Ohla Gastrobar @ Ohla Hotel

Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 41 50 50
www.ohlahotel.com

Located inside the Ohla Hotel is the infamous Ohla Gastrobar, a sophisticated speakeasy-esque featuring timeless classics and some great in-house creations. The cocktail gods have graced the man behind the bar with some mantic mixology skills and he’s not afraid to show them off. The showmanship alone is just as good as the quality crafted creations, which makes the Ohla Gastrobar a hidden gem in the bustling streets of Central Barcelona.

The Vibe:

The vibe is ultra low key, chilled-out, yet plush. Ohla’s tall red chairs are as comfy as they are inviting, the intimate bar seating is welcoming. The lighting is semi-low so its a nice place to read, have a business talk or just chill out. We’re pretty sure Mr. Bourdain would approve of the Ohla.


 

What To Get:

EVERYTHING! The cocktails featured here are prohibition era classics, modern mixology favorites and Ohla’s very own creations. No matter what you get, I can boldly say they are all well made and you will definitely be back for more. On my first visit I went for my favorite the “Old Fashioned” and the mixologist at Ohla added a smokey twist to this timeless classic. The best thing about this bar is that Ohla is one of those few places where you can go for “dealers choice” and not be disappointed in whatever hand-crafted concoction they come up with.


The Staff:

The mixologist behind the bar was extremely friendly and knowledge about the cocktails he crafts. I was quite impressed with his extensive knowledge of bourbon and the types of bottles they had in stock. Everyone was very friendly and knowledge about cocktails. The servers were very attentive to take our orders and deliver our drinks.


Final Thoughts:

Simply put Ohla Gastrobar is definitely one of the best bars I’ve ever been to; Amazing drinks, Great Staff and Perfect Ambiance. This place is worth a trip to Barcelona alone, so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book the flight and get ready for one of the greatest imbibing experiences of your life.


 

Have a favorite bar or watering hole that needs to be featured on Ben’s Best Bars? Email me here and I’ll check it out when I pass through. Until Next time….Cheers!