Madrid cocktail bars
Bars, City guide, Madrid

Madrid’s most lively barrios and where to have a great night out

Madrid is full of bars, everywhere you turn there is somewhere you can grab a drink and hang out with friends, relaxing and chatting. This is a guide to the liveliest areas, known as "barrios" in Madrid Centro. Where you can find the highest concentration of bars, clubs and nightlife in the city centre. A list of some of the most popular venues in each barrio, plus a few of my favourite places to go for a great night out...

Rooftop bars, drinks, cocktails and city views
Bars, City Break, Guide, Madrid, Spain

Madrid’s hidden rooftop bars

I love a good terrace bar or "terazza" as it's called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it's like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid...