Discover Madrid’s top 4 bars for gin tonics
You might not know this, but Madrileños love a good gin & tonic, or gin tonic as the Spanish call it. No, really, this simple and timeless cocktail is a top favorite in the capital, and should be your go-to order if you want to blend in with the locals.
While it’s nearly ubiquitous all over town, these 4 gin bars are the top places to go to sample Madrid’s G&T renaissance.
A pioneer of the country’s G&T scene, Gin Club is as still a reference 15 years after opening. Located at Mercado de la Reina, right off bustling Gran Vía, the capital’s premier shopping high street, this local favorite has over 40 different gins ready to be mixed by the bar staff’s expert hands.
Del Diego Cocktail Bar
This warm and friendly venue with a retro vibe is run by Fernando del Diego, bartending veteran and master of the gin tonic – along with the long list of perfectly executed classics from the cocktail menu. To soak it all up, the fresh homemade croquetas are always a good idea.
The Gin Room
If you’re searching for a spot that will impress your gin-loving date, look no further. The Gin Room is idyllically located by the Parque de El Retiro, just a stone’s throw away from the Museo Nacional del Prado.The decor is as classy as you’d expect from the location, and the on-point gin & tonic’s are perfectly complemented by the delicious food.
Macera Taller Bar
For something more crafty, this vibrant venue in Chueca, Madrid’s trendy LGBT hotspot, has made craft cocktails its specialty — and that includes the G&T’s. The bar prepares its own infused spirits using fresh natural ingredients, and the fruity, spicy gin makes all the difference.