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La Venencia

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Address: Echegaray 7, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 429 73 13

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So cozy..

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!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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Wokingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had this place recommended to me. Don't think it's somewhere you would find if you didn't know it was there. Locals frequent it, it's as traditional as it comes, the olives served with the sherries are incredible, and it would be easy to spend half a day there with a book, sampling a few and whiling the time away!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I first visited this aged sherry bar a couple of years ago with friends. It's a dusty, "hole-in-the-wall" bar that sells several different sherries from the barrel and a few tapas. It is rather a cultivated neglect and is undoubtedly on the international tourist route (rather similar to Lydike in Berlin) as evidenced by groups of tourists that seem ever... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited with Joanna of Insider's Madrid, this is a strange bar as it specialises in sherry, we tried a couple and both were excellent. We also had sun dried tuna thinly sliced and Iberico ham, both very good, particularly the tuna. Hemingway is reputed to have frequented the bar during the Spanish civil war and it is said that it... More 

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east london
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33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not sure if the person we encountered was the owner or just someone who works there, but he was really rude and tried to belittle us in Spanish. Wherever we go we always try and speak a little of the local language, hello and to order etc. Having never tried Sherry we didnt know what the protocol was and how... More 

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Como, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is SO cool. A sherry bar that, naturally, only serves sherry. The casks of sherry have layers and layers of dust on them and they write your bar tab on the bar with chalk. Delicious olives are served as a snack and this place is always busy with tourists AND locals. Such a cool place to visit if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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