Having celebrated its five-year anniversary throughout 2021, Salmon Guru’s eccentric drinks continue to play a central role in making it Madrid’s number one destination bar. Its Sangre de los Dioses cocktail is a perfect example – a single-malt whisky and mezcal concoction served in a porcelain jar shaped like a fire-breathing spotted wolf. At least that’s what it looks like: this level of flamboyance combined with flawless execution is what makes Salmon Guru’s menus some of the most highly anticipated in Europe. The crazy nature of the drinks is also reflected in the decor, with neon lightning bolts lining the ceiling and comic book BAM signs projecting from the walls. But don’t let the fun, in-your-face style of the bar fool you: the drinks and food menus are some of the best in the business. Salmon Guru is voted by the 600-strong 50 Best Bars Academy as the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award winner 2021.