El Barón is also known for its sustainable practices, and working with the local community.
The bar team grows many of its herbs in the rooftop garden, and focuses on “using as little plastic as possible and producing minimal waste”. You won’t see any plastic straws here. El Barón uses local non-profit social enterprise Green Apple to advise on how to dispose of waste, recycle and implementing sustainable practices, such as sending the bar’s food waste to the organisation to compost in El Barón’s very own worm farm.
“We want to be an example for sustainability in an environment where still a lot of people are fighting for their daily needs – food, water, clothes.”