There's a distinct colonial vibe to this little-known (to tourists at least) bar in the smarter side of Gracia, just west of the Gran de Gracia. Chandeliers hang over the bar in the entrance, wicker chairs offer a comfortable place to sip a g'n't, whilst touches like a giant lampshade and Flake-advert telephone all add a pleasant whiff of old world nostalgia to Tournesol. Decor aside, one of the venue's biggest pros is its layout. Despite the fact it's open plan, thanks to a curious floorplan wherever you sit you feel you're in a private corner - there's even a little private terrace out the back. Something that Romeos (or Juliettes) may want to bear in mind if they're planning a hot date! Fuel-wise, there's an excellent range of beers, and cocktails (try the Hurricane) and Tournesol also has WiFi access and an excellent light bites menu.
Walked past thsi bar by accident one day and looked pretty cool so decided to come back with a couple of mates. Really nice little find on the other side to Passeig de Gracia to most of the action (so not so well known). Crowd were a bit smarter than the usual "perro flautas" of Gracia. And lots of cute girls.
reviewed by Dave from Ireland on Nov.12.2012