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“Went here every week while living in Madrid”

Meson de la Guitarra
Ranked #53 of 914 Nightlife in Madrid
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Went here every week while living in Madrid”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I lived in Madrid for a semester. A close friend and I met at the Meson de la Guitarra every Monday night. The best sangria in Madrid in my experience (and I did my research ;). We ate some of the appetizers, but I haven't tried too much of the food - what we did try I enjoyed. A guitarist strums a tune every once in a while - when he's in the right mood. The fact that he plays when he feels like it only adds to the atmosphere - it's way better than dining to a musician who has to play all evening and doesn't want to be there. And the cave feel is really nice too.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Meson de la guitarra / Plaza Mayor”
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Super place. Atmosphere really doesn't get going until about 10 or 11 pm but after that Nothing
to compare ! I definitely want to invite some good friends to celebrate my next birthday there. You can't find a more authentic atmosphere but you better have an appreciation for Spanish music, folklore, culture and culinary delicacies. If you can go there with some Madrilenios, so much the Better !

Visited October 2012
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London
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This place is not what you want”
Reviewed 7 July 2009

If you would prefer watching the guitarist drink as opposed to actually picking up the guitar than this place is for you. For myself, I was sort of hoping to hear at least some music. As a standard bar it's ok I guess, just don't let the guitarra bit of the name fool you into thinking you may hear some guitar playing.

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4 Thank xPetex
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New York, NY
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best of the cave bars along Plaza Mayor in Madrid, by far”
Reviewed 16 July 2008

It's been a long time, but Meson de la Guitarra is burned in my mind as the best bar experience of my life. I arrived there around 1:30 in the morning on a Saturday night and was treated to the finest spontaneous concert of my life. Someone who knew what they were doing on guitar started playing a song, and everyone in the bar began to sing. Everyone. Simple as that. It was wonderful. The sangria is good, the atmosphere is outstanding, and on a good night when the crowd is singing this is one of the finest places on earth to catch an unexpected show. I'm quite certain it isn't the sangria talking.

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