In Madrid, as the capital of Spain and one of the most important cities in Europe, you will find a wide variety of things to do and go to. A popular outing in Madrid is going out for drinks with friends and there are plenty of bars where people can enjoy themselves while having refreshing cocktails in the city. At ShMadrid, we have listed some of the best cocktail bars in the city to go to.
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In the center of the city, right by the Lope de Vega Theater, Josealfredo is one of the most modern and elite cocktail bars in Madrid. With a place decorated in a modern way and with intimate lighting, Josealfredo was one of the first bars to focus on cocktails specifically, long before other bars became important in Madrid nightlife. Here, the menu is based on the typical American cocktail bar, where the classics stand out, such as the Bloody Mary, the Manhattan, and the Cosmopolitan, and Afro-American music is played, such as jazz, rhythm & blues, and funk. They also prepare signature cocktails, as well as a variety of gin and tonics. Prices vary between €9 and €12.
Address: Calle Silva, 22; stop Santo Domingo on Line 2, Callao on Lines 3 and 5 of the Metro
Del Diego Cocktail Bar
At Del Diego Cocktail Bar, enjoy delicious cocktails from the best bartenders in the city with exquisite customer service. Awarded with the Interior Design Award from the City Council, this place will transport you to a more classic New York cocktail bar. Open since 1992, Del Diego offers a wide variety of cocktails based on the most classic liquors such as cava, brandy, tequila, gin, rum, and vodka cocktails. They also have non-alcoholic cocktails on their menu, as well as classic cocktails such as Long Island Iced Tea and Caipirinha. They also have a tapas menu to accompany drinks, such as consommés, Iberian ham, homemade croquettes, and cheeses.
Address: Calle Reina, 12; stop Gran Vía on Lines 1 and 5 of the Metro
Perhaps the most emblematic cocktail bar in Madrid, Museo Chicote was opened in 1931 by Pedro Chicote, a specialist in mixing drinks. The cocktail bar organizes private parties and events for its customers, and here you can taste what for many say are the best cocktails in Madrid. Some of their signature cocktails are the Chicote, a mix of sweet vermouth, curacao orange gin, and Grande Marnier; the Moscow Mule, a mix of vodka with ginger beer, lime juice, and sugar; the Tokyo Blues, a mix of Nikka whiskey, Yuzu, mead, lavender and Boston bitters; and the Old Fashioned, or bourbon, a cube of sugar, and Angostura bitters. They also have basics like the Manhattan and the Margarita. The prices vary between €9 and €16.
Address: Gran Vía, 12; Gran Vía stop on Lines 1 and 5 of the Metro
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St. John’s Coctelería
This cocktail bar, one of the most exclusive in the city, prepares delicious cocktails in a musical atmosphere right in the center of Madrid. St. John’s Coctelería offers cocktails with live music playing in an intimate and quiet atmosphere, with a quality in preparation and service that make you want more. It is the favorite cocktail bar of many people because of their great value. The gin and tonics stand out with a wide range of cocktails as well as various beers.
Address: Calle Marqués del Duero, 8; Banco de España stop on Line 2 of the Metro
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