Justicia in Madrid, Spain — Southwestern Europe (Iberian Peninsula)
Aquí está desde 1931
el Museo Chicote
primera coctelería en España
joya intacta del art déco
At this location since 1931, the Museum Chicote, founded as the "Bar Chicote", Spain's first cocktail bar, and an intact jewel of art deco.
Erected 2021 by Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Madrid - "Yellow Diamond" series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 40° 25.181′ N, 3° 41.94′ W. Marker is in Madrid. It is in Justicia. Marker is on Calle Gran Vía, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Gran Vía 12, Madrid 28013, Spain. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victor Hugo (within shouting distance of this marker); Fidel Pagés Miravé (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gioachino Rossini (about 90 Enrique Jardiel Poncela (about 120 meters away); Angel Martín Pompey (about 120 meters away); Eduardo Chicharro (about 150 meters away); Santa María Micaela (Madre Sacramento) (about 180 meters away); Casa de las Siete Chimeneas / House of the Seven Chimneys (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madrid.
Also see . . .
1. Museo Chicote (Wikipedia, in Spanish).
Excerpt (in translation): "The Chicote Museum, formerly known as Bar Chicote or Perico Chicote bar, is a place on Calle Gran Vía No. 12 in Madrid, opened in 1931 by Pedro Chicote, the barman of the Hotel Ritz, as one of the first cocktail places in the Spanish capital. The "Chicote Museum", as such, was born in 1940, when Perico decided to show the public his collection of almost ten thousand bottles of different drinks stored in an adjoining basement, a figure that according to some sources reached 20,000 copies, then considered the best collection in the world of it kind, to the point that Aristotle Onassis offered the barman thirty million pesetas for it."(Submitted on May 14, 2022.)
2. Since 1931 - Our History (Bar Chicote). Very short history of the bar, in English.
Excerpt: "Crossing Chicote ́s revolving door is like entering a time capsule of Madrid ́s history, a temple with a bar counter instead of an altar where cocktails are the true gods."(Submitted on May 14, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.