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Top bar recommendations from locals

Roof Deck
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“There are many rooftop bars in Madrid, but none quite compare to this beauty. With an almost 360 degree view of the city, there is no better place to hang out and enjoy the views. This rooftop terrace is special because it has great lounge areas so that you can enjoy the view and relax with as many rounds of drinks as your heart desires.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Casa Labra is a centenary tavern in which you´ll taste their specialty as the cod and the cod croquettes, You can taste this in an environment that has remained almost unchanged since 1860.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Delicious Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette)!! And nice and modern tapas.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Best beer served in town? at La Bodega de la Ardosa! come to try their spanish tortilla and one of the best Bravas in Town (tipical spicy fries from Madrid). A 4 minutos de casa !!!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“"EL VIAJERO" restaurant and bar is situated over three stories in a classic nineteenth Century building, where the cozy and small rooftop garden on top is the prime spot to visit. It is the only rooftop bar in Madrid on this list, located in the Latina area of he city. "EL VIAJERO" (which btw means 'the Traveler') holds a full on restaurant on the ground floor, a second floor bar and on the third floor you get the best of both worlds. The kitchen on the terrace serves a nice selection of tapas and nibbles, along with crunchy pizzas with an Italian touch. The rooftop bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, where (of course) the mojito is a given favorite. Expect cool views over old town Madrid, a magical sunset accompanied with a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere. No reservations possible for the rooftop terrace, so be on time to be guaranteed a good spot.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cava Baja Street is in the lively La Latina quarter. Go first to El Rastro flea market on Sundays and then stop in any of the trendy tapas bars at Cava Baja street!”
  • 81 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Casa Patas is a tavern-restaurante and flamenco tablao in the center of Madrid that is considered a standard in the world of Flamenco. This unique establishment combines a select gastronomic offer, basted on the excellent products and recipes of traditional Spanish cuisine with a varied program of prime live flamenco shows.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant!. The restaurant is very large and is pleasant for couples and groups. The food is varied and beautifully decorated.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Love live Jazz? Café Central is the a place to go. In February 1991 WIRE magazine made a list of the best European jazz clubs and Café Central was in eighth place. Since 2002 the prestigious American jazz magazine Down Beat, published a list with the 100 places to listen to jazz in the world: it includes Café Central. In 2005 the Academy of Music awarded the Prize for the Diffusion of Music to the Central Café of Madrid. In 2016, the British newspaper The Guardian included Café Central in its list of 10 best jazz clubs in Europe. Drop by or better yet, make reservations as it fills up. It has served as a cultural platform for various activities, such as literary gatherings, meetings of photographers, illustrators and, above all, records have been recorded. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Platea is a unique gastronomic leisure space. A magical place, where the excitement never stops. A place to relax, enjoy yourself and meet friends in a setting where everything comes together and makes perfect sense. Platea is all about excellence and creativity. The culmination of a project that marries both entertainment and gastronomy in all their splendour.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“// Rooftop bar // Undoubtedly, the fashionable terrace in Madrid. Cocktails, special dishes, a very modern atmosphere and music at the top of a building in the heart of the city. If you spend the summer in it, it will be a crime not to live at least one sunset on this roof. It will become one of your favorites!”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Nice restaurant located on a small palace that housed the historic newspaper El Imparcial.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“This always lively restaurant has fair prices. Dishes and “tapas” that you can enjoy in the bar or at the tables. This is the most touristic place of this list. Less crowded on workdays. Price: 20-30€/per person”
  • 35 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Very good and quite cheap spanish food. I advice above all the "croquetas". ;)”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are looking for a not very big lunch, this comfortable place has a menu of one dish, drink and coffee for 7,5€, each day a different unique dish but really tasty and well-cooked. If you want to taste the dessert, the cheese flan is great. They have tapas too, apart from the lunch menu. Very lively by evening to have a drink too. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Teatro Micro ! Minutos de risas con amigos y cerveza/copas 100% recomendable Only in Spanish ”
  • 41 locals recommend