5 cervecerías to enjoy a good beer in Madrid
1) Fábricas Maravillas
A craft brewery that has developed a nice selection of beers. Taste them on-site. The brewery is separated from the bar by a glass window. Thanks to the concept of the English ‘Brewpub’, Fábrica Maravillas is a place for real beer lovers.
2) Taproom Madrid
With 40 beers on tap, Taproom is unique. 13 are permanent and the rest is on rotation. They are very proud of the barrel system that keeps the beers refrigerated so that you can enjoy them ice cold. What's more, their gas techniques allow them to preserve all the flavours in the beer.
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3) La Tape
This is one of the first cervecerías in Madrid to challenge the local bars with beers from the five continents. The beer bar on the street level has three Spanish and three foreign beers on tap, and a seventh that is hand-cranked, designed to pour an English-style beer, by pressure only, without CO2.
4) Bar Martin
The third generation of the Jiménez family now runs the bar. Nothing has changed since it was founded in 1940. Have a classic mahou beer with an empanada. Drinks come with free tapas (as they should in Spain). On sunny days, the place is packed for the aperitivo before the traditional weekend lunches.
5) Cervecería Santa Barbara
Since 1815, Santa Barbara brewery has been considered legendary because of its beer. The waiters with their unmistakable white jacket and red shoulder pads are part of the history, some of them have been waiting tables here for various decades. The place has been a meeting point of intellectuals, students and politicians since 1950.
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