Visitors will find hundreds of Madrid bars and cafes
in this lively city, which is known to never sleep. Whatever your taste and preferences, Madrid has something to offer you. Here are some great places in Madrid to relax over a cup of coffee, wine or beer.
This long-standing bar, situated on Calle Fernando el Catolico 77, is the perfect beginning or ending to a night out in Madrid. With a cave-like setting, this bar serves great drinks and plays good music. A must-try is their signature drink, called “leche de pantera,” which combines rum with milk and cinnamon.
This quaint café is in Avenida Filipinas 14, and has ben in business for over 30 years. It’s a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee over a conversation with friends, or even while reading a book. Their milkshakes are a must-try. This café, which stocks a wide range of newspapers and magazines for the avid reader, also offers painting and photography galleries and games like darts and billiards.
This ocean-themed bar on Calle Melenez Valdes 51 is the perfect place to spend a night out, with its great music and pleasant environment. Besides, La Sultana offers excellent food like pizzas and nachos, cooked fresh in its pizzeria. This place airs sports games on its TV, and is frequented by football fans. If your poison happens to be rum, then you’ll be in luck here--La Sultana offers over 20 different types of rum cocktails for about $7 each
Located at Glorieta de Bilbao, this café has been continuously operating in Madrid since the 1880s, and is still run by the same family. The ground floor remains quaint, with its classic furniture and general look, while the first floor houses a modern-style Internet café. Filled with locals, artists and hip crowds, Café Commercial is a great place to enjoy a good drink before starting the night.
Chocolateria San Gines
Adjacent to the Church of San Gines, chocoholics will love this place for its thick hot chocolate and churros (sticks of fried dough that can be dunked in the hot chocolate). It is also known for its wide selection of coffees and teas. Most people frequent Chocolateria San Gines late at night, after a night of partying. Interestingly, this quaint place has been around for over a century!