As the days grow longer and warmer, madrileños throw off their coats and flock to the outdoors to enjoy every bit of sunshine. Whether it be at parks or terraces, no minute of good weather goes to waste.
Our favorite place to soak up vitamin D is at one of the many rooftop bars that are scattered across the city skyline. You can take in great views of the city all while enjoying a nice cocktail. So after a day of adventures, take a moment to see the city from new heights at the top rooftop bars in Madrid.
1. Círculo de Bellas Artes
Grabbing a drink at this top rooftop bar in Madrid is a must. Perched on top of Calle Alcalá, this terrace offers unbelievable views of the city. Lounge chairs overlook the bustling streets of Madrid and are an ideal spot to catch the sunset. Entrance costs 4 euros and is well worth the trip to the top. While there, make sure to catch the art exhibitions housed in the cultural center below.
Address: Calle de Alcalá, 42
2. The Hat
Tucked right behind Plaza Mayor, this modern, hip hostel boasts one of the most “secret” rooftop bars in the city. Bask in the sun while overlooking Madrid’s classic buildings and enjoy the relaxed vibes. From minty mojitos to piña coladas, their drink menu is alone is reason enough to keep you there all day. But, if you work up an appetite, go ahead and order some of their delicious tapas like Spanish tortilla, grilled octopus or even sliders.
Address: Calle Imperial, 9
3. Mercado San Antón
Far from traditional, this market is a great place to gather with friends and enjoy unique tapas and drinks. But that’s not all! Head up to the upper deck and take in the view of the Chueca neighborhood while enjoying craft cocktails. On the weekends, this is one the top rooftop bars in Madrid and a great place to start your night out on the town.
Address: Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24B
This multifunctional space consists of a luxury gym, theater, spa and a restaurant. It is also known as one of the top rooftop bars in Madrid to lounge around, drink cocktails and soak up the sunshine. Their rooftop terrace opens around midday and stays open until sunrise the next day so you have plenty of time to take a pause and fall in love with Madrid even more.
Address: Calle de la Luna, 2
5. El Viajero
El Viajero is a popular spot to enjoy a laid-back meal in the La Latina neighborhood. Their menu offers everything from pizza and croquetas to hummus samplers, making it an affordable and trendy day out. Aside from their delicious food, the rooftop bar has a beautiful view with plenty of room to take in the sights.
Address: Plaza de la Cebada, 11
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After watching an episode of “Parts Unknown” in which her hero Anthony Bourdain wandered through the magical streets of Granada, Elysse signed up for a semester abroad there and then quickly realized one semester wasn’t enough. She returned to Spain and lived in Madrid for two years to technically teach English but mostly spent her free time traveling throughout the peninsula learning about Spain’s diverse culture (and tapas!). But what she loves most about Spain is the love and appreciation of tradition, history and long lunches with friends and family.