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 Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra have all enjoyed at one time or another.

It’s at its best after midnight, when a lounge atmosphere takes over, couples cuddle on the curved benches and some of the city’s best DJs do their stuff.