Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

Museo Chicote

This place is a Madrid landmark, complete with its 1930s-era interior, and its founder is said to have invented more than 100 cocktails, which the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren an…
Top Choice Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

Café Belén

Café Belén is cool in all the right places – lounge and chill-out music, dim lighting, a great range of drinks (the mojitos are especially good) and a low-key crowd that’s the height of casual sophistication. It’s o…
Cafe in Malasaña & Chueca

Café Comercial

The city’s oldest cafe has a special place in the hearts of many madrileños. Open for more than a century, it’s still pulsing with life. Any day of the week you can enjoy a coffee or some food at one of the old marb…
Cafe in Malasaña & Chueca

Gran Café de Gijón

This graceful old cafe has been serving coffee and meals since 1888 and has long been favoured by Madrid’s literati for a drink or a meal – all of Spain’s great 20th-century literary figures came here for coffee and…
Cocktail Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

Macera

This bar defies labels – literally. Macera’s crew distils all of their own spirits, which makes for both an impressive cocktail list and a striking ambience. The drinks are kept behind the bar in clear, backlit glas…
Cafe in Malasaña & Chueca

Café-Restaurante El Espejo

Once a haunt of writers and intellectuals, this architectural gem blends Modernista and art-deco styles, and its interior could well overwhelm you with all the mirrors, chandeliers and bow-tied service of another er…
Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

Nice to Meet You

This rooftop bar occupying the top floor of Dear Hotel has a spectacular view of Plaza España and Malasaña. Come any time of day to sit down with a cocktail and enjoy the view, or try something to eat – food special…
Craft Beer in Malasaña & Chueca

La Tape

Long before craft or artisan beers took hold in Madrid, La Tape was onto it. The menu has 22 Spanish and international beers, as well as a strong selection of gluten-free beers. With plenty on tap to choose from, it…
Cocktail Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

1862 Dry Bar

Great cocktails, muted early-20th-century decor and a refined air make this one of our favourite bars down Malasaña's southern end. Prices are reasonable, the cocktail list extensive and new cocktails appear every m…
Bar in Malasaña & Chueca

Kikekeller

A small but growing trend of the Madrid night is that of bares clandestinos (clandestine bars). While it may sound vaguely illicit, it’s all above board – shops by days morph effortlessly into cool bars after dark. …