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La Venencia

#10 of 911 Nightlife in Madrid
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Huertas
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Address: Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 29 73 13

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This is a very old sherry bar, worth calling in for a visit. It sells only sherry – Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Corto and Oloroso – and a small selection of tapas. We paid... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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whitley bay
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very old sherry bar, worth calling in for a visit. It sells only sherry – Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Corto and Oloroso – and a small selection of tapas. We paid €8 for four generous glasses of different sherries and a small bowl of olives. No tipping, no photos – and don’t touch the cat! Great fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real Spanish wine cellar or vermouth .... a very good place, with special features. It is worth to visit!

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Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here thanks to the TA reviews, Well worth a visit for a tourist. As mentioned there are 5 sherries to chose from and 9 tapas. ENGLISH is spoken here despite previous reviewers comments so no issue there. Olives are served free with your first drink and they are just OK more or less out of a tin and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

La Venencia is a superb, old school spot for Sherry and authentic tapas. The selection is limited to sherry, so know your types before you head in. 30 seconds with Google, and you'll get the idea. My favourite is Amontillado. First-timers might prefer Fina. Find a spot on the bar, and order. Your tab will be tracked in chalk on... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited this place on the recommendation of our guide book and were glad we did. This is a bar full of Spanish locals enjoying a bottle or glass of sherry, of which there are many to choose. You get no advice or assistance in choosing your sherry but at the same time, the owner refuses to take tips. Quaint,... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really quaint. Grumpy proprietor but that adds to the charm of drinking excellent sherry in this great bar. The simplicity and ambience mean it has to be a 'must visit' in Madrid.

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england
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I found this and what a find. It is very old and serves up great sherry bottled from barrels in the bar. There are simple tapas being served.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This sherry bar is a must try while in Madrid. The walls are dirty, bottles behind the bar dusty, and the place is just a blast. Pile in and order some sherry.

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Essex UK
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Recommended to try this place by our son who had visited a couple of years back. He had given us the heads up on what to order and how to behave so we had no problems ( I think he got told off for trying to take a photo of the dusty bottles). We enjoyed a glass of manzanilla and... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had the address and could not believe that it existed as there is no indication that it is there!!We could not resist revisiting the bar a second time after visiting the hip/trendy rooftop bar in the fine art building and what a contrast!! Both in their own way represent what a brilliant city Madrid is as a destination.

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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