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La Venencia

#15 of 844 Nightlife in Madrid
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Huertas
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Address: Echegaray 7, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 429 73 13
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Film Noir Romance

If you visit one bar in Madrid, make it this one. If you have a romantic gene, it will be switched on in here, soak up its atmosphere and history by pretending your're in a movie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you visit one bar in Madrid, make it this one. If you have a romantic gene, it will be switched on in here, soak up its atmosphere and history by pretending your're in a movie :-) The proud, slightly dour owner serves only 5 types of sherry, drawn from barrels behind the bar and no cooked, but excellent sliced... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is my favorite bar in Madrid and I'm hesitant to even leave a rating, but I figure it's well known enough among the tourist crowd, even though it skews local. Go here, order some sherry and a half ration of chorizo / half ration of cheese, and slip into the 1930s Madrid mindset with the sights and smells and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What to say - place like this cannot be reviewed, because you need to experience it by yourself. Great sherry wine, perfect tapas and unbeatable atmosphere - I was here 4 times during my 4 days visit in Madrid. And coming back again very soon! PS: Do not forget that cameras & tips are not allowed !

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Don't come here expecting a tourist experience with great service, cool tunes, and serene surroundings. It's loud, serve yourself, crowded and cheap. Just like it should be. Come here with friends, buy a bottle of Fino (for only €8,) and drink up on your way of partying around the best part of Madrid. Drop your inhibitions and your preconceptions. This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Temple of rudeness, poisonous beverage, obnoxious ban on singing, this joint shall be avoided at all costs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a nice little sherry bar with original furnishing, ideal to start the evening. You have to go to the bar by yourself to get your dinks and small dishes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped by in this rather rustic old bar. Nothing fancy but staff was friendly and the Sherry top class. Fresh, cold, as it should be. And not expensive one bit. It was Sunday afternoon and mostly frequented by locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Magic. Its a must for all Madridtravellers. A lot of sherry, bottles or a glass of sherry . Great prices, and the genuine feeling of the place. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It kind of says it all: you come here for a few glasses or a bottle of sherry (who says you can have a bottle of wine or a few pints of beer that quickly add up to a liter, but have to stop at two sips of sherry?), a basic but tasty cheese- or meat tapa and to look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Small and traditional bar that serves only various types of sherry!!In my opinion it's one place that you have to visit in Madrid!!!

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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