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La Venencia

Echegaray 7, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 429 73 13
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Ranked #11 of 812 nightlife in Madrid
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

An attraction of this place is its simplicity. They only serve sherries - Manzanilla, Fino, Oloroso, Amontillado and Palo Cortado - and a few tapas. I tried the latter 3 types of sherry - all delicious, cool and dry, with a subtlety and delicacy you don't get in imported sherries in the UK. As for the tapas - I only... More

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place taught me the little I know about sherry - why? because all types of sherry here are cheap and delicious and come with a mini tapas of beautiful quality in such a lovely typically Spanish ambient place that you can't resist going back, and going back again. I have lost count how many times I have been here... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

No evening in Madrid would be complete without a couple of aperitifs here to start the evening off. If the staff are busy with tapas you may need to wait to be serverd but what's the rush? Take your time and sip the lovely cool Manzanilla or for something different try the Palo Cortado. After a week the staff start... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

A Jerez (sherry) house thst was opened "about 85 years ago" and has not changed since. The prices range from ?1.70-?2 for one of the five styles of sherry. And tapas are very high quality and almost criminally low priced. Three things: 1- Do NOT skip this place, a must try. 2- Do NOT ask for a menu, it is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I didn't read the reviews of La Venencia before my wife and I went on our last night in Madrid, so I accidentally did all 3 of the things that all the below reviews tell you not to (asked for a menu, took a picture, and left a tip)...and despite being yelled at by the owners for each thing, I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Visited this wonderful sherry bar during a brief stay in Madrid and I have to say it is an experience not to be missed. If you are looking for bright lights, loud music and cocktail-mixing bar staff, this place is not for you. On the other hand, if you want a bar with a huge amount of character serving wonderful... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Many bars around the world claim to have been frequented by Ernest Hemingway. Precious few of them still wear the vestiges of those bygone years as persuasively as La Venencia. This is a genuinely extraordinary place. The decor...well, it's not so much a decor as a decades-old patina of grime and tobacco (from those not-so-distant times when bars were places... More

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

luckily I like sherry as thats all they sell but with 6 varieties to choose from everyone should try and find one that they like. the limited tapas helps you make up your mind what to eat too. we always come here for a pit stop whenever we are in Madrid.

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Austria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

La Venencia worth a visit! It is one of my TO VISIT place in Madrid, I missed the street a couple of times but did not give up til I found the place and I am so glad that I did not quit. It was like going back in time ( not that I know how it was in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I actually walked by this place when i went looking for it. It is easy to miss. Once i walked in, i was hit with the history of this place, the dusty bottles, the old bar, the furniture, the old posters on the walls.. I ordered a sherry and sat at a table next to the bar. I couldn't help... More

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