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“Viva Madrid, so beautiful!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Viva Madrid

Viva Madrid
Calle de Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez, 7, Madrid, Spain
+34 914 20 35 96
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Ranked #50 of 813 Nightlife in Madrid
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Viva Madrid, so beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I knew about this place, but then stumbled across it while walking around. We had a small meal and food was good, but the place was really pretty. Beautiful tiles outside, AND lots of tiles inside. We really enjoyed it.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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“Nice, but (too) expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place is really nice and charming. The wall of bottles behind the bar is impressive. This said, the place is expensive. We paid 16 euros for a Baileys and a gin tonic. Would recommend to take people for a drink, but no place to get hammered. Also, staff is a bit grumpy and couldn't stop staring at us for some reason.

You can eat there too but dining place was empty when we were there (around 23h00).

Visited April 2013
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Madrid
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“In VIVA MADRID they would try to con you”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

VIVA MADRID is an outstanding bar in central Madidi with a "but". The waiters with the support of the manager they would try to con you on the price of the drinks.
Better to be avoided. In case you get inside, take into account that a usual drink do not cost more than 8 euros. Be vigilant on the return of your money.

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“Nice tiles, shame about the prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

It's worth a look in but don't hang around unless you're loaded with cash. That said, the Mojitos are outstanding.

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“Viva Madrid - A bar to avoid in central Madrid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

"Faded glory"-type place in a neighbourhood with countless similar bars, peopled by a clique of (as it turned out) thoroughly unpleasant locals. The "tio" (uncle) of one of the bar staff - a fat, mannerless individual - unfortunately for us turned up while we had popped in for a quick beer. Amid much backslapping and laughter, aforementioned "uncle" passed wind disgustingly in our direction, making a play of running around lighting matches to presumably try and hide his own stench. When the cocky young barman then charged me 12 euros for four small beers (normal cost in this neighbourhood between 1 and 2 euros per beer), he was a bit startled that I questioned the price in Spanish (we live here and are fluent). "Sorry, but this is Madrid," he brazenly told me. It isn't Madrid, though - it's just another second-rate music bar peopled by undesireables and bettered by many, many other bars in the area. So to sum up, unless you want to run the risk of having a "much-loved" local "character" pass wind in your face, and then pay through the nose (sorry) for the privilege, Viva Madrid is definitely one bar in the centre of Madrid to avoid, at all costs.

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