O’Connell St.

Irish Pub / Sports Bar
O’Connell St. O'Connell St. in Madrid's El Centro is a rowdy Irish pub with great drink specials & a largely English-speaking crowd. Get tossed in Madrid with Party Earth. Madrid Spain 40.4157697 -3.7023494
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O’Connell St. - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Madrid.
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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... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    1, 2, 3 Lines: Sol

  • Phone:

    91 532 79 56

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 11am–3am, F–Sa 11am–3:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth O’Connell St. Review

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O'Connell St. in Madrid's El Centro is a rowdy Irish pub with great drink specials & a largely English-speaking crowd. Get tossed in Madrid with Party Earth.

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 to this single room pub, as much of the same Irish bric-a-brac covers the blue- and mustard-colored walls and, frankly, many of the same people traverse between the two venues in their own mini-version of a pub crawl.

Key differences of this slightly larger space include two separate bars and several TVs as opposed to one large projection screen, so rowdy sports-lovers have a few more options when it comes to catching a game – though the broadcasts usually all center around a mix of soccer, rugby, American football, and basketball.

Most nights see the place full of Irish expats, other wayward travelers looking to get sauced, and young Madrileños well into a night of bar-hopping, with many patrons dancing it up to the pop soundtrack or the live bands that are sometimes brought in.

The menu at O’Connell St. won’t win any Michelin awards, but anyone in need of a hearty Irish breakfast can pop in during the day, while folks who ventured too far down the Jäger bomb highway can quell their ravaged stomachs with cheese-lathered nachos and other greasy grub.

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Tip from Lucas:

Although they don’t advertise this, you can sometimes get discount drink tickets by asking the bouncer at the door.

  • Crowd

    College kids, Irish expats, wayward backpackers, rowdy bar-hoppers, sports fans, unpretentious locals looking to party, 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Mostly current pop hits on the soundtrack. Occasional live bands. Flat-screens usually tuned to soccer, rugby, American football, and basketball.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Typical pub food including burgers, fries, nachos, and wings.

  • Prices

    Menu €4–€8. Beer and large cocktails €2–€7. Discount tickets offering various drink specials are often available right outside the door.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    The beauty of Irish bars is that they cater to visitors rather than locals, which means there’s a lot of traffic just about any night, with the biggest crowds Thursdays through Saturdays.

O’Connell St. User Reviews

Average rating:
It ain't Irish - it ain't really sure what it is
Paul M. Oct 15, 2012
O'Connell Street, that iconic Dublin city avenue, wouldn't exactly be beaming with pride to learn it's named after this faceless Irish disco bar. It's not that it's that bad - it's not; but it's just not that good either. Of course, it depends what you're looking for. For big Champions League and Premier League games, it's the place to be. And it's not a bad place to start a night either, to click into party mode in familiar surroundings around familiar-looking expats (who definitely know someone who know someone who knows you), but it's not somewhere to spend (waste?) an entire night. It's just too generic and lacking in any real personality - playing almost exclusively the latest tracks doing the rounds (Pitbull, Flo-Rida); you wonder why they pay a DJ and don't just set the dial to Hit FM. And God forbid our man behind the decks might go all out and try a cheeky drum n' bass remix.... Start your night there by all means; get a few Coronitas down you and enjoy the geneorous helpings of salty potato chips, and bounce out as easily as you bounced in.
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