Seconds away from Puerta del Sol, Vi Cool is one of the best bars in Madrid’s city center. They serve elegant tapas that have been created by Sergi Arola, a top Michelin-starred Catalan chef, and his wife. Their patatas bravas are especially tasty, and their homemade cocas (a Catalan pastry that can be made sweet or savory) are to die for. It really is a ‘cool’ place to go, and tourists and locals alike enjoy the atmosphere of this quirky yet elegant place.
Calle de las Huertas 12, Madrid, Spain +34 914 29 49 13
One of the best bars in Puerta del Sol is Malaspina, a great place to go for an informal drink and some delicious tapas. The atmosphere is authentic and the food is on point. They also have a good selection of wines, and diners who like red wine should try their Ribera del Duero. The sangria is tasty too, and comes in a jug, perfect for sharing. The value is great for the quality of the food and for the location of the tavern, which is unbeatable.
Calle de Cádiz 9, Madrid, Spain +34 915 23 40 24