“From Madrid to Heaven”. 4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in the Sky of Madrid

Are you ready for the weekend, and the warm temperatures summer brings along? I sure am, specially after discovering some of the most amazing rooftop bars Madrid has to offer. A challenging yet throughly enjoyable task. After all, Madrid has more bars than Sweden and Norway (together!) or so i’ve been told!

There’s one (or more!) for every occasion. An after-lunch coffee with colleagues, a tinto de verano in the afternoon with friends, or a cocktail evening with the besties, you’ve got it. And if you want to do a rooftop hopping like we did, go ahead and do it! It’s summer after all! Continue reading to find out more about my top 4 Rooftop Bars in Madrid for 2015, and a couple more on my to-do list for next time!

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings

GAU & CAFÉ

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings
Also known as Terraza del Gaudeamus, Terraza de la UNED, or Escuelas Pias by the locals. This rooftop bar is actually the cafeteria at the building of the National University of Distance Education in Spain (UNED). And for as little as 2.80€ you can get the biggest most delicious glass of Tinto de Verano (red wine with lemon soda) I’ve ever tried! Even tho Gau & Café is a popular local for an afternoon coffee, they also serve dinners. A set menu costs 28€ per person and for an extra 7€ you can have open wine/soft drinks/water bar, but make sure to book in advance (HERE)
4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings

Gau & Café is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to midnight (Saturdays from 1:30 pm to midnight and Sundays is closed)

You’ll find them in: 
Calle Tribulete 14, 4ª Planta Edificio Escuelas Pias, Madrid  

(A short walk from Metro Stops Lavapiés or Embajadores)

THE HAT’s HOSTEL ROOFTOP

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings
One of the chicest hostels in town couldn’t exist without an equally amazing rooftop bar. Open from 6 pm The Hat‘s Rooftop Bar will transport you to a chill beach bar thanks to the hip decor and the lovely staff. A little bit pricier but still reasonable. Perfect for a chill with your friends on a warm summer evening, beer or sangria in hand. It’s small and cozy so make sure to get there early or you may have problems frinding a place to sit. They also have proper exclusive dinners on Tuesdays during May, June and July (40 people max.) for 50€/person the set menu (incl. wines)
You’ll find them in:
Calle Imperial 9, Madrid
(A short walk from Sol or Plaza Mayor)

EL JARDIN SECRETO DE SALVADOR BACHILLER

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings

In the heart of Madrid, right up Montera Street, there’s a Salvador Bachiller store that has much more to it than the eye let’s through. If you take the lift to the 2nd floor, you’ll be greeted by a lovely hostess. If you are lucky, they’ll let you through immediately, if not you’ll get a chip that will blink when your table is ready. Either way, the wait it absolutely worth it.

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings

On the pricier side, this hidden rooftop terrace is a delight. Super exclusive place, it’ll make you feel like a VIP. Every detail taken care of. Greenery and flowers everywhere, and even agarden swing, it’s a garden in all its glory, the envy of Edwar Scissorshands. To go with it, the drink menu come as a papyrus roll in a bird house, and a lovely food menu in fashionably deteriorated brown leather blocks with old photos of Madrid. It’ll make you want to take it all home with you. It is specially wonderful on extremely hot summer days. Thanks to the water sprinklers, El Jardin Secreto de Salvador Bachiller is kept fresh and cool even at 40ºC.

Besides the most refreshing Organic Iced Tea, delicious cakes and pastries, icecream and other delicacies are on offer. So much yumminess you’ll have trouble picking just one.
You’ll find them in:
Calle Montera 37, Madrid
(Right off Gran Via Metro station or
up the street from Puerta del Sol)

ROOFTOP BAR @ THE PRINCIPAL MADRID HOTEL

4 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Madrid || Wanderwings
The priciest of them all. The Principal Madrid Rooftop Bar is popular among sunset lovers for its exceptional location. Facing Plaza de Cibeles and the Telecommunications Palace, provides a unique view over some of the city’s landmarks. This stunning view is worth the 5€ (+20% for sitting in the rooftop terrace) botte of water. They also have deck-chairs and a flowing pool available for those looking for a full on luxurious time. After 5 pm the café closes, becoming a chill out longe. Cocktails and other mixed drinks start to flow in a truly cosmopolitan and elegant scene. Perfect to start a night out in town, or as after-dinner drinks.
You’ll find them in:
Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesisa 1 (corner with Gran Via 2)
(A short walk from Metro Plaza de España, Gran Via, or Sevilla)
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4 Comments

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    The slow pace
    12 de junio de 2015 at 12:48 12Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:48:00 +000000.

    I promise I’ll be visiting all of them in July and I’ll report back!!!!! 🙂
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

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      Henar - Wanderwings.com
      12 de junio de 2015 at 13:01 01Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:01:00 +000000.

      I really hope you do, they are really cool! I wish I could be there right now myself hehe ^^
      xx

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    Devour Spain
    31 de octubre de 2016 at 12:05 12Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:05:00 +000000.

    Lovely! We love a good rooftop bar!

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      Henar - Wanderwings.com
      04 de noviembre de 2016 at 17:59 05Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:59:00 +000000.

      These are pretty cool! Definitely worth checking them out 🙂 But Madrid has sooooo many it is really hard to pick just one!

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