Sky-high adventures await you at the best rooftop bars in Madrid, where breathtaking panoramic views, mouthwatering libations, and stylish ambiance combine to create an unforgettable experience.
Welcome to the captivating city of Madrid, where every cobbled street tells a story, and every plaza beckons you to join in the vibrant Spanish fiesta. As you stroll through the heart of this enchanting capital, don’t miss out on the chance to rise above the bustling streets and discover the best rooftop bars in Madrid. Get ready to sip on skyline views and raise a glass to the city’s undeniable charm.
In this exciting guide, we’ll take you on a rooftop-hopping adventure, where breathtaking vistas, lively ambiance, and delightful libations come together to create an unforgettable experience. From the bustling streets of Gran Vía to the chic neighborhoods of Chueca and La Latina, we’ll uncover the hidden gems that elevate your Madrid journey to new heights.
Step into trendy and contemporary settings, where modern mixology meets the classic allure of Spanish culture. Each rooftop bar on our list promises a unique fusion of tradition and innovation, ensuring a memorable outing for both seasoned travelers and first-time visitors.
Picture yourself relaxing with a refreshing sangria in hand, gazing at the majestic Royal Palace against the backdrop of a setting sun. The city’s iconic landmarks unfold before you, as the rhythmic sounds of Spanish music fill the air. This is Madrid’s rooftop scene at its finest, and we invite you to be a part of it.
So, pack your sense of adventure, your appetite for incredible views, and your love for Spanish hospitality as we embark on this rooftop odyssey. From sundowners to starlit nights, the best rooftop bars in Madrid await, offering a truly elevated experience. Let’s raise a glass to this remarkable city and toast to unforgettable moments that will stay with you long after your journey ends.
1. Osadía Sky Bar
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía 14 | Monday to Sunday: 6:30 PM – 1:00 AM.
This rooftop is located right on Gran Vía, the go-to place for Madrid’s rooftops, specifically on the 7th floor of number 14. In addition to its incredible views, it promises to liven up your summer afternoons with live DJs, signature cocktails, an infinity pool (exclusive for customers), and a select menu with dishes for sharing like gyozas, tequeños, sushi, salads, or croquettes. Among their tempting cocktail menu, we recommend trying their Blue Vibes, made with egg white, lime juice, mango puree, Pisco, and Blue Curacao.
The bar offers a dual perspective: from the front, you can enjoy views of the iconic Gran Vía street, and from the back, you’ll see more iconic buildings in Madrid’s skyline.
2. Florida Park
Address and Hours: Parque de El Retiro, P.º de Panamá | Friday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM / Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Hidden among the treetops and the iconic dome of King Fernando VII, you’ll find the Florida Park Terrace, a must-visit spot in Madrid’s Retiro Park. An incredible place to enjoy the best sunsets and the liveliest nighttime atmosphere in the capital.
Here, you can savor a wide menu of gastronomy and cocktails in a fresh and casual atmosphere. Plus, their evening events are top-notch, and you can keep the party going into the late hours at their venues. If you’re eager to visit, it’s best to make a reservation because these spots fill up quickly.
3. Citynizer Plaza
Address and Hours: C/ Juanelo, 17 | Monday – Wednesday: Closed / Thursday – Friday: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM / Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
Located in the Lavapiés neighborhood, you’ll find Citynizer Plaza, an innovative space that combines terrace culture, gastronomy, and good vibes. In this spectacular garden terrace, you can enjoy a wide variety of craft beers and try typical Madrid dishes with a touch of glamour.
Additionally, in this unique terrace, you can enjoy live music, movies, and plenty of art. You can find more information about events on their website. Citynizer is a one-of-a-kind place in the neighborhood with the pure essence of Madrid.
4. El Patio de Atocha (Hotel Cool Rooms)
Address and Hours: C/ de Atocha, 34 | Every day from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
This small oasis is located within the Hotel Cool Rooms Palacio de Atocha, a hidden garden in the heart of Madrid, perfect for disconnecting from the city. It features a pool, loungers, sofas, and hammocks where you can sit back and enjoy a great cocktail.
The Pool-Garden area is the best place to savor incredible signature cocktails, exquisite wines, and a carefully selected range of premium spirits. All of this is accompanied by a menu of light dishes to share during sunset. The pool is only available for hotel guests, but access to the patio is free, and you can enter without being a hotel guest.
5. Terraza de Sabatini
Address and Hours: Cta. de San Vicente, 16 | Friday: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM / Saturdays and Sundays starting from 12:00 PM.
Do you want to enjoy the best views of the Royal Palace of Madrid? Well, this is the place. The Sabatini Terrace is located in the heart of Madrid and is the perfect place to enjoy a great tapas and snacks dinner and delight in a wide range of cocktails and drinks.
It has wonderful views of the Royal Palace and its gardens and offers the most magical sunsets in Madrid toward the Temple of Debod, inviting you to enjoy a perfect afterwork. One of the corners with the most amazing views in this emblematic place in Madrid.
6. Rooftop 40/42 Ticuí
Address and Hours: C. de Cedaceros, 6 | Thursday to Saturday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM.
With this particular name (referring to the altitude above sea level where TICUÍ is located, a town in the Guerrero state of Mexico), this terrace is located on the seventh floor of the TICUÍ restaurant on Calle Cedaceros.
It’s a space where the bar serves as the main hub, and the cocktails are the work of master mixologist Daniel Quezada, who will take you on an extraordinary journey through contemporary and ancestral processes. If you also want to leave with a full stomach, it’s a unique place to enjoy Mexican cuisine.
7. Terraza Fortuny
Address and Hours: C / de Fortuny 34 | Tuesday to Sunday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
Fortuny Terrace, La Cúpula, is a true magical garden. Being covered and climate-controlled, you can enjoy it year-round, making it the perfect place to savor international cuisine from Oriental and Mediterranean kitchens.
It offers various sessions, including themed palace events called “tardeos” and the best afterwork experience in their superb bar. You can also indulge in their magnificent appetizers, making it a fantastic plan for all Madrid residents.
8. El Olivar de Castillejo
Address and Hours: C. de Menéndez Pidal, 3 | Closed on Mondays / Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM / Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
The El Olivar de Castillejo Terrace, in collaboration with Estrella Damm, will become an essential place to be this summer. It’s where you can experience summer nights accompanied by the best live music and a seasonal gastronomic proposal.
It has a concert area available from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and you can check the schedule on their website. This terrace also has a bar area and high tables, so you can enjoy some snacks while soaking up the beautiful atmosphere. A cozy place where you can undoubtedly enjoy the summer.
9. Canopy By Hilton Madrid Castellana
Address and Hours: Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 4 | Monday to Friday: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM / Saturdays: 1:00 PM to 12:30 AM / Sundays: 1:00 PM to 12:30 AM.
Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana reopens its terrace for enjoying spring and summer on its Z Floor. This terrace is ideal for spending the afternoon trying their delicious dishes and cocktails from their extensive gastronomic offering.
Plus, as you enjoy a perfect day with your friends, you’ll have live DJs accompanying you in the late afternoon and evening. It’s located in the Azca financial district, making it a great option for after-work outings that are much needed, with plenty of options to continue the party into the night.
10. Café de la March (Fundación Juan March)
Address and Hours: Calle de Castelló, 77 | Monday to Saturday and holidays: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM / Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
The Café de la March terrace is the new terrace of the Juan March Foundation. It’s actually a café with an oasis right in the center of Madrid. The terrace is located in the Patio de Esculturas, and you can access it through the shop on the ground floor of the building.
Here, you can enjoy a magnificent breakfast, brunch, appetizers, or a refreshing drink to make the summer afternoons more enjoyable. Alternatively, you can also dine on this unique terrace and then visit their extensive library and borrow some of their books.
11. Café de l’Institut français
Address and Hours: Calle Marqués de la Ensenada, 12 | Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM / Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM.
A French terrace in Madrid? We found it. The Le Café de l’Institut français terrace is a small French terrace that offers one of the best gastronomic experiences, mixing French and Spanish cultures. It has a diverse menu with quite affordable prices; in the mornings, you can enjoy French specialties for breakfast, and they also offer a daily menu.
Le Café is an ideal place with a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a delicious breakfast with homemade pastries and cakes or spend part of the afternoon on their pleasant terrace.
12. Nubel (Reina Sofia Museum)
Address and Hours: Calle Argumosa 43, Reina Sofia Museum | Closed on Tuesdays / Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM / Friday and Saturday: 09:00 AM – 02:00 AM / Sundays: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM.
One of the most “scholarly” terraces in our ranking. Located at the Reina Sofia Museum, you can enjoy this terrace in the heart of Atocha, with a strategic location where shade and a gentle breeze ideal for summer prevail.
Take your first or last drink or enjoy their wonderful menu with a highly recommended variety of quality dishes. An alternative terrace with views of an artwork from the museum itself, and the opportunity to watch the hustle and bustle of people in Madrid from street level.
13. Azotea Forus Barceló
Address and Hours: Located on the rooftop of the Barceló Market (take the escalators or elevator) | Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 00:00 AM
Tribunal already boasts one of the most prestigious terraces in the area. Azotea Forus Barceló is the perfect place to enjoy signature cocktails, good music, and a very pleasant atmosphere thanks to the water features and the furniture it offers.
It’s an ideal plan for a weekend with friends, allowing you to refresh your mind between strolls through the surrounding neighborhoods of Malasaña and Salesas, and, of course, to escape from the high temperatures! It’s right in the center of Madrid and, in addition to reasonable prices, this terrace offers pleasant background music that brightens up summer evenings.
14. Terraza Cibeles
Address and Hours: Plaza de Cibeles, 1 | Open every day: 11:30 AM – 02:30 AM.
Madrid is beautiful from every angle, and that’s clear to us. But heights offer an unknown perspective that leaves anyone awestruck. Terraza Cibeles is one of those perfect places to observe our city from above, calmly, with a delightful drink in hand.
It has views that are undoubtedly some of the best postcards of the capital. It can’t get more central than this, and it has an extensive menu of cocktails and snacks. Enjoy an afternoon with friends with these wonderful views!
15. Generator (Santo Domingo)
Address and Hours: Calle San Bernardo, 2 | Sunday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 12:00 AM | Friday and Saturday from 05:00 PM to 01:30 AM.
Just a few meters from Callao Square, the Hostel Generator Madrid has a hidden terrace for you to enjoy after a busy day in the capital.
The largest hostel in Madrid and the second-largest in Spain, with a modern and vibrant design, just like its terrace, makes this place a must-visit if you want to enjoy a good drink in the heights of the center of Madrid. Outdoor events and parties are held every month; check with them for dates and times.
16. Babel Terraza
Address and Hours: C/Bahía de Gando, 1 (Bahía Center Mall) | Monday and Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 01:00 AM | Thursday: 09:00 AM – 02:00 AM | Friday: 09:00 AM – 02:30 AM | Saturday: 01:00 PM – 02:30 AM | Sunday: 01:00 PM – 12:30 AM.
In our Ranking of Terraces in Madrid, this one couldn’t be missing because with its live music and a location that sets it apart from other places, it becomes an essential visit to enjoy a delicious drink on the outskirts of Madrid. This is the case with Babel Terraza, which has a spacious and well-equipped terrace so that the post-lunch or “late afternoon” can last as long as you want.
Every day, more Spanish restaurants with international influences provide diners with daring cuisine where multiculturalism is reflected in each of their dishes. It combines the best of the most diverse cultures, from Castilian pork rinds cooked at low temperatures with a spicy touch to shredded chicken bao with tikka masala sauce. Highly recommended!
17. Doña Tecla
Address and Hours: C/Pintor Juan Gris, 2 | From Monday to Thursday: 06:00 PM – 12:00 AM / Friday: 02:00 PM – 01:00 AM / Saturday: 01:00 PM – 01:00 AM / Sunday: 01:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
Doña Tecla’s terrace is a haven of peace and tranquility hidden amid the urban jungle of Castellana. Among skyscrapers and office buildings, palm trees, bamboo, loquats, and olive trees rise to provide a touch of relaxation and disconnection much desired. A zone of Balinese-style lounges, a perfect place to disconnect from the urban noise in Madrid. An oasis amidst Madrid’s business centers.
The decoration and arrangement of the lounge on the terrace invite you to enjoy pleasant conversations over cocktails with friends or your partner. Perfect for an afterwork after a hot summer day or at any time since it’s open all year round. You can’t miss it!
18. Terraza Raimunda
Address and Hours: Paseo de Recoletos 2 | Open every day from 01:30 PM to 01:00 AM.
In the heart of Paseo de Recoletos, we find this oasis of urban nature, a place full of greenery where you can enjoy a wide variety of Ibero-American cuisine.
A luxury location, as it is the garden of the Linares Palace (House of America). A spacious, beautiful terrace decorated with exquisite taste (the interior design studio “Madrid in Love” took care of it). Extensive opening hours; you can start your day with coffee and end it with a cocktail under the moonlight.
19. Only You (Atocha)
Address and Hours: Paseo Infanta Isabel, 13 | Monday – Friday from 01:00 PM to 12:00 AM / Saturdays and Sundays from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
This charismatic hotel located in front of Atocha Station in Madrid has a rooftop terrace called Sép7ima on its 7th floor. Open and climate-controlled year-round, it will make you enjoy the best service of Only You surrounded by the views of one of the most iconic sites in the capital.
It offers cocktails, signature tapas, cozy blankets, and views. But without a doubt, the most recommended thing to try in this place is their sushi, prepared with precision and originality. In addition, the menu is filled with original and exotic dishes, with a highlight on their breakfasts and delicious brunches.
20. Dry Martini (Gran Meliá Fenix Hotel)
Address and Hours: Calle Hermosilla, 2 / Plaza Colón | Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 01:00 AM | Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 AM.
Another rooftop that is worth visiting. Located right in Colón Square with views of the entire Castellana and Salamanca district. Dry Martini is ideal for an afterwork evening. Specializing in cocktails, they have hundreds and hundreds of different cocktails that would be impossible for us to list.
For the curious ones, they have a “bible-like” book that would take you an hour and a half to read because of the number of varieties they offer. My recommendation is to let them advise you, tell them your preferences, and let them surprise you. You’ll definitely come back!
21. Terraza Arzábal (Reina Sofía Museum)
Address and Hours: Calle Santa Isabel 52 | Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM to 01:00 AM / Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 AM / Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM.
Terraza Arzábal, located on one of the sides of the Reina Sofía Museum, combines traditional cuisine, live music performances, and the best cocktails, all ready to be enjoyed in its three distinct spaces.
Its menu is extensive and diverse, featuring a carefully curated selection of grilled meats and fish, vegetables, and desserts. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks all in the same space. And all this with magnificent views of El Retiro Park.
22. La Terraza Magnética (La Casa Encendida)
Address and Hours: Ronda de Valencia 2 | Open only in the summer season.
For the most culturally inclined in the city. A good exhibition or concert is not the same if you don’t discuss it with friends on this Lavapiés terrace. Every year, this terrace changes its program to offer a unique and special leisure alternative. Plus, you can combine cultural plans with a cold beer and live music through their scheduled concerts and activities.
To enjoy the atmosphere of one of the most alternative areas of the city while enjoying views from above. Check their website to stay informed about events.
23. Las Terrazas del Thyssen
Address and Hours: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid | Thursdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM. | Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
The iconic space in the heart of Madrid’s cultural center that offers an extensive menu of cocktails inspired by paintings from the permanent collection and the Carmen Thyssen collection.
In addition to a gourmet gastronomic offer with hot and cold dishes, making this terrace a perfect place to go any day of the week without having to visit the museum.
They have water misters to keep you cool. On weekends, they offer live music performances and Sunday brunches. They have it all!
24. Hard Rock RT60
Address and Hours: Ronda de Atocha 17 | Open every day from 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The RT60 Rooftop at the Hard Rock is one of the best 360º terraces in Madrid. Located on the 8th floor, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the best views, a sunset, and a great cocktail, all accompanied by the best music. Plus, they have a new gastronomic offer, and you can order directly from the food trucks on the rooftop. It’s the perfect space to enjoy a great evening plan and experience Madrid with your preferred companions.
In addition, their pool located in the Roxy Garden area is also available without the need to be a hotel guest. Thanks to their day pass, anyone who wants to can enjoy their incredible pool on summer days. It will be open from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM, and the price is €40 per person from Monday to Friday, and €60 on Saturdays and Sundays.
25. Doña Luz (B&B Puerta del Sol)
Address and Hours: C/ Montera 10-12 | From Monday to Thursday from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM / Friday from 02:00 PM to 01:00 AM / Saturdays from 01:00 PM to 01:00 AM / Sundays from 01:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Doña Luz is the perfect terrace to take a break during the aperitif hour, have a drink, or enjoy one of the best views of Puerta del Sol. It is located in the heart of Madrid, making this terrace a unique location; it is situated at B&B Hotel Puerta del Sol and is inspired by the atmosphere and landscapes of Cartagena de Indias.
They offer a varied menu of drinks, including cocktails, spirits, and the finest wines. If you get hungry, you can also enjoy some of their fantastic dishes. You can enjoy the terrace in winter too, as they have heating.
Address and Hours: Calle Marqués de Casa Riera 1 | Open every day from 10:00 AM to 01:00 AM.
Located in the iconic Palace of the Marquis of Casa Riera, we find Bocanegra. It boasts a spacious outdoor garden and a climate-controlled terrace with its own menu, where you can enjoy both food and cocktails, making it a perfect place for a more informal evening.
Entering Bocanegra means entering a unique space, a very well-maintained environment, full of colors and freshness, an ideal place to spend those hot afternoons that are coming.
27. El Jardín de Diana (Hyatt Centric)
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía 31, floor 10 | From Monday to Sunday from 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM.
Guarded by a spectacular sculpture of the goddess Diana that stands at number 31 on Gran Vía, you’ll find the “Jardín de Diana” terrace on the top floor of the Hyatt Centric Madrid hotel. Located on the tenth floor of the building, the terrace has won us over, not only for the incredible views it always offers of Madrid’s most representative street but also for its elegant, cozy, and cool atmosphere that invites you to spend great evenings.
The menu invites you to explore the world with a bite without leaving Madrid: Mykonos cold watermelon soup, crab and wasabi brioche, “Cevichex” on the beach, mini burgers of sea and land, Nikki crispy prawns, or Bora Bora Poke are some examples of dishes you can find for sharing on their summer menu while enjoying some of their signature cocktails.
28. Terraza Bianca (ABC Serrano)
Address and Hours: C/ Serrano 61 | Open every day from 06:30 PM until closing.
Terraza Bianca is the “place to be” for soaring the skies. It is located in one of the most unique spaces in the capital, at the ABC Serrano Sky Bar, a place to enjoy in itself because of its incredible shops and entertainment options.
In this sky bar, you will find a wide variety of cocktails and drinks, as well as a great selection of food. It has a spectacular atmosphere, the best music, and unique views. Are you going to miss it?
29. Ático 11 (Hotel Las Letras)
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía 11 | Open in the summer season from 06:00 PM to 02:00 AM.
Do you want to enjoy the best Madrid sunsets? At Ático 11, you can do so while sipping your favorite cocktail or drink. It is located in the Hotel de Las Letras and is the perfect place to connect with the sky of the capital and enjoy Madrid nights.
It is a very pleasant terrace filled with plants, a perfect place to have a drink and enjoy the chill-out area while listening to good music.
30. Terraza Dani Brasserie
Address and Hours: Calle Sevilla 3 | Open every day from 01:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
Gastronomy and design come together to create a unique space on one of Madrid’s most exclusive rooftops. It offers one of the best panoramic views of the city, accompanied by the Andalusian cuisine of the great chef Dani García. Located in a privileged area on the seventh floor of the Centro Canalejas, it has become one of the most coveted spaces in the city.
Undoubtedly, one of the best terraces in this article, where you can enjoy the most innovative dishes while taking in some of the best views of Madrid.
31. Radio Rooftop (Me Madrid Hotel)
Address and Hours: C/ del Príncipe 14 | Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays / Wednesday and Thursday from 06:00 PM to 01:00 AM / Friday from 05:00 PM to 02:00 AM / Saturdays from 01:00 PM to 02:00 AM / Sundays from 01:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
Radio Rooftop is the perfect place to experience true Madrid nightlife. A lounge, club, bar, and restaurant, all located on the rooftop of the Me Madrid Hotel, right in the city center. A blend of high-quality food, delicious drinks, and spectacular city views.
Here you can have a unique experience while enjoying your cocktail accompanied by the best musical selection. There is always an atmosphere and many opportunities to meet new people. Don’t miss it!
32. Ginkgo Sky Bar
Address and Hours: C/Plaza de España, 3 | Monday to Sunday: 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM / Fridays and Saturdays: 1:00 PM to 2:30 AM.
Undoubtedly the crown jewel that has earned the top spot in our ranking. Incredible views, a 360-degree glass wall around Plaza de España… Ideal for Madrid lovers who enjoy discovering the city’s special and incredible new corners.
A terrace for all tastes, as you don’t need to be outdoors to enjoy the views; the glass wall that runs through the entire restaurant makes the place magical. And not to mention their gourmet cuisine and live shows, which are outstanding. You have to try it!
33. Oroya (Hotel Edition)
Address and Hours: Plaza de Celenque 2 | Wednesday and Thursday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Located on the 4th floor of The Edition hotel, this Peruvian restaurant boasts a glassed-in space reminiscent of a cozy conservatory. Its expansive terrace with attractive city views is the icing on the cake. It also features a fireplace and a pergola covered in vines, perched above a bar where you can have a relaxed meal.
Notable mentions: its incredible sunsets and the restaurant’s cuisine, led by Diego Muñoz, which is exquisite.
34. Picalagartos (Sky bar NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía)
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía, 21 | Restaurant (8th floor): Monday to Sunday from 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 PM | Sky Bar (9th floor): Monday to Thursday from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Friday from 2:00 PM to 1:30 AM | Saturday from 12:00 PM to 1:30 AM | Sunday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
What would Gran Vía in Madrid be without one of the terraces with the best views? Picalagartos is located on the 8th floor of the NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía Hotel, with a top-notch restaurant, affordable prices, and suitable for all seasons.
Meanwhile, on the 9th floor, those passing through the center of Madrid can enjoy dreamy sunsets at its Sky Bar.
35. Azotea del Círculo (de Bellas Artes)
Address and Hours: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2 | Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM | Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM | Sunday from 10:00 AM to 1:30 AM.
Because if you had to choose just one terrace from the list, this would undoubtedly be the best choice. For its history, its views, the photographs that result from there… and because not all terraces are located on the rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
This terrace is open all year round, although it is much more enjoyable with good weather. From here, you can take one of the most beautiful sunset photos.
36. Terraza del Urban (Hotel GL)
Address and Hours: Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 34 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM.
This one is reserved for urbanites. For those who like to go out at night but enjoy a quality drink or cocktail while taking advantage of good weather on one of Madrid’s best terraces. It is a terrace that aims to provide experiences centered around cuisine and mixology as a differentiating factor.
It has an ideal location, just a few meters from Sol. They have reserved spaces with great views for up to 15 people to enjoy privately. Furthermore, they update their cocktail and food menu each season; both tapas and cocktails are of high quality.
Address and Hours: On the ground floor of Novotel & Ibis Style Las Ventas | Monday to Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Located on the ground floor of the Novotel & Ibis Style Madrid City Las Ventas, Insólito offers a fusion cuisine of quality in a modernist-inspired setting that won’t break the bank. The grill is the star of this restaurant, with much of its menu centered around charcoal. Notably, they have skilled mixologists at the bar, in addition to their signature dishes.
The views from its terrace are incredible, offering a great view of Madrid. Watching the sunset from here is a luxury, and it even has a pool for events!
38. Roof Garden (Hotel Emperador)
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía, 53 | Thursday to Saturday from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Sunday from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
An ideal place to enjoy an afternoon with friends or lively snacking, all with panoramic views of Gran Vía. It offers an interesting gastronomic proposal throughout the year, featuring gourmet tapas and a versatile snack menu that accompanies the delicious cocktails and drinks served on the covered terrace of the tenth floor.
The impressive pool tops this incredible terrace in the center of Madrid. It is the most historic and largest rooftop pool in the capital. The pool is not only available to hotel guests; you can find rates for a refreshing day on their website.
In addition, during the summer months, this rooftop will turn into an impromptu cinema. One Sunday a month during June, July, and August, the Emperador terrace will smell of freshly popped popcorn and screen hits from one of Spain’s most renowned directors, Pedro Almodóvar.
39. Hotel Santo Domingo
Address and Hours: Plaza de Santo Domingo | Open all year from Monday to Sunday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM.
While we’ve discussed terraces for day and night, the Hotel Santo Domingo terrace is for those who prefer the evenings. Its cocktails with sunset views over Madrid are a must during the summer. Its gigantic vertical garden gives it an exotic and unique touch. Furthermore, it is located in the heart of Madrid and offers a daily menu on the terrace from Monday to Friday throughout the year.
If you plan to have a meal, don’t miss the bao bread with spare ribs at a low temperature (€14) and our favorite, the red tuna focaccia. And if you fancy a cocktail, we tried two and loved them both: Sex in Santo Domingo, with vodka, peach liqueur, mango puree, pineapple juice, and mint leaves (€13) and Zombie, with spiced rums, orange juice, and passion fruit puree (€13).
40. Ella Sky Bar
Address and Hours: Gran Vía 42, 10th floor | Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
In Gran Vía, very close to the well-known Callao, you’ll find the Ella Sky Bar terrace. Undoubtedly, the iconic “Schweppes building” has caught our attention more than once. A fairly tall building in the heart of Madrid that offers spectacular views of the capital from the tenth floor.
This U-shaped terrace allows you to view the Madrid skyline from two different perspectives. It also features the iconic hanging mist sprayers that will keep you cool while you enjoy a drink, a cocktail, or a beer. If you want to snack on something, we recommend the tequeños with two sauces and the “Ella” burger.
41. Nice To Meet You (Dear Hotel)
Address and Hours: Gran Vía 80, Madrid. 14th floor | Monday to Thursday from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM | Friday from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Saturday from 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Sunday from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
With some of the best views in our terrace special, this fabulous terrace on Gran Vía offers views of almost the entire city, with a focus on the northern part, including the rooftops of Malasaña.
Located on the 14th floor of the Dear Hotel, near the Royal Palace, you can visit it all year round for free.
42. Picos Pardos Sky Lounge (BLESS Hotel Madrid)
Address and Hours: Calle Velázquez, 62 | Open only in spring and summer.
In the heights of Madrid, specifically at the top of the BLESS hotel, you’ll find this Sky Lounge with an emerald pool, velvety Balinese beds, and signature cocktails.
You can also enjoy fresh and avant-garde cuisine with organic touches, Nikkei cuisine, and raw recipes like ceviches, carpaccios, or tartares, among others, in an intimate and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
A perfect cosmopolitan plan to enjoy with friends, with wonderful views from the Salamanca neighborhood.
43. Nudos Terraza Nordés
Address and Hours: Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24 | Monday to Sunday from 1:00 PM to 12:30 AM.
For the ultimate foodies in the city. This place from the popular Osborne Group is ideal for strolling through the San Antón market while buying the most gourmet ingredients for dinners with friends, and then finishing with a drink or a bite from their kitchen, which we can tell you is delicious.
After indulging in their menu, you can move to the chill-out area and get comfortable on one of their sofas while enjoying the first drink of the night. Don’t forget to make a reservation; otherwise, it can be challenging to find a spot!
44. The Hat
Address and Hours: Calle Imperial, 9 | Open every weekday until 10:00 PM / Fridays and Saturdays until 11:00 PM.
For lovers of La Latina, tapas, and socializing with friends on the trendiest terraces in Madrid, here’s a classic among classics. Enjoy designer cocktails on the rooftop and strike a pose with your companions on this terrace and its views.
A charming terrace, located in the hostel of the same name, The Hat Hostel, which gives it a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It offers one of the best views of La Latina. You can’t miss it! Affordable and welcoming!
45. Le Tavernier (Hotel Innside by Meliá)
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía, 34 (entrance on Calle de Mesonero Romanos 13) | Monday to Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Thursday and Friday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Saturdays: 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Sundays: 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
Le Tavernier is one of the essential places to cool off, have fun, and unwind during the summer evenings and nights in Madrid. Located at number 34 on Gran Vía and situated on the rooftop of the Innside by Meliá Madrid hotel, on the 8th floor.
This 500-square-meter seaside tavern in the heart of the city offers an extensive cocktail menu, featuring both classics and colorful, surprising creations to enjoy to the fullest. It offers a menu with Galician products that remind you of the taste of the sea. The terrace’s design is also spectacular, with various water features, abundant greenery, and facilities to keep you from getting too hot.
46. The Mint – Vincci Hoteles
Address and Hours: Calle Gran Vía, 10 | From May 1st to October 31st, from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Another terrace with impressive views, this time of Gran Vía and the entire northern part of the capital. Ideal for a snack or dinner, and especially for having some drinks, as they offer all the options to enjoy the good weather.
We also like the after-work atmosphere on the terrace, ideal for evenings after a busy summer day. It has a food truck that offers street food-style dishes of various types: burgers, Asian, etc. The menu changes every summer, innovating and surprising. Additionally, they have an irresistible Albariño wine.
47. Riu Plaza España
Address and Hours: C/ Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid | From 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM (last entry at 12:00 AM).
The terrace par excellence of recent times. Located in Plaza de España and being one of the newest terraces in the capital, its location, height, and 360º views make this terrace one of the most iconic new places in Madrid. Its glass walkway leaves no one indifferent, as you can experience the sensation of walking on a glass walkway at a height of 100 meters. From this height, you can see a large part of Madrid.
This terrace is worth a visit because, in addition to the views, you can enjoy a succulent menu of cocktails and drinks. Without a doubt, one of the best places to visit this hot summer.
48. El Viajero
Address and Hours: Pl. de la Cebada, 11 | From Tuesday to Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM to 2:00 AM.
This terrace is another of the most iconic in La Latina. Located on the 3rd floor, you will enjoy beautiful views of Madrid, with height and open air. It is adapted so that you won’t be too hot or too cold at any time, as you can visit it all year round.
This urban oasis in the middle of La Latina will make you forget that you are in the center of Madrid. In addition, its plant and light decoration make this terrace very cozy. Get your camera ready and come have fun on this charming terrace!
49. Oscar Room Mate
Address and Hours: Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12 | Monday to Thursday from 4:30 PM to 1:00 AM | Friday from 4:30 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday and Holidays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Sundays and Holidays from 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
The most diverse terrace in Madrid. Besides, it’s in the heart of the emblematic Chueca neighborhood, so if you like a good outdoor DJ session, this is your terrace, as there is a party practically every day. Its decoration features lounge areas, Balinese beds, chaise-longue loungers, and a large bar.
Ideal for enjoying a day of shopping in the area and then relaxing on this fabulous terrace. You don’t need to be a guest to enjoy its pool with a cocktail in hand.
50. Gymage Terrace
Address and Hours: Calle de la Luna, 2 | From Monday to Friday starting at 4:00 PM | Saturdays and Sundays starting at 12:00 PM.
If you want to enjoy one of the best terraces in Madrid with a touch of sports, this is the place. You can do a bit of exercise in the building’s gym and then cool off in the pool, have a few beers or cocktails with your friends on the rooftop—consider the calories already burned.
We genuinely like everything about this place, not just its terrace, as it also has an event space where they hold concerts and various performances.
Address and Hours: C/ de Silva, 6 | Sunday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM | Friday and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
In this terrace, you’ll find one of the most exclusive things to see on Gran Vía in Madrid: an Infinity Pool where you can take a dip without needing to be a hotel guest. It’s a unique experience to enjoy in the heart of the capital, as very few places have such privileged views.
The drink menu is very complete, and as they say themselves: “less blah blah blah and more glug glug glug.” If the pool and drinks make you hungry, their food menu also has some very appetizing appetizers and dishes. Plus, they usually have a DJ to enhance the atmosphere.
In wrapping up this exploration of Best Terraces and Rooftops Bars in Madrid, it’s clear that the Spanish capital offers a myriad of enticing options for those seeking elevated experiences. These urban oases are more than just vantage points; they’re vibrant hubs of culture, cuisine, and camaraderie, each with its own unique flair.