Happy International Beer Day! Today, more than any other day, it’s extremely important to find a good bar with quality beer to celebrate the occasion. When it comes to craft beer in Madrid, five years ago you had to look far and wide to find it but now, a new bar or store opens up every month which is just fantastic for a true craft beer lover. We have suggested our best places to enjoy international and local craft beer in Madrid. Check them out!
The Toast Tavern and the Village Tap Room are part of the Grupo Bang Bang restaurants (Slow Mex, The Toast, Roll Madrid), which offer an amazing selection of craft beer and knowledgeable staff that are happy to guide you based on your beer tastes. There are tons of craft beers on tap and the food is also highly recommended and offers a fabulous brunch every weekend. Grupo Bang Bang has started brewing its own beer so make sure you check out some of its own creations that are on offer.
These people KNOW their beer. Stuyck and Co. has 14 taps with some of the most exclusive types of craft beer around. Despite having the staples of craft beer, like IPAs, they like to include unique beers that are perfect for connoisseurs and those with a taste for adventure.
To munch on, they offer modern style tapas like Vietnamese baos and garlic shrimp gyoza. Best of all, it’s located in Malasaña which is full of hip and lively bars and restaurants to continue your evening.
La Virgen is one of the pioneers of craft beer in Madrid and their brewery is located north of the city in Las Rozas. Every day they serve freshly brewed beer and delicious burgers, and on Wednesday evenings you can get a tour of the brewery and indulge in a fantastic beer tasting. Find tickets for the tasting here.
This father-daughter venture has two of my favorite things: cheese and beer. Located in the international and buzzing neighborhood of Lavapiés, you can’t go wrong at Fogg Bar Cheese and Birras. They serve a free yummy, cheese-inspired tapa every time you order a drink and have a great selection of beers. The owners offer impeccable customer service and bend over backwards to make your experience unforgettable.
La Fábrica Maravillas was the first microbrew bar in Madrid and continues to satisfy their customers with their selection of beers brewed on premises. The coolest part is that you can actually see the beer vats inside the bar and get a first glimpse of the magic. It’s just a bar so don’t count on eating anything besides olives or mixed nuts but it’s located in Malasaña so you’ll have plenty of options to get something to eat after you’ve built up an appetite.
Now that you’ve got some great suggestions to enjoy international beer day, make plans with friends and have fun. Are there any other places you recommend in Madrid for craft beer? Leave a comment on our Facebook page.
Madrid is an incredible city with so much to discover and perfect to work abroad for a short or long period of time. Take a look at some of our other posts about Madrid like Seven Places to Get Free Tapas in Madrid, Where to Get a Good Burger in Madrid, and Guide to Parks in Madrid.
Post contributed by Cristina Bloyd