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La Venencia

#115 of 1,413 things to do 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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Rustic charme

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Reinhard76
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Brussels
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 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
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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