Event guide to the World’s 50 Best Bars and the Barcelona Cocktail Experience

28 September, 2022

Next week the glitterati of the global bar industry will descend on Barcelona for the World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony, the first time it has been held outside of London.

The ceremony coincides with the Barcelona Cocktail Experience, a week-long series of guest shifts, takeovers, masterclasses and events in the Catalan capital.

Below is our guide to the Barcelona Cocktail Experience.


Saturday 1 October

19:00 – 22:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Casa Prunes (CDMX, Mexico)

19:00 – 01:00 Paradiso Concierge: Barcelona food & drink tour

20:00 – 01:00 Especiarium Bar hosts La Sastreria Martinez (Lima, Peru)

20:30 – close Galileo hosts Patrick Pistolesi (Drink Kong, Rome, Italy) and Fabio La Pietra (SubAstor, Sao Paolo, Brazil)


Sunday 2 October

13:00 Hotel 1898 presents Aperitif with Dante (New York, USA) and Angelita (Barcelona, Spain)

13:00 – 16:00 Pulitzer Terrace hosts Aldama (New York, USA)

13:00 – 17:00 Lucky Schmuck host Side Hustle (London, UK) and Candelaria (Paris, France)

13:00 – 17:00 Casa Bonay presents Mexican Take Over Entre Compras with Handshake (CDMX, Mexico), Café de Nadie (CDMX, Mexico), Limantour (CDMX, Mexico), La Punta (Rome, Italy) and Barro Negro (Athens, Greece)

19:00 – 22:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts The Clumsies (Athens, Greece)

19:00 – 01:00 Paradiso Concierge: Barcelona food & drink tour

20:00 – 00:00 Libertine hosts Allegory (Washington DC, USA)

20:00 – 00:00 Piñata Cantina hosts La Punta (Rome, Italy)

20:00 – 00:00 Punch Room Barcelona hosts Punch Room London (UK)

20:00 – 01:00 Especiarium Bar presents Canalla Bar El Lucero (Seville, Spain), Casa Prunes (CDMX, Mexico), The House of Machines (Cape Town, South Africa) and Naked and Famous El Pintón (Seville, Spain)

20:00 – close Galileo hosts Benjamin Cavagna (1930, Milan, Italy)

22:00 – close Bar Sauvage hosts Leche de Tigre (Barcelona, Spain)

23:00 – 02:00 Clubhaus hosts Ponyboy (New York, USA) and Mister Paradise (New York, USA)


Monday 3 October

13:00 Bar Cañete hosts Dante (New York, USA)

16:00 – 19:00 14 De la Rosa hosts Cambridge Public House (Paris, France)

19:00 – 22:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Handshake (CDMX, Mexico)

19:00 – 22:00 Banker’s Bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel hosts 1930 (Milan, Italy)

19:00 – 02:00 Collage hosts Baba au Rum (Athens, Greece)

20:00 – 00:00 Punch Room Barcelona hosts Punch Room Madrid (Spain)

20:00 – 01:00 Especiarium Bar hosts Red Frog (Lisbon, Portugal) and Scarfes Bar (London, UK)

21:00 Las Cuevas de los Rajahs hosts Carmine Liguori (Italy)

21:30 – 02:00 Alchemix hosts Midnight Rambler (Dallas, USA)

22:00 – 23:00 14 De la Rosa hosts Satan’s Whiskers (London, UK)

22:00 – 02:00 Lucky Schmucks hosts Like Minded Creatures (Alex Kratena, Matt Whiley, Luke Whearty)

22:00 – close Galileo hosts Pietro Rizzo (The Aubrey, London, UK) and Francesco Braun (Ikigai Collection, London, UK)


Tuesday 4 October

11:00 – 16:00 Especiarium Bar presents Chori Brunch Argento PAPAA with Florería Atlántico (Buenos Aires, Argentina), CoChinChina (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Tres Monos (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Salmon Guru (Madrid, Spain)

11:30 – 14:00 The Evolution of Bars Around the World Barcelona Cocktail Experience Panel Discussion at The Barcelona EDITION with Jean Trinh (Alquimico, Cartagena, Colombia), Krystian Hordejuk (Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE), Julio Cabrera (Café La Trova, Miami, USA), Patrick Pistolesi (Drink Kong, Rome, Italy), Lidiyanah K. (Atlas Bar, Singapore), Diego Cabrera (Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain) and Gina Barbachano (Hanky ​​Panky, CDMX, Mexico)

13:00 – 15:30 Paradiso presents new cocktail list “The Evolution”

14:00 – 17:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Artesian (London, UK)

20:15 The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 Award Ceremony at La Cúpula

22:00 Las Cuevas de los Rajahs hosts Giorgio Chiarelli (Italy)

23:00 – 02:00 Lucky Schmuck hosts The Pontiac (Hong Kong)

23:00 – 02:00 Fat Schmuck hosts Maybe Sammy (Sydney, Australia)

23:00 – 02:00 Two Schmucks hosts Katana Kitten (New York, USA)


Wednesday 5 October

15:00 – 20:00 Fat Schmuck hosts Sweet Liberty (Miami, USA) La Trova (Miami, USA)

19:00 – 21:15 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Republic (Singapore) and Manhattan (Singapore)

19:00- late Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas hosts Donovan Bar (London, UK) and The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone (London, UK)

20:00 – 00:00 Libertine hosts Silverleaf (London, UK) and Virtù (Tokyo, Japan)

20:00 – 00:00 Punch Room hosts Galaxy Bar (Dubai, UAE)

20:00 – 01:00 Especiarium Bar hosts Cringe Company (Milan, Italy), Bar Fouque (Hiroshima, Japan) and Bar Sebek (Fukuoka, Japan)

21:00 – close Galileo hosts Giuseppe Carnelli (Lennon’s, Bangkok, Thailand)

21.45 – 00:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Jigger & Pony (Singapore) and Nutmeg & Clove (Singapore)

22:00 – close Cabaret at The Barcelona EDITION presents Poder Latino


Thursday 6 October

18:00 – 21:00 14 De la Rosa hosts Quattro Teste (Lisbon, Portugal)

19:00 – 22:00 Dr. Stravinsky hosts Penicillin (Hong Kong)

20:00 – 01:00 Especiarium Bar hosts Coupette (London, UK), Aéreo Café (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), El Barón (Cartagena, Colombia) and Svanen (Oslo, Norway)

20:00 – close Galileo hosts Yana (Atlas, Singapore), Giovanni Graziadei (Jigger & Pony, Singapore), Jay (Sago House, Singapore)

21:00 – 02:30 Libertine hosts Maison Ferrand and Nico de Soto

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