The Coolest Student Bars in Madrid

Students should visit these bars in Madrid
Students should visit these bars in Madrid | © Casa Alberto
Lori Zaino

Students in Madrid have a million bars to choose from. With an entire university area in Moncloa, many students hang out and drink on the streets or in cheap bars in this area. There are also plenty of other spots around the city that are perfect for students as they offer cheap drinks and food, and are open almost all day and night. Here are some of the coolest student bars in Madrid.

1. 100 Montaditos

Pub, Restaurant, Bar, Spanish, Beer

100 Montaditos
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100 Montaditos, which translates to “100 little sandwiches” is a low-cost bar with several locations around Madrid. Often frequented by students, visitors, and locals, this bar welcomes anyone who’s on the hunt for beers at rock bottom prices. With a menu offering about 100 sandwiches and snacks, you can plan to have a few beers and eat on a seriously small budget.

2. El Chapandaz

Bar, Pub, Spanish, Pub Grub

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Located in the student area of Moncloa, El Chapandaz is full of students blowing off steam. They are famous for their milky-like alcholic drink “leche de pantera,” which goes down smooth but leaves a rather wretched hangover, so indulge with caution. This bar is open every single night of the year, so if you’re stuck at university during holidays, head here.

3. +KCopas

Bar, Restaurant, Fast Food, Spanish

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Known as one of Madrid’s cheapest bars when it comes to buying drinks, beers cost just one euro at +KCopas. Shots cost two euros and mixed drinks run between four and five euros. There’s also plenty of cheap food on the menu if you also need a snack, or even breakfast, lunch or dinner. This franchise is very popular among the student set, and now has three locations in Madrid and one opening in Seville.

4. La Vía Láctea

Bar, Pub, Spanish, Pub Grub

This bar is one of the famous bars that was central in the Movida Madrileña. A favorite among students thanks to its sex, drugs and rock n’ roll dive bar appeal, you can drink, dance and even play pool at this spot. Take a few moments to admire the décor, as the walls are covered in movie and music posters, photos and more.

5. El Tigre

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

Typical Spanish food and beers at El Tigre
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El Tigre is one of Madrid’s most famous spots to get tapas and drinks. Known for their “mini” mojitos (mini actually means a giant plastic cup in this case), students should head to this bar for not just drinks, but also some traditional Spanish food too.

6. Museo del Jamón

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Tapas

Museo del Jamón
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Museo del Jamón is one of Madrid’s most beloved spots – and it’s actually not a museum at all. Instead, it’s a bar where you can order cheap beers and ham sandwiches, as well as purchasing ham and meats packaged up tight so you can take them home to family and friends. It’s possible to get a sandwich and beer here for under two euros, and you can spend all day here enjoying beer after beer after you finish those exams.

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