Solange (formerly Harry's Bar)
Photography by diffordsguide.com
Words by Simon Difford on 25-Oct-2019
143 Carrer Aribau, (at Carrier de Corsega), Barcelona, Catalonia, 08036, Spain
Tel: +34 934 303 423
Website: Not supplied
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun 6pm-2:30am
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: No food
Back in 1992, the former owner of this bar visited Harry's bar in Paris and returned to Barcelona to open a his very own wooden paneled lounge bar, which he named Harry's in deference to the original.
Fast forward to 2014 when the bar was taken over by the Pernia family, noted in the Barcelona for their long established Tandem cocktail bar nearby, which they opened back in 1985. Tandem is a classily styled cocktail bar serving well-made classic cocktails to a discerning crown of mature drinkers - as was Harry's. And I'm happy to say Solange continues the tried and tested formula - only with a refurbished slicker interior, and with renewed vigor and energy.
Named after Solange Dimitrios, one of James Bond's numerous romantic interests in Casino Royale, this is a very slick bar in every respect - certainly the well-made drinks and also the elegant interior décor which follows a gold pallet with a seven metre long stately wooden bar that seats 15.
Solange is a modern bar serving great cocktails that has lineage and heritage.