Pints and Tapas: The Best Craft Beer Spots in Madrid
5 places to explore Madrid's craft beer scene
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Madrid, the sun-drenched capital of Spain, is famous for its art, architecture, and a vibrant culinary scene that proudly features a love for beer. While Barcelona is still a better known destination for craft beer, over the past decade, Madrid has also started to emerge as a craft beer hotspot, with a number of bars serving unique, locally produced beers alongside mouthwatering tapas.
💡There are bars splattered all over the city. But if you would like to explore some of the less touristy bars, head over to La Latina.
Fabrica Maravillas has garnered a solid reputation among beer enthusiasts for serving one of the best artisan craft beers in the city. As Madrid's first microbrewery, and one of the few places to drink craft beer that is brewed on-site, Fabrica Maravillas brought life to the craft beer scene in a city that is better known for wines and spirits. Here, you can find a decent selection of fresh beer served with delicious tapas. The place is small but could get rather crowded with both local and international crowds, so if you want to skip the crowds, plan to arrive just when it opens!
🗺️ Address: C. de Valverde, 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Located in the heart of Malasaña, The Stuyck Co. offers an excellent range of both Spanish and International beers. From their 14 constantly flowing taps to the bottles that are in the refrigerators, you will find some of the most unique beers in Madrid. Don't forget to pair your drink with a very delicious selection of food and tapas. And if you can't decide what to get, speak to their very knowledgeable staff to get some recommendations or to sample the beers! Or if you would like to try a range of drinks, get the flight with four different beers, at only €9! Don't forget to make your reservations and check out what is available on tap before heading over!
Opened in 2005, Fogg Bar was the first exclusively national artisan beer and cheese bar in the city. Here at Fogg Bar Birras and Cheese, there is a focus on local ingredients. With 10 craft beer taps with beer from some of the best craft breweries in the country and high quality award winning cheeses sourced from local producers, what makes them stand out is the innovative cheese-based tapas and menu that makes a surprisingly good combination with the beer. But if you still prefer pairing your beer with bar food instead of cheese, you can also head to their sister restaurant Fogg Bar Birras and Burgers. Or even better, to get the best of both worlds, you can head to Birras and Cheese, but still place orders from the Birras and Burgers menu!
🗺️ Address: C. de Moratín, 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Rather than a bar, Labirratorium is a craft beer and bottle shop with an extensive collection of international and Spanish craft beer. If you are looking to buy some Spanish craft beer home as a souvenir, you will definitely be able to pick up something satisfactory here. And if you are just looking for a place to cool down and have a drink in the middle of the day, Labirratorium also sells beers on tap, and there are tables in the shop for you to just relax while enjoying your ice-cold beer.
🗺️ Address: C. de Vallehermoso, 34, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Be Hoppy is another craft beer and bottle shop in Madrid that houses an incredible selection of craft beers, both bottled and on top. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, and they will be more than happy to help you find something that you would enjoy. If you are looking to taste and discover the craft beer scene in Madrid, Be Hoppy will not disappoint! And if you want to have a pint of beer on-tap, Be Hoppy also offers 5 different beers on their on-tap menu.
🗺️ Address: C. de Fúcar, 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain