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La Venencia

#10 of 913 Nightlife in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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110 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Quentin N
england
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208 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank loulou089
Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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557 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A bar that sells only sherry and Tapas Chilled dry white sherry perfect We had tapas of olives and dried beef A place to soak up the local atmosphere A must visit place

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London
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

They were covered in dust on any surface that hadnt got a glass on it, served a limited selection of liquor - in this case sherry or sherry, with minimal tapas, mainly pig grease to absorb the rough edges of the drink, loud and packed with screaming locals from teenagers to pensioners. This is one of the few left. (RIP... More 

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1 Thank captainbruceLondon
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to drink some sherry and enjoy some Tapas with friends. Would love to visit again :)

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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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