Introducing the perfect Spanish bar, placed in the side streets of Barcelona – with a combined concept of the American Stock Exchange and beer.
It’s not too often that tourists manage to veer away from the famous, busy street of La Ramblas when it comes to enjoying the nightlife in Barcelona, but it turns out this city is actually jam-packed with tonnes of lively pockets of bars, pubs and clubs.
One of these areas is the Eixample Right district, an inconspicuous area for partying, that’ll leave even the most seasoned party animal tired after a night out.
Sitting in the side streets of this district, hidden from the touristy buzz that Barcelona is reputed for, is one tiny bar with one huge concept: Dow Jones Bar.
It combines the Stock Exchange with those icy-cold beverages that we all love so much.
As you walk into the bar, the first thing you’ll see is a large Statue of Liberty, holding a flickering light for her flame. Next, you’ll notice monitors throughout the bar, which highlight the prices of all the drinks you can buy there.
You’re guaranteed a very generous range of quality European beers, but you can also buy anything from “Slippery Nipple” to “Cosmopolitans”. Just make sure you check out the price at the time of purchase, because the drink prices fluctuate according to demand – just like the real Stock Exchange.
Test out your stock-investing skills as the bar begins to pack out later in the evening (Spanish bars tend to be pretty dead until midnight). Once loads of people start to buy drinks, keep an eye out for the Stock Market crash.
At this point, the flame on the Statue of Liberty starts glowing, and everyone knows that it’s time to run to the bar and make some good investments! During the Stock Market Crash, all the drink prices crash to their lowest point for five minutes before being reset to the initial regular prices (so if it’s your round, make sure you get to the bar real quick!).
This utterly cool concept bar will leave you and your mates laughing and bragging over your best purchases for the evening. The tiny bar has an lively ambience, and friendly bartenders that definitely make it worth the trek out of Barcelona’s bustling central.
What to drink: Whichever beverage has crashed on the stock exchange
Invest your cash at: www.bardowjones.com