Located just off the main tourist thoroughfares of Carrer de l’Argenteria and Princesa in the Born, Dux offers 40 premium gins and cocktails that can be described as modern classics. Owner Angel David Asensio has created a sophisticated, speakeasy-style ambience with soft lighting and a copper and gold-hued interior—perfect for a girls’ night out, a romantic date or even a little alone time. The bartenders at Dux offer a personal, friendly service, as they speak to customers and find out what flavours they like in order to offer something that is familiar but with a hint of experimentation. “People call me an alchemist,” said Asensio, who makes the artisan gins himself—the wasabi-infused gin, which is as delectable as it is intriguing, demonstrates this perfectly. The creative thinking that goes into cocktail-making at Dux focuses on treating all of the senses, so the cocktails are as visually and aromatically appealing as they are delicious.