Cervecería Alemana

Bars & pubs,

Restaurants & cafés

Cervecería Alemana review 2 Users say 5/5 Rate it

Famous for being Ernest Hemingway's daily haunt (his table, should you be wondering, is the one in the near right-hand corner). The decor is fin-de-siècle German bierkeller, with dusty old paintings and dark wood. The tapas can be uninspired and the waiters are unfailingly gruff, but for many this will be an essential stop.

Comment 3 Tweet
Save to foursquare

Cervecería Alemana details

Plaza Santa Ana 6

Area Madrid

Transport Metro Sol .

Telephone 91 429 70 33

Open 11.30am-12.30am Mon, Wed, Thur, Sun; 11.30am-2am Fri, Sat.

Share your thoughts

  • or log in into My Time Out
  • *
  • *
  • Min 1 star. Zero stars will be treated as unrated.
* Mandatory fields for leaving a comment

Comments & ratings 5/5 (Average of 2 ratings)

By David Whalin - Jul 30 2012

I first went here for my Hemingway fix (April 2012), and then kept returning. I was by myself and the bar staff was most courteous and welcoming. I went back several more times for vino blanco (sometimes tinto) and tapas and thoroughly enjoyed myself. On one occasion when they were especially crowded, the head bartender and a space cleared for me. The Plaza de Santa Ana area is a favorite. Long may it remain!

By NanoFish - Apr 23 2012

Go there for the Hemingway fix, stay for the ensaladita russa. Yes, I eat that dish each time I visit. Creamy mayo on starchy, crumbly potatoes with various veggies and egg to diversify its crunch and texture. Very nice if you are a fan of such humble productions. Wash it down with a large vermouth con gin. Try not to stare at the posing freak sitting at the Hemingway table drowning his angst.

By jaime - Mar 3 2010

i use to hang out at the cerveceria in 1966 when it was still a dive, but an essential dive for ex pats, quite runyonesque, and of course we all pretended not to know that it was a Hemingway favorite, great place to be seen reading Ferlinghetti or any of the other beat poets