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“Lost in time”
Review of La Venencia

La Venencia
Ranked #13 of 946 Nightlife in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

I actually walked by this place when i went looking for it. It is easy to miss.

Once i walked in, i was hit with the history of this place, the dusty bottles, the old bar, the furniture, the old posters on the walls..

I ordered a sherry and sat at a table next to the bar. I couldn't help but to think i was lost in time, sitting there.

1  Thank DrLife
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"sherry bar"
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"no tipping"
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"great sherry"
in 6 reviews
"simple tapas"
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"wooden barrels"
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"green olives"
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"queso"
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"step back in time"
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"chorizo"
in 5 reviews
"por favor"
in 2 reviews
"vintage posters"
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"people watching"
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"amontillado"
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"sherries"
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"palo"
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"hemingway"
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Apparently a favorite haunt of Hemmingway, this place is a gem. Full of olde world charm without being naff. There is a resident cat, old men in flat caps behind the bar, tipping is frowned upon and delicious fino sherry. There is nothing flashy about it, it is just excellent.

Thank Joy C
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Absolutely brilliant atmosphere - 5 different sherries and great tapas - and all at extremely reasonable prices ... bit tricky to find but loved every minute ... would definately re-visit if I was ever in Madrid again!

1  Thank Pedro52
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

A recommended and tasty sherry bar. The menu is very focused on a number of Spanish items, no English translation.

We have no idea what we ate and drank but it was good.

1  Thank summoner82
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Wonderfully atmospheric bar that only serves delicious sherry and simple tapas. Try the bone-dry manzanilla, served chilled in generous glasses. Thankfully there are absolutely no concessions to tourism here and the atmosphere is welcoming and local. Free of music and fake decor, it's a place to sip the wine and soak in the simple ambience which has probably remained unchanged for decades. A Madrid highlight.

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