Top Choice Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

La Venencia

La Venencia is a barrio classic, with manzanilla (chamomile-coloured sherry) from Sanlúcar and sherry from Jeréz poured straight from the dusty wooden barrels, accompanied by a small selection of tapas with an Andal…
Cocktail Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Salmón Gurú

When Sergi Arola's empire collapsed and the celebrated Le Cabrera cocktail bar went with it, Madrid lost one of its best cocktail maestros, Diego Cabrera. Thankfully, he's back with a wonderful multifaceted space wh…
Cocktail Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

El Imperfecto

Its name notwithstanding, the ‘Imperfect One’ is our ideal Huertas bar, with occasional live jazz and a drinks menu as long as a saxophone, ranging from cocktails (€7, or two mojitos for €10) and spirits to milkshak…
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Tartân Roof

Order a cocktail, then lie down on the cushions and admire the vista from this fabulous rooftop terrace. It's a brilliant place to chill out, with the views at their best close to sunset.
Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Cervecería Alemana

If you’ve only got time to stop at one bar on Plaza de Santa Ana, let it be this classic cervecería (beer bar), renowned for its cold, frothy beers and a wider selection of Spanish beers than is the norm. It’s fine …
Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Taberna La Dolores

Old bottles and beer mugs line the shelves behind the bar at this Madrid institution (1908), known for its blue-and-white-tiled exterior and for a 30-something crowd that often includes the odd famoso (celebrity) or…
Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

La Negra Tomasa

Bar, live music venue, restaurant and magnet for all things Cuban, La Negra Tomasa is a boisterous meeting place for the Havana set, with waitresses dressed in traditional Cuban outfits (definitely pre-Castro) and C…
Cocktail Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas


High above the Plaza de Santa Ana, this sybaritic open-air cocktail bar has terrific views over Madrid’s rooftops. It’s a place for sophisticates, with chill-out areas strewn with cushions, DJs and a dress and door …
Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Taberna Alhambra

There can be a certain sameness about the bars between Sol and Huertas, which is why this fine old taberna stands out. The striking facade and exquisite tile work of the interior are quite beautiful; however, this p…
Bar in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Jazz Bar

Jazz aficionados will love this place for its endless jazz soundtrack and discreet leather booths (at last, a bar that has gone for privacy instead of trying to cram too many people in), and there’s plenty of greene…