Located in the trendy, gay neighborhood of Chueca, Macera TallerBar is becoming a real local favorite, despite it being quite new on the bar scene. Its USP is that it makes all of its own spirits using natural ingredients; the spirits sit in clear bottles behind the bar. For a truly artisanal cocktails guaranteed to include natural ingredients only (which might well leave you with less of a hangover in the morning), this is a great place to visit.
Perched on the fourth floor of Platea, a restored 1950s theatre in the swanky Salamanca neighborhood, El Palco (The Box Seat) serves high-end cocktails and affords visitors an incredible view over the former theatre (now full of food stalls and bars) towards the stage, which these days hosts DJs and performers.
The place to see and be seen, The Roof is a rooftop bar with incredible views over Madrid’s tree-lined Plaza Santa Ana and beyond. Get dressed up and enjoy a glamorous night above the city’s rooftops sipping on one of their signature cocktails.
Not just a cocktail bar, the rooftop of this arts and cultural centre has the best views over Madrid; its panoramic vistas offering you a 360 degree view over some of the city’s most famous sights. Head up there for sunset and recline on one of the terrace’s comfy beds as you watch the city turn from day into night. This is also where you can get a glimpse of the iconic view of the city’s Gran Vía and its much-photographed Metropolis sign. It costs four euros to access the rooftop.
This modern bar on the edge of Malasaña has fast become a favourite with locals. Its interior vibe is inspired by New York drinking dens and it serves an excellent range of gins and cocktails. Grab a seat at the long wooden bar and settle in for the evening.
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