The 12 Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Updated on: April 13, 2024 by Mick

Madrid has some of the best museums in the world, excellent food, and an even better nightlife sight. Luckily Madrid has one of the best metro systems in the world making it very easy to get to the various rooftop Bars. Our guide (and map) to the best rooftop bars in Madrid will help you navigate to these.

While you will have an amazing experience at any of the rooftop bars mentioned below, some of them can be quite expensive, especially the rooftop bars and restaurants above hotels. The rooftop bars above hostels on the other hand are far cheaper but do have to stay at the hostel to have access to the rooftop. So it might be a good idea to consider booking a hostel in Madrid.

The Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

1. 360° Rooftop Bar

360° Rooftop Bar in Madrid

360° Rooftop Bar is on the 27th floor of the magnificent and luxurious Hotel Riu Plaza Espana. Here you can enjoy incredible 360° panoramic views from this stylish outdoor terrace.

This multi-level rooftop terrace is equipped with lots of comfortable sofas, tables, and bar stools. From the rooftop bar, you can order classic cocktails, wine, beers, and coffee, as well as a selection of bar food.

Guests staying at Hotel Riu Plaza Espana can visit the sky bar, gastro bar, and rooftop bar for free, while there is an admission fee for walk-in visitors: €5 from 11.00 to 17.00 and €10 from 17.00 to midnight.

Address: C/ del Maestro Guerrero, s/n, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Mon to Wed 11 am to 1 am, Thurs to Sun 11 am to 2 am
Closest Metro Stop: Plaza de Espana

2. La Terraza de Oscar

La Terraza de Oscar is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

La Terraza de Oscar is another luxurious rooftop bar set on top of an equally luxurious hotel, the Room Mate Oscar Hotel. This hotel is situated in a very central location close to Gran Via.

The terrace is equipped with stylish and cosy furniture and the interior of the bar has a very hip and contemporary design.

There’s also a swimming pool where you can cool down after a long day of sightseeing. The pool is open between 10.30 am and 7 pm. It’s free for hotel guests but also available for non-hotel guests for a fee.

All of this makes La Terraza de Oscar one of the best rooftop bars in Madrid.

Address: Pl. de Pedro Zerolo, 12, 28004 Madrid
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 4.30 pm to 1 am, Fri 4.30 pm to 2 am, Sat 1 pm to 2 am, Sun 1 pm to 1 am
Closest Metro Stop: Gran Via

3. Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant

Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant is a multi-level rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views of Madrid. It's set on the 9th floor of the NH Collection Gran Via Hotel. It also has the reputation of being one of the best cocktail bars in Madrid.

The main restaurant is one floor down from the rooftop bar. Here you can sample traditional Spanish dishes but the rooftop bar also serves dishes from a smaller menu.

Address: C/ Gran Vía, 21, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Daily 1 pm to 1 am
Closest Metro Stop: Gran Via

4. Dona Luz Restaurant

Dona Luz is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Donaluz is a spacious rooftop bar and restaurant with exquisite architecture and stunning views of the Madrid skyline.

The spacious rooftop on top of B&B Hotel Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol offers both South American-inspired decor and food, making it a unique spot in Madrid.

Doaluz is located in the middle of Puerta del Sol. It is open all year thanks to its indoor lounge and Terrence heaters.

Address: C. de la Montera, 10, 12, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 6 pm to 12 am, Fri & Sat 6 pm to 1 am, Sun 1 pm to 12 am
Closest Metro Stop: Sol

5. Planta 9 CR7 - Rooftop & Sports Bar

Planta 9 CR7 - Rooftop & Sports Bar is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Planta 9 CR7 is a wonderfully diverse rooftop, featuring a Pizzeria, Sports Bar, and Rooftop, which can be found on top of the beautiful Pestana CR7 Gran Va Madrid.

A “gastronomy hat trick experience”, here you may taste Neapolitan-style pizza or watch your favourite sports while enjoying tapas, craft beers, and cocktails. The multi-height Rooftop Bar, on the other hand, is the most al fresco and stunning place.

The rooftop, which is spread across several interconnected terraces, combines comfortable sun loungers and sofas with low and high eating tables, all surrounded by stunning 360° views of Madrid's horizon.

Address: C. de la Salud, 21, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Daily 12 am to 12 pm
Closest Metro Stop: Gran Via

6. Azotea del Circulo

Azotea del Circulo is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Azotea del Circulo (The Circle Roof in English) is one of Madrid's best rooftop bars, with a central location, fantastic views and longer opening hours than most of the other rooftop bars in Madrid.

The spacious roof patio offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Madrid's skyline.

A rooftop restaurant serves delicious Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine throughout the day. Breakfast, tapas, lunch, supper, and weekend brunch are all available.

The rooftop bar offers a wide selection of classic drinks, including wine and beer, sangria, champagne, and excellent cocktails.

This all-year-round rooftop bar has a glass-house hut with a retractable roof and walls.

Address: C. del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28004 Madrid
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 10 am to 1 am, Fri & Sat 10 am to 1.30 am
Closest Metro Stop: Banco de Espana

Tip: I recommend that you buy the 10-journey Metro Pass which costs just €6.50. The ticket machines in the metro stations are in 4 different languages including English. This will save you time and money. This will also make it easier for you to visit multiple rooftop bars in Madrid on the same evening.

The Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid above Hostels

Some of the best hostels in Madrid have rooftop bars and restaurants.

7. La Terraza - Generator

Generator Rooftop Bar in Madrid

The funky La Terraza Generator is a multi-level and open-air rooftop bar that comes with a beachy and urban vibe. It is located on the top of the Generator Hostel.

You can order the latest urban food from the yellow food truck which is located in the middle of the top level of this bar.

This bar attracted a much younger crowd that partied away well into the wee hours of the morning.

Address: Calle de Silva, 1, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sun 6 pm to 12 am, Fri & Sat 6 pm to 1 am
Closest Metro Stop: Santo Domingo

8. Safestay Rooftop Bar

Safestay Rooftop Bar is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

The Rooftop Bar at Safeway Madrid is one of the standout features of this excellent hostel. It's open every night from 6 pm to 3 am. It's located on the 6th floor of the hostel and can be accessed by one of the lifts. This is clearly signed.

This well-designed bar is completely covered although it is an open-air bar. Here you can slip a cocktail or a beer while enjoying panoramic views of Madrid. A .4L beer cost me €4.00.

Address: C. de Sagasta, 22, 28004 Madrid
Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm to 3 am
Closest Metro Stop: Alonso Martinez

9. The Hat Rooftop Garden

The Hat Rooftop Garden is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

The Secret Rooftop Garden at the Hat Madrid has an ultra-contemporary design much like the hostel itself. The hostel is run entirely on biomass energy which is another that appeals to young hip travellers.

It’s just a stone’s throw away from Plaza Mayor and Puerto del Sol so you can’t really get more central than that. The drinks are good and the atmosphere is great. This spacious rooftop bar is perfect for watching the sunset.

Address: C. Imperial, 9, 28012 Madrid
Opening Hours: Not available
Closest Metro Stop: Sol

More of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

10. Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar

Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Live music and spectacular 360 views are available at this vibrant rooftop restaurant and bar.

Ginko Sky Bar, located on the roof of the beautiful hotel VP Plaza Espaa Design, is a contemporary Madrid rooftop restaurant and bar with stunning views of the Royal Palace and the city skyline.

The 1000 m2 facility features an interior restaurant and tapas lounge with panoramic windows, as well as a wonderful open-air terrace, and is beautifully decorated, combining Japanese inspiration with vintage details.

Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar serves Mediterranean dishes that combine traditional preparations with market cuisine and Asian influences. There's also a terrific assortment of beautifully created unique drinks and good old-fashioned classic cocktails.

The Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar dress code is smart casual, and reservations are needed for the indoor restaurant, while the tapas bar and outdoor terrace work on a first-come, first-served basis (with an admission fee of €3 Monday to Thursday and €6 Friday to Sunday).

Address: Pl. de España, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 1 pm to 1 am, Fri & Sat 1 pm to 2.30 am
Closest Metro Stop: Plaza de Espana

11. Nice To Meet You Restaurant & Lounge

Nice To Meet You Restaurant & Lounge is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Nice To Meet You Restaurant & Lounge is a beautiful Restaurant & Lounge is perched on the 14th floor of the stunning Dear Hotel. Here you can enjoy some of the best views of the city.

A fantastic rooftop bar and restaurant for lunch, late cocktails, supper, or simply watching the sunset. The kitchen offers modern and cosmopolitan Mediterranean cuisine, as well as great beverages, music, and live DJs (on weekends).

Address: C/ Gran Vía, 80, 28013 Madrid
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 5 pm - 12 am, Fri & Sat 5 pm - 1  am
Closest Metro Stop: Plaza de Espana

12. Terraza de Sabatini

Terraza de Sabatini is one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

At this stylish rooftop garden, you will get the best views of Sabatini Garden, The Royal Palace, and Madrid’s skyline.

Terraza de Sabatini is only open to the public during the spring and summer months but it’s open the hotel guests all year round.

The terrace's décor is modest and has a garden lounge vibe to it, with large sofas and furniture to relax in. Because it’s not a large terrace and is only open later at night, reservations are strongly advised especially in the summer months.

Address: Cta. de San Vicente, 16, 28008 Madrid
Opening Hours: Fri 4:30 to 11 pm, Sat 12 to 11 pm
Closest Metro Stop: Principe Pio

Final Thoughts on the Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

I hope that you enjoyed our list of the best rooftop bars in Madrid. These are in no particular order, as they are all good in their own unique way. My personal favourite is the Rooftop Bar at Safestay Hostel.

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