Rooftop bars Madrid

Complete guide to the 17 best rooftop bars in Madrid [2020 update]

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Last updated: December 18th, 2019

Get all info you need about the best roof terraces available. Complete with opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Madrid is one of the most vibrant and lively cities in Europe. The large number of bars and restaurants helps in rising the amazing atmosphere. And the same goes for the rooftop bars, many which are located at hotels with fancy Madrid rooftop pools. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Madrid? Just scroll down and find the Madrid rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Plaza de España
Rooftop bar Madrid 360º Rooftop Bar at Riu Plaza Espana in Madrid
360º Rooftop Bar at Riu Plaza Espana
$$$$ Calle Gran Vía, 84
  • Highlights
  • 27th floor
  • Rooftop bar & sky bar
  • Stylish
  • 360º views
Perched on top of the newly renovated Hotel Riu Plaza España, 360º Rooftop Bar gives you the chance to discover Madrid from high, high above. The spacious, modern and multi-level rooftop offers amazing views over the Spanish capital, and also a glass walkway where the brave can walk on air. Open daily and throughout the night, the open-air terrace is a great spot for coffee or cocktails with a view. One floor below is also a swanky sky bar / nightclub called ‘De Madrid al Cielo’. Both venues are free for hotel guests, while outside visitors pay a fee between €5-10.
Area:Plaza Pedro Zerolo
Rooftop bar Madrid La terraza de Oscar in Madrid
La Terraza de Oscar
$$$$ Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Great atmosphere
From this modern and luxurious rooftop bar you get an amazingly beautiful 360-view of Madrid and its surroundings. Located in the heart of the city and close to Gran Via. The terrace is equipped with cozy lounge furniture and Balinese beds, along with a beautiful rooftop pool. The pool is open daily in summer, while the terrace and rooftop bar is open nightly year around, offering a wide variation of crafted cocktails in a vibrant lounge atmosphere.
Area:Círculo de Bellas Artes
Rooftop bar Madrid Azotea del Círculo in Madrid
Azotea del Círculo
$$$ Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Restaurant
  • Lovely 360-view
  • Central
One of Madrid's best rooftop bars, with a central location, fantastic views and generous opening hours. From the roof terrace you get an absolutely stunning 360-view of Madrid's skyline. Here you find a fairly new restaurant that delivers great Spanish and Mediterranean food throughout the day, and a rooftop bar offering all the classic drinks in form of wine, beer, sangria, champagne and cocktails. All to very reasonable prices, and well forth the 4€ elevator fee.

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Area:Santo Domingo
Rooftop bar Hotel Emperador in Madrid
Hotel Emperador
$$$$ Calle Gran Vía, 53
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sky Bar year round
  • Central
There are note many rooftop bars in Madrid that can boost of with such an amazing terrace as The Hotel Emperador. Located right in the city center, at the famous street Gran Via, and here you'll find a rooftop swimming pool, sun loungers, Sky Cocktail Bar and lounge areas for socializing. Beachclub and the pool is open daily during May - Sep, free for hotel guests and open for non-guests as well for a fee. And then there is the Sky Bar, open year round for everyone, serving crafted cocktails.
Area:Plaza de Cibeles
Rooftop bar Madrid Terraza Cibeles in Madrid
Terraza Cibeles
$$$$ Plaza Cibeles, 1
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Cocktail bar
  • Great view
  • Trendy & popular
This venerable rooftop is located on the famous Plaza de Cibeles, on top of the beautiful building Palacio de Cibeles. The rooftop bar offers a wide variety of crafted cocktails, wine, champagne and sharing plates to keep the stomach happy. Open from mid-day to late at night, this is a great place for both a cocktail in the sun and night time mingling to the Madrid skyline. Usually a great atmosphere and always perfect place to get som magical photos of Madrid.
Rooftop bar Picos Pardos Sky Lounge in Madrid
Picos Pardos Sky Lounge
$$$$ Calle de Velázquez, 62
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Modern & cosmopolitan
  • Panoramic views
Set on top of the 5-star BLESS Hotel Madrid in Salamanca, this is a stylish and exotic rooftop heaven, with spectacular panoramic views over the city skyline. Up on the terrace you can enjoy premium drinks and well-made signature cocktails, along with fresh and exciting food, created by a 10 time Michelin-awarded chef. There is also a lovely emerald rooftop pool and comfy Balinese beds. A great urban escape above the city, both day and night.
Rooftop bar Gymage Lounge Resort in Madrid
Gymage Lounge Resort
$$$ Calle de la Luna, 2
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Open all year
  • Central
A unique concept, with a fitness club, a theatre, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace, all in the same building. Add a fantastic rooftop pool and some great views over the streets of Malasana and you see why this is a fantastic rooftop bar in Madrid. From the rooftop bar you can order cocktails, coffe, shakes and smoothies all day long, along with a fine selection of tapas, burgers, sandwiches and so forth. During summer you can also pay a fee and enjoy a relaxing day of sunbathing and swimming in the rooftop pool.
Area:Plaza de España
Rooftop bar Dear Hotel in Madrid
Dear Hotel Madrid
$$$ Calle Gran Vía, 80
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • All day & night
A rooftop terrace in Madrid with spectacular 360-degree views over all of Madrid and it’s surroundings. Fot hotel guests, the rooftop holds one of the best rooftop pools Madrid has to offer. Non-guests can instead visit the Nice to meet you Restaurant & Lounge, located on the same floor. A perfect rooftop bar and restaurant for both a sunny lunch, evening cocktails, dinner or just ejoying the sunset and weekend live DJs.
Area:central Madrid
Rooftop bar Madrid La Terraza del Urban in Madrid
La Terraza del Urban
$$$$ Carrera de San Jerónimo, 34
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Cocktail bar
  • Rooftop pool
  • Luxurious
A very popular rooftop bar located in central Madrid, close to Puerta del Sol. With cool views over Madrid, and a calm and relaxed atmosphere, this is a prefect place for some summer cocktails with a luxurious touch. The rooftop bar serves well made signature cocktails, a variety of Gin & Tonics, a good set of non-alcoholic cocktails along with different tapas and bar bites. The service is great and the setting very stylish and chic.
Area:Plaza de Santa Ana
Rooftop bar Madrid The Roof - ME Hotel in Madrid
Radio at ME Madrid Hotel
$$$$ Plaza de Santa Ana, 14
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Hot nightspot
  • 360-view
  • Newly refurbished
Radio rooftop bar was recently refurbished and got a more exclusive edge, and have quickly become one of the hotspots of the city. Here you get a nice and relaxed lounge feel during the afternoon / early night, and later at night the party vibe rises, with DJs playing and the stylish people enjoying. From the terrace you get a panoramic 360-degree views over all of Madrid and can enjoy a great selection of cocktails and classic Spanish tapas.
Area:Latina area
Rooftop bar El Viajero in Madrid
El Viajero
$$$ Plaza de la Cebada, 11
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Roof garden
  • Restaurant
  • Small & cozy
A restaurant and bar, situated over three stories, where the cozy and small rooftop garden on top is the prime spot to visit. Located in the Latina area of he city, the kitchen on the terrace serves a nice selection of tapas and nibbles, along with crunchy pizzas and the rooftop bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, where (of course) the mojito is a given favourite. Expect cool views over old town Madrid, a magical sunset accompanied with a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere.
Rooftop bar SkyNight Bar in Madrid
SkyNight Bar
$$$$ Avenida de América, 41
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Night spot
  • Creative cocktails
  • Live DJs
From SkyNight you get a wonderful panoramic view of the skyline. The roof terrace is Jean Nouvel-designed and has a cool and stylish touch on both the bar and interior. Opening first at 9PM, so really a fashionable night spot. More of a balcony feel than that complete open air rooftop, here you can enjoy creative cocktails and live DJs playing tunes that could take you all the way to the dancefloor, but still not blasting it so it's possible to just enjoy the vibe and have a conversation with your company.
Area:Gran Vía
Rooftop bar Terraza at The Principal Madrid Hotel
Terraza at The Principal Madrid Hotel
$$$$ Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop garden
A very stylish and modern rooftop bar, located at the 5-star Principal Madrid Hotel, right in the center of Madrid on the corner of the famous Gran Via. Classic setting in a garden like enviroment with olive trees and cypresses and with a spectacular view of the city skyline. The rooftop bar offers a good selection of classic cocktails, creative creations and a wide set of Gin & Tonics. Known for both great service and atmosphere, this rooftop is perfect for a relaxing drink both day and night.
Area:Gran Vía
Rooftop bar Madrid Gourmet Experience – El Corte Inglés in Madrid
Gourmet Experience
$$$ Plaza del Callao, 2
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Shopping center
  • Sunset views
  • Food market
Situated on the roof of the shopping center El Corte Inglés you will find this great rooftop bar. Or more precisely, it is a delicatessen market / restaurant area, where you can choose from a range of small gourmet restaurants, order your food and drinks and bring it out to the terrace. Great views of the Capitol Building and the main shopping street Gran Via, with food and drinks that ranges from Mexican and Japanes to classic Spanish, this is the perfect rooftop for a shopping break and enjoying the views.
Area:Royal Palace
Rooftop bar Madrid Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini in Madrid
Rooftop Terrace Jardines de Sabatini
$$$$ Cuesta San Vicente, 16
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Garden lounge
  • Royal Palace view
If you are searching for Royal Palace views, this is the rooftop bar in Madrid to visit. Here you get fantastic sunset and night time views over the Sabatini Garden, the palace and as well over the Madrid skyline. To this you can enjoy tapas and drinks at very reasonable prices, with a glass of cava at 5€. A garden lounge feeling and relaxed atmosphere surrounds the Sabatini roof terrace, which is not huge and only open later at night, so booking in advance is highly recommended.
Rooftop bar Madrid Sky Moncloa - Hotel Exe in Madrid
Sky Moncloa - Hotel Exe
$$$ Calle Arcipreste de Hita, 10
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Great atmosphere
Sky Moncloa is located on top of Hotel Exe and is nicknamed 'the Terrace of the Setting Sun'. As you can imagine, pinpoint a sunset and the views over Madrid are absolutely stunning. Very nice rooftop pool available for hotel guests during the day, then at night it turns into a rooftop cocktail bar, open for everyone. With a vibrant and relaxing ambience, the rooftop bar serves a wide variety of cocktails and drinks along with salt and sweet snacks. Perfect rooftop to visit for a pre- or after dinner cocktail.
Area:Gran Vía
Rooftop bar Madrid Ático de las Letras at Hotel de las Letras in Madrid
Ático 11 at Hotel de las Letras
$$$ Gran Via, 11
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Great atmosphere
  • Central
Ático 11 is a green and cozy oasis, located right in the city center on top of Hotel de las Letras. From the terrace great views of the capital and the rooftop bar offers a selection of good tapas and very nice cocktails. They are particularly known for their Mojitos and Gin & Tonic. The terrace is quite small, but both authentic and charming. The service and atmosphere is usually on top, and later at night the music sessions turn up the vibe even more.

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Rooftop bar Madrid

Rooftop-grade: 8/10
Prime season: March-Oct
Residents: 6 millions
Climate: mediterranean continental

The climate is pleasant all year round, except for 1-2 months in the winter. So the rooftop bars in Madrid can be visited almost all year round.

The terraces here are often located on the roof of some hotel and with magnificent views of the city and its surroundings.

When you don´t enjoy cava and beer at one of the rooftop bars in Madrid you should watch some soccer, preferably the team Real Madrid who plays at the Santiago Bernabeu. The stadium is located right in the city center and here you can watch some of the best soccer matches in the whole world. If you want to get the most out of your stay in Madrid, you should visit one of the city's rooftop bars in the day, followed by a Real Madrid game and finally a good tapas dinner in the older areas of the city.

Almost all Madrid rooftops are located down in the city center within walking distance from the terraces. Most adjacent to the graceful main street Gran Via.

Although the roof terraces are quite close to each other, the view here can differ pretty much. There is a good range of roof terraces in Madrid, but given the city's size and climate, then it should be more nice ones, one might think.

And regarding the big interest in rooftop bars we would not be surprised if it turns up a lot of new places to drink with a view in the near future.

The typical Madrid rooftop bar is located at a luxurious hotel or on top of a restaurant, with a majestic view over the city. Which are the best rooftops in Madrid? At our website you will find the best ones closest to your loaction with the help of our rooftop map.

About Madrid

Madrid is Spain's biggest and the EU's third largest city. The city is also the capital of Spain and the financial and cultural center. Madrid is packed with small bars and cozy restaurants with tapas of the highest class.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Madrid

Madrid is a city with lots of restaurants and bars that have a fantastic wide and good selection of various food and drinks. The same applies to the rooftop bars in Madrid. In addition to classic cocktails you can find lots of nice wine, cava or beer on the roof terraces here. As for food, it is very clear that tapas dominate. In Madrid, one can eat authentic tapas made in an authentic Spanish way. For those who like party, the rooftop bars in Madrid is not that particular party friendly. Here you can relax more and enjoy the view and the good food and drinks. If you want to party, it is better to do it at one of the city's nightclubs after you have been on the roof terraces.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Madrid

Madrid is built in a classic European way, with a fairly dispersed and low construction center. Despite this, one can get absolutely stunning views from many of the roof terraces here. Some of the rooftop bars in Madrid has outstanding 360-degree view while others have a little less grand views over the city's rooftops. For those who like rooftop swimming pools in Madrid, there is a really good one here. Up on the La Terrazza Oscar you can swim to the views of Madrid's skyline.

Other attractions in Madrid

When you get some free time over between visiting the rooftop bars in Madrid, there is a lot of fun and interesting things to do in Madrid. The very best is to stroll around the city's streets and visit all the small cozy cafes and bars. Grab a cup of coffee or a beer and some tapas in each place you visit to get the most comfortable experience. If you want to be a little more cultural, you can visit any of the city's museum, such as the Prado Museum, where you can find fantastic art from some of the world's most famous artists. As in most other big cities, there's also a good selection of shopping with an entire street where you can find all the big brand stores. There is also a large urban park - Retiro - which is great to go to if you want a bit of harmony and relaxation.

Rooftop pools in Madrid

Despite its warm climate and relatively large amount of rooftop bars, there is unfortunately not a huge variety of rooftop swimming pools in Madrid. The few rooftop swimming pools available in Madrid is however of very high class. From the roof terraces swimming pools you get quite magical views of Madrid's skyline and surroundings. If you want to get an extraordinary rooftop experience in Madrid you should book hotel where there is a rooftop pool. With us you will find the best prices and offers on the market when it comes to hotels in Madrid. Do not miss the chance to experience the luxury with a rooftop pool.

Flights and hotels in Madrid

Madrid Barajas Airport is about 20 minutes by taxi from the city center, making it easy to get here. A lot of flights from Europe land here every day while it's not quite as much air traffic from other continents. In Madrid there are plenty of good hotels. Both for those who want super luxury or a bit simpler and cheaper alternative. Many tourists who come to Madrid are here to watch football, so hotels near the arena Bernabeu usually are very popular. Some of the city's hotels are equipped with nice rooftop bars that can be used by both hotel guests and visitors.