Imagine our surprise upon returning to our apartment tonight after a pleasant walk through well-lit streets just coming to life at 9:00 p.m. — the start of the nightlife in Barcelona — and happening across a cocktail bar located directly next door and named for one of Brian’s favorite classic cocktails: Negroni Cocktail Bar.
The place was empty when we first arrived — most people are just starting dinner at 9 p.m. here — so we had a chance to chat with Daniel, our bartender, who turned out to be one of the owners. (Mostly in Spanish, even!)
We both decided we could use nightcap so we had Daniel mix us up a couple of our standards: a Negroni for Brian, of course, and for me a the Moscow Mule. Both were excellent, though the Mule lacked its traditional copper mug. We’ll be back.