Cosimo Tacinelli, an Italian man, from Bologna, with his ‘baró rampant’ name, opened the Sóló bar two years and a half ago at Margarit Street in the Poble Sec neighbourhood. If the central character of the Italo Calvino novel chose to live in a tree forever, Cosimo has its independent republic at the Sóló bar. He has managed a bar with its own law. He sells Fritz-Kola instead of Coke, does not sell bottling juice and has a collection of rums that is the envy of every Cuban. Cosimo with his shield made of a rugby shirt, tells me that he came to Barcelona to escape from the cold and the stress of Paris, where he had lived for many years.
He wanted to open a bar and thought that Poble Sec would be a good place to settle down. After two and a half years, the balance is positive. To start, he says that at Poble Sec "there are no tourists, who are the ones changing the neighbourhoods appearances. People have to come here directly and this is one of the few places in Barcelona that has kept its personality." In addition, according to him, "the other entertainment areas are saturated." At Poble Sec neighbourhood, "the public is more heterogeneous and local people mixed with the newcomers”
|Venue name:||Bar Sólo|
|Opening hours:||Every day from 9:00pm to 2:30am, Fri & Sat until 3:00|
|Transport:||Paral·lel (M: L2,L3)|