Rooftop bars are some of the best places to end a great day (or even a bad one) in a stress-free, enthusiastic atmosphere. Sure, you could go to any bar that isn’t located on top of anything, but where’s the fun in that? If you’re scared of heights, these places may even help you with that by offering you the opportunity to see the city you’re in from a different perspective and in a completely safe way, whilst you drink something tasty to steady the nerves. You’ll be surrounded by people having fun and the soothing rhythm of music and there will be no reasons to be afraid. If you’re not scared of heights at all and love to feel like a bird, you have to try one (or several) of the bars we’ve listed for you.
These are the very best rooftop bars in Madrid which you cannot miss when you visit. Here are our top 10:
1. Terraza de Sabatini at Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini
Terraza de Sabatini overlooks the Royal Palace and its surroundings and is another place where you can watch the sun go down from a vantage point. This rooftop bar serves great tapas which you can pair with a delicious cocktail whilst you marvel at the view in front of you. Madrid deserves to be seen from above and this bar offers you that with the bonus of great food and drinks! Doesn’t that sound perfect?
Terraza de Sabatini
Address: Cuesta de San Vicente 16. Planta Ático, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Website: Terraza de Sabatini (in Spanish)
2. The Hat Rooftop at The Hat Madrid
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
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The Hat Rooftop is located on top of The Hat Hotel, the first hotel in Madrid to run on biomass energy. The brilliant concept added to its popularity and now a lot of young people choose to enjoy their evenings at the hotel’s rooftop, a modern space with lovely views over the city. This bar is perfect for both summer and winter days, as it is refreshing and cosy, depending on your preference. They serve great toasts, pintxos, and iced drinks so you can have the best time with the bonus of having delicious things to taste. Don’t forget to try this bar!
The Hat Rooftop
Address: Calle Imperial, 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Website: The Hat Rooftop
3. El Jardín de Salvador Bachiller
El Jardín is a bar which fairies would definitely approve of. The decoration is wonderful, making it look like a fairytale house and there is not a single bar in Madrid that can be more romantic than this one. But the enchanting interior isn’t its only great attribute; this bar has some of the best food you can find at any bar in Madrid, from seafood risotto to incredibly tasty desserts. Here, you’ll feel like you’ve drunk a magical drink that has made you imagine everything around you.
El Jardín de Salvador Bachiller
Address: Calle de la Montera, 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
4. Atico Casa Suecia
Located on the top floor of Hotel NH Collection Madrid Suecia, Atico Casa Suecia is an extraordinary rooftop bar overlooking Madrid. You’ll be amazed at everything you’re able to see from this vantage point but you’ll also be dazed by the bar’s wonderful menu, with a selection of tasty dishes and exclusive cocktails. You can have lunch and dinner here, so it’s up to you to choose the best time of your day to enjoy amazing food and awesome views.
Atico Casa Suecia
Address: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Website: Atico Casa Suecia
5. Azotea at El Viajero
El Viajero is a restaurant whose fantastic bar, Azotea, offers spectacular views of the old Madrid. This is probably one of the best places in Madrid to try the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted in your life and to hang out with the locals. It also serves great food, from hamburgers to the traditional tapas. Azotea is definitely a place not to be missed.
Azotea at El Viajero
Address: Plaza de la Cebada, 11, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Website: Azotea at El Viajero
6. Bar Terraza Palacio De Cibeles
The terrace of Palacio de Cibeles is the most famous part of the building and for great reasons: this sixth floor offers great views of the square below and its surroundings, especially at night when the lights are all on and the atmosphere changes to a more intimate, relaxing one. This rooftop bar is the perfect place to go for a cocktail or even just a coffee; it will turn your uneventful evening into an unforgettable one.
Bar Terraza Palacio De Cibeles
Address: Plaza de Cibeles, 1 28014, Madrid, Spain
7. Radio at ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel
If you’re visiting Madrid during the summer months, this rooftop bar is unmissable: an evening at Radio will be the perfect ending to your day. Although you have to pay a fee to enter, the ambience, the music, and the fun will be totally worth every penny and so will the chance to try one of their exclusive drinks. The prices may be higher than at some other bars in the city, but you have to remember you’re standing on top of a famous hotel and getting a wonderful view of the city! If you can afford it, don’t hesitate to add it to your list.
Address: Plaza Santa Ana, 14, 28012 Madrid, Spain
8. Sky Moncloa at Exe Moncloa Hotel
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The terrace of Exe Moncloa Hotel is definitely one of the best vantage points of the whole city; the rooftop bar, Sky Moncloa, is a gem you shouldn’t overlook and the bonus that the hotel offers to its hosts and everyone who wants to go up and have a drink. From there, you’ll be able to see the most beautiful sunsets in the company of your friends and have a great meal or a couple of drinks from the bar’s amazing menu. We guarantee you will want to come back time and time again!
Address: Calle Arcipreste Hita 10, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Website: Sky Moncloa
9. La Terraza de Oscar at Room Mate Oscar
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
La Terraza de Oscar is one of the most popular rooftop bars in Madrid; the 360-degree views of the city and the quality of the space with its chaise lounges and Balinese beds have made it the favorite bar of many Madrileños and it will certainly become one of yours too. Whether you’re visiting Madrid in the winter or in the summer, this bar is the ideal place to spend your evening. Famous for its great cocktails, La Terraza de Oscar will be one of the places in Madrid you’ll never forget.
La Terraza de Oscar
Address: Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Website: La Terraza de Oscar
10. Tartan Roof at Circulo de Bellas Artes
Tartan Roof offers priceless views of the city at sunset. Everyone who’s been there was enchanted by what they saw but also by what they ate and drank. There is an entrance fee to access the rooftop but if you just want to enjoy the view without paying for anything else, you absolutely can! It is a great viewpoint of the city and a beautiful place to relax at the end of a day of exploring.
Address: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Website: Tartan Roof (in Spanish)
Madrid: the city made of rooftop bars
The number of rooftop bars in Madrid is almost endless; there are so many you can probably choose to try one each day of the year and not run out of choices. The ones we’ve presented to you are the absolute best and the preferred ones amongst locals and tourists. They offer the most incredible views of the city and its outstanding beauty, and they have the best menus for food and drinks. Some of them aren’t for the budget travelers but if you’re up to spending a little bit more in order to enjoy the city from a different angle, you should definitely do it!
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