La Venencia, Madrid
La Venencia Reviews
I arrived thinking this was one of Hemingway's waterholes... I was quickly schooled by the bartender that number one, Papa NEVER drank here and that it was in fact a pro-Franco falangist place during ... more »
Well, if you want to experience the old Madrid then you have to visit La Venencia. Reputedly Ernest Hemingway drank here in the 1930’s along with other republican anti-fascists. The bar only serves sh... more »
This is one of the best bars I’ve ever been to. So much charm, simple menu with 5 choices for sherry, and delicious snacks. It’s also very affordable! Simply wonderful
This is one of those quirky places any visitor to Madrid worth their plane fare must experience. I pop in for a sherry every time I’m in Madrid. One thing you do pick up on is: you can feel like an outsider. You get the impression this place is really for the locals rather than the tourists. I’ve never been here when It hasn’t been thronging to the seams with people. You’re not allowed to take pictures, and they don’t like it when you leave a tip. Like other reviews have noted, you are really stepping back in time when you walk through its bustling doors. When you find your place at the bar and you get that cool sherry in your hand, you realise its charm. Great place to stop by in on your way out to a meal or night out elsewhere.
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