When you just want to relax and take in the city, the best thing to do in Madrid is to get a drink from one of their many rooftop bars. Yes, Madrid may not have a nice beach to relax on but it does have bars at the top of buildings that give you gorgeous views of the city! They are the perfect places to let your worries go, enjoy a good drink and look at the sunset. So, if this sounds like something for you, then enjoy our list of the 8 Best Rooftops Bars in Madrid!
Apart from being the most popular hostel in Madrid, The Hat also offers a rooftop with an amazing view. The place is quite popular among travelers but young locals also love it here. They actually have quite a good list of tapas here and their prices won’t hurt your budget, especially in comparison to other rooftop bars in the city. You should come here for the sunset, it’s a perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy good drinks, a few tapas, and the view!
Address: Calle Imperial 9
Phone: +34 917 72 85 72
2. LA TERRAZA DE OSCAR
If you are looking for something a bit fancier then come to La Terraza Oscar. It is located on the top floor of the Hotel Room Mate Oscar in the Chueca neighborhood. The whole roof is decorated with wooden and grass flooring and the furniture and interior design is quite minimalist, yet sophisticated. There is even a pool! They have really great drinks, so come here for a relaxing break before your dinner and enjoy the sunset!
Address: Plaza de Pedro Zerolo 12 – Hotel Room Mate Oscar
Phone: +34 917 01 11 73
3. GINGKO SKY BAR
Ginko Sky Bar provides a break from the city, within the city. It is located very near the city center in the VP Plaza Espana Design Hotel. It is on the 12th floor of the building and it is both a restaurant and a cocktail bar. The bartenders make each and every cocktail a true delight and they are presented beautifully and taste incredible. The ambiance here is very relaxing yet vibrant. The interior design does this with bright chairs and a mirrored roof combined with plants all over the room! The music here also creates this environment, they are always playing relaxing yet lively music and they even have live jazz music on certain days.
Address: Plaza de Espana 3
Phone: +34 915 95 55 12
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Picalagartos is a sky bar that offers a great view of the city and the Gran Via. They have an amazing selection of cocktails for you to enjoy and some specialties of the house. They also have premium gins, vodkas, and rums. Picalagartos is also a restaurant, so if you feel for a meal after or during drinks you can have some of their delicious dishes! We recommend going before sunset and ordering some of their tapas with your drinks as they are quite good! Then, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
Address: Calle Gran Via 21
Phone: +34 915 30 17 61
5. TERRAZA ROOFTOP JARDINES DE SABATINI
This is a really lovely rooftop bar in Madrid as it overlooks the Royal Palace of Madrid and its park! Due to this, the location is very central and it’s perfect for a pre-drink before dinner. The drinks here are great and there is also an extensive menu of tapas with large portions and appetizers. You must make a reservation if you are coming here as it gets very busy. You’ll see why that is, when you drink their cocktails and enjoy the view!
Address: Cuesta San Vicente 15
Phone: +34 636 16 98 42
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6. MINT ROOF
Mint Roof is more quaint than other rooftops but just as lively. This little and cozy spot is located in the Gran Via in the Chueca neighborhood. When you walk in you will feel the chill and laid back atmosphere. The vibe of the place is created through the decoration. It feels like you are relaxing by a beach in the 80s. There is a small mini-van painted in a mint color in the middle of the rooftop that is the bar. The seating areas are also covered by a yellow and white striped patio covers! The whole place gives a very vintage beach feel. It’s the perfect spot for sunny days as the cover and cold fresh drinks will keep you cool.
Address: Calle Gran Via 10
Phone: +34 914 90 26 50
7. TERRAZA CIBELES
On the street next to Retiro Park, there is a fabulous building called Plaza de Cibeles. This building was used as a post office in the 1800s. On the 5th floor of the plaza, there is a bar that serves great cocktails with an amazing view. You will get a perfect look at the Cibeles Fountain from their seating area on the outside. There is a bit more space between tables here so you can get some more privacy if you need it. On the weekends they also have live jazz music!
Address: Plaza Cibeles 1
Phone: +34 915 23 14 54
8. AZOTEA DEL CIRCULO
On the top floor of Circulo del Belle Artes, you will find Azotea. It is both a restaurant and a bar. If you want a nice dining experience you can make a reservation here and try their dishes. However, if you want to skip the meal and enjoy a few drinks you can just go directly to their bar. The cocteleria of Azotea is one of the most trendy places in Madrid, mainly due to its vibrant crowd. Their view is particularly breathtaking as you get a great view of the skyline of Madrid. The view and the atmosphere are sure to make you have a great evening!
Address: Calle del Marques de Casa Riera 2
Phone: +34 915 30 17 61