Right in the middle of one of the busiest streets of Malasaña there’s Harvey’s, a bar that will make you feel like you just entered an American speakeasy of the Prohibition era. It’s a nostalgic refuge with amazing cocktails and cajun food and even more amazing music.
The star of the bar is Harvey, the invisible rabbit of the movie with the same name starred by James Stewart in 1950.
Harvey’s has red velvet curtains, cozy booths, vintage neon lights, delicious signature cocktails, Jambalaya rice, fried green tomatoes and ginger pumpkin pie. They also have burgers and Tex-Mex food but the New Orleans plates are my favorites.
I’ve been there for dinner with friends or for a cocktail in the bar and every time is a great experience. It isn’t very big so it’s better to avoid rush hour on weekends and go a bit earlier.
Considering the recent fever in Madrid for “vintage” American diner chains like Peggy Sue or Tommy Mel’s, this is the one that actually feel like a real one.