Apotheke Bar at Ocaña

Photography by diffordsguide.com

Words by Simon Difford on 08-Nov-2014

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Address: Plaça Reial 13-15, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
Tel: +34 936 764 814
Email: info@ocana.cat
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Summer: Sun-Tue 7pm-2:30am, Wed-Sat 7pm-3am. Winter: Sun-Thu 7pm-2:30am, Fri-Sat 7pm-3am
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu

Review

On the south-eastern corner of the regal Plaza Real you'll find Ocaña, a huge and very fashionable joint combining terrace, restaurant, club and the atmospheric Apotheke lounge bar in the basement.

Walk past the bustling bar upstairs and head down the stairs where you'll walk into a vast catacomb of a room will pillars rising to a double height ceiling. Reclaimed carved panelling from a pharmacy near Alhambra in southern Spain forms the back bar while a Persian rug covers an adjacent wall. Overall this atmospheric basement room has something of a Moroccan feel.

Things kick of here late, but when they do, they really do. You'll find some tasty drinks and very proficient bartending.

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