Time Out says
After being awarded the title of the best Spanish bartender in the 2016 World Class Competition, Adriana Chía left her post behind the bar at Solange to take command at La Antigua Compañía de las Indias, a space that opened in early 2018 in the Eixample. This is where the alchemist, born in 1993, lets her immense creativity run wild. You're welcomed by a warm, rectangular bar that stretches between two exposed-brick walls. In the back there's a room that hides a small kitchen and a space for pocket-sized concerts. The concept of the cocktail bar is inspired by the 'Indians' (locals who left and made their fortune in the Americas and then returned) and the Barcelona-Cuba connection, and you'll see the influence in the furniture, the finishes, the piano, and even in the drinks.
If you're somehow not impressed by the interior design, the cocktail menu, a stunning catalog also inspired by this Indian tradition, will have you convinced. With a most refined technique and elegance, Adriana's personal touch is added to all she mixes up. The Corneta China is pure art: gin, bitter Martini, smoked tea and a wafer with an oriental drawing that you should eat before drinking. The Zarabanda is an amazing vinegary drink with whiskey, strawberry shrub and nut oil that will make you stand up and applaud, and know you've found a new place to worship in the Eixample.
La Dreta de l'Eixample
|Transport:||Diagonal (M: L3, L5)|
|Opening hours:||Mon 7pm-2am; Tue closed; Wed 7pm-2am; Thu 7pm-2.30am; Fri, Sat 7pm-3am; Sun 7am-2am|