Party Earth Review Owned and operated by the same guy who runs Dubliners right next door, O’Connell St. is essentially a carbon-copy of its neighbor, touting a pot-o’-gold-worthy cluster of budget-friendly booze and a regular crowd of raucous expats. Anyone who hit Dubliners first will have a bit of déjà vu once they pop the few steps down ... more
Calle de Espoz y Mina, 7
Party Earth Review A stone’s throw away from the ever-popular – and nearly identical – Dubliners and O’Connell St. pubs, O’Neill’s offers patrons much of the same in the way of rowdy Irish-charged revelry, but with considerably more space to party. English-speakers from all over the world dominate ... more
Calle del Príncipe 12
Party Earth Review Many beer drinkers agree that Spanish beer pales in comparison to other European brews, so beer lovers who find themselves grimacing at the selection of national drafts should head over to Naturbier. A German-style beer hall, this bar creates its natural brews, both regular and toasted, at its on-site brewery. Patrons can ... more
Plaza de Santa Ana, 9
Party Earth Review The area around Puerta del Sol definitely isn’t short on Irish bars, and that fact is probably most evident at Dubliners, which happens to have a twin brother named O’Connell St. – run by the same owner – located right next door. Thanks to its location on a heavily touristed stretch of Calle Espoz y Mina, patrons will find ... more
Calle de Espoz y Mina, 7
One of the biggest (if not the biggest) party cities in Spain, Madrid never seems to find time to settle down, and the pubs in Madrid make sure anyone in need of an unpretentious round of beer will not have to travel far.
It’s been argued that Madrid has more bars and pubs than any other European city, and even if that probably isn’t true, nobody will be lacking for a pub in Madrid. After all, the people in this city love to party long into the night, and what better place to prime a late-night party than at a quiet pub?
Gran Vía, the city’s central thoroughfare, is always open for business, and along this stretch are plenty of nice Irish pubs where frothy pints of Guinness are poured properly and shamrocks cover all the walls. Students frequent the chill pubs in Alonso Martínez and Ciudad Universitaria, while long-standing neighborhood pubs are plentiful in Barrio de las Letras, Paseo del Prado, Lavapiés, and Puerta del Sol.
And of course, Madrid’s large gay population gets in on the fun pub scene too, as do the bohemians who tend to dominate the subtly cool and stylish pubs in La Latina. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood of Madrid you find yourself in, for even though Madrid pubs aren’t as plentiful as tapas bars, they still enjoy a strong showing and the devoted following of many regular patrons.