Ten must-visit Madrid bars with Chris Lynch

After a six-month break When in Spain is back! And to celebrate we’re taking you on a tour of ten classic Madrid bars. Our guide is Chris Lynch, Spanish wine-buff, former Spanish bar owner, and founder of the Spanish Wine Collective. If you’re on a first visit to Madrid these ten bars are required drinking and eating!

From the cosy Casa González bar in the centre of Madrid and over a bottle of cava, Chris takes us on a virtual tour of his ten favourite bars of the Spanish capital. He recommends what to drink, what to eat, and when to go.

Along the way we talk about the fascinating history of these classic Madrileño bars and Chris describes some of the colourful characters who work in them.

At the end of the episode we both give some useful tips for getting the best Madrid bar experience on your visit.

Here’s the list of stops on the tour:

  1. Casa González
  2. Casa Toni
  3. Casa del Abuelo
  4. La Venencia
  5. La Dolores
  6. Bodegas Ricla
  7. Casa Revuelta
  8. Casa Lucas
  9. Vinoteca Vides
  10. Casa Dani

Also mentioned:

La Concha (Great vermut on Cava Baja)

La Osita (Craft beer on Cava Baja)

Celso y Manolo (Near Vinoteca Vides)

Mercado de la Paz (Municipal indoor market and home to Casa Dani)