You will find this long-established and distinguished wine bar in the heart of the old town. Its wine list offers more than 160 varieties of the best Spanish wines. As for food, the house specialty is a wild mushroom and egg dish. Head down to the basement for the decor of stone, exposed brick and hundreds of wine bottles adorning every corner of the room.
More than an Irish pub, this huge place actually looks like a small Irish village, with its own little flea market in the main square surrounded by balconies and washing out to dry on the line. The pub is oozing with Irish charm and character and its well-to-do patrons can probably be credited with keeping a good part of the beer industry afloat. Regular free Celtic music concerts mid-week. The clientele is usually well-off.
You will not want to miss this classic tapas bar on your tour of the town. You will recognize it by the beautiful mosaic façade. It serves a selection of elaborately prepared canapés and great draught beer to the heaving masses that congregate at the bar every day. The interior is decorated like an old rustic tavern with lots of dark wood and earthenware jars on the shelves. If you are hungry, order a generous portion, or ración, of fish (anchovies, marinated anchovies, or bonito, fresh tuna).
A long-established venue for live acts, this club acts as a showcase for stand-up comics and singer-songwriters. Recently, it has become popular with the Salsa crowd at weekends. Large groups are well catered for and you only have to pay a cover charge when there is a performance on, although that is most nights. For snacks, you can choose from croissants, Empanada (meat-filled pastry) or Quiche, and there is the usual range of beers, wines, soft drinks and mixed drinks on offer.
Get here early in the evening because there are not many tables and you will not want to stand all night waiting for the delicious tapas to arrive. You probably will not want to share the tapas either because they're so good. Shout your order through the kitchen window and the bell will sound when the food is ready. Try the wild boar blood pudding, the savory toasted bagels, Roscas, or their famous fried egg dishes, and wash them down with a glass of beer or Fino sherry. You will find this bar in the lively nightlife district of La Latina, not far from the Rastro (Flea Market). The old-fashioned interior was recently restored in a simple but attractive combination of plaster, brick, and woodwork.
A night out here does not come cheap, but you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. There are seven floors of entertainment to choose from, including provocative go-go dancers, a karaoke bar, a cinema, and numerous dance floors with all sorts of music. You will have great fun with your friends up on the rooftop terrace among the palm trees in summer. There are special early sessions for young dance music fans before the older party animals come out to play. This place is always full. Car parking is available.
The black background at the entrance of this pub is due to the fact that the owners are fans of the film, Hellraiser. But if you don t like heavy or aggressive music, this is not the place for you. On the other hand, at Hellraiser you can sit down and spend a good time chatting, as long as the music's volume allows for it. The pub's spooky name has nothing to do with the amicable treatment you ll receive from Antonio and his girlfriend, Susana, the owners of the pub.
The Cóctel Bar Navaho is one of the most splendid places to come and chill out after a hard day's work with a refreshing cocktail. The bar only plays house music which gets you in to a groovy mood by the end of the night. The bar is posh and very upper class but do not be fooled by the looks as it does not hurt the wallet one bit. One can even hold private parties here for which an advanced booking should be made to the Cóctel Bar Navaho. All in all, it is a nice place to just lay back and relax and the drinks help too!
Small, cozy and understated, Lucy in the Sky is where you should head for an after party in Madrid. An intimate nightclub and watering hole, it is a great place to witness eclectic live music performances of established as well as upcoming local bands. Let your hair down and party till wee hours of the morning at Lucy in the Sky.