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A not so hidden speak easy bar: Bar Paradiso (5. December 2016)

| January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I only got to know about the hidden speak easy bar ‘Paradiso’ a day before but thought I should definitely should give it a try. The hidden bar is not really so hidden anymore as it has become too public by now, so there is actually a line outside the Pastrami shop already queuing for the fridge door. After a short waiting time of approximately 5 minutes, you are admitted to the Paradiso. What not everybody might know – there is actually a hidden bar within the hidden bar!

The drinks you find here are quite exotic – I went for the “Mediterranean Treasure” (EUR 12.00) which is served in a shell. Definitely something I have not yet experienced before. The drink itself was slightly sweet and overall yummy.


As a second bar, I went for “The Great Gatsby” (EUR 12.00). This used to be the admission word if you spoke to the guy behind the Pastrami bar. However, this is not needed anymore given it is ‘not so secret’ anymore. The drink itself was not really my favourite but overall good as it is more about the experience than about the drink itself.


The interior of the bar is very appealing, the crowd is diverse, and the waiters are friendly – once you managed to get their attention which is sometimes a bit tricky as it is rather busy.


The entrance to the bar is an old fridge door – and you would have to know that the fridge door is the entrance if it wasn’t for the bouncer who points you in.


The prices are very fair for what you get but also a bit expensive for Barcelona standards (at least this was my impression) but given the complexity of the drinks (and the respective waiting time) I suppose it’s okay. However, this is definitely an interesting place to visit and you should definitely check it out when you’re in Barcelona.


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Contact Details:

Bar Paradiso

Carrer Rera Palau 4

08003 Barcelona (ES)

Tel.: +34 (933) 607 222

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 50.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Barcelona (E), Clubs & Bars

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