Madrid is a magical, lively, and unique place to visit. Madrid is also a foodie lover’s paradise! During my husband and I’s recent trip to Madrid, we decided that we would spend one night exploring the city by foot and indulging in one dish (and drink) at a time. Our desire was to try delicious food, but also to explore some of Madrid’s nightlife. We went out on a Saturday night and the energy of the city was contagious.
Below we have our itinerary with the stops we took throughout the night. Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite spot in Madrid, and we will add it to our list for next time! You can also view more of our Madrid photos on instagram at @foreverjetsettingblog and if you are interested in more about travel in Spain, we have another travel post up for Seville with our itinerary.
The Stuyck Co
We had not seen any craft beer bars in Madrid, so when we walked by The Styuck Co, my husband said we had to stop in for a beer. He is the bigger beer drinker between the two of us. The bartender was super friendly and made some recommendations, and my husband approved of all the beers he tried! After a few beers we decided to move on to the next place. They did serve food, but we did not order any. Calle Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 33, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Our next stop was at an Italian restaurant, Aió. We were a little hungry after the beers so we chose some pizettas and vino. Very straightforward but inexpensive and great quality. I really enjoyed the vibe of this place. It was pretty busy but we sat at the bar and decided to make talk with the bartender. We would recommend this spot as a quick stop. Their menu looked great but we decided to just stick with a snack. We still had a long night ahead of us.
Oh, and I heard on Thursday they have all you can eat buffet style for 5 euros… Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 25, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Mercado San Miguel
This market became one of our favorites that we visited while in Spain. In 1916, this market opened and in 2000 it was declared a world heritage site. This market is not a traditional one, but more gourmet and filled with different tapa vendors. I fell in love with one of the cheese stands, because I am such a cheese head! For 14 euros you can get 2 glasses of wine and a cheese board with six different kinds to try. The vendor is Mya Valdalos Quesos Artesanales. We also tried some sherry at The Sherry Corner that was delicious. Definitely visit while in Madrid, there are so many food options and you won’t be disappointed. Plaza de San Miguel, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain
After eating a lot of cheese and some tapas at Mercado San Miguel, we set out on foot with no plans for our next stop, and then we walked by a hookah bar. We usually do not frequent hookah bars but decided to try it out. The decor inside was pretty funky, with plants on the ceiling and photos of musicians all around. We probably spent a few hours here enjoying our hookah, some cocktails, and people watching. C/coloreros Nº4, 28013 Madrid, Spain, Spain
Museo del Jamón
After a few hours we were hungry again so we set out for Museo del Jamón. For only a few euros we had ordered a couple of beers and had some of the iberico ham. So good! They also have a promotion all day where you can get a bocadillo de jamon for only a euro! This is basically a baguette with ham. They have a full menu as well but I would recommend you go for a snack. Eat at the bar and make new friends. Half the experience was just sitting at the bar talking with some of the regulars. There are a few locations, we ended up visiting the one located by Plaza de Mayor. Plaza Mayor, 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Chocolatería San Ginés
When in Madrid, you have to end a perfect night with some churros and chocolate. I had never dipped churros in chocolate until I visited Spain. I am not a huge sweets person, but this was so delicious and decadent! This place is a must try! Pasadizo de San Gines, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain