Zahara Cocktail Club

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Zahara Cocktail Bar
La Barceloneta

Nostalgic for summer? The smell of suntan lotion, the sight of women in only half a bikini and men wearing the same, the taste of sangria... Never fear: at Zahara Cocktail Club you can savour the tail end of the warmest season as if it were a pleasant midsummer dream. And this, during those rough days of post-holiday depression, is a gift from the gods. Among the bars that pepper Passeig de Joan de Borbó, this is without a doubt the one with the most modern look and the best cocktails. But don't mistake it for quintessence of sophistication – you are in a tourist war zone tourist, after all. But still, Zahara does have all the bar mod cons: leather sofas, coffee tables, black and red motif, and a night bar where cocktails come at quite a reasonable price when you consider the location. But the jewel is the terrace at the front, keeping things cool.

The serving staff is slower and more forgetful than a turtle with dementia, but if you get a seat outside (inside is not an option in warm weather, where it's hot as hades and the music is cranked up to an indecent volume), you can entertain yourself with the parade of scalded tourists returning to their hostel after overdoing it on the beach.

 

Venue name: Zahara Cocktail Club
Contact:
Address: Pg. de Joan de Borbó, 69
Barceloneta
Barcelona
08003
Opening hours: Daily 2pm-2am.
Transport: Barceloneta (M: L4)
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