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La Via Lactea The Woodstock Bar

Closed Now: 8:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 3:30 AM
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Great music bar

Great bar for music and pool...early evening drink offers...huge gin and tonic was 5 euros before... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
A very pleasant night

Over all a very pleasant experience. Cheap beer, pool table, fantastic decor and good music. Will... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Vicky G
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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible13%
25 Jun 2018
“One of the first Rock n' Roll bars in Madrid - Still going strong!”
12 Jun 2018
“Cracking wee bar”
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Calle Velarde 18, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 46 75 81
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Getting a beer and just gawping at the gig posters on the wall is reason enough to visit this Madrid staple.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lhnbt
Reviewed 13 June 2018

If your looking for a lively dive bar with amazing tunes and a pool table then this is the place for you.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RichEdin
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Visited this place as wanted to see a couple of bars with links to "La Movida". Beer reasonable price, clientele young - too young for my partner which quickly led to row & departure. Hopefully your experience will be be better!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a fun time if you’re looking for something casual with friends. There’s a pool table in the back, usually surrounded by lots of people. Have only had beer here so can’t really say anything more about cocktails and such.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great bar for music and pool...early evening drink offers...huge gin and tonic was 5 euros before 11pm...gets busy later on...give it a go!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Emma01Baker
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Over all a very pleasant experience. Cheap beer, pool table, fantastic decor and good music. Will definitely be back!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Vicky G
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I went here on the Tuesday but it was dead. returned on the Wednesday, it was a bit livelier but I did not feel too comfortable as a solo female. I'm comfortable to go into anywhere on my own but here I felt that men...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank kowalkski
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This may be my favorite bar in the world. Very Madrid and very much a rock bar. Great decor, doesn't get busy until midnight or so later, like most Madrid bars on the weekend. Fun crowd with a nice range of ages though it skews...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank eeinchicago
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Good music, awesome decoration and decent prices given how historic the place is for the Movida. Will definitely visit again.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank João S
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

The music, oh the music. And the videos behind the bar, oh the videos. And the music festival posters on the ceiling. And the CD's and the vinyls everywhere. And of course, the billard. Best bar of my life.

Thank Teromneirda
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