Madrid is a city that is full of character and charm and the bars here each have their own unique atmospheres. Wine is popular here. and there are many wine bars as well as trendy cocktail bars in Madrid.
Basically, boozehounds will be well looked after with some beautiful bars to kick off the evening.
Here are the seven very best bars in Madrid. We’ll cheers to that!
Best Bars in Madrid
1862 Dry Bar is perhaps Madrid’s most well-known bar, and for good reason. This bar has a very old-school feel to it that attracts nostalgic-bar patrons in search of great atmosphere and the best cocktails in Madrid.
Since you’re at a bar that embraces tradition, get yourself an Old Fashioned here.
Salmon Guru is another bar in Madrid that has its own fantastically different and trendy character. The bar is adorned with bright neon lights, hipster furniture, and cocktails that look more like pieces of art than drinks.
Immerse yourself in the Madrid bar scene and get the rum-base cocktail with ginger beer and kombucha, called ¿Porqué te ríes? (Why are you laughing?)
Vinoteca Vides is an unpretentious wine bar that has no frills, just great wines. With a vast list of wines to choose from (over 100 different bottles), you should have no problems finding a glass or bottle of wine to your liking.
Try one of their 70+ Spanish wines or ask the sommeliers to help make a recommendation for you.
Del Diego Cocktail Bar is an upscale bar that attracts Madrid’s thirsty business-people and curious tourists. The decor is bright and modern, and the bartenders here concoct some of the best cocktails in Madrid.
Swing by this classy bar for a glass of Spanish wine or a Martini.
La Venencia is an institution in Madrid bars and has been in business for nearly 100 years. There is a vintage vibe to this bar and rumour has it, Ernest Hemingway was a frequent guest here during his heyday.
Their featured drink here is local Sherry and there are a few different kinds you can try here along with some great tapas.
Sala Equis used to be a cinema that has now been converted to a bar. With remnants of the cinema still here with the large cinematic screen now surrounded by cinema seating, it is absolutely one of Madrid’s hippest bars.
Grab a cocktail and walk around the different rooms in this cinema turned bar and even catch an old movie in the last screening room available at Sala Equis.
Cafe Berlin is one of Madrid’s best bars if you want to have a drink and listen to some great live music. Come before midnight and be treated to a live music performance. After 1a.m. is when the DJ takes the stage and party goers hit the dance floor.
If you’re here before midnight, sit back with a Gin and Tonic or a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy some music.