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The Best Hotel Bars in Madrid

Benjamin Kemper | January 23, 2018

Gone are the days when the only decent cocktail you could find in Madrid was a gin-tónic. Sidle up to one of these standout hotel bars, and get a taste of the Spanish capital's cutting-edge mixology scene.

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#12

Dear Hotel

Why it made the list

Sunsets are spectacular from the shaded roof deck at Dear Hotel's Nice to Meet You bar, especially with a cold glass of cava, Spanish sparkling wine, between your fingertips. Snag a table on Friday or Saturday night, and you may be treated to a DJ set.

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#11

Hotel Índigo Madrid

Why it made the list

The 12th-floor infinity pool, though smaller than photos would lead you to believe, is Hotel Índigo’s raison d’être. Kick back in one of the outward-facing chaises longues, and catch some rays as beachy music flows over the speakers.

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#10

The Principal Madrid

Why it made the list

As one of the only rooftop bars in Madrid offering unimpeded 360-degree views, it’s no wonder there’s always a wait to snag a table at Terraza. Spring for a champagne cocktail (or a mocktail—they offer a generous list) and enjoy the sunset over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains.

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#9

Room Mate Óscar

Why it made the list

Outfitted with Balinese beds, chaises longues, and a cocktail bar, it’s no wonder the rooftop pool at Room Mate Óscar is one of the city’s most "Instagram-worthy" spots to take a dip while also taking pictures of yourself doing that, to show other people. But families, be warned: No children allowed.

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#8

Posada del León de Oro

Why it made the list

Start your evening with some hand-sliced jamón ibérico at the hotel bar, and wash it down with some ice-cold fino sherry—or any of the other 400 (!) wines offered by the glass—at one of the high-top tables.

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#7

Only You Boutique Hotel

Why it made the list

El Padrino bar may draw a well-heeled after-work crowd, but with synthy music and dim backlighting, it's anything but stuffy. Inquire at the front desk about complimentary happy-hour snacks.

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#6

ME Madrid

Why it made the list

Celebrity sightings are frequent at the rooftop Radio ME Madrid Rooftop, whose panoramic views, daily DJ sets, and well-made cocktails draw both local and international crowds. Mediterranean-inflected menus by young chef David Fernández were part of a 2017 revamp of the space. Heat lamps keep the venue open year round.

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#5

Hotel Urban

Why it made the list

A magnet for local influencers, models, and well-heeled international guests, the rooftop pool is this hotel's most attention-grabbing feature. Kick back in one of the white chaises with a cocktail, or flip through a magazine in the shade of a palm tree.

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#4

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

Why it made the list

Celebrity mixologist Diego Cabrera makes unconventional yet delicious cocktails in DOMO Lounge & Terrace, an indoor-outdoor space within Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding that would be far more romantic if the lighting weren’t so harsh.

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#3

Barceló Torre de Madrid

Why it made the list

Garra Bar is a trendy cocktail spot that stands out for its circular marble bar, sexy recess lighting, and expertly made drinks. There are periodic live concerts; check the hotel’s website for the current lineup.

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#2

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Why it made the list

The rooftop bar at Palacio de los Duques boasts some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Spanish capital— but, lucky for hotel guests, Madrileños haven’t discovered it yet. Order a citrusy glass of albariño and slip into the pool for some primo relaxation.

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#1

Tótem Madrid

Why it made the list

The mixologists are so talented at Tótem’s cocktail bar—a sleek designer space known for its Prohibition-era and tiki tipples—that it’s best to give them full creative license over your cocktail and forego the drink menu altogether. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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  • 12. Dear Hotel
    Gran Vía 80,Madrid,Madrid,Spain,28013
  • 11. Hotel Índigo Madrid
    Calle de Silva 6,Madrid,Madrid,Spain,28013
  • 10. The Principal Madrid
    Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias 1,Madrid,Spain,28004
  • 9. Room Mate Óscar
    Pl. Vázquez de Mella 12,Madrid,Spain,28004
  • 8. Posada del León de Oro
    Calle Cava Baja 12,Madrid,Spain,28005
  • 7. Only You Boutique Hotel
    Calle Barquillo 21,Madrid,Spain,28002
  • 6. ME Madrid
    Pl. Santa Ana 14,Madrid,Spain,28014
  • 5. Hotel Urban
    Carrera de San Jerónimo 34,Madrid,Spain,28014
  • 4. Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
    Calle de Padre Damián 23,Madrid,Spain,28036
  • 3. Barceló Torre de Madrid
    Plaza de España 18,Madrid,Madrid,Spain
  • 2. Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
    Cuesta Santo Domingo 5,Madrid,Madrid,Spain,28013
  • 1. Tótem Madrid
    Calle Hermosilla, 23,Madrid,Spain,28001

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