New Green Park, with its polished wood counter, its parquet, its bar stools and cushioned banquettes, dartboard and Anglo/U.S. rock music, is modelled in the style of a British pub cum U.S. East coast lounge-bar as imagined by a less well-travelled interior designer who has spent far too much time in dentists’ waiting-rooms flicking through back issues of The New Yorker. You’ll see what I mean as soon as you walk in.
However, for all its lack of stylistic cohesion, it’s a friendly enough joint in which to knock back a few beers, and the occasional whisky, or a mojito (€5), at the end of a long day. The place is open ’til 03:00 most nights (03:30 on Saturdays) and doesn’t get busy ’til after midnight. Complimentary crunchy spiced mix, peanuts or crisps (chips) with every order.
You may occasionally encounter off-duty staff from Morryssom here, deservedly enjoying a drink and a few laughs after their very long day feeding the hordes and cleaning down. You may encounter the very knowledgeable Alfredo, who will have spent his long day selling wines and spirits to discerning and demanding locals. You won’t see any tourists here, unless they’re lost.
Happy hour for beers and snacks between 18:00 and 20:00. A good spot for an after-midnight chat, and a good spot for a secret assignation or romantic rendezvous. And it can be a good spot for Barça games on a big screen. During matches they’ll serve you a Bikini and a beer (or soft drink) for €4.50.
New Green Park | Bars, Snacks | Beer (glass) € 2.50
Carrer de Bailén, 158 | +34934576332
Tue – Thu 18:00 – 03:00, Fri – Sat 18:00 – 03:30, Sun 20:00 – 01:00