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All the best Madrid bars, including bar reviews and editors' picks

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34 top terraces in Madrid

Find spots to watch the afternoon change to evening over Madrid's rooftops, or cool off in the warmest months by dipping your feet in a pool while enjoying a...

Aperitivo time!

Aperitivo time!

Find the best bars in Madrid to go for the city's popular pre-lunch 'aperitivo' hour

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Cafés with charm

Café Gijón

Café Gijón

3 out of 5 stars

Still charming after all these years, this is Madrid's definitive literary café, open since 1888. It still holds poetry 'tertulias' (roundtable...

Café Central

Café Central

For many years now, this beautiful venue with high ceilings and elegant decor has been the place to get your jazz fix in Madrid. The artists that...

Café Manuela

Café Manuela

3 out of 5 stars

Stacked to the rafters with board games, Café Manuela has been a hive of activity since the Movida days. Its handsome art nouveau decor and conveniently...

Café de Oriente

Café de Oriente

The belle époque interior is entirely fake yet utterly convincing, making this one of the most peaceful and elegant spots to flick through the newspapers or...

Top bars

Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán

Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán

A ham sandwich and a glass of champagne? Together? Yes! Though it doesn't seem likely in this bar in the Alonso Martínez neighbourhood, they've managed...

La Chula de Chamberí

La Chula de Chamberí

4 out of 5 stars

One of the best examples of a new-style-tavern in the city. Well-cooked dishes with quality produce and tempting wines. Cold cuts, small stews, open toasted...

Docamar

Docamar

3 out of 5 stars

If you want to try some of the best 'patatas bravas' in town, you’ll have to head out here, beyond the M-30 ring road. The merit of the dish is shared...

Gorila

Gorila

3 out of 5 stars

A comfortable place to come with your laptop and work a little over your morning coffee. Breakfasts are served and there’s always something to snack on...

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The best cocktail bars

Del Diego

Del Diego

This New York‚Äďstyle bar is perfect for women in stiletto heels and elegant men. You can easily imagine Frank Sinatra sitting here with one of their elegant...

Museo Chicote

Museo Chicote

Its art deco interior is starting to look a bit shabby around the edges, but Chicote is still the doyen of Madrid cocktail bars. This was famously where...

The Gin Room

The Gin Room

A few metres from El Retiro, in one of Madrid's most exclusive neighbourhoods, this  establishment is minimalist and warm at the same time. At the entrance...

Martínez Bar

Martínez Bar

From breakfast to cocktail hour and beyond, this lovely corner of Malasa√Īa, practically touching the Gran V√≠a, has what you're looking for. Modern yet vintage...

Punk Bach

Punk Bach

This classic brasserie looks to London and New York for inspiration and adds its own roguish touch. In addition to tasty food, you can order sophisticated...

Gin Club

Gin Club

Inside El Mercado de la Reina there’s a space reserved exclusively for G&T fans. After eating at the market’s restaurant, a lovely, quiet, chill-out style...

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El Mercado de la Reina

El Mercado de la Reina

Very centrally located and open year-round from morning until the second drink of the night, this huge space (with a terrace in the square out the back where...

Vincci Soma

Vincci Soma

The Vincci Soma is situated in central Madrid, next to Goya Metro Station. The hotel features a gym, restaurant and free WiFi access throughout. Rooms at the...

Hotel Maria Elena Palace

Hotel Maria Elena Palace

This is a four star hotel restaurant, managed by the Cooporación Hispano Hotelera. Chef Michel Sageot produces Mediterranean cuisine with creative...