Bars in Madrid

Monika Höfler & Jens Schwarz

Madrid will never disappoint those looking for something to do after dinner. But be warned‚ in a place where dinner can often start at 11 p.m., the f... Read More

Madrid will never disappoint those looking for something to do after dinner. But be warned‚ in a place where dinner can often start at 11 p.m., the first drink might not come until 1 or 2 a.m. Here, it’s completely possible and absolutely acceptable to be out at various bars until 5 or 6 a.m. any night of the week. And the rules of the game have changed a bit, with imbibing becoming a much more public event. Classic boîtes like Bar Cock still offer a private, clubby atmosphere at night, but at many of the roof terraces like La Terraza or all-day, multi-space restaurants such as Perrachica or Habanera, you can find friends catching up over craft gin and tonics (the new national cocktail) at any hour of the day.

Read Less
  • Bar Cock

    Knock on the unsigned door and the bouncer will look you over. If you pass muster (suit and tie are regular—though not required—attire for men; women... Read More

  • Kikekeller

    One delightful by-product of Spain's economic woes a few years ago was a clever fusion of art, retail, and hospitality. Selling his sleek welded-steel... Read More

  • La Terraza

    When it opened in spring of 2015, the rooftop bar crowning the new Principal Madrid Hotel quickly became the property's best-known asset. Sweeping... Read More

  • La Venencia

    Slightly off the beaten track in Barrio de las Letras is this authentic throwback to the simpler days of old Madrid, with no tipping and no photos (yes,... Read More

  • Macera

    The headlines when this bar opened in 2015 were all about the lack of labels behind the bar. There's no Tanqueray, no Grey Goose, no Johnnie Walker. Why... Read More

  • Tartan Roof (Circulo de Bellas Artes)

    Located on top of the Circulo de Bellas Artes art center on Calle Alcalá, this is a great spot for sunset cocktails while ogling the bird's-eye views of... Read More

  • The Passenger

    The surprising décor of this charmingly quirky bar was inspired by the luxe trains of the last century. The video projections in the "windows" offering... Read More

Back To Top