen all wearing DJs make great cocktails and entertain a little while doing so. Its a must do during your visit. Long Islands are 10 Euros a pop but you only need two and your flying! There isn’t much room for the coke!

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Whilst staying for a long weekend in Barcelona, my boyfriend and myself were looking for a few nice bars to try. After reading some of the reviews for Boadas cocktail bar on here, we decided to give it a miss. However when walking past (and not realising it was that bar) we seen it was pretty busy so decided to have a look. The bar is tiny and was very busy when we went, we asked for our drinks with our best English-Spanish and received some tasty, well made cocktails, and free bar snacks.
Would definitely recommend for a couple drinks!

Thank KKirsteNN
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love it. For all the reasons mentioned in other reviews. We have been several times and NEVER have we been surrounded by drunks or had a bad drink, so wonder what happened with the odd bad reviewer. You must be careful as they do the "Spanish pour" here - that means, no skimping on the alcohol - and most of our family could do a drink or two at most. So that keeps the cost down! We met Senora Boadas once - a classy woman whose father started the bar - and she went behind the bar and mixed a few with style - this from a woman who had to be past 75 and might have been older but was hard to tell! I love Vintage anything (due to my age, vintage for me means pre-50's), and this place is SO REAL. But yeah, don't wear shorts, or be too naked (not usually a problem in my generation, but the younger set is freer with the belly, crotch and breast exposure!) - my husband was not let in once and he is an obvious business guy who was in shorts. Usually it is full of locals - too expensive for students and budget travellers. One night theatre-goers filled it up, all in gorgeous vintage clothes. Wish it was my local.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Vintage, classy with a rich history. Boadas has the atmosphere, bartenders in tuxedos and no menu. Just stirring cocktails and its not cheap. A must do if you like your drink and definitely check out the wall art and photographs.

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