The essential after works in Madrid: full guide

The after-work concept has been sweeping with force in recent years, and in Madrid, we have a large selection of sessions and places that become the perfect option to put the finishing touch to a long working day.  Make the most of the last stages of the cold weather to get to know them before the season of terraces and rooftops begins! And know the best after-works in Madrid.


The Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid is perhaps one of the first hotels where the after-work concept that has become so fashionable in recent years began to be known. Somos, its restaurant, is the perfect place to end the workday and disconnect in a get-together with friends or arrange an informal meeting in an alternative space. In addition, it doesn’t matter when your work day ends because the restaurant adapts its menu according to the time of day, offering lunch and an evening menu.

Somos garra Madrid afterwork

However, if what we want is something fresher and more informal but without losing the touch of distinction, the best option is to have a few drinks and enjoy a good tapas at Garra Bar, where the restaurant’s chef, Juan Rioja, signs each of the bites that are served to diners.

All the tapas share that innovative nuance with Latin and Asian reminiscences that are so well integrated into the traditional recipes of Spanish cuisine. The cocktails are the work of Doru Time, known for his work at El columpio, Le Cocó, and Random.

Garra Bar - Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid Los mejores afterworks

The avant-garde concept of the decoration, with touches close to art deco and a color palette with references to pop culture, adds the icing on a delicious cake perfect for devouring after a long day of work.


Every Thursday, the Gran Vía welcomes the Movida madrileña at Hyatt Hotel. Since last February, the hotel has celebrated this themed session with live DJs who will play the classics of the eighties in an ideal party to disconnect after work and welcome the upcoming weekend.

At 7 p.m., the hotel team will welcome guests with Los Secretos, a welcome cocktail that will surely invite you to try one of the other drinks on the menu. The bartenders of Ondas: Vermont + lounge will be in charge of preparing your drink in real-time. A show that lasts until 9 pm.

Los mejores afterworks de Madrid - hyatt centric Gran Vía

If you’re in the mood for dinner after the party, don’t hesitate to make reservations at Hielo y Carbón. This is Hyatt Centric’s dual restaurant, which is divided into a patio open to the kitchen (Carbón) and a raw bar (Hielo). This restaurant, which doesn’t lose its formal, executive aesthetic despite conceptual contemporaneity, is perfect for a relaxed meal with co-workers. From Tuesday to Friday, Hyatt Centric offers an Executive Menu. And is designed especially for those clients who choose the hotel, its gastronomy, and its multiple possibilities to enjoy their after work.

Los mejores afterworks de Madrid - Hyatt Centric Gran Vía

This spring, the possibilities expand even further with Via Fantastica. This rooftop bar promises to offer a dining experience as incredible as its views of the city.


As its name suggests, Glass Mar is the glass corner of the Urban Hotel Madrid. In a modern and conceptual atmosphere, dishes are served by award-winning chef Ángel León. He has designed a menu perfect for sharing with friends or colleagues after a day’s work.

The menu surprises us with fresh and innovative recipes. Based on traditional Mediterranean dishes that León rescues from his origins in Aponiente, located in Puerto de Santa María and La Taberna del Chef del Mar. We can find marine sausages. And mellow plankton rice, smoked sardine loins, plankton green garlic with flakes, and even an exceptional squid sandwich are among the most outstanding bites. If you want to put the finishing touch to your visit, look at the full range of wines from Jerez.

Do you feel like getting closer to the Mediterranean without leaving the center of Madrid?


In EDDK Magazine, we have spoken at length about the TATEL Group, known for its restaurants in Madrid, Ibiza, and Miami. The restaurant’s elegant yet dynamic concept makes it the ideal place to have a good time after work.

Whether you feel like having a few drinks. And enjoying an informal dinner or holding a business meeting in a more relaxed atmosphere than the office, TATEL adapts to your needs. As its menu says, TATEL’s cuisine is “the now understood from yesterday,” based on traditional Spanish recipes that are transformed into modern dishes that manage to delight us with a fusion of flavors and textures that are bold and innovative. 

Baked black cod au gratin, monkfish in green sauce with boletus and almonds, TATEL’s grandmother’s meatballs, or suckling pig confit. These are just a few dishes from the extended menu you will find in the restaurant. If you feel like a snack and a few drinks, you can share some scrambled eggs with Galician potato and Iberian ham. And a portion of cured Manchego cheese, Madrid-style tripe, or fresh milk croquettes.

The different spaces available in the restaurant are open to book and celebrate various meetings or private parties. The library, Brewery, or Elixir are just some of them.

TATEL is a safe bet to enjoy an ideal after-work in the center of Madrid. On occasions, they have held parties specially designed to experience after work, such as the famous Alhambra Afterwork, which took place in 2015.


We recently informed you about what is already considered the opening of the spring-summer 2018 season in Madrid. The sky bar of the VP Plaza España not only offers a design and contemporary decor. That links perfectly with its Mediterranean-Japanese fusion cuisine and brings us one of the best after-work’s in the capital.

Every Wednesday, Ginkgo becomes a jazz lounge with live music and a unique atmosphere that will transport you to any pub in New York. Of course, with spectacular views of the Madrid skyline. In addition, from Thursday to Sunday onwards, the sky bar of VP Plaza España becomes a nightclub in the sky, where you can enjoy a great cocktail bar and good music all night long.


Although it is further away from the center of the capital, the sky bar of the Hotel Silken Puerta de América exudes style and distinction from the very concept of its design, which was entrusted to the French architect Jean Nouvel. Located on the hotel’s 13th floor, the terrace offers breathtaking views over the illuminated city, where the Pirulí reigns supreme.

Although the bar is perfectly conditioned to be enjoyed at any time of the year, summer is the ideal time to make the most of the bar’s possibilities. Especially after finishing the working day. Skynight comprises three different areas. A glass-enclosed and secluded area for those seeking peace and two open spaces to enjoy the excellent weather while savoring the wide range of cocktails and tapas available.

Loungers, bars, and designer stools fit perfectly in the excellent concept of this sky bar. Where you can listen to good live music by Nacho Larache, the resident DJ. From Wednesday to Saturday, there are different sessions for all tastes: soul, bossa, jazz, broken beats, and house.


The luxury hotel on Madrid’s Golden Mile, Gran Meliá Fenix, is home to an iconic cocktail bar with more than 40 years of tradition. We are talking about Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas, a must if quality and style are essential features in your ideal after-work. True to its tradition and philosophy, Dry Martini is one of the best places in the capital if you want to taste different and careful cocktails.

Gran Meliá Fénix Madrid - Dry Martini Bar by javier de las Muelas

In addition to the cocktails and mixed drinks, there is a wide range of tapas, such as José Peña’s razor clams or shrimp omelets. And more or less elaborate dishes, ranging from club sandwiches to steak tartar or sirloin carpaccio, to replenish your energy after a day’s work.


In the heart of Madrid, the iconic Ramses offers as many after-work options as your imagination can guess. The place has several spaces. Such as a terrace, restaurant, and club exude quality and fun in equal parts to put the finishing touch to your working day.

Los mejores afterworks de Madrid - Ramses

If you feel like treating yourself to a gastronomic treat, Suria’s Mediterranean menu or the Asian touch Natsuki’s professionals add to each recipe will not disappoint you. The presentation of the dishes is as innovative as their composition and flavors. Ikebana, the terrace of Ramses, is open all year round and is perfect for an informal date enjoying the gastronomy and atmosphere of the city.

Nightlife is guaranteed at Ramses. Crystal Room is on the first floor. And there are hosts sessions of different DJs that liven up the night with different musical styles. At the same time, you taste the cocktails and envelop yourself in the distinguished atmosphere of the room. The mirrors and the lights that bounce off them recreate a disco atmosphere. And does not lose the elegance and sophisticated signature of the Ramses style.

If you feel that Crystal Room does not fit your ideal after work, you can always choose to spend an evening in the Champagne Room, decorated with the glamour and elegance of the happy twenties. A central bar surrounded by stylized stools and framed in careful decoration will make your evening unforgettable.


The list of afterworks in Madrid is endless, but we do not want to close this article without recommending three other locations to end a day of work in the best way.

Every Thursday from 7 pm, Only You Boutique Hotel calls the weekend with live music by Will Show Project and a selection of cocktails and mixed drinks that are not to be missed.

In this line, we came across Seagram’s New York Rooftop Wednesdays at Casa Suecia. Seagrams Gin’s proposal brings us closer to the night scene of any American film through a purely New York gastronomic and cocktail offer.

And more options

The Palacio Fortuny is another of the classics of Madrid’s nightlife where to end the day. The second floor is dedicated to the restaurant, where you can have lunch or dinner within a flexible schedule that adapts to your possibilities.


If, after tasting a good beef carpaccio, a warm tuna, or any of the dishes on the menu, you feel like continuing the party, go down to the second floor, where the club area is located. Matchpoint Events organizes the best concept sessions of the moment, such as Stage or Di Lobby, to dance if you want to use up the last of the day’s energy.

Designed especially for the after-work concept, Stage and Di Lobby offer two styles that suit your personal preferences. Although the music of both sessions comes from the hand of DJ Mickey Dastinz, Stage presents a more casual style based on funky & House rhythms that merge into a club atmosphere of the most distinguished.

Los mejores afterworks de Madrid - palacio Fortuny

If you are more of Jazz and live music in the purest New York style, your session is Di Lobby, in which the flow of Mc Jordan is the clear protagonist. This musician and showman took his first steps in the streets of New York and now demonstrates his ability with the microphone in the best events promoted by Matchpoint.

These and other Matchpoint Events sessions take place in different spaces in the capital of Madrid. To find out where and when the best afterworks in the city will take place, you must follow their social networks closely. For example, next Thursday, April 19, Di Lobby lands at Larios Café at 8:00 pm.

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