Among all the small streets in the Barri Gótic in Barcelona, filled with new bars, it is always nice to find a cozy place that not only follows tradition, but keeps it with pleasure. Ginger may be one of the most classic cocktail and wine bars of the old town with an advantage: fresh tapas and jazz.
We’re not talking about ‘formal dining’: more like sitting down in a dim-lit place, with low music to enjoy your glass of wine, cava or cocktail with a nice small temptation. The tuna tataki and the apple tart with foie will combine perfectly with a negroni, a cosmopolitan or a well-poured kir royale. Special mention also to the strawberry daiquiris and their long list of options of wine and cava by the glass.
The place itself is interesting and lovely: multi-leveled, you can be there with a small crowd or hide yourself from others in a comfortable corner. There are even two entrances: one that will lead you to the “regular bar” and another to a wine bar with the daily choices at your sight.
It’s warm in winter and kept cool in summer with beautiful music at a reasonable volume. They cater both to tourists and regular clients who, from time to time, could bring in even their dog, making the bar even more cozy. (Don’t fear the dogs – they are friendly and know how to behave in public). Ask for the weekly kitchen specials: they are good.