SIPS Story.


A few years ago, we were in a bar enjoying some drinks. As always, we were analyzing and commenting on each drink, when we realized something. There was a disconnect between what was served in the glass and the tableware it was presented in. Instead of complementing the drink, the tableware seemed to compete with it.

We began to reflect on this and quickly realized that this was a widespread problem in the world of mixology. The tableware was not in service of the liquid, but was just another decoration in the presentation process.

That's when we decided to create Sips. We wanted the tableware and presentation to complement the liquid, instead of stealing its attention. But we didn't want to stop there. We also wanted our drinks to have a special texture, something that was not commonly seen in the drinks served in bars. That's why we created a fruit texture pantone, which allows us to express different fruits in various densities according to their purpose.

But it wasn't just about presentation and texture. We wanted our drinks to have recognizable flavors and impeccable technical treatment. We knew that clarification was important, but not only for its aesthetics, but also for its effect on the taste. Clarification had to have a purpose, a purpose that transcended mere aesthetics.

Last but not least, we wanted our drinks to have identifiable flavors, without excess information. We knew that too many ingredients could generate taste misinformation, and we didn't want that for our customers. We wanted each sip to be a unique and singular experience.

Thus was born Sips, a brand that is rooted in the tradition of this noble art, with a vision towards the future, towards the different. Sensitivity to the product, strategic flavor vehicle, and proper use of technique are the pillars of the DNA of this unique space on Muntaner Street in Barcelona.

Marc Alvarez

Innovative, Experienced, Passionate

Marc Álvarez began working in hospitality at the age of 15, doing small summer jobs that allowed him to learn the profession from the bottom up. Whilst studying Biological Sciences, he continued to grow as a bartender, finally deciding to make it his chosen career path. He took advantage of positions in different types of bars and restaurants to learn and evolve his skillset, until finally starting in Albert Adria's 41o. He was soon offered a unique professional opportunity to lead elBarri Group’s beverage program, one of the most powerful gastronomic groups in the country. Over the course of 8 years, Marc managed the drinks program for the group’s six restaurants and bars, which belong to the Adrià and Iglesias brothers.

In 2018, he created his own company, Drink's Atelier, dedicated to the development of projects related to the world of cocktails. Two years later, in 2020, Marc teamed up with renowned Italian bartender Simone Caporale to launch Sips Barcelona, a highly anticipated project that quickly became known for its exceptional cocktails and service. The bar was named the third-best bar in the world at the 2022 World's 50 Best Bars awards. With his extensive experience and passion for bartending, Marc has earned a place among the top bartenders and mixologists in the world.

"Every cocktail I make is a reflection of my passion for hospitality and my commitment to delivering a truly exceptional experience to every guest."

Simone Caporale

Bartender, Innovator, Collaborator

Simone Caporale is a world-renowned bartender known for his exceptional skills and innovative techniques. During his five years at Artesian at The Langham, he turned the hotel bar into one of the most celebrated cocktail destinations in the world, winning the title of World's Best Bar four years in a row. Simone has since co-founded Sips Barcelona, where he continues to push the boundaries of mixology, developing new techniques and flavor combinations. Simone's unwavering passion and commitment to excellence have earned him numerous accolades, including International Bartender of the Year at the 2014 Spirited Awards. His legacy is not just about creating great cocktails, but about elevating the entire drinking experience for everyone who walks through the door.

"Some tales are best told through the senses..."

The team


The team with sips is a fascinating group of young colleagues who demonstrate a remarkable level of professional responsibility. At first glance, some may question their abilities due to their youth, but they consistently exceed expectations with their passion and dedication to their work.

It is refreshing to see such a dynamic team that brings new perspectives and ideas to the table. They are not afraid to take risks, challenge the status quo, and push boundaries to achieve their goals. The team's enthusiasm and energy are contagious, and their work ethic is admirable.

Their commitment to their craft is evident in their attention to detail and their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their projects are successful. Despite their relative inexperience, they demonstrate a remarkable level of maturity and professionalism that is rare in their age group.

Sips merch

SIPS is pleased to present its first collection of prints and shirts in collaboration with a selection of talented artists. Our goal is to offer our customers a unique way to connect with our brand and carry with them a part of their experience at SIPS.

We understand the importance of creating meaningful connections with our customers and want them to remember their time with us in a special way. Collaborating with artists allows us to offer exclusive pieces that capture the essence of SIPS and the creativity of the artists involved.

This collection of prints and shirts will be released as limited editions, meaning each piece will be unique and special. We want to give SIPS fans and those who wish to remember their experience the opportunity to own something truly special and memorable.

We are excited about this collaboration and hope that our customers find these pieces as inspiring as we do. Thank you for being part of the SIPS community and allowing us to be part of your special moments.