Neon lights, wicker furniture and a retro bar. You half expect Tom Cruise to emerge, flipping bottles end over end and serving up flashy cocktails. Revival’s Catalan owner Edgar opened his place at the end of July as the reincarnation of his mother’s bar of the same name, which stood in the same spot over 25 years ago. “When I was 16, I worked as a bartender at my mother’s bar,” Edgar explained. “Revival was inspired by that decor and theme, but has a modern twist.” The space is comprised of three levels, with a marble bar and seating area on the ground floor, comfortable sofas, a TV and a pool table on the second floor, and a secret hideaway in the basement, with intimate booths and dim lighting for an ultra-private rendezvous. Revival also puts a modern spin on their cocktails, such as their Revival Sour, Revival Aperol Hibiscus, and customer favourite, Strawberry Cheesecake, all made with fresh ingredients, alongside finger foods and ecological hamburgers.
Revival. Travessera de Gràcia 38-40.