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Details: Belmondo

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Style:
DIVEY: So downright casual, you might feel uncomfortable.
CASUAL: Anything goes, just relax and have a good time.
MODERN: Clean and snappy.
CLASSY: A little on the up-scale side. May have a dress code.
FORMAL: You'd better be on your best behavior. Almost certainly has a dress code, or should.
Cost:
$$$$: Cheap - Prices are cheaper than found at most other good bars in the area.
$$$$: Average - Prices are about the same as found at most other good bars.
$$$$: Pricey - They are charging more here than at most other good bars.
$$$$: Expensive - Hopefully, somebody else is paying. If they aren't, maybe you should have just one, just so you can say you did.
Food:
EAT: None - Hope you aren't hungry, even in the slightest.
EAT: Snacks - Very simple bar snacks. Peanuts, pretzles, that sort of thing.
EAT: Light - Small appetizers, small plates, great if you're not terribly hungry.
EAT: Full - A full meals worth of things to order.
Reservations:
: None - First come, first served.
: Available - Not needed, but you could if you wanted to.
: Required - You need to call for reservations.
: Private - Members Only, or otherwise not available for general attendance.
Belmondo
Cuesta Caños Viejos 3
Madrid, Madrid 28005
Spain

CASUAL - $$$$ - ??? -
+34913663013
http://belmondococktails.com/web/

Open every day from 7 pm to 02.30 am. Most cocktails cost 10€. Champagne cocktails: 14€.
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Headed by Italian bartender Franscesco Cavaggioni, Belmondo is the third great opening of 2010 in Madrid (with Cabrera and Dry Martini Madrid). The place is small-ish with great design -- look out for the cointreau bottle-filled ceiling -- and they have a big outside area in the summer -- in a quiet and shady spot.

Their menu mixes classics and contemporary drinks made with good ingredients and craft methods. Notable cocktails include the Basil Julep, Smokie Romero (Tequila, Agave Honey, Rosemary, Lemon Bitters), the Gringo (Tequila, Conitreau, Balsamic Vinegar, Lime and Fig), a variation Boudreau's Rubicon and the Zacapa Manhattan (Zacapa 23, Pedro Ximenez, Orange Bitters, Cherry bitters).

Although it's outside the "normal" cocktail route, you cannot make the economy of the visit. 

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