Tirsa Cocktail Bar
Photography by diffordsguide.com
Words by Simon Difford on 05-Nov-2008
Carrer Rafael de Campalans 174, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08903, Spain
Tel: +34 934 312 302
Website: Not supplied
Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am (closed Sunday)
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar nibbles
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.