Party Earth Review The northern coast of Spain is famous for its love of sidra – a greenish-yellow apple cider served in large, wide-brimmed glasses – and La Creación, with its cool old-world feel and ideal location just off Plaza de Santa... ... read full review
Calle de Núñez de Arce, 14
Antón Martín, Sol
Sol (El Centro), Madrid –
The northern coast of Spain is famous for its love of sidra – a greenish-yellow apple cider served in large, wide-brimmed glasses – and La Creación, with its cool old-world feel and ideal location just off Plaza de Santa Ana, is the perfect setting in which to try some.
The bar’s black-and-white checkered floor contrasts nicely with the warm, earthy tones of the nostalgic murals of a bygone Madrid – but the patrons don’t really go for the décor. The youthful, cheery customers are much more interested in congregating at the bar or at the few tables in the narrow upstairs corridor, where they happily spend hours chatting and clinking glasses.
Although more expensive in Madrid than in Asturias or the Basque Country, sidra is still relatively cheap and low in alcohol – a good thing considering that, due to rapid oxidation that almost immediately changes the cider’s flavor, a bottle of sidra must be consumed fairly quickly once opened.
Patrons at La Creación shouldn’t be surprised, then, when they find five or six empties on the table at the end of the night!
Every Spaniard knows that sidra must be poured as far away from the glass as possible in order to get the perfect flavor. Impress your friends by standing up, holding the glass low near your thighs, and pouring with the bottle held as high up as you dare. Be prepared to splash a bit on the floor – it’s all part of the fun!
Mix of locals, students, and travelers, 20s and 30s.
Contemporary Spanish rock.
A good selection of tapas.
Tapas €3–€9. Sidra €4.50/bottle, beer €3.
Fridays and Saturdays draw the largest crowds.