Dry Martini

Bar in L'Eixample
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Waiters make expert cocktail suggestions, but the house drink, taken at the gleaming wooden bar or on one of the plush green banquettes, is always a good bet – an expertly mixed martini (over a million are thought to have been served here). Dry Martini is a smart, dimly lit, old-style space, with bottle-filled cabinets and original artwork.

Out the back hides the superb Speakeasy restaurant, and the same team runs terrific cocktail bar Gimlet in the Zona Alta.