Fodor's Expert Review La Fuente
Appealing and unpretentious, La Fuente opened in this location in 1950. The cantina draws business types, intellectuals, and blue-collar workers, all seeking cheap drinks, animated conversation, and live music. Above the bar, look for an old bicycle. It's been around since 1957, when, legend has it, one of a long list of famous people (most say it was the father of local newspaper baron Jesús Álvarez del Castillo) left the bike to pay for his drinks. The bar opens at 8—arrive soon after to avoid crowds.