You might not have heard of King Alfonso X of Castile - we certainly hadn't. But hold up, because this G is worth a shout out. Apparently, he was the guy who, in the 13 century, ruled that no alcoholic beverage should be served without food. Thus tapas was born. Glorious, salty, pick-away-all-night tapas. BarChick salutes you.
He was also known as The Wise (we can see why), hence the bar name. And yep, you got it - this speakeasy bar serves tapas and Spanish charcuterie alongside some utterly banging cocktails. The decor isn't understated either - think 'regal opulence' for some idea of how lavish they've gone. Flocked wallpaper, rich oxblood furniture and plenty of gold make this one stately spot to get on the sauce.
We were channelling those Meditterean vibes with the Monti-Tipple - Xeco Amontillado sherry, Gin Mare, Café Vermouth and aromatic choco bitters. Royally epic.