The Best Truly Local Bars in Madrid

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Madrid has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

Bodega de la Ardosa – Castizo spirit to the max

Bodega de la Ardosa – Castizo spirit to the max

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“Bodega de la Ardosa” in Madrid is ‘castizo’ — pure, genuine. This kind of bar is in danger of extinction, so enjoy it while it’s still alive!

Full Article by Daniel Ramirez-Escudero

Bodegas Rosell – The Spanish food you came here for

Bodegas Rosell – The Spanish food you came here for

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“Bodegas Rosell” in Madrid is the bar to try real Spanish food together with beer, wine, vermut or sherry. The more people you go with, the better!

Full Article by Andrea Lucy Roberts

Café Central – 36 years of jazz

Café Central – 36 years of jazz

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“Café Central” in Madrid has had concerts every single day for more than 36 years. It’s just legendary. Even the food’s good: I recommend the menu del dia!

Full Article by Andrea Lucy Roberts

Café Manuela – Bar from the 1920s

Café Manuela – Bar from the 1920s

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“Café Manuela” in Madrid is both a cafe and event space (in a vintage ex-carpentry shop) and a board game-cocktail bar! Great place to meet fun new people!

Full Article by Nadia Perez Rojas

Casa Gonzalez – Wines and cheeses – plural!

Casa Gonzalez – Wines and cheeses – plural!

Image by Andrea Roberts

“Casa Gonzalez” is a lovely little delicatessen in Madrid and a great place for some great wine, cheese & tostas! My favorite is the ‘azul picón de hojas’.

Full Article by Andrea Lucy Roberts

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