All I wished for was to find a “chill bar” and I ended up stumbling upon the best cocktail bar in Barcelona, Spain - thanks to my friend, Adam. He researched bars near our hostel, which is located in the Poblenou neighborhood and found some great reviews online about Madame George. Now, all I want to do is tell everyone why I simply crave cocktails from this amazing bar!
1. Madame George’s cozy atmosphere is perfect for outings with friends and significant others.
The intimate venue’s energy radiated an aura of warmth the second you entered the bar. The layout of Madame George consists of two rooms complete with seating areas at the bar, at a bar table that lines a wall, and at one of the several clusters of vintage style furniture. Parties of six to 10 people sit inside the bar’s beautiful turquoise room filled with elegant furniture, chandeliers and wall candelabras.
2. Madame George has extraordinary and talented mixologists.
Mixing a cocktail is an artform. At Madame George, patrons immediately notice the mixologists’ attention to detail as they craft each cocktail. I was fortunate to have Jenia as my mixologist during both of my visits, and she was incredible! I was intrigued by the way she created each drink with a fluid and technical approach. Despite the busy weekday crowd that she managed by herself, all of my drinks tasted perfectly.
3. Madame George mixes flavorful cocktails.
Madame George offers a variety of cocktails that cater to every palate. Craving something sweet? Try the El Pepigroso. Wishing for something that reminds you of chocolate? The Georgette is perfect for you! Even the Madame Old Fashioned tastes incredible with the orange bitters complementing the whiskey. The bar’s own creations all infuse ginger beer - definitely something I savored in my drinks. They also serve patrons classic drinks, such as a Long Island Ice Tea, a Whiskey Sour, and a Mai Tai. Madame George’s menu undergoes slight changes every evening.
Since Adam and I loved this bar so much, and raved about it to our friends the next day, we went back for round two. This time, we brought more friends! Our second experience equally matched our first time. Madame George definitely enhanced my travel experience. This extraordinary cocktail bar in Barcelona is definitely worth the visit!
Madame George is located at Carrer de Pujades, 179, 08005 Barcelona, Spain. On Mondays through Thursdays, the cocktail bar is open from 18:00 (6:00 p.m.) to 02:00 (2:00 a.m.). On Fridays through Sundays, Madame George’s hours of operation are 18:00 (6:00 p.m.) to 03:00 (3:00 a.m.). Additional information about Madame George, my favorite cocktail bar in Barcelona, Spain can be found at www.madamegeorgebar.com.