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Irish Pubs & Bars in Madrid

Please click the links on the left or the icons on the map below to see where these Irish pubs are located, and to obtain more information about each one. And if you know of an Irish Pub in Madrid you believe deserves to be on this list, please contact us to tell us why.

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A few years ago an Irish pub in Madrid was a surprising novelty, but today it is almost a tradition.

There are many such bars dotted about the capital and most cater for typically northern European tastes in terms of the beers, the large TV screens showing live football & other sports and the food, with dishes such as "Bangers 'n' Mash", Shepherd's Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie, Stews and Steaks not uncommon.

Whilst GoMadrid certainly recommends sampling the delicious Spanish food and excellent Spanish wine during your stay in Madrid, with numerous tapas bars, restaurants and other establishments ready and willing to take your custom, a visit to an Irish pub is a welcome break and a return to familiar tastes for many, and definitely to be recommended on St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) when every Irish bar in Madrid worth its Guinness will be decked out in green and hosting some celebration or other with live music, parties and flowing ale.

We list here, in alphabetical order, some of the best Irish Pubs in Madrid :-

La Ardosa. Colón, 13. Metro: Tribunal. Tel: 91 521 49 79. This is one of the oldest Irish Bars in Madrid and lays claim to being the first to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, as well as possessing Madrid's oldest Guinness tap, installed in 1984. It's a small bar with wooden floors and offers a limited range of tapas. Website. See on Map

Bo Finn. Velázquez, 97. Metro: Núñez de Balboa. Tel: 91 521 49 79. Located in Madrid's posh Salamanca district, this Irish bar tends to host more Spanish guests than foreigners. Website. See on Map

Dubliners. Espoz y Mina, 7. Metro: Sol. Tel: 91 522 7509. Dubliners is located right next-door to O'Connell's (see below). It's main attraction is the large screen offering English League Football and all other important European soccer matches. Typical dishes from the isles are offered, including Shepherd's Pie and Bangers & Mash, together with more international dishes such as Lasagne or Pizza. It often has special offers such as a Bucket of Beer (6 bottles of Heineken or Coronita) for 15 euros (10 euros during the mid-week Happy Hour). See on Map

Finbar's. Marqués de Urquijo, 10. Metro: Argüelles. Tel: 91 548 37 93. Medium-sized bar offering a variety of beers and whiskies, together with other specialities such as Strongbow cider. 3 large TV screens show different sports and both Spanish tapas and English/Irish food is available. Usually has a large number of English speaking clients. Website. See on Map

Finnegan's. Plaza de las Salesas, 9. Metro: Chueca. Tel: 91 310 05 21. An established favourite of the Irish and English community who often gather to see 6 Nations Rugby and other sports. On St. Patrick's Day they prepare special menus of Irish food and have different beer promotions and offers. Website. See on Map

La Fontana de Oro. Victoria, 1. Metro: Sol. Tel: 91 531 04 20. Named after a Pérez Galdos novel, this establishment is said to be one of the oldest taverns in Madrid, since it was founded at the beginning of the 19th Century and has a classic look to accompany its age. Live music is frequent here, and is its main attraction, together with the ubiquitous Guinness and traditional dishes. See on Map

Friend's Tavern. Pradillo, 30. Metro: Alfonso XIII. Tel: 91 515 39 74. Offers many and varied Spanish tapas, together with the more traditional beers and whiskies. See on Map

The Irish Rover. Avenida del Brasil, 9. Metro: Santiago Bernabéu. Tel: 91 597 48 11. Another classic amongst Irish bars in Madrid, offering live music practically every day, and virtually all-day food, since they open from mid-day until almost 5am at weekends. They regularly promote a "Guest Beer", which is offered at a discount. Website. See on Map

Jarritus. Alcalde Sainz de Baranda, 32. Metro: Sainz de Baranda. Tel: 91 574 18 16. The decor reminds one of genuine old Irish bars. They normally put on live music to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. See on Map

The James Joyce. Alcalá, 59. Metro: Banco de España. Tel: 91 575 49 01. Known until recently as the Kitty O'Shea, this central pub is reputedly one of only a handful in Madrid actually owned and run by Irish proprietors. It is possible to sit outside in the summer, and live music is frequent throughout the year. Website. See on Map

The Lock Inn. Calle Santa Teresa, 14. Metro: Alonso Martínez. Tel: 91 310 39 84. Two floors with different screens for sports, serving Spanish and international food, Spanish and imported beers, and a good selection of alcohol. The lower floor can be reserved for private parties such as birthdays, meetings, meals, etc. See on Map

Molly Malone's. Manuela Malasaña, 11. Metro: Bilbao. Apart from sampling the traditional drinks and food, this bar offers the possibility of purchasing rugby shirts and other "Gaelic" products. Live music is frequent here, especially on St. Patrick's Day when a special menu is also offered. Website. See on Map

Moore's. Felipe III, 4. Metro: Sol. Tel: 91 365 58 02. Here they celebrate St. Patrick's Day over an entire week with special menus, contests, promotions and raffles. See on Map

Moore's. Barceló, 1. Metro: Tribunal. Tel: 91 532 63 31. The "other" Moore's. Has special nights (e.g. Curry night) and offers and promotions during sports events. See on Map

O'Connell's. Espoz y Mina, 7. Metro: Sol. Tel: 91 531 64 19. Spacious pub, often full to the rafters at weekends. Has large sports screens and opens late every day. Live music is available, especially during St. Patrick's Day, and a small disco area is sometimes also set up for late-night dancing. Has similar offers to Dubliners next door, such as the Bucket of Beer. One of their specialities is the large Irish Breakfast. See on Map

O'Connor's. Almagro, 3. Metro: Alonso Martínez. Tel: 91 310 44 35. Located close to the Alonso Martínez square. Website. See on Map

O'Neill's. Príncipe, 12. Metro: Sevilla. Tel: 91 521 20 30. Irish owned and run, it is said to be one of the most spacious Irish pubs in Europe, and is located close to the Huertas district. 2 large screens show all the major European football matches, and occasional live shows and other events are staged (e.g. a Celtic Music Festival). Home cooked food is well represented on the international menu. Website. See on Map

Paddy's Irish Tavern. Concha Espina, 69. Metro: Concha Espina. Tel: 91 562 26 54. Another Irish Pub that spends a whole week celebrating St. Patrick's Day with parties, special Jameson, Guinness & Kilkenny promotions and live music. See on Map

The Quiet Man. Valverde, 44. Metro: Tribunal. Tel: 91 523 46 89. Blues and other types of live music regularly available. Visiting British groups on tour are said to pass by here from time to time. See on Map

The Swan. Ventura Rodríguez, 4. Metro: Ventura Rodríguez. Tel: 91 542 05 90. On St. Patrick's Day they sometimes offer green-tinted beer! See on Map

Taberna Triskel. San Vicente Ferrer, 3. Metro: Tribunal. Tel: 91 523 27 83. Small tavern in the Malasaña district, frequently offering live music. See on Map

Ugly Paddy. Calle de los Mancebos, 4. Metro: La Latina. Tel: 91 365 52 65. Opened recently in the La Latina district - two large sports screens, good variety of beers and offering live music and darts championships. See on Map

This list of Irish Pubs in Madrid shows the most important bars offering traditional beers, food and celebrations but by no means is definitive. There are many such establishments throughout the capital and we recommend a visit to any of them, especially on March 17th!

 

 

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