Barcelona’s new Sips ‘drinkery house’ is the work of industry heavyweights Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez. The Italian and Spanish duo launched Sips in early 2021 and its reputation has since rocketed. The open plan bar stations create an immersive atmosphere among the dark, moody decor, which exposes guests to the level of detail which goes into every drink. If customers aren’t distracted by the turning Rotovaps and throwing of cocktails, then they’ll certainly be taken away by the elaborate glassware, which turns amazing cocktails into showstoppers. Despite only opening this year, Sips’ menu is gaining traction not just among local Catalans, but around the world. One of the star performers of 2021 is the Sips Espresso Martini, which is quickly becoming a classic – partly due to its generous dollop of freshly whipped cream which towers over every glass.