More people are going into bars for the afterwork drink with co-workers and friends after a long, busy day ends. The afterwork drink is a great option to relax, disconnect from their routine and enjoy free time, and socialize with our colleagues outside the scope of work.
This new trend is one of the alternatives to bar appearance, going in late afternoon/early evening for a drink to lossen up on after work, and at ShMadrid, we want to tell people some of the best afterwork bars in Madrid.
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Visit these afterwork bars in Madrid
Tatel is a big, growing restaurant and bar with locations in Madrid, Ibiza, and Miami, where some of the most notable figures in Spanish sports and culture, such as tennis player Rafa Nadal, basketball player Pau Gasol, and singer Enrique Iglesias have visited.
This place sits in one of the most elegant and luxurious districts in the city, the Salamanca district. This restaurant & bar is a very ideal place to go after work because of its elegant and modern decor and its great selection of wines, cocktails, and beers.
Tatel is a fun and quiet place where we can disconnect and savor the Madrid sunset, leaving the problems and stress of work for another time. The drinks are not exactly cheap, usually about €14 and €16, but it is worth experiencing after work at least once.
Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 36, (Take Madrid metro line 5 to Rubén Darío)
La Contraseña is ideal to relax and enjoy their tapas while enjoying a cold beer or one of the many cocktails offered. “The Password,” as it is translated, is much more than a restaurant, having different rooms with different moods.
At the bar, enjoy your favorite drink with acorn ham tapas (€25), mushroom and truffle croquettes (€12), marinated beef tataki (€16), and many other selections.
The central hall, decorated with their colonial past, has different environments in which patrons can enjoy from a fresh, dynamic menu filled with Mediterranean cuisine such as yellow jerky ceviche and carabineros (€17), the Iberian cheek with glazed gnoquis and pistachios (€16.50), and duck ravioli with creamy sauce (€17).
Gin lovers can have the best gin and tonics in Madrid while also picking from a great selection of cocktails like a Manhattan, Dry Martini, or Piña Colada, all at €9.
Address: Calle de Ponzano, 6 (Take Line 1 of Madrid metro to Church, walk 4 minutes away)
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Glass Bar Hotel Urban
Located in one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, the 5-star Urban Hotel, Glass Bar is a place where glass surrounds and it is crowned with a crystal chandelier to accompany Philippe Starck’s signature Ghost transparent chairs, giving visitors a glamorous and elegant ambience where one forgets about their long day at work.
Find a variety of cocktails available, both classic and progressive, including the Apple Martini, the Bloody Mary, Rum Runner, and The Mexican, a mix of white tequila, strawberries, banana, lemon juice, and sugar.
Most of these drinks cost €13, so it is not inexpensive, but one drink is all you need. They also have whiskey, gin, vodka, wine, and other cocktails that could be made with champagne.
Address: Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 34 (Take Metro Line 2 to Seville stop)
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