Party Earth Review An animated and rowdy bar, Chupitos (Shots) specializes in creative, over-the-top shots with equally dramatic bar service. Most of the chupitos come with special performances by the bartender, some of which involve the... ... read full review
Passeig de Colón, 8
61 832 65 71
M–Th 11pm–2:30am, F–Sa 11:30pm–3am
Barri Gòtic, Barcelona –
An animated and rowdy bar, Chupitos (Shots) specializes in creative, over-the-top shots with equally dramatic bar service. Most of the chupitos come with special performances by the bartender, some of which involve the actual bar being set on fire with a blowtorch.
Not surprisingly, the house is packed every night with fun-loving young patrons clamoring for service, enjoying the show, and trying not to be set aflame.
The space itself is little more than a dark and dingy corridor, with the bar on one side and a huge menu board full of intriguingly named shots on the opposing wall.
Owing to the tight space and the dubious cleanliness of the facilities, Chupitos may be best enjoyed as a quick visit before heading on to the bars and clubs on the harbor.
A mix of gung-ho locals and international travelers just over the drinking age limit.
Commercial tunes, but the bartenders are the real show.
Hundreds of different types of shots are posted on the wall. There are no descriptions of ingredients and the bartenders don’t speak much English, so just point and pick at random. Be warned though, the drinks don’t come with just a smile – for instance, ordering the Rambo, requires wearing an army helmet while getting screamed at by the bartender/drill sergeant.
Beer €3, cocktails €10.50/liter, mixed drinks €8.50, shots €2–€4.
The magic – and the fire shots – really begin after midnight.