Three Rooftop Bars To Visit In Madrid

When its warm, rooftop bars are so much better than ground level ones. Fact. The open air, the amazing views and the sun on your face while you enjoy a drink, what more could you want? So while I was in Madrid and of course it was super warm, I made it my mission to seek out as many rooftops as I could. Over the two evenings, I managed three, each with a totally different vibe, which isnt bad and I am pleased to say they were all much less crowded and much cheaper than London so if you're off to Madrid any time soon, I'd definitely recommend having a little look.

The Roof At ME, Madrid 

The roof at ME opened at 7pm on the Friday (& 1pm on Saturday) and we got there just as it was opening. I would highly recommend doing the same if you are looking to find a table - we had our pick of the seating area but it started to fill up very quickly and was already rammed by the time we left for dinner at 9.30!

 Entry is usually €20 which also gets you a free drink at the bar. I went for a glass of cava which usually only costs €5 and is incredibly cheap if you ask me; whilst Andrew had a 'wild' cocktail which would usually be €16. The whole place had a very expensive feel to it as we expected from a ME although drink prices were pretty much the same as the other two bars. It was modern, sophisticated and very white - and it had incredible, undisturbed views over the cute little square below. We both loved it here.

La Terreza At The Principal

The rooftop at The 5* Principal hotel was definitely prettiest of the three with its quaint chairs with red cushions and pretty plants. I loved the vibe up there, it was the afternoon so still quite relaxed but just very classy. The bar snaked around the top of the building and has lots of different hidden sections, we even found one part with sunbeds and a water feature. There was no entry fee for this one but as I said, the drinks cost just as much. I went for mocktail which still cost us €10 and it was lovely, very fruity and very refreshing. Andrew has a rossini which was only €2 more than mine at €12. 

The Roof at The Mint, Madrid

The other two, I knew I wanted to visit but this last one was a bit of a surprise find after I ran into the hotel, desperate for the toilet and spotted a sign to their rooftop bar. I fell in love with The Mint hotel from the second we arrived - it had a bit for a Firmdale vibe to it and cool designs and I loved the quirky furniture. It was clean, sophisticated and pretty cool!

Up on the rooftop, it was very chilled and relaxed. We were the only ones up there for quite a while and although there wasn't actually a pool up there, it was much more like a pool area than an actual bar. We ordered a drink from the camper van and lounged around on the sunbeds for an hour!

Have you visited any of these?

*Thanks to The Roof at ME for our complimentary entry & drinks although all thoughts are 100% my own


  1. I love the look of those cocktails! I reckon you had a great time (kim styles)

  2. I love the look of those cocktails! I reckon you had a great time (kim styles)

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