BarsLost & Found

An archive of places Madrid has lost

21 September 2018

Last updated: 13 September 2019

BODEGAS JÍMINEZ

Closed due to retirement. Future of establishment unknown.

Calle Donoso Cortés, 66

Jose Luís Jiménez

Bodegas Jiménez

His old radio

An old photo of the old wine amphoras in use (still in the bar)

The photos on the wall

Jose Luís behind the bar

FARO VALLECANO

Closed and converted into a two-story nightclub with blacked-out windows. Why, and what happened to the owner is unknown.

Calle Martínez de la Riva, 13

Faro Vallecano's facade

Sun beams into the upstairs diner

The downstairs bar area

Coffee, tortilla and an orange juice for €3

BOTON DE ORO

Closed and sold due to unsustainable running costs and lack of footfall. New owner’s intentions for the centenarian haberdashery are unknown.

More info here.

Calle de Juan de Austria, 33, Chamberí

EL DIAMANTE

Closed doe to owner’s ill health. Currently under development – pending establishment unknown.

Calle de las Maldonadas, 5, La Latina

TABERNA DE ATOCHA

Closed and renovated into a fast-food wok restaurant. Possibly the same owner.

Calle de Atocha, 76, Lavapiés

 

BAR LOZANO

Closed due to low footfall and retirement of the owner. Now a hipster café called L’orangerie.

Calle Calle de San Joaquín, 14, Malasaña

EL PALENTINO

Closed partly due to the death of the original 78-year-old owner and barman, and then sold by co-owner/daughter in law. Interior has been demolished. A new restaurant franchise has opened in its place under the same name.

Calle del Pez, 8, Malasaña

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