As you may know by living in Madrid, one of the best leisure activities in Madrid is to chill and grab a drink with your friends in one of the several trendy and chic rooftop bars that the city has to offer.
Madrid is amazing from all the perspectives, but if you want to live a magical sunset or night, we suggest you to go on a rooftop terrace and admire the view from the top. Walking down Gran Vía, from Plaza de España to Plaza de Cibeles, you’ll find plenty of these enchanting places, but many others also stand in other neighborhoods all around the city. Therefore, here we have for you the ultimate list of our favourite rooftop bars in Madrid, that you can’t miss!
If you wish to relax by admiring the most famous view over Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes is what you are looking for. It is a rooftop bar located at the end of the famous Gran Vía. It is definitely one of the most beautiful locations to enjoy a breathtaking sunset overlooking the entire city. It has an entrance fee (not expensive at all) .
Location: Calle de Alcalá, 42
This is on of the “bets” of the Azotea Group, which boasts the best rooftop terraces in the city. This one is located in the heart of Gran Vía, on the last floor of the elegant NH Collection hotel, and it offers a 360° view over the pastel sky of Madrid. This is the place where young international gather to meet new people and there locals use to relax, while sipping a refreshing cocktail.
Location: Gran Vía, 21
One more gem of the NH Collection hotels, famous in the city for their outstanding rooftop bars. When you step out of the elevator, on the 11th floor of the hotel, a huge terrace with big sofas, lights and many plants will welcome you to a fancy yet cosy place. Casa Suecia has a premium view over Madrid and it offers a relaxed atmosphere, a lounge bar feeling, that can get more lively and turn into party vibes.
Location: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4
Located at the top of the emblematic building “Edificio España” at the end of Gran Vía, which boasts 27 floors and breathtaking views over Madrid. In the Sky Bar you will be able to enjoy delicious drink and appetizers while walking over an impressive glass floor that allows you see everything below your feet. You’ll feel like you’re flying!
Location: Gran Vía, 84
Right next to the RIU rooftop, in Plaza de España, you will find Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar, an elegant and fashionable dining spot that offers unique Asian inspired dishes, glamorous cocktails and incredible views over Madrid. Here you have to pay a fee to have access at the sky bar and, included in your ticket, there will be part of your consumption (whose price will be deducted from the total).
Location: Plaza de España, 3
You will think you’re in the wrong place when stepping in here, but no worries. Walking across fitness classes and a spa, you will a fancy terrace on the last floor. Choose among a wide variety of cocktails, smoothies, coffees or also shisha to smoke; enjoy live music and relax with your friends at Gymage, one of the most popular rooftop terraces in the centre of Madrid.
Location: Calle de la Luna, 2
The charming Plaza Santa Ana hosts one of the most exclusive and chic bars in Madrid: the ME rooftop. When the sunlight goes down, this famous building takes on lilac shades that make it look like a magical tower. Here you can find the hottest events, grab excellent drinks and enjoy a beautiful view of Madrid.
Location: Plaza de Santa Ana, 14
Plaza Callao is right in the heart of Madrid, since you can reach Puerta del Sol at only few metres away. At the top of El Corte Inglés building that stands in Callao square, you can find a little treasure: the Gourmet Experience rooftop. Here, besides amazing views overlooking the centre of Madrid, you’ll be able to enjoy quality cocktails and wines and also find endless cuisine options for all the tastes: Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Mexican and much more.
Location: Plaza de Callao, 2
Whether you are living in Madrid, or you’re just on holiday here, enjoying a rooftop bar is one of the must-do leisure activities that you can’t miss!
Beatrice, an italian passionate about coffee (and food) that fell in love with Madrid, its international vibes and its latin rhythms. She's a dreamer that loves telling stories and travels through her photos.