Sipping while following in the footsteps of Hemingway

Time seems to stand still at Boadas, Barcelona’s oldest cocktail bar that has been famous for its martinis since way back in the 1930s.

Immerse yourself in the past while sipping a wonderful cocktail. Follow in the footsteps of Greta Garbo, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, regulars at Boadas in the 1930s, before or after a performance at Palau de la Música Catalana or Liceo Opera Barcelona, both  being just stone’s throw away

Barcelona’s oldest cocktail bar has been famous for its martinis since the 1930s. Its founder, Miguel Boadas, learned his trade at the Floridita in Havana, where Ernest Hemingway drank daiquiris, before opening his eponymous bar next to Las Ramblas. The legendary author remained a loyal customer. Not much has changed since then. This is not the place to get a slice of modern mixology, so pull up a stool, immerse yourself in the art-deco surroundings and let the bartenders whip up something timeless and truly delicious just for you.

Boadas Cocktails