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Mary Boone Barcelona

Address València 194; 08011 Barcelona
between Aribau and Muntaner
Neighbourhood Eixample Esquerra | See on map
Metro Hospital Clínic [L5], Universitat [L1, L2]
Telephone +34 93 532 1032
Website http://www.maryboonebar.com
Hours Tues-Thur 18-02. Fri-Sat 19-03.

Just outside Gayxample, a mere two blocks from Axel Hotel and the main strip of Barcelona’s boy bars, this isn’t really a gay bar per se. Yet, on any given night, Mary Boone – yup, named after the New York gallery owner and art high roller – will be packing more marys than just the name.

The small lounge is the brainchild of the affable boys from recdi8, Swiss hottie Norbert and his partner and Catalan sidekick Àlex, who set out to create a cocktail bar in their own mould, a classy place to hang and enjoy with friends. Comfortable, beautiful and unique is the philosophy of their interior design studio and that also goes for this gem of a watering hole.

With its plush decor, elegant details and comfy sofas, it’s the ideal spot for a lovingly prepared cocktail in intimate, stylish surroundings. DJs bring up the energy level on weekend nights but it’s open from late afternoon with finger food – delicious stuffed olives, jamón and the like – on sale for nibbling, so consider getting the night started early with an aperitivo.