With the World Cup coming up, if you live in Madrid, you may well be interested in the best bars in town to watch sports. I have done a straw poll with some friends, mostly male, who are keen sportsmen (sometimes of the armchair and beer variety) and the answers are always the same: Irish pubs
Here is the GuiriGuide pick of the best three in Madrid:
- The best pub for watching sports in is the James Joyce on Calle de Alcala, with the added bonus that they do a good sunday roast (a great British tradition). There are a number of screens in this pub, plenty of room and always a good atmosphere.
- Also popular for sports fans is O’Connells, on calle Espoz y Mina near Sol. Although an Irish bar, it is very international and caters well for US and European sports alike. It has a separate non smoking section too.
- Bofinn on Calle de Velázquez is also good and has a pretty good menu del dia (lunch menu). The only downside of this pub is that is can get very smokey.