About the Hipster Madrid

 

North of the Gran Via, the central avenue of Madrid, are two neighbourhoods teeming with life and the panache of revolutionary history. Chueca, as Madrid’s earliest and most well established LGBT+ district, is no stranger to revolution, while Malasaña is named after Manuela Malasaña, a young girl shot to death in the main square of the neighbourhood during the uprising against the French in 1808. It was also home, in the years after the death of Franco in 1975, to the La Movida movement, which celebrated life and expanded the boundaries of freedom and the permissible.

The two neighbourhoods share many similarities, but while Chueca has become the heart of nightlife and shopping in Madrid, Malasaña has preserved much of its alternative and artistic roots, expressed by the street art that is visible at every corner. Both neighbourhoods feature as the backdrop for many of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s films.

During the tour, you will discover the stories of the city’s underground, taste a variety of incredible dishes, drink fine alcohol, and enjoy the vibe of these unique neighborhoods.

3 km tour
3h
1:30PM - 10:00PM
1
Provolone Cheese in Tempura or Chicken in Cabrales Sauce

Provolone cheese fried in tempura and served with berry conserve or fried chicken served in a potato basket with Cabrales sauce, both accompanied by a glass of wine or soft drink

2
Vermouth Aperitif

White wine aromatized and fortified with various botanicals (roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs, and spices) based on a secret recipe.

3
Smoked Goose Pocket or Baccalà Fritter

Smoked goose on fig jam or baccalà fritter with salmorejo soup

4
Callos a la Madrileña or Seafood or Vegetarian Paella

A serving of either Callos a la Madrileña or Seafood or Vegetarian Paella served with Padrón peppers and bread

Further Information

Important Information
  • This tour is not available on national holidays.
  • There are no guaranteed substitutions for those with allergies, though some biteStops will accommodate.
  • Note that you may be asked to wait to receive your bite, depending on rush-hours, and seating may not be available.
  • You may interrupt the tour and continue it on a different day.
  • You may convert unused bites to bite-credit via the app.
  • The tour is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Although the tour will be downloaded into your device after purchase, minimal cellular data is required when claiming the bites. Please make sure you have access to cellular data.
Weekly Availability
  • Mondays - 1:30PM to 6:00PM
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 1:30PM to 10:00PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays - 1:30PM to 12:00AM
  • Sundays - 1:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Bite #1 is closed between 5PM and 8PM on Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays