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The Argentine bar tender Diego Cabrera owns this cocktail bar in the heart of Madrid, offering different and unexpected ambiance and innovative cocktail creations. It also featured on the list of the world's 50 best bars 2018, in 19th place, making it the best cocktail bar in Spain.
The first of these areas is Salmón Guru, with its own separate entrance, designed to recreate an old off-licence or liquor store filled with original antique bottles, and a bar area inspired by a New York club in the 60s, with benches, velvet, and floral patterns. But the most special area is known as the Barman's Table, a space designed for signature cocktails with a ground-breaking aesthetic including a large Schweppes sign and hand-drawn illustrations covering the walls created by the young graphic artist Joaquín Rodríguez. At the heart of this space is a high table that must be booked in advance. It is attended to personally by Diego, who acts as your host and emcee, recommending cocktails according to your taste or mood, and creating new and surprising cocktails for you in person.
There is also a more intimate area with booths and decor inspired by comics, also decorated with original drawings by Joaquín Rodríguez, but this time based on elements from manga culture, such as the rising sun, panda bears, koi carp fish, and a Japanese kamikaze.
To accompany their cocktails, Salmon Guru also offers a menu featuring several sharing platters that are original and beautifully presented.