7 of the best wine bars in madrid

The 7 Best Wine Bars In Madrid

Known for sizzling flamenco performances, exquisite sangria, and perhaps even, still, the infamous bullfighting ring, the Spanish capital city of Madrid has also become one of the biggest gastronomical hotspots in the world over the past few decades.

However, aside from lovely terrace cafes, trendy bars, and some of the best tapas in Europe, you’ll also find numerous delightful wine bars tucked away on Madrid’s quaint cobblestone streets. You don’t have to look far to find the best wine bars in Madrid. They’re often hidden in plain sight and overflowing with locals who don’t mind sharing a copa or two with a friendly stranger. 

Get ready to sample some of the finest wine you’ve ever tasted, all the way from La Rioja to the delicious Valdepenas, at any one of the seven best wine bars in Madrid.

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1. La Fisna

With wine representation ranging from Burgandy all the way to local Spanish specialities, La Fisna’s dedication to exposition and style definitely makes it one of the best wine bars in Madrid. Rustic exposed brick and a wall entirely dedicated to showcasing beautiful, decorative bottles of wine make La Fisna a great place to take a date.

Explore the variety of their menu or ask one of the staff for suggestions. They’ll be happy to help, ensuring that your evening is as magical as the history that the walls of this wine bar hold.

Best Wine Bars in Madrid

2. Vinoteca Vides

Home to over 100 different bottles of wine, Vinoteca Vides is one of the best wine bars in Madrid, in part, due to the sheer variety they offer their guests. This unpretentious wine bar is as no-frills as it gets, at least in Madrid. With such a vast list of wines to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding a glass or a bottle of wine to your liking.

Sample one of their over 70 different kinds of Spanish wines or ask the sommeliers to recommend something for you. We suggest the latter, as they’re sure to recommend something you’ve never heard of.

Best Wine Bar in Madrid

3. Casa Gonzalez

The old-timey marble facade of Casa Gonzalez perfectly fits into the picturesque Madrid neighbourhood of Las Letras. Stepping foot into this wine bar, however, feels as if you’ve been transported back to the Madrid of antiquity.

Here, you can sip a variety of sumptuous Spanish wines and enjoy nibbling on the cheese and charcuterie they serve on-site. Cosy up to a bottle or two of some of the country’s most delicious wines, like an elderflower-scented garnacha blanca from Catalonia. You’re definitely going to end up sampling more than just a bottle or two here.

Bars with Best Wine in Madrid

4. Taberna Averias

If you’re interested in sampling some of the best tapas and sherry in Madrid while you sip on tasty Spanish wine, then Taberna Averias is the place for you. Not only is it one of the best wine bars in Madrid, but it’s also home to tantalising tapas and a wide selection of local sherries.

Choose from one of the dozens of wine they sell by the glass or settle in for the evening and sample the hundreds of wines they offer by the bottle. The bar is bright and trendy, which makes it easy to spend the entire afternoon and evening here.

5. La Loca Juana Bar de Vinos

La Loca Juana delivers an innovative, fresh take on traditional wine bars in Madrid and even all throughout Spain. While there’s something to be said about the traditional Spanish wine bar, La Loca Juana turns the concept on its head. This isn’t your abuela’s wine bar.

A trendy exterior and interior beckon guests inside to visit. Once inside, you can taste some of the finest samplings of Spanish wine in the country. Offering nearly 70 different types of regional wines, you’ll surely be able to find something that tantalises your tastebuds.

Trendy Wine Bars Madrid Spain

6. Cafe DiVino

With only three small tables, there are more wine bottles inside of Cafe DiVino than there is space for seating. It’s this cosy quaintness, however, that creates such a charming setting.

The owner of Cafe DiVino is a true wine aficionado. And, she loves to share her passion with anybody and everybody who enters. Stop by for a chat with her and ask her for suggestions regarding her latest discoveries. Chances are you’ll stumble upon a new wine you’ve never heard of.

7. La Tintoreria Vinoteca

At La Tintoreria Vinoteca, their main focus is on small producers and wineries. This means that stopping by here for a quick taste test is a true delight. You’ll uncover a variety of hidden brands you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

If you’re truly looking to immerse yourself in the world of Spanish wine while you’re in Madrid, this is absolutely the place for you.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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