​​​​​Winter’s end is coming, nature and streets are more and more animated, so nothing better after long months near the chimney than being active and going out. That’s why we propose you to discover the Malasaña neighbourhood in Madrid. 

The festive atmosphere there and the welcoming and varied bars, will make you want to reserve now a ticket in a Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation train to discover this neighbourhood in Madrid. We get on with your travel, you just have to find friends to go with you and celebrate with you the spring’s return.​

At about 10 minutes by foot from the Puerta del Sol, in Malasaña, trendy bars and tea rooms frequented by hipsters and all the people who want to be in fashion coexist with small pubs there from decades and where go many regular customers. So you will find easily a place you like. Here you will find a few ideas to spend a good time in Madrid!

The Vacaciones Cocktail Bar

The Vacaciones Cocktail Bar. Photos from its Facebook page

Desire for sweetness and summery atmosphere? Let’s go to this pub located in Calle del Espíritu Santo frequented by many young people.. You will find there a sober, warm and modern décor, and a large choice of cocktails made with natural fruits, Caipirinhas, MaiTais, Gin Tonics Bombay Sapphire and many more... The most difficult thing to do will be to make a choice.

The Vía Lactea

It’s in an 80’s decor that you will be proposed to have a beer. This place located in Calle Velarde, 18 became famous during the Movida. You will find there many graffitis on the walls and its neglected aspect is perfect for people who are looking for a rock and cool place. Never mind your age, you will feel relaxed because all generations meet there. Moreover, its a space full place where you won’t feel oppressed even if you are with a big group!

The Mala Fe Rock Bar

The place to be for all the people who love 70’s, 80’s and 90’s rock music. Located in -Calle el Escorial, 4, the Mala Fe Rock Bar, has a very rock decoration, as it name suggests: Guitars, posters, and pictures collection on the walls to illustrate the musics you can hear.

The Ardosa

The Bodega Ardosa. Photos from its Facebook page

If you fancy a beer, you can go to the Ardosa in the Calle de Colón, 13. There they only serve double rations! Everywhere in the pub there are dusty beer bottles; it’s a perfect place for those who want to find a cosy atmosphere and for people fond of food because their huge card propose many typical plates to taste, included the famous tortilla de patatas: all is served in rations so you can share it with your friends.

The Gorila

The Gorila bar. Photos from its Facebook page​

If you like street art, you have to go to the Gorila, located in Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 47, where they propose to savour mojitos and daiquiris and moreover organize temporary exhibitions. It’s a perfect opportunity to discover modern art works in a really relaxed atmosphere.

The Luna de Madrid

This place is perfect for an eclectic group. The Luna de Madrid, located Calle Monteleón, 17, proposes many kinds of drinks, with or without alcohol, and a big variety of plates for those who would like to eat something. There you can see shows and they organize art exhibitions too! A good-natured atmosphere to have fun with friends!


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