Category Archives: Bars and Cafes

An Evening on the Terrazas

by Amy Menchhofer The weather in Madrid has taken a turn towards summer and streets throughout the city have sprouted terrazas. You can surely find a sunny spot for a drink and a snack near your apartment or hotel, but … Continue reading

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A Drink with a View: Rooftop Terrazas and Bars

by Julie Espinosa Madrid is known for its sunny, chattering terrazas—open patios that cafés typically operate April through October. Even more special are rooftop terrazas. Madrid has no skyline to speak of, but its buildings are still tall enough to … Continue reading

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Madrid Neighbourhoods: La Latina – Madrid at its Most Happening

by Katie Goldstein You can think of La Latina as Lavapiés’ more stylish older sister. The neighborhood is one of the most lively in Madrid thanks to the combination of a high concentration of good tapas bars and a young, … Continue reading

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Plaza Dos de Mayo – The Real Thing!

by Katie Goldstein If you’ve ever gone searching for a truly Madrid part of Madrid—with a bit of history, a decent serving of grit, and lots of character—look no further than the heart of Malasaña. There you’ll find the storied … Continue reading

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Great Madrid Bars: Taberna Tirso de Molina, relax after the Rasto

by Richard Morley So you have spent Sunday morning on the steep slopes of El Rastro. You have been all the way to the bottom and now you have climbed back to the top again. You have enjoyed browsing around … Continue reading

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Escape the Sol: explore bars and nightlife on its side streets

by Julie Espinosa The Puerta del Sol can be one of the most avoidable places in Madrid—what with its tourists, ear-splitting construction racket and general bustle. Steer clear of the Puerta del Sol itself and the streets north, between Sol … Continue reading

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Madrid Neighbourhoods: Chueca, Anything Goes!

by Niels Klok Photo: hanging out in Chueca plaza It has become somewhat of a cliché over the years: neglected neighbourhood with bad name is adopted by gay community and turned hip ‘n’ happening (NYC’s Meatpacking District, or Athens’ Gazi … Continue reading

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