Food - Drink
The Whimsical Barcelona Cocktail Bar Just Named Best In The World For 2022
By MEGGAN ROBINSON
Every year, a panel of experts compiles a list of establishments into the 50 Best Bars list. The 2022 list is quite diverse, including bars from 26 cities all over the world, and while the first-place slot has been dominated by London and New York City bars, this year’s award goes to a unique Barcelona bar.
The 50 Best Bars list celebrates innovation, creativity, and everything delightful about cocktail culture, and this year’s award goes to Paradiso, a Barcelona bar. Paradiso is located in a pastrami shop, called Pastrami Bar, in the hip Barcelona neighborhood of El Born, and its entrance is hidden in the refrigerator inside the deli.
One of the bar’s offerings is the Mediterranean Treasure, which is served in a real seashell and features Ketel One vodka mixed with sherry macerated with oyster leaves, lemon, agave honey, cilantro, and egg white. The bar aims for an inviting rather than intimidating atmosphere, with bartenders that are engaging, not pretentious, and similarly unpretentious price tags.