Le Pop Cocktail Bar
Le Méridien Barcelona
Las Ramblas, 111, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone:+34 933 18 62 00
Las Ramblas is arguably the heart of Barcelona and is well known for it’s art, dining and nightlife. One night out, I stumbled across a bar that had assembled a young hip crowd outside. Le Pop is located in the fashionable Le Méridien Barcelona - and while there is no shortage of bars on Las Rambles, Le Pop is an elevated experience. As a bartender myself, I enjoy trying unique and different takes on classic cocktails. Le Pop's menu is as adventurous and bold as it's decor.
From the outside, you could hear the Europop influenced music by the house DJ - loungey, urban and unobtrusive. Inside, the room is beautifully lit and filled with modern furniture and an artfully decaled grand piano. The bar creates the right first impression for a great night out.
The service at Le Pop is exceptionally polished for a lounge. The hostess was welcoming and found me a great table in the middle of the bar. Within moments my waitress was tableside and explained the menu and suggested a few of their feature cocktails - all in perfect English. I had a great view of the skilled bartenders, or rather mixologists, who crafted decadent drinks one after another. And like true professionals, they shook, stirred, strained, muddled and flamed their creations to perfection. The bar specializes in craft cocktails and sparkling wine cocktails and their menu has dozens of inventive options.
I tried several cocktails and each was better than the first. Not only were they tasty but they were visually stunning and playful. Whether garnished with gummy lips, fresh flowers or fruit sculptures, the flavour of the drinks rang through. A few of the cocktails I tried were the Boqueria (Vodka, St. Germain, Lychee, Raspberry and Lime), the Kentucky Splash (Bourbon, Chartreuse, Lemon, Simple Syrup, White Wine and Egg White) and the Yellow Mary (Vodka, Simple Syrup, Yuzu, Yellow Cherry Tomato and Pepper Rim). These three are pictured below:
Le Pop is a must stop lounge when in Barcelona. Throughout the week, they have nightly specials including Aperitif Wednesdays, Aperol Thursdays, Fruity Fridays and Champagne Sundays. It is the perfect spot to meet up with friends to start your night or for an after work drink. Let the staff and bartenders of Le Pop create the right concoction for you.