The best cocktail bars in Madrid

By | 17 January, 2016 | 0 comments

New establishments are livening up the cocktail-bar scene in the Spanish capital. One of the latest to open its doors is Perrachica (Calle Eloy Gonzalo, 10), which has taken no time at all to earn the label of “one of the trendiest places in town”. Among its attractions is the fact that it used to be an old bank branch, which has been transformed into a modern and bright bar that specialises in cocktails as well as being a restaurant. It has an industrial feel to it with colonial touches, a spectacular venue that is perfect for after dinner drinks so you can enjoy its American style. Another option is to go there for dinner and then for a few drinks, since its menu offers some delicious options.

In Barrio de Las Letras, one of the best places to go to is Matute 12 (Plaza Matute, 12), especially if you like gin and tonics, since the ones they serve here have all the art and frills that you could expect. They also have a long list of cocktails, including original proposals such as those that are combined with sake.

Those who love mojitos, which Hemingway taught Bar Chicote how to prepare, should head to Rincón de la Habana, where they serve the closest version to the original one in a place that seems taken straight out of Cuba, albeit in the centre of Madrid (Calle Reyes, 6).

Also in the cocktail bar scene, Josealfredo (Calle Silva, 22) has earned its popular status, a favourite amongst artists in the city where you could easily bump into actresses such as Irene Escolar and Leonor Watling. Not far from there is the famous cocktail-bar trident made up by the aforementioned Chicote, De Diego and Cock, the latter of which they say was a love shack for General Franco’s friends.

And for a livelier place, Moloko is a legendary spot in Malasaña’s nightlife, where not everything is about tasting the black pepper in the blue gin. Find it on Calle Quiñones, 12, close to one of the city’s most popular nightlife spots: Siroco.

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía, Madrid Noche

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