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The 10 Best Bars In Lavapiés, Spain
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The 10 Best Bars In Lavapiés, Spain

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Come to Lavapiés to taste the best drinks made in Madrid. The tapas bars are large part of Spain‘s culture and are a must try. Take a look at the best bars in the neighborhood of Lavapiés.
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La Curruteka Bar

The La Curruteka Bar‘s location is a five-minute walk from the Atocha Station – Madrid’s main train station – The Museum of Modern Art (Reina Sofia), and Cine Doré/filmoteca. The drinks are cheap in this discreet, yet amazing place and this charming little bar is a great place to relax with friends. Check out the selection of wines to choose from. To complement your drinks, there’s a wide choice of tasty appetizers, making this bar an ideal choice after visiting the nearby cultural venues. If you are lucky, they might even throw in a free treat in payment of the bill.

Calle Marqués de Toca, 6, Madrid, Spain, +34 912 08 68 70

Café Reina Sofia | © Lo van den Berg/Flickr
Café Reina Sofia | © Lo van den Berg/Flickr
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La Pianola Bar

If you are looking for something different, try the La Pianola Bar. The bar promises an enjoyable time and is within walking distance from the crowded Plaza de Lavapiés. Pilar, Ana and Paloma’s amazing service and timing is not to be missed. The charming selection of music, ranging from jazz to flamenco, creates a wonderful atmosphere. The La Pianola Bar offers quality tapas and drinks at more than reasonable prices. It will have you coming back for sure.

Calle de la Fe, 6, Madrid, Spain, +34 652 127 816

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La Chilostra

La Chilostra offers an authentic atmosphere where customers can find an amiable mix of locals from the Lavapiés and Tirso neighborhoods. Customers spill out on to the street with drinks and tapas in hand. The homely decor consists mainly of a rustic collection of antique hoes, axes, and other farming tools once used on the arid ranches that surround Madrid. The easy-going atmosphere at La Chilostra is complemented by the groovy bass lines of suave hip-hop and mellow electronic music in the background. A delightful evening will be well spent at the La Chilostra bar.

Calle de la Cabeza, 1, Madrid, Spain, +34 914 291 766

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Taberna Tirso de Molina

Tirso de Molina was one of Spain‘s most important playwrights and this cafe, on the Calle de la Magdelena, was founded back in 1864 to celebrate the life of Toulouse Lautrec. It is a delightful and romantic place to spend an evening at the outdoor tables looking at the various tiled panels of French life in the 19th century. The venue is the perfect setting to enjoy a few drinks in the open air. In addition to serving drinks, The Taberna Tirso de Molina is a restaurant as well as a bar. The service is pleasant and quick, making the venue worth a visit in the neighborhood of Lavapiés.

Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 9, Madrid, Spain, +34 914 29 17 56

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El Ventorrillo Murciano

El Ventorrillo Murciano is a little cafe that has a small indoor bar. You will find that the bar is devoid of customers because they have gathered on the outdoor terrace across the street. The terrace draws customers of all ages, who wander by, to claim a table, relax, and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the garden and parks in view. Waiters drift back and forth serving drinks and traditional Spanish tapas. For outdoor dining and cocktails among magnificent surroundings, El Ventorrillo is hard to beat.

Calle de los Tres Peces, 20, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 28 83 09

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Casa Granada

Situated on the top floor of an old building is Casa Granada, a former apartment converted into a laid-back bar where a diverse clientele gathers for drinks, tapas, and a pleasant view of Madrid. The bar area, just inside the small but comfortable main room, is usually alive with bustling waiters shouting orders into the kitchen. Chatty customers talk about sports and life while sipping tinto verano – red wine mixed with sweetened fizzy water. The balcony faces west, which makes for a perfect view to enjoy watching the sun set over the city.

Calle del Doctor Cortezo, 17, Madrid, Spain, +34 91 420 08 25

Tinto de verano | © Arkangel/Flickr
Tinto de verano | © Arkangel/Flickr
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La Playa de Lavapiés

La Playa de Lavapiés is a tapas bar and restaurant with a beautiful design in Madrid. The venue is a perfect place for a lazy Sunday afternoon drink after a meal at your favorite restaurant with its relaxed ambiance. The drinks are affordable, and the terrace is quite large, making La Playa a great place to relax with friends during the weekend.

Calle Argumosa, 9, Madrid, Spain, +34 911 42 96 03

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Casa de Asturias

The Casa de Asturias is a lovely, authentic restaurant and bar. It has a vibrant atmosphere as it usually filled with people. The venue is a great place to meet and socialize with the locals, which is typical of a tapas bar in Spain. The beers and wine are of great value, while the food at the restaurant has been highly praised. The Casa de Asturias has a pleasant shaded terrace where drinks can be enjoyed while chatting to friends.

Calle de Argumosa, 4, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 27 27 63

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La Maripepa

La Maripepa is a quirky little karaoke bar. Inside, you’ll find the interior to be all dark wood with benches, stools and tables around the bar. It’s a recommended place to relax with a group of friends and enjoy great alcoholic beverages. There is the option of participating in a karaoke session in the basement of the bar. Join in on the fun and experience something different at La Maripepa in Lavapiés.

Calle de Jesús, 7, Madrid, Spain, +34 686 37 77 10

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Vinicola Mentridana

Vinicola Mentridana is a wine house that has been standing since the 1930s in Lavapiés. Inside, you’ll find a warm, cool and romantic ambiance, complemented by a great selection of the best Spanish wine and tapas. It’s a hidden place that, once you discover, will be your highlight in Madrid. The wine house has great reviews on both the drinks and dishes available on the menu. It is a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where you will meet all kinds of people.

Calle de San Eugenio, 9, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 27 87 60