Sports are a way of life in Spain! Even non-traditional sports have found fans here such as handball, dodgeball, ping pong and paddle surfing. Spanish people, cheer, chant and support their teams till the very end. It’s a lifestyle! Many other people also share this passion for sports, and just because you’re living abroad or traveling doesn’t mean that you have to miss out. There is a strong sports bar scene in Madrid and these bars are well-equipped: flat screen televisions, projectors, cold beer on tap, and amazing sound systems. Below, we’ll give you the scoop.
Sports Bars in Madrid:
The Irish Rover
Address: Av. de Brasil, 7, 28020 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: The live music at The Irish Rover is spectacular!
The James Joyce Pub
Address: Calle de Alcalá, 59, 28014 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: The outside terrace is great for sipping a beer and people watching. They also show rugby, golf, and American football matches. Check the schedule for dates and times.
Address: Plaza de las Salesas, 9, 28004 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: Make a reservation if you’re going to be a large group to ensure that you get a table. Finnegans is a sports bar that forms part of an even larger company that owns several Irish pubs throughout Madrid such as Bo Finn, O’Connors and Pool & Beer.
Real Café Bernabeau
Address: Avenida Concha Espina, 1 Puerta 30 del Estadio Santiago Bernabéu 28036 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: Come for the game, but stay for the food! Their weekly menú del día includes a starter, first course, second course, and dessert.
Address: Calle de Espoz y Mina, 7, 28012 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: This sports bar has tons of deals! For example, on Monday and Tuesday you can order a plate of nachos and a bucket of 6 beers for only 14 euros. Whoever said that watching sports was boring? If there’s food and drinks involved, that’s the best way to pass the time.
Campus Bar [CLOSED]
Address: Paseo de Juan XXIII, 22, 28040 Madrid
Insider’s Tip: This bar is right next to the Universidad Complutense, the largest in Spain, so naturally the students are looking for a chill spot to unwind and let loose. Campus Bar is just that. If you’re looking for a more college type of environment with great specials, lots of music and dancing; a real authentic Spanish college vibe, then the Campus bar is for you.
These are our top sports bars in Madrid. The above bars aren’t the only ones, but they’re definitely some of the best. If you’re a football fan, rugby lover or even a golf aficionado, there’s a place in Madrid where you can pull up a chair, order a beer from the tap, and enjoy your sport of choice with a plate of piping hot bar food too. The above list has bars that fall into every budget and taste from the college student, the person looking for a 3 course menu in Bernabeau stadium.
What are some of your favorite spots to watch the game in Madrid? Let us know!