Pub Prada

Bars and Cafes, Malasaña

by Faye Davies

If the name inspires visions of cashmere-clad beauties sipping White Russians, think again. The only kind of glamour Pub Prada exudes is that of a washed-up pimp, whose prime coincided with the death of Franco.

Still, the place has a certain charm. The leatherette seats and the framed watercolours make for an atmosphere that’s half-American diner, half-Granny’s sitting-room. The music – a jangling stream of Iberian pop – may not be to everyone’s tastes; but the pool table is a welcome rarity on the landscape of Spanish drinking establishments.

On the unpretentious (ahem) outskirts of Malasaña, Pub Prada is the perfect place for a relaxed highball before you head off into the land of disco glitz and garrafón. Or for spotting a supermullet. Bring your own crowd.

Open until 2am every night, including Sundays. Copas 4.50€, dobles 2€.
Metro: Gran Vía. Calle Ballesta, 24. See map below:

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Comment from Ben
Date: October 4, 2007, 12:57 pm

Always nice to know another place with a pool table!

Comment from King
Date: October 9, 2007, 11:18 pm

Is this place suitable for washed-up geeks too?

Comment from Colin
Date: October 11, 2007, 10:11 am

Wonderful piece. You must get your writing skills from your alledged father.

Comment from Faye
Date: November 16, 2007, 4:09 pm

Washed-up geeks welcome; fathers tolerated.