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Words by Simon Difford on 09-Dec-2010
26th floor, W Hotel, Barcelona, 08039, Spain
Tel: +34 932 952 800
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon & Wed 7pm-2am, Tue & Thu 7pm-3am, Fri, Sat & Sun 7pm-4am
Door: Make reservation
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Dance, Food, Late night, Music, View
Price guide: High-end
Food: Plates & dishes
Owned by: Eclipse Group
The Eclipse group have operated a chain of successful upscale cocktail bars across London for over a decade and as the name would suggest, this lofty bar atop the landmark W Hotel is the group's Spanish outpost.
Ultra modern décor by architect Ricardo Bofill, live performances and world-class DJs have helped make this is one of Barcelona's hottest destination bars with the rich and beautiful prepared to queue in the hotel lobby to access the express lift to the 26th floor. So go early, well before sunset, and you'll be rewarded with views across Barcelona. Otherwise club rules apply with spirits sold by the bottle to those hosting tables.
The cocktail menu leans towards fruity crowd pleasers such as the group's signature Watermelon Martini and Passion Fruit Martini. However, call a classic cocktail and in our experience the able bar team will more than rise to the occasion.
Bar snacks are upscale hotel standard and comprise sushi, tamaki, tempura and a grill serving fare such as monkfish & shrimp skewers, gallegan spicy beef tenderloin and grilled octopus.