There’s a – fairly – new bar on the block at Urbanisation El Chapparal, just outside Torrevieja. Unity Bar opened in September 2021, two months behind schedule due to issues with the utilities. This is Spain after all, where bureaucracy matters much more than thirsty customers!
Owner Kev was a heating engineer by profession in the UK. His wife Sue’s career was in hospitality, and they’re both happy to welcome everyone to Unity. They host regular afternoon activities, such as the Monday Quiz and Friday karaoke, along with Table Top Sales on alternate Tuesdays. There’s also live entertainment on Unity’s large sun terrace, when weather allows.
Before the opening, Sue, Kev and willing friends and family members brought about a magical transformation in the premises, which previously traded as Billy’s Bar. They completely remodelled the bar to provide customers with plenty of outdoor space and a light, spacious interior. It’s minimalist in concept, but the realization has a homely feel to it, with a cosy corner where people can sit for a quiet drink, a spacious spectator area for the sports lovers, and a large, airy terrace for outdoor dining and the regular live entertainment sessions.
I asked how the name for the bar came about, and Kev explained:
Unity Bar is here for everyone and everything, and we feel the name reflects that. This isn’t just another British Bar. Here on El Chapparal, there are many different nationalities: Spanish, Dutch, German, Swedish, Russian, to name just a few. It’s an open community, and we’re an open-minded bar, catering for everyone, whatever their interests.
Unity is more than just a bar name though, it’s a living concept. So much more can be achieved by working together than working alone, and the team behind the birth of Unity have certainly come up with the goods. There’s an old but true saying that goes like this:
I can do things you can’t, you can do things I can’t, but together we can do so much
As relatively new bar owners, Sue and Kev are still finding out exactly what their customers want to see at Unity, but there’s regular live music, and all the major sporting events are shown live. Check out their Facebook Page for upcoming events, and if you’d like to see something happening there, send a message or call in and chat to one of the team members. If they can accommodate your request, they certainly will.
Why not go along and sample what Unity Bar has to offer? Chef Claire focuses on quality rather than quantity when it comes to menu choices, although she believes in sending out nicely filled plates, even for so-called snacks! There’s a range of classic meals prepared with the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection, along with daily home made specials. Claire’s breakfasts are the talk of El Chapparal,, with reviewers describing them as ‘The best in the area by a long way,’ and there’s a good selection of snacks and main meals to suit all tastes, all at competitive prices. Check out her fantastic ‘2 Meals for €11’ offer on Tuesdays.
Unity is fast becoming a focal point in the community, with an increasing base of regulars of all ages and backgrounds,, and its prime position and welcoming ambience attracts passing trade as well. The bar is also a local base for Seagulls Over Spain, so you can go along and watch Brighton and Hove Albion play live, knowing you will be among friends. Maybe I’ll see you there soon!
The Unity Bar, Calle Rembrandt 6, El Chapparal, 03184
Phone: 711 06 78 80