Sobald in Spanien die warme Jahreszeit beginnt, zieht es uns hoch hinaus: Rooftop Bars sind der place to be in Madrid! Die coolen Restaurants und Lounges, in denen sich Nachtschwärmer und Gourmands einfinden, sind dabei nicht nur dank ihrer Lage über den Dächern Madrids echte Hotspots.
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Open-air flair in Madrid: these are the coolest rooftop bars

As soon as the warm season starts in Spain, we're drawn up high: Rooftop bars are the place to be in Madrid! The cool restaurants and lounges where night owls and gourmands gather are real hotspots, and not only thanks to their location above the rooftops of Madrid.

March 25, 2022

The ice cubes quietly clink in the sangria glass, the fading day pours out in rich hues on the surrounding rooftops, and even the lively Gran Vía becomes noticeably quieter. Instead, the city comes alive a few floors up: In the top rooftop bars, you fall in love with lively Madrid all over again, enjoying great panoramic views, fine cocktails and an exuberant atmosphere.

Nice to meet you Rooftop Bar in Madrid

Viva la vida! flair above the rooftops of Madrid: Here you can meet in one of many exciting rooftop bars and sip trendy cocktails. © Dear Hotel,

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Azotea Círculo de Bellas Artes

With its impressive panoramic view of Madrid's skyline and a restaurant offering great cuisine that blends Spanish and Mediterranean notes into a resounding whole, Azotea del Círculo in Madrid's imposing cultural center is certainly one of the hippest rooftop bars in central Spain. 

7th floor
What: central, 360 degree panoramic restaurant
Where: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28014 Madrid

City famous: The intersection where the Círculo de Bellas Artes stands is located in the heart of Madrid. © Alex Azabache

Hotel Emperador

At the Hotel Emperador's Sky Cocktail Bar, fashionistas and city travelers toast life with fine trendy drinks. The DJ plays while you sip your Cosmopolitan, satisfy your small appetite at the snack bar or surrender to the rhythm, the fresh breeze in your hair. And on particularly hot days, you can dive into the pool at the Beach Club and just let yourself drift under the open sky. !Nos gusta!

10th floor
What: Beach Club with pool (from 10:00 to 21:00), Sky Cocktail Bar.
Where: Calle Gran Vía, 53, 28013 Madrid

Sky Cocktail Bar and Beach Club in one: Hotel Emperador is perfect for balmy summer evenings. © Hotel Emperador

Radio Rooftop Bar

See and be seen: The Radio Rooftop Bar at the ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel attracts party people and the odd celebrity. Chicly renovated, the hotspot for night owls presents itself in elegant urban chic and with a wide selection of cocktails and tapas. The open-air club makes up for the somewhat higher price range with its cool ambience and rousing live music. Top!

7th floor
What: 360 degree panorama, club and bar
Where: Plaza de Santa Ana, 14, Madrid

Nice To Meet You

Framed by the soft green of the plants, soft beige tones and the swaying of live music, you can spend balmy summer nights in a class of their own at Nice To Meet You in the Dear Hotel. Here, you can go all the way up to the 14th floor - and enjoy correspondingly ravishing views of Madrid. You can start the evening in the restaurant with fine contemporary dishes and then lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of the trendy crowd with fruity cocktails. 

Nice to meet you Rooftop Bar in Madrid

This is how chic the rooftop bar at Dear Hotel, the Nice To Meet You. © Dear Hotel,

14th floor
What: best view, restaurant and lounge, pool for hotel guests
Where: Calle Gran Vía, 80, 28013 Madrid

Sundowner and city panorama: The Nice To Meet You, is one of Madrid's hotspots. © Dear Hotel,

Gymage Lounge Resort

Fitness club meets theater meets restaurant meets pool: The spacy roof terrace of the Gymage Lounge Resort has a unique concept and meets many different requirements. Whether you want to sweat in the face of the urban jungle or rather turn night into day with tapas and tequila is, of course, up to you. 

5th floor
What: cocktail bar and restaurant, gym, theater, pool; open year-round
Where: Calle de la Luna, 2, 28004 Madrid

Casa Suecia

In search of an all-around spot in Madrid, travelers inevitably come across the trendy Casa Suecia. First, of course, you fortify yourself with Swedish delicacies in the cozy restaurant, and then head up to the 11th floor of the NH Collection Madrid Suecia: There, a spacious lounge with live DJ and terrific cocktails spans two floors. Guests lounge here in the city panorama on the pink sofas and sip their sangrias. Great!

NH Hotel Madrid Suecia Rooftop Bar mit Ausblick

Pink rooftop dreams above the rooftops of Madrid. © NH Hotel Madrid Suecia


If you need a quick change of scenery, check out Hemingway Cocktailbar, a speakeasy with a hidden entrance and quite a bit of flair.

11th floor
Great: two-story, restaurants, lobby and cocktail bar
Where: Marques Casa de Riera, 4, 28014 Madrid

In the Casa Suecia on the 11th floor, you may cozy up with the best cocktails. © NH Hotel Madrid Suecia

Honorable mention: Jardines de Sabatini

Madrid's Royal Palace is twice the size of Buckingham Palace or Versailles. It's an impressive sight to behold from the exclusive rooftop of the Jardines de Sabatini Apartosuites - and one that makes up for the somewhat unusual greenery on the roof terrace. But the Sabatini won us over at the latest with the delicious, reasonably priced tapas and the many gin drinks. Reservations recommended!

7th floor
What: View of the Royal Palace and Sabatini Garden, bar with garden flair.
Where: Cuesta de San Vicente 16, 28008 - Madrid

The view of the Jardines de Sabatini and the Palacio Real is especially worthwhile in summer. © Luis Quintero

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