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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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Unique bar

You must go and spend some time there, it is very old and unique. There is no music and nothing there is smiler to any other bar. We love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go and spend some time there, it is very old and unique. There is no music and nothing there is smiler to any other bar. We love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the place, very nice and has a unique atmosphere. One thing I like is that every thing look like our life pre Internet, helps people to talk :)

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Thank Ahmed S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...led us to this real gem of a bar. It has a great selection of sherries to try. The bar mnn waved in the general direction of a short list. We both had manzanilla which was crisp delicious and potent. We were alsou provided with a bowl of excellent green olives . Brilliant traditional skirmish bar - oh yes and... More 

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Thank MartinMay3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Thank you TA for the recommendation to this establishment! A fantastic manzanilla bar with simple tapas. No pics allowed though! If you get a chance, make the trip.

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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Nothing has changed since the time of Hemingway. I counted 4 generations of Madrilenos enjoying themselves at one table the night of a recent visit. Several years ago, I was inspired by La Venencia to travel by train to Jerez de la Frontera to visit one of the sherry bodegas from which I brought home a venencia of my own.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My son lives in Spain, and we did a sherry tour/tasting at Lustau in Jerez de la Frontera. Great find to discover La Venencia at end of January evening in Madrid in area around Plaza de Santa Ana. Simple signs declare "no cameras" or maybe "no photos." Don't tell too many people - this place is for locals and we... More 

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Excellent wines, beautiful places and very good tapas. The best place in Madrid to drink a glass of sherry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Just go. Near Santa Ana plaza down a dowdy Calle - La Venencia is a veritable institution - old world interior - sherry served from casks from fino to amontillado - complimentary olives. Dusty bottles on equally dusty shelving. But it all adds o the experience. Loud, fun, tourists as welcome as the locals.Good tapas also. They tot your bill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

While exploring the neighborhood, we were ready for an afternoon drink and headed to La Valencia at the advice of a travel guide. It was fun! (Unlike some of the other spots recommended by travel guides), this place seemed authentically Spanish; at around 2:30p on a Friday, it was packed with locals, all enjoying glasses of sherry and boisterous conversation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent sherry bar. Rustic and friendly. 5 barrels available from soft to strong. Good service with chalk on the bar tabs.well worth a visit. No photography allowed.

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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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