Ziryab Cocktail Bar & Shisha Lounge
📍Carrer dels Ases, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spania
Ziryab Cocktail & Shisha Lounge is a cute little fusion tapas restaurant in the backstreets of Barcelona’s old medieval town. It sits hidden in a winding alleyway near the Picasso Museum on carrer de Montcada, the street that from the 17th century onwards was used for the rich merchants and noblemen of Barcelona to build their palaces, which were expansive, charming with welcoming inner courtyards and housed horse stables, servants quarters and rooms for entertaining visitors… these old palaces have now been converted into museums and galleries, and Ziryab is right round the corner.
Ziryab’s tapas restaurant itself evokes the charm of this part of the old city with its brick walls, its low wooden beamed ceilings and typical Catalan inner mezzanine balcony overlooking the bar area.