Best Bars in Madrid
Since Madrid is the third largest city in the EU there is no surprise that there is an endless list of amazing bars throughout the city.
But you want to make sure the bars that you head to are worthwhile and that can also become quite a difficult task. So we thought that we would make things a whole lot easier for you all by narrowing it down and putting together a list of the top 8 bars in the whole city. This time you can spend less time researching and instead spend more time actually in the bars having a good time!
1. Salmon Guru
If you like an experience when you order a cocktail, then you will love heading to Salmon Guru. With low lighting and an extremely cozy vibe, not only will you be able to enjoy some impressive drinks here but also line your stomachs with some hummus, mini-burgers and even some tapas, depending on what you fancy. This Madrid bar has been an award-winning project of Diego Cabrera’s and has since been featured in the top 50 best bars for over 2 years!
2. 1862 Dry Bar
If you're looking for an elegant and sophisticated type of bar and a place that you could consider starting your celebrations at, then we would definitely suggest heading over to 1862 Dry Bar. Based in the popular Malasaña district, you will be in the perfect location for your plans. And with more than 150 different brands on their shelf, you will have no problem enjoying the bar staff mixing up your favourite drinks and cocktails right in front of you. If you are wanting to go for a bite to eat you can enjoy some food in one of the best restaurants in Madrid.
3. La Terraza del Urban
Madrid is a beautiful city and what better way to soak up all the amazing views then from a rooftop bar. Right at the top of the Urban Hotel you will find The Terrace. A beautiful bright, airy bar that is the perfect place to head if you are wanting to enjoy some unbeatable views, delicious drinks and great company. In this urban terrace you will be pleased to know that there is an extensive cocktail manu available along with a selection of tapas choices!
4. Arima Madrid
As well as being an extremely popular restaurant you will find that half of Arima is also used for just being a bar. And what a popular bar it is, with a variety of creative and unusual cocktails on their menu not to mention their Vermouths. If you are a lover of Vermouth, then you definitely have to ensure this place is on top of your list for your Madrid trip. They have 30 different varieties that they have selected from across the country!
5. La Esperanza
La Esperanza is an extremely popular bar in the neighbourhood of the letters and Lavapies. Whether you’re after a bite to eat from their food menu or you want to enjoy a delicious gin and tonic you can do it all here. This bar is a place where everyone can head too, you will find millennials and even pensioners all under one roof having a laugh and enjoying some drinks and a bite to eat. In the evening they have a classic menu offering for if you are wanting a proper meal.
6. La Fisna
La Fisna first opened as a wine shop, where many locals used to head to buy their favourite bottle of red. But since they have made that leap from wine shop to bar and now it is an extremely popular wine bar. Serving up all the wines that they sold by the glass and if you aren’t sure which you want you can sample a few before you make your decision. There is also still a little part of this bar that is still a shop!
7. Bodega de la Ardosa
Now this bar will make you feel like you have been transported back in time, but if that’s something you enjoy then you’ll love Bodega de la Ardosa. Although its known as a tapas bar, this place were pioneers in bringing imported beers to Madrid. So you will be more than likely to find beers like Budweiser and Guinness available here. They also have plenty or vermouth along with one that has been created exclusively for Bodega de la Ardosa.
8. Viva Madrid
With high vaulted, tiled ceilings, Viva Madrid is an extremely popular and beautiful place to head if you are looking for a place to enjoy some delicious food and even better drinks! Usually you will find this place is buzzing and full of tourists and locals who are all looking to have a good time. So if you want to enjoy some drinks, meet some new people and overall have some fun then Viva Madrid could be the perfect bar for you!