When you just want to relax and seize the moment, the best thing to do in Madrid is to go over a bar and sip your drink while watching the landscape. Not just a regular landscape, the one from a rooftop bar. Yes, Madrid doesn’t have shore to the sea but it does have some great building with bars – and that helps you enjoy the gorgeous view of the city. After a long walk or a visit to the museum, the rooftop bar in Madrid is a place to go. Well, maybe you don’t know where to drink in Madrid! Let your worries go away and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset from the top while sipping your drink. Here is our list of the 8 best rooftop bars in Madrid so that you can enjoy your time at its best.
Maybe you want to enjoy the view alone or a couple – which we are sure you will definitely will in Madrid. You can stop by these bars before a nice Spanish dinner to have a pre-dinner cocktail or simple an aperitif. Madrid has a great scene with good drinks waiting for you.
Apart from being the most popular hostel in Madrid, The Hat offers an amazing rooftop with quite a view. The place is quite popular among travelers but young Spanish also love it here. You can get a quite a good list of tapas here and also the prices won’t hurt your budget, unlike other rooftop bars. You should come here before the sunset, so you could sip your drink with a few nibbles and enjoy a nice view.
Address: Calle Imperial 9
Phone: +34 917 72 85 72
2. LA TERRAZA DE OSCAR
If you are looking for a bit fancier with an upgraded view –it is here. La Terraza de Oscar is located on the last floor of Hotel Room Mate Oscar in Chueca neighborhood. The whole roof is decorated with wooden and grass mixed floors. The furniture and interior design are quite minimalist yet very sophisticated at the same time. You can have a relaxing break before your dinner, it is known to be one of the few speakeasy bars in Madrid along with a great staff.
Address: Plaza de Pedro Zerolo 12 – Hotel Room Mate Oscar
Phone: +34 917 01 11 73
3. GINGKO SKY BAR
Gingko is a place you need many adjectives to describe. If you are looking for a break from the busy city, Gingko is located quite near to the center and on the 12th floor of Plaza de Espana. During the day place is rather works like a restaurant but just with the dinner, the cocktail time starts. The ambiance is very relaxing, the plants are everywhere and it gives a jungle like feeling – more like a secluded and cozy one. No need to say, the music is also quite loved 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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Even though it is known as a sky bar, Picalagartos also offers very decent dishes for the guest. Here, you can have the best view of Gran Via both during the day and also the night. The place is actually quite new to Madrid but it has such a great view that it became a hit place pretty quickly. We recommend you to go there right before sunset, order a few tapas and cava before the dinner and just live the moment there! Do not forget to take photos!
Address: Calle Gran Via 21
Phone: +34 915 30 17 61
5. TERRAZA ROOFTOP JARDINES DE SABATINI
There is a magical rooftop bar in Madrid that overlooks the most beautiful garden in Madrid! Just above Aparto Suites, Jardines de Sabatini is located between Arguelles and central neighborhood. The location is perfect for a pre-drink as well. Even though it is called a bar, the menu here is quite extensive and includes a variety of tapas with large portions and nice appetizers. Reservation is a must though since everybody wants to have a glimpse of the view and a bite of food here. You can have the best view of the Royal Palace of Madrid from here – the park and the historical building just looks amazing!
Address: Cuesta San Vicente 15
Phone: +34 636 16 98 42
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6. MINT ROOF
If you are not a siesta person and a good drinker, Mint Roof might be the place for you. This little and cozy place is located in Gran Via in Chueca neighborhood. Aside from the amazing view from the top, the decoration is quite fantastic here. There is a small van which is painted with mint in the middle of the rooftop – where your drinks will be getting ready. The seating area is covered as well with a vintage style tent. It is especially good for super sunny days. It’s a super cozy place to have a decent cocktail and plus the staff is very professional and friendly!
Address: Calle Gran Via 10
Phone: +34 914 90 26 50
7. TERRAZA CIBELES
Right on the next street of Retiro Park, there is a fabulous building of Plaza de Cibeles which was used as a post office on 1800’s. On the 5th floor of the plaza, there is a possibility of drinking the best cocktails with a great landscape. The Cibeles Fountain just lays down in front of you. The roof has a great seating area, the tables are distant enough to have a privacy too. During the weekends you can enjoy the live jazz music as well.
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 – both the restaurant and the bar. If you are looking for a nice dining experience, you can also make a reservation and try their dishes. However, you can also skip that and directly hit the bar. The cocteleria of Azotea is of the most trendy places in Madrid for the vibrant crowd. The skyline of Madrid looks stunning and the vibe is pretty mesmerizing as well.
Address: Calle del Marques de Casa Riera 2
Phone: +34 915 30 17 61