The best rooftop bars in Madrid can be found among vibrant nightclubs, trendy and hip bars and after-hours clubs where only the coolest of the cool get in. In this city, sometimes the party is just getting started when in other places you're already heading in for the night. Exploring the many clubs and bars in this city can be one of the most memorable parts of your holiday travels.

    If you're looking for outdoor fun with great views, you'll want to hit up a rooftop bar, where you can enjoy craft cocktails combined with great music and unmatched views of the beautiful Madrid night. Check out the 10 best rooftop bars in Madrid.

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    Planta 9 CR7 Rooftop Bar (Pestana CR7 Madrid Gran Vía)

    Trendy cocktail bar on top of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Madrid hotel

    Planta 9 CR7 Rooftop Bar at Pestana CR7 Madrid Gran Vía offers 360-degree views of central Madrid from a 9th-floor rooftop over the popular shopping avenue of Gran Vía.

    Considering this hotel brand is owned by Cristiano Ronaldo – the world-renowned football player who spent the majority of his career at Real Madrid – it should come as no surprise that there’s a sports bar connected to the rooftop bar, along with a speciality pizzeria. Planta 9 CR7 Rooftop Bar is open to adults only and there’s a smart-casual dress code.

    Location: C/ Gran Vía, 29, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 1.30 pm to 8 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +34 917 71 02 40

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    360° Rooftop Bar (Hotel Riu Plaza Espana)

    Walk on air on a glass walkway

    The 360° Rooftop Bar sits atop the Hotel Riu Plaza España and lets you view the entire Madrid cityscape from high above with a glass walkway, coffee and craft cocktails. Just below the rooftop club, you can visit a 2nd swanky sky bar and nightclub that features top local DJs spinning the latest dance beats so you can party well into the night.

    The bar in the city centre offers tons of space to move and stretch and features an ultramodern design with a multi-level approach. Even better, it's open all day and into the night, so anytime you want to catch a stunning view of the capital and feel like you're walking on air, this place should be open to fit the bill. It's worth noting that if you're not staying in the hotel, there is a nominal cover charge to get in.

    Location: C/ Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 1 am

    Phone: +34 871 93 02 90

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    Azotea del Círculo

    Catch a panoramic view of the city skyline

    Azotea del Círculo, or Circle Roof, offers a central location in Madrid with fantastic views, long hours, delicious Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine and strong craft cocktails, wine and beer. The restaurant is open throughout the day and into the night, so you can enjoy dinner here and then have your sangria, beer, wine, champagne or cocktails well into the night. The drinks are strong and tasty and the prices very reasonable.

    Its rooftop terrace is quite large and dotted with plush loungers as well as bar stools and traditional dining tables. This is a laid-back place where people relax with city views and enjoy long lunches or a relaxing evening in the city centre under the Madrid sunset.

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    Location: Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28004 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Daily from noon to 1 am

    Phone: +34 915 30 17 61

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    La Terraza de Hotel Emperador

    Overlook the famous Gran Vía

    La Terraza de Hotel Emperador boasts one of the most spectacular views in Madrid, overlooking the famed Gran Vía with cocktails and a swimming pool and sun loungers. This club, located in the heart of the Madrid city centre, offers lounge areas for socializing and a beach club to relax and cool off. The sky bar offers craft cocktails served up by seasoned mixologists. They’re mixed strong and tasty with good prices.

    The club is free for all hotel guests, while non-guests can visit for a nominal fee. This is the place to come for hip crowds and an incredible overlook of one of the most famous streets in all of Madrid.

    Location: C/ Gran Vía, 53, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Phone: +34 915 47 28 00

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    La Terraza de Óscar (Room Mate Óscar Hotel)

    Relax in sheer luxury on a Balinese bed

    La Terraza de Óscar at the Room Mate Óscar Hotel offers the opportunity to kick back and relax in exotic surroundings while enjoying a stunning 360-degree view of the city centre. This ultramodern bar is steeped in exotic luxury just a few minutes from the Gran Vía. The terrace area offers plush loungers and Balinese beds where you can lie back and relax with craft cocktails.

    The gorgeous rooftop pool is open all day every day in the summer, and the terrace and rooftop bar are open all year long, every night. Here you can take in a vibrant atmosphere with a wide range of beverage selections and a hip vibe and crowd.

    Location: Hotel Room Mate Óscar, Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12, 28004 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Monday–Friday from 4.30 pm to 11 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 3 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +34 917 01 10 69

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    Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant

    Kick it with distinctive bohemian vibes

    Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant offers a superb 360-degree view of the city with a comfortable bar and restaurant featuring a laid-back and bohemian vibe and quality food and drinks. Here you can kick back on comfortable lounge sofas with cocktails specially created by famed mixologist Luca Anastasio as well as a wide gin selection.

    The restaurant menu features small bites and full meals, all served up casual-style. The crowd is hip and young, and the vibe is artsy and modern. It's located in the Madrid city centre overlooking the Gran Vía from 9 floors up, so you're sure to get a great view of the most vibrant areas of the city.

    Location: C/ Gran Vía, 21, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +34 915 30 17 61

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    Casa Suecia

    Get your gangster on in an old-school speakeasy

    Casa Suecia is a rooftop bar in the Madrid city centre that offers multiple settings, including an old-fashioned speakeasy, restaurant and lobby bar. This rooftop bar is a gorgeous destination showcasing a huge, stylish and modern bar with the walls lined with comfy plush sofas, all framed by a gorgeous 360-degree view of Cibeles, the Retiro and other areas of Madrid.

    During the day, this place offers up a relaxing and laid-back vibe. After dark, it undergoes a stark transformation into a vibrant and thumping nightclub featuring the latest hit tunes from the best local DJs around. The menu contains a vast selection of craft-made cocktails, sangria and other beverages. Be warned: They don't take reservations, so you may want to show up early.

    Location: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4, Planta baja, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Saturday–Wednesday from 8 am to 2 am, Thursday–Friday from 8 am to 3.30 am

    Phone: +34 910 51 35 92

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    Ático 11 (Hotel Las Letras)

    Catch a city view among a verdant rooftop garden

    Ático 11 at Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via offers an oasis in the heart of the city centre with a verdant rooftop garden terrace, a laid-back and refined atmosphere and a great late-night vibe. This is a smaller bar in terms of size, but with the greenery here in the shade of trees and the top-notch service, it's a popular go-to venue for the crowd who wants a bit more of a refined vibe for their relaxation.

    This bar is famed for its gin and tonics and mojitos, but all of their craft cocktails are wonderful, and the tapas is outstanding. The atmosphere here can be described as both charming and authentic, and after dark, when the music kicks up, the vibe kicks up with it.

    Location: C/ Gran Vía, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Phone: +34 915 23 79 80

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    Gymage Lounge

    Get in a workout or see a show with stunning city views

    The Gymage Lounge resort offers a wild combination of entertainment options in one rooftop location where you can drink, dance and even catch a show or work out. This venue combines a gym and fitness club, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and a theatre all in one place, then adds a swimming pool on top of it. The craft cocktails and food menu from tapas to burgers and sandwiches are fantastic, and the view over the city centre is hard to beat.

    Even if alcohol isn't your thing, you can order up great coffee, milkshakes or smoothies to your heart's content. You can get in a workout at the fitness club or catch live entertainment at the theatre area. This is a bar and restaurant that offers just about everything with a view on top.

    Location: Calle de la Luna, 2, 28004 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 1 am, Friday–Sunday from noon to 1 am

    Phone: +34 915 32 09 74

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    Terraza Cibeles

    Overlook a plaza while enjoying champagne and wine

    Terraza Cibeles is a venerable and famed rooftop bar overlooking the Plaza de Cibeles in the city centre atop an art gallery, restaurant and cafe. After you climb to the summit of this rooftop bar, you'll experience superb views of the city and enjoy a wide range of champagne, cocktails and wine to suit just about any palate.

    This bar is open from afternoon to late into the night and serves up shared food platters with generous portions. On colder days, the terrace offers heaters and blankets so you can snuggle up with your partner. The overall atmosphere here is nothing short of magical, but be sure to make reservations as it gets very crowded.

    Location: Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from noon to 2 am, Friday–Saturday from noon to 2.30 am

    Phone: +34 915 23 14 54

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    Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar

    Enjoy Asian fusion food while listening to a jazz band

    Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar is a stylish and posh place where the hip crowd takes in amazing views of the city skyline, including the Royal Palace. This bar a few minutes west of the city centre is situated with a spectacular overlook of city parks and royal homes, all while serving up outstanding Mediterranean-Asian fusion cuisine alongside delicious craft cocktails. In the evenings, you can take in live music on the terrace.

    The venue offers indoor and outdoor lounge areas with panoramic windows allowing for 360-degree views even when you're inside. The cocktails are creative and unique, and the music ranges from the hottest DJ spins to refined jazz musicians.

    Location: Plaza de España, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain

    Open: Sunday–Friday from 1 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 1 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +34 915 95 55 12

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