Opened in 1985 with the name of Snooker Club Barcelona by its promoters, it was conceived as a social place in the English way cozy and elegant for the practice of Snooker. It wont the FAD Award of architecture and interior design that same year, becoming the first night entertainment place awarded with FAD.
The architecture and interior design awards FAD (Foment de les Arts Decoratives d’Arquitecture e Interiorisme), a continuation of the awards granted by the Town Hall since 1899, are one of the most prestigious distinctions in the country.
The professional jury at the Miró Foundation Scenario, valued “The intelligent transformation of a typical space of the Eixample into a new enclosure of original morphology that through the transformation of the ceiling, the layout of the bar, the placement of the Billiards, a large mirror and a wide gate, manages to create an enclosure of great intimacy and magical atmosphere.
Note the curved roof of convex circle and its equidistant lamps, the set of curves with the shape of the bar and the large pillars, the engraved glass mural of the entrance with the sphere (which is a fragment of an informative monument reproducing a clock Of Sunshine of the Park of the Ciutadela), and the work of marquetry of the door and some tables that next to the rest of the furniture, complement the premises.
Catalan design in its pure state, is an example of the union of Masters of the Barcelona of the 80:
Architect: Dr.Santiago Roqueta.
Designers: Carles Riart. The furniture chairs, armchairs and tables “Snooker” were specially designed for the premises.
Oleguer Armengol and Gabriel Ordeig (Alabaster Lamps).
The marquetry of the door and tables are by Susana Canals.
And the clock reflected of S.Valladares and L.Cortés.
It’s today one of the few places with FAD that can be visited, because most of them have disappeared. It is a pleasure to spend time comfortably, in this timeless space, chatting, playing billiards and trying the specialties of the menu.