Tirsa Cocktail Bar

Words by Simon Difford on 05-Nov-2008

Address: Carrer Rafael de Campalans 174, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08903, Spain
Tel: +34 934 312 302
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Lounge bar
Food: Bar Snacks


This smashing little cocktail bar lies a little way out of the centre of town in the La Torrassa neighbourhood of L'Hospitalet, towards the airport, but is worth the journey. Tirsa is owned by Manel Tirvió, who is also the president of 'El Club del Barman', the local bartenders' guild, so you are guaranteed excellent cocktails and often a crowd of drinks industry types.

Few tourists make it over to this part of town so you'll find this series of intimate, wood panelled rooms frequented by friendly locals. Judging by our visit you'll end up sharing rounds of drinks with them till the early hours.

This is a great destination for any cocktail enthusiast and you'll find a good collection of spirits and even vintage cocktail shakers on display. The bijou private room upstairs would be great for a party booking.