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 hang out at the two bars upstairs, but then they’d miss out on the most unique thing about Naturbier – the downstairs maze of gothic dungeon rooms where the roar of conversation bounces off the ancient walls as guests sit at tables featuring huge spouts and multiple taps, one for each seat, that allow patrons to relegate their ... more
Plaza de Santa Ana, 9
You aren’t going to stumble upon a mammoth selection of gastropubs in Madrid, but for those willing to do a little searching – and maybe take a cab a little further than you’d like – there are a few solid venues to choose from. It doesn’t take too long to realize that most of the dining establishments in Madrid are all about tapas, but this is still a vibrant cosmopolitan city after all, and even longtime residents like to move away from local brews and small plates of Spanish fare now and again.
Those looking for a vibe that’s as casual as they come should hit up Dubliners and O’Connell St. Run by the same owner, the two venues sit side by side right off the Puerta del Sol and are practically identical, each with two bars on a single floor, scattered tables, and improvised dance floors that come alive every night.
Just a stone’s throw away is O’Neill’s, a much larger pub with two levels of tables and comfy recliners. All three of these raucous pubs keep a regular English-speaking clientele well-stuffed with burgers, fries, nachos, and wings.
Beer lovers who find themselves grimacing at the selection of national drafts in Spain, meanwhile, should head over to Naturbier, a German-style beer hall that creates all its delicious hop-happy goodness at its on-site brewery. And though Naturbier has lots of tapas on the menu, the brewery is also known for serving up a stellar selection of grilled steaks and other mammoth meat platters guaranteed to please any carnivore.