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We went to La Venencia for a pre-dinner drink. We were very eager to get to know sherries better, given that we were going to Andalucia for New Year's. And it was the perfect introduction to sherry.We tries all 5 non-sweet sherries in La Venencia...More
On my 2 previous visits to Madrid I'm sorry to say La Venencia was not on my radar. All is now good. This is a truly real bar with the essence of Duende. Siñora and Siñor at the counter have a passion. Settle in, try...More
Sherry is to Spain as port is to Portugal. We were delighted to stumble across this traditional sherry bar near the Plaza Sta Ana. I had forgotten how delicious a chilled fino can be! The sherry is all on tap, and they fill either glass...More
Stating the bleedin' obvious but this is a sherry only bar. I first visited here in 2002 and I doubt if it has been dusted since. Oloroso, Amontillado, Fino, all types with perhaps olives so don't anything else.
Be careful on the opening times, It...More
Walking in here felt like walking back into the past in the best ways possible. The place offers simple fare drinks and food at a super low price. This is aside from the place being an old haunt of Hemingway. This is a great place...More
Recommended by fellow Australian travellers, we read the reviews online and were somewhat concerned about what to expect here. Pretty consistent comments about the demeanour of the owner with variations from blatant rudeness to outright scary. It is down an unassuming laneway with a green...More
As an Australian, sherry always brings up images of old women sipping sweet sherry at Xmas lunch. I was interested to learn that sherry is very much a Spanish favourite.
La Venencia is dedicated to sherry. This is a very old place that still serves...More
Pop in for a dry or less dry sherry, accompanied with some olives or other tapas. One glass is 2 euro and really strong.
A dusty charming bar where you simply drink standing or take a seat at one of the few tables. I was...More
The owner, as several people have pointed out, is a rather unfriendly and stern older man who will start from the point of general dislike towards you and if you're very good you might stay there, if not, the only way is down I'm afraid....More
The decor is a real piece of living history and the sherry was ok (we had the manzanilla). However the barman was possibly the rudest I have come across, I spoke to him in my broken Spanish as best I could to order but when...More
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.