We are lucky enough to live in one of the most charming cities in Europe, in a country that enjoys a great weather and is reference anywhere you go. Even though summers are really hot in Madrid during the day, when the sun sets, everything changes to a great temperature to be outdoors. So how to enjoy that better than with a rooftop where you could be able to have fresh drinks and chill with your friends?
Here you can find our top 7 choices in Madrid:
1. The Hat Madrid
Curious terrace located in La Latina, one of the funniest and most alternative neighbourhoods of Madrid. It is on the rooftop of the famous hostel with the same name. There you can find a nice environment with great views, sunsets and fresh drinks at an affordable price. They serve food as well, and on Sundays they use to offer a Spanish speciality, the famous paella.
The decoration of the place is very simple so you feel you are in a standard terrace with your friends but surrounded by an amazing environment.
Thanks to its location, one of Madrid's most lively districts you can also complement the plan around other nearby bars and pubs after The Hat.
The average price for an evening with some drinks and appetisers is around 20€.
2. El Cielo del Urban
This is one of the most incredible rooftops in Madrid. You will enjoy an incredible experience having a drink with friends while you have your feet refreshing in the pool with lots of white lounge chairs around.
The average price of the drinks is around 15€, and right next to the terrace there is an Asian restaurant, where you could have dinner if you decide so.
3. El Jardín Secreto de Salvador Bachiller
Located at Montera Street, a few steps away from Puerta del Sol, you can find this “secret garden”. Yet getting to this spot is not easy, you will need to go up to the fourth floor of Salvador Bachiller store and walk through the cafeteria before reaching this colourful paradise that will make you feel you are in a bedtime story.
Some of the best cocktails in Madrid are served for around 10€ and is opened daily from 11am until 11pm.
4. La Cocina de San Antón
This restaurant, cafeteria and cocktail lounge is located in the upper floor of the recently renovated Mercado de San Antón. Their dishes are based on traditional cuisine, using top-quality typical market products.
It is opened daily until midnight, and until 1:30AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
The range of prices can vary a lot depending on the different drinks and dishes available to order. What is clear is that here you will find an affordable plan for any budget.
5. Círculo de Bellas Artes
From this rooftop you could enjoy Madrid’s impressive skyline. From this immense terrace, you can see most of the typical monuments and reference buildings in Madrid, its avenues and the skyscrapers at the end of Paseo de la Castellana.
It is located right in front of Cibeles fountain and Madrid city hall and also right at the beginning of Gran Vía, making it so breathtaking when you stand up there.
Because of this, it is the perfect spot to have a few drinks with some friends and preferably at sunset that will make the views even better. There you could also have something to eat at the Tartan Roof Restaurant.
It is opened daily, and you will have to pay 3€ to go up to the terraces, but consumptions once up there is up to your convenience.
6. Room Mate Oscar
It counts with impeccable facilities like the great rooftop bar from where you can appreciate the amazing views of Madrid, mainly the Gran Via area. Additionally, it has a pool in the rooftop that will make you feel like you are at a summer party in Ibiza.
7. The Roof
Is the rooftop of ME hotel Madrid, located in Plaza de Santa Ana. Its privileged location makes it one of the terraces with the best views of Madrid. Even though it has an indoor area to enjoy during the cold winter, the reference of this terrace is its outdoor area with several lounge sofas and bar, making it a must for the summer.
We must say that The Roof is a medium-high terrace with certain exclusivity, so dress-code restrictions may apply.
It is opened daily until 1:30AM and Fridays and Saturdays until 3:30AM.
Average price is somehow upscale, with beers costing around 5/6€.