Party Earth Review Fans of the TV series Lost are in for a treat at Bharma. The owner has gone to great lengths to pay tribute to his favorite show, starting with the airplane tail embedded in one wall and continuing with the vault-like... ... read full review
Carrer Pere IV, 93
60 602 85 78
Th 6pm–midnight, F–Sa 6pm–3am, Su 6–10pm
Poblenou, Barcelona –
Fans of the TV series Lost are in for a treat at Bharma.
The owner has gone to great lengths to pay tribute to his favorite show, starting with the airplane tail embedded in one wall and continuing with the vault-like doors of a secret bunker set into some polystyrene rocks and a stone temple that leads to the bathroom.
Even the name is a play on the show’s clandestine Dharma Initiative research project, and the bar’s logo is shamelessly lifted from the distinctive octagonal Dharma emblem.
(Don’t tell J. J. Abrams)
That shape is repeated in the form of an expansive window, a scattering of metal tables, and both of the venue’s two bars, which are decorated with glowing octagonal symbols featuring arrows, snakes, rabbits, and other hieroglyphs.
But Bharma is more than just a museum for TV fans, and when its razor-sharp resolution screen isn’t tuned to the series, it shows FC Barcelona matches or 80s films on Thursday’s Back to the Movies night.
On most nights, small groups of trendy geeks, students, and other academic types drop by for a low-key beer or two and some relaxed conversation with friends, although inevitably the occasional “Lostie” turns up to gawk at the bar and sample a Bharma beer.
Science fiction buffs or not, patrons at Bharma will have found a classic theme bar where nerds can be nerds and get a little drunk to boot.
So long as they press the button in 5…4…3…2…
Trendy yet casual academic types and Lost fans, late teens to early 30s.
Playlist of bar tunes. High-definition TV tuned to Lost, movies, or sports.
Sandwiches and snacks.
Beer €3, mixed drinks €5.
Thursdays around 9pm for 80s movies, weekends for drinks.