Bar Cock

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Bar Cock Infantile English speakers might snicker at the name, but with its chocolate wood walls and moldings that rise up and give way to vanilla-white surfaces extending to the high vaulted ceiling, Bar Cock's single spacious room... Madrid Spain 40.4199393 -3.6988177
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Party Earth Review Infantile English speakers might snicker at the name, but with its chocolate wood walls and moldings that rise up and give way to vanilla-white surfaces extending to the high vaulted ceiling, Bar Cock’s single spacious... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Banco de España, Sevilla, Gran Vía

  • Phone:

    91 532 28 26

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Tu–Sa 8pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bar Cock Review

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Infantile English speakers might snicker at the name, but with its chocolate wood walls and moldings that rise up and give way to vanilla-white surfaces extending to the high vaulted ceiling, Bar Cock's single spacious room...

Infantile English speakers might snicker at the name, but with its chocolate wood walls and moldings that rise up and give way to vanilla-white surfaces extending to the high vaulted ceiling, Bar Cock’s single spacious room is the very picture of opulence.

Masterful mood lighting, ornate pillars, and a fireplace of classical design conjure images of an aristocratic 20th-century drawing room, and the 20s-era bar’s motif was in fact inspired by London’s more upscale pubs.

Now refurbished, but with the original details intact, the venue also includes a collection of paintings of roosters created in tribute to the bar’s name.

A magnet for Spanish celebrities in the 40s and 50s, it still attracts a few known names, though most of the modern patrons tend to be from Madrid’s social set.

Famous or not, customers arrive at Bar Cock decked out in little black dresses and suits to gather at the sparkling corner bar or at the tables and leather banquettes that line the walls, settling in for an evening of conversation over Manhattans and dry martinis.

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Tip from Adriana:

Sometimes asking for a mixed drink in Spain means being handed a tall glass with a few shots and a mixer on the side that you have to blend yourself. But here the bartenders are true professionals, so even if you want a drink that’s not on the menu, just ask and it’ll be made right every time – no assembly required!

  • Crowd

    Well-dressed, successful socialites, late 20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient or DJ-spun classic lounge music that shifts into contemporary R&B as the evening progresses.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cocktails €8–€12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual to dressy.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Liveliest on the weekends.

Bar Cock User Reviews

Average rating:
A shared secret between the people who really know where to go.
Donacio C. Jun 30, 2013
Madrid is divided in two huge groups...the people who know where is The Cock and, well, the other who just don,t know. A shared secret between the people who really nows where to go when their friends don,t, a classique cocktail bar with more than six decades of history, a bunch of legends about secret tunnels to scape from the police during fascist times, whose tables have seen Ava Gardner drinking martini... Although its closed windows and small door, it is open, it is always open for you and when you get inside you will feel like these other very intelligent persons that also get to know where the Cock was. You know, it has always been there, waiting for you.
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