For a few years, Madrid has been one of the cities

where "mixed and not shaken", as James Bond would say, shines brightly.

And it is that mixology seems to have found

its place

within the gastronomic offer of the capital.

Inspiring decoration,

high-end cocktails,

rich informal cuisine as the co-star of the liquid offer, good music and "proper names" behind it... These are some of the attributes that adorn these four establishments

that have recently opened and that already have a lot of pull

.

DPickle Room, the cocktail bar of mixologist Diego Cabrera and chef Diego Guerrero.

DPICKLE ROOM

This new brand has good arguments to become a temple of mixology.

To begin with, its ideologues, two names of bells in the

gastro

universe who have joined forces and talents:

Diego Cabrera

, renowned

bartender and

soul of the hyper-award-winning cocktail bar

Salmon Guru and the

unusual

tavern Viva Madrid,

and

Diego Guerrero

, the restless Basque chef that has been conquering the people of Madrid for years, first from

DSTAgE (two Michelin stars) and then DSPEAK

.

And, precisely, in the basement of this place in the Las Salesas neighborhood is this cocktail bar that has singular drinks, good gastronomy and

rock and roll

another one of his endorsements.

The room has vinyl to listen to and buy and vintage guitars.

A bar with red neon lights presides over the space

with high stools and a zone of low tables.

On the walls and everywhere, there are posters of music icons (Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan...),

vinyls to listen to and buy ,

vintage

guitars

also for sale... to drink?

Classic cocktails (also non-alcoholic) and

a dozen new creations with the Cabrera label

, conceived specifically for DPickle Room.

For example, the Chifa

cocktail

, inspired by lacquered duck

;

Mestizo

, with a Mexican essence, or the

Curry colada,

a

twist on the classic piña colada

.

One of the new cocktails that Diego Cabrera has created.

To accompany, a snack menu designed by Diego Guerrero,

half a dozen

homemade

snacks

: melon pickles

with cecina de León, Circus pickles, DSPEAK squid Roman style,

homemade pastrami or shrimp

roll with jalapeño and mint.

Price: 12 euros special cocktails (11, the classics);

the snack, from 6 to 9 euros.

Address:

Fernando VI, 6. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Popondetta Yeye

The cocktail bar is located on a terrace.

It has only been open its doors for a month and everything indicates that it will be one of the sensations of the summer.

Behind the

premises

is a group -Papúa-

with weight in Madrid's restaurants (they have the Noah and Martilota dining rooms, in Alcalá de Henares, and

triumph in the capital with Papúa Colón

).

This flirtatious cocktail bar -it is a

terrace in the CC Arturo Soria,

with a plant-based decoration and a lot of wood that give it a certain jungle touch- was born with the desire to wage war.

'Poseidon', iconic cocktail of Papua Columbus and also of Popondetta Yeyé.

His liquid proposal is signed

by Dani Regajo, tanned in weighty venues such as The Gibson and StreetXO London

, who has opted for a traveling and fun menu with 16 different cocktails, each one served in special glasses designed for each drink.

Serve a few as a sample button:

Carnival

(similar to a caipirinha, with cachaça and electric flower liqueur with peta zetas);

Poseidon

(Papua Columbus's famous flagship cocktail:

sea urchin aged gin

, seaweed cordial, and a nori seaweed salt rim);

Sidecar to Paris

(cognac, Cointreau, champagne, mango and ginger, among other ingredients)...

Cocktail 'Sidecar to Paris'.

To accompany/pair, a fun and tasty proposal with dishes such as

oyster in roasted aguachile and orange air

;

the spicy-cuttlefish brioche with jalapeños and chipotle mayonnaise and tagine or the red tuna loin.

Average price: 11 euros (cocktails) and 25 euros (food).

Address:

Arturo Soria, 126. Open every day from 1 pm to 1 am.

HARRISON 1933

The bar area allows you to see the progress of the bartenders.

The

Grupo Larrumba signature cocktail bar opened earlier this year, although the idea began to take shape before confinement

.

Its name is a tribute to the Cullen-Harrison Act of 1933 that legalized the sale of alcohol in the US after the Dry Law.

"That moment indicates the beginning of freedom and stopping hiding to be happy, without hurting anyone. Which is exactly what we have been advocating for since Harrison 1933,"

explains Carlos Moreno

, bartender

and bar and cocktail director of the hotel group. .

'Como el agua', a cocktail inspired by the song by Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla.

The menu - conceived as a multi-volume book to be

published

every nine months - contains 15

creative and avant-garde cocktails

(and as many classics), each with its own story.

For example,

Como el agua

(with gin, mixed vermouth with eucalyptus candies and olives, rebujito cordial and bitter), an ode to the iconic

song by Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla

or

El Guernica

, a version of the Cuban daiquirí , emblem cocktail of the country to which thousands of Basque citizens emigrated.

'Forrest Gump', a tribute to the famous film.

The place has two floors: upstairs,

the bar is the queen, with the bartenders in full action

;

downstairs, an area for live performances, dj sessions.

But there is not only liquid enjoyment, but also gastronomy with

an informal proposal

(fine laterío; gildas; pringá muffin or bikini with cecina, house

hit

).

Average price: 25-30 euros.

Address

: Recoletos, 16. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.;

from Thursday to Saturday, from 17 to 4 hours.

LOVO BAR

Bar area, with modern red sofas.

He landed at the end of last year in the neighborhood of Las Letras, inspired by the aesthetics and premises of the roaring 20s, in

the Paris of that time and in Joséphine Baker

, an unrepeatable artist and cultural myth that seduced half of Europe.

The space - led by the renowned

bartender

Frank Lola

- invites playfulness: behind the curtains at the entrance, there is

the bar with modern red sofas around it

and, going down the stairs,

the wolf's cave,

where the party lasts until 6 in the morning.

Combined 'Monsieur Covarrubias'.

Here what rules is the

"honest hospitality"

and the "emotional cocktails" that Lola defends.

All this is reflected in a letter that revolves around Baker's life,

from the sweetest moments to the bitterest of the French artist of North American origin

, flavors and sensations transmitted by her twenty drinks.

Cocktail 'Shuffle Along'.

These days summer

and refreshing

cocktails triumph , such as the

Baker Skin

, a house

hit

made with tequila, aniseed carrot, citrus, orange Lovo liquor and salted caramel.

In terms of gastronomy (the so-called pleasures menu),

a fun finger-

food

-type pecking proposal to be picked up with long metal tweezers.

And, of course,

don't miss the music

.

Average price: 25-55 euros.

Address:

Echegaray, 20. Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.;

Friday, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.;

Saturdays, from 17 to 6 hours, and Sundays, from 17 to 4 hours.

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