Spain Dining Guide: Top Trendy Bars In Madrid, Spain


Madrid is, without a doubt, one of Europe’s most interesting cities. No matter how many times I’ve been to Madrid, I find it always cheerful and vibrant, waiting for me to discover some surprising new places. Let’s take a look at some of the trendiest bars you can go to at the moment, even though they have limited capacity.

1862 Dry Bar

Coctel Bar Area
Chic Cocktails
It looks discreet from the outside, but once inside you’ll be met by a speakeasy feel, like you are transported to the prohibition era. The owner, Alberto, can mix some of the best drinks in Madrid like his signature “Cantaloupe Gibson”. It is located at Calle Pez 27 in the Malasaña neighborhood, and the average price for a cocktail is $10.

Sala X

Photo: Sala X
Photo: SalaX
Watch Movie While Having A Drink
This was a former X-rated movie theater that has been reconverted into a spectacular bar. They offer movie themes each month and there are several seating areas with amazing high ceilings where you can enjoy a movie and a beer, cocktails and some gourmet tapas. If you want to watch the movie entrance is €6.90, otherwise you can just go in and have a drink or some tapas. It is located in the popular neighborhood of La Latina at Calle Duque de Alba 4.

360º Rooftop Bar, Riu Hotel

Photo: 360º Rooftop Bar
Downtown Crazy Views
Located on the 27th floor of the recently renovated Hotel Riu in Plaza de España, it gives you the chance to discover Madrid from high above. There is a literally breathtaking glass walkway (not for those afraid of heights) between two wings of the building where you can really walk on air above the city. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the hotel there is no entrance fee. Otherwise, it is €5 from 11.00 to 17.00 and €10 from 17.00 to closing time.

Sabatini Rooftop

Photo: Terraza de Sabatini
Photo: Terraza de Sabatini
Royal Palace Views
Enjoy the best sunsets and views from this rooftop terrace located on the Jardines de Sabatini Hotel. Just opposite the Royal Palace and next to Gran Via, it serves tapas and small dishes inspired by international cuisine, and a wide variety of cocktails and drinks. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 p.m. and there is no reservation required as they go on a first come first served basis until the maximum capacity is filled. You have to spend at least 10€.

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