I have offered the Old Town Madrid Tapas & 🍷 Tour for the last 20 years. These are the best wine bars in Madrid:


1) Vinoteca Garcia de la Navarra

Right next to the city hall, in the most beautiful part of Madrid you will find this sophisticated wine bar. The wines available “by the glass” are written down on a blackboard. If you want to order a whole bottle they have a massive collection, ask for their wine “carta”. If you want to have full dinner make a reservation in the restaurants area but if you just want to have a few glasses of wine go there at 8:30 pm (opening time) at seat at one of the three tables by the bar (you can also stand by the bar as long as there are not more than 3 of you). Outstanding tapas with each glass of wine. Two brothers run this bar, Luis (in charge of the wine) and Pedro (in charge of the kitchen). In the video you can see Luis who is one of the best sommeliers in Spain


2) Angelita

Right in the city center, cozy and sophisticaded to the point that some of the of the waiters are French sommeliers!
It has an impressive selection of wines by the glass including the largest collection of Sherry in the city. Outstanding cusine and atmosphere. Tip: There is a cocktail bar downstairs.


3) Lavinia

Situated in the most expensive street in Madrid ,16 Ortega y Gasset, Lavinia is Madrid biggest wine shop. On the second floor they have a wine bar with an overwhelming offer of wines by the glass from all over the world. You can pair the wines with different types of cold cuts. There is also an area where you can sit down.

4) Tempranillo

Cozy bar, I love to go in the winter time, located in the most famous food and wine street in Madrid: La Cava Alta. At the back of the bar there is a blackboard with all the available wines by the glass.  Tip: Tempranillo is in the heart of medioval Madrid. Close by, you have beauties like “Capilla del Obispo”, La Basílica de San Miguel or the San Isidro Museum.

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