The Chicote Museum, located at number 12 Gran Vía takes its name from Perico Chicote, the famous barman who worked in the Ritz in 1916. Years later, in 1931, he opened Madrid's first cocktail bar. Since it opened, thanks to its owners social relations, it has been a reference on the Madrid cultural scene and a meeting place for stars from all over the world, from political figures such as Princess Soraya or Rainiero of Monaco to film stars such as Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Eva Gardner. Although Perico Chicote has always been associated with the Franco regime, in the 1980s, the famous movida madrileña had one of its operations centres here. Rumour has it that here important record deals were signed here with artists such as Alaska, Nacha Pop and Los Secretos and that their walls witnessed some of the heartbreaks of other stars such as Sabina or Manolo Tena.
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