Lika Lounge - the address that seasoned metropolis-trotters would share among themselves - as keeping this gem of Barcelona to oneself would be a shame, indeed. The bar, located between two of the most famous streets of the city - Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia - oozes with modern and dashing design. Very tall and blond waitresses are one more stunning feature of this place - and it's pretty safe to say that their origins go way back to Holland, not Spain.
At Lika Lounge you are choosing not a cocktail - but a fruit it is going to be made of. A French masterpiece, Gray Goose vodka, shows its fabulously smooth quality with a very first cocktail you taste - and its effect quickly comes and quickly vanishes as well - no nasty headache in the morning, too (that does not refer to heavy overdosing, of course). Moreover, in combination with fresh fruit rich in vitamin C it can "charge your batteries" for the rest of the evening. It is no wonder that a desire to lapse into Lika Lounge comfortable sofas appears already in daytime - luckily enough, the bar opens only in the evening. Words Blackberry cocktail acquires a totally new substance here, too. And Mohito is just wonderful! A fantastic fresh and strong peppermint taste is just part of its allure. And it is mixed up not from just anything but from high-proof rum with 80% alcohol volume...
According to the latest trends, there is a special procedure for savoring of cocktails at Lika Lounge, too. An instruction goes as follows: first with a small spoon take a bit of passion fruit, floating in the glass, then try a drink itself and finish with a sip of champagne. Soon you will realize that turning down bartender's tempting masterpieces becomes more and more difficult - as they all are unsurpassable!
By the way, cocktails alone - that is not all. On Wednesday nights at 8pm Lika Lounge gathers sushi lovers and enjoyment of an authentic Japanese cuisine in the length of four hours can start. Delicious!
A spot with a long-standing history - these are the words that best of all characterize one of the most favored by Barcelonans restaurant. Its ambience tempts people beyond resistance. Not only classic interior alone reflects its 25 years of experience but its clientele, the local intellectuals, who are gathering here, too. Looking around the big dining room - real eyeful itself - you would hardly find any foreigners at all, as usually they are seated in the rear area of Botafumeiro.
Also bustling in the kitchen cooks are partly within the guests' sight. Moreover, you can order food that just moments ago was still swimming in the nearby aquarium. A great variety of mollusks and extremely fresh too! Eating one's fill is guarantied here. The charming atmosphere is supplemented by musicians, moving from one table to another - and not even bothering anyone with cashing in euros - unlike some other places of the city.
Opened every day.
Gran de Gracia, 81
Phone: 34 93 218 42 30
Fax: 34 93 217 13 05
Keywords: Barcelona, bar, restaurant, seafood, sea food