L-12A-G, Palm Square, Jaya One
72A Jalan Universiti
T: 03 7957 7822
We don’t know if it’s a saying here but it’s better to be red than dead seems to apply. Enter through Bar Madrid’s decorative iron gates and inside is a simply furnished bar and restaurant wrapped in raging red walls and decorated with the Spanish flag. Suburban and sterile Palm Square is not a patch on Plaza Mayor in the Spanish capital, but pair a bottle or glass of Spanish wine, cava (the Spanish version of champagne) or sangria with the kitchen’s non-halal tapas and you’ve got a terrific way of whiling away a sweltering afternoon in the suburbs.
Text Joanna Foo
Image Nazri Ishak
Clientele The PJ massive.
Music policy Spanish music.
Drinks Spanish wine like Ladero Tem Pranillo Wine is a steal at RM70/ bottle. Bar Madrid also serves cava like Lavit Rosado Brut, a sparkling rose cava, and sangria too.
Happy hour Mon-Sat: 6pm-8pm.
Eats Non-halal. Tapas range from RM8-20. The Cheese and Spanish Cold Cut Platters from RM30.90 to RM33.90 go a long way and the Grilled Iberico takes 30 minutes but is worth the wait.
Door policy Nada.
Dress code Nada.
Open Mon-Thu: 12nn-12mn; Fri: 12nn-2am; Sat: 4pm-12.30am; closed on Sun
Parking Jaya One Basement 1 or Basement 2 near Block J is the most convenient for access and charges RM2 for 1st two hours and RM1.50 for every subsequent hour. It’s RM2/entry after 6pm on weekdays and on weekends and public holidays it’s RM2/entry all day.