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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Plaza Santa Ana, 1
Madrid, 28012

91 429 39 18 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Mesquita
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Good place for a beer in central Madrid. Always crowded and you have to work yourself through the bar to get your beer.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75

This place could have been da shiznit years ago, but now that Madrid has a good number of true craft-beer bars, Naturbier lags behind.

The setting can be a blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it and who you are- right on the beautiful, touristy Plaza de Santa Ana, where you are more likely to hear English than Spanish.

Inside, Naturbier looks like any other Spanish bar, minus the flair and the flavor- aka, boring. Needs some character and personality. There are some beer tanks here and there, but it is not quite clear they actually brew beer on location.

Only two options on tap: "rubia" (helles lager) and "tostada" (dunkel). Alright but not great, remotely German like the joint itself.

Clearly a tourist-oriented place, they really ought to bring the whole thing up a notch if they want to compete with the newer and better beer bars in Madrid.

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Photo of shivtim
3/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

This is a large faux-German bar in central Madrid. With two bars on the main floor, dinner seating in back, more seating downstairs, and lots of tables on the plaza, there is plenty of room for everyone. If you're staying in central Madrid, chances are you are walking distance from Naturbier.
The theme is slightly tacky, but actually pulled off pretty well in the dining area, with two big copper kettles and several German-looking murals.
The beer is ok. They only have three types: "rubio," "tostado," and alcohol free. Still, hard to find much better in Madrid outside of the few places with Belgian selections.
Service was fine, and the food was actually decent. Good potatas bravas and the goat cheese was great.
Worth a stop, and you can easily hop around to any of the dozens of tapas bars within a one minute walk of this place if you desire some more San Miguel.

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Photo of RedLion
2.7/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

The location of this bar is great. The October weather was perfect, and the beer is good. The rubio is the better beer by far. Just be sure to ask for "rubio" or "dark" because the staff there is too ignorant of their own products to interpret "dunkel." The waiter was stupidly rude when I asked for a "dunkel", going so far as to ask if what I really wanted was a "Coca-Cola."

"But you're in Spain! Why would you ask by the German word?"
A) Their pretending to be a German style beer.
B) It says "Dunkel" and "Helles" on their God-damned taps!

And it isn't just this one waiter. I walked inside at one point, and there was a guy at the bar, standing in front of the Dunkel handle, asking the bartender standing behind the Dunkel tap handle for a "Dunkel", and she could only respond with a blank stare until he pointed directly at the handle while saying "Dunkel" for her to respond back with "Ooh, rubio!"

There are a lot of great outdoor cafes in Madrid, and Mahou is a decent lager. The local wines are cheap, good, and plentiful. I would not go out of way to drink here unless you're hell bent on drinking at every brewpub you can find.

Food = don't remember the tapas other than the free olives. Good olives.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

a small brewpub in the plaza santa anna that offers two beers on tap an some ok tapas.

what really makes this place shine is the beautiful patio area in the plaza which is one of the most beautiful plazas in all of madrid. however, they are very aware of this fact so one beer will cost you an extra euro and a half out in the plaza than inside. but, i can't stress ho beautiful the plaza is so if you are not planning on pounding em down (although, of course, it is oftentimes not planned), the plaza is for you. the inside can get a little cramped and is definitely nothing special.

the food here is pretty decent but nothing special. i particularly enjoyed the blood sausage with eggs and they had a pretty mediocre cheesplate to go with the beer.

ultimately, this place is a godsend in madrid but would be pretty standard in a country where they have more than just macrolagers, wine and sangria.

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Photo of plaid75
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Located on the Plaza De Santa Ana, in Madrid. This Plaza is smaller than Plaza de Mayor, but equally as lively.

The interior featured a front bar with pub table style seating. There was an additional service type bar in the rear with additional seating. There was a large outdoor dining area in the plaza and it was entertaining watching the waiters dodge speeding cars to deliver their dishes.

The beer selection featured three or four house beers that seemed to all be German influenced.
The beers were tasty and surisingly style appropriate.

The decor was also German influence with a lot of rustic touches.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This is a nice tapas bar on a beautiful and interesting square in central Madrid. The floors are red tile, the walls yellow plaster and wood, the ceiling half-timbered. The bar is on the right, while stairs on the left go down to a small private room with taps on the tables. The bar is made of light wood, with no stools. There are just a couple high tables and stools on the right near the bar. Past the stairs, there is another bar on the left with a couple of stools. At the back, a larger dining room goes off to the right. Total seating for maybe 60. The place is well lit, with soft rock playing at moderate volume. It is quite popular and therefore quite crowded most nights. The service was less than friendly, and only spoke Spanish.

Only two taps - pale and dark lagers. They are served in plain glassware a touch too cold for my taste. Quality was solid. The food is good, if a wee bit unimaginative. The place is worth a visit, particularly since it and Magister are only about three minutes walk from each other. Do them both.

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Naturbier in Madrid, Spain
Brewery rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 10 ratings