One does get mighty thirsty when exploring our vast planet. We’ve slurped down African beer with guava at Ambiente Africa in Stuttgart, Germany and added bacon wrapped dates to our Bloody Mary at Diane’s Bloody Mary in San Francisco, California. With that being said, it wasn’t until we encountered El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller Gastrobares) in Madrid, Spain that we dared to sip a cocktail straight from a bathtub.

 

All the radial roads in Spain are measured from the Origen de Las Carreteras Radiales marker in Madrid's Plaza Del Sol. The marker is fairly small and can be found on the sidewalk. It says, "Km. 0."
All the Radial Roads in Spain Are Measured From the Origen de Las Carreteras Radiales Marker in Madrid’s Plaza Del Sol

 

First things first, Madrid is full of magical things to discover. From the cotton candy topped ice cream at Rocambolesc Gelateria to standing in the center of Spain at the Plaza del Sol, Madrid is a place that will keep both your tastebuds and your eyes busy.

 

All the radial roads in Spain are measured from a marker in Madrid's Plaza Del Sol. The marker is fairly small and can be found on the sidewalk beneath this building with the large clock on top. It says, "Origen de Las Carreteras Radiales Km. 0."
You’ll Find the Origen de Las Carreteras Radiales Marker Directly Beneath This Building With the Large Clock in Plaza Del Sol

 

Actually, come to think of it, you’re probably going to need a cocktail served in a lightbulb shaped glass (it’s called the Thomas Edison) after wandering aimlessly around Plaza del Sol trying to locate the dang marker. If you’re having trouble trying to find it, don’t worry, you’re not the only one struggling to find the tiny landmark on the sidewalk. Trust us, a funky cocktail at El Jardín de SB ought to help you recalibrate your internal compass.

 

Banana print leather goods and small accessories at Salvador Bachiller in Madrid, Spain. The pill and lipstick cases are bright blue with an adorable yellow banana print on them.
We Went Bananas for the Sweet Small Accessories at Salvador Bachiller in Madrid, Spain

 

Salvador Bachiller is a famed Spanish brand that’s known for its creative accessories, furniture, handbags, home goods, leather products, shoes and its travel gear. It’s also known for its scrumptious eateries called SB Gastrobares. They are housed within Salvador Bachiller’s shopping emporium over on Calle de la Montera.

 

A waitress in a red outfit prepares beautiful beverages and food at a prep counter for hungry diners at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller Gastrobares) restaurant in Madrid, Spain. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Counter Culture – Beautiful Drinks and Food Await Ravenous Diners at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller Gastrobares) in Madrid, Spain

 

The SB Gastrobares consist of El Jardín (the garden) de SB (Salvador Bachiller), VIP Lounge, El Invernadero (the greenhouse) de Salvador Bachiller and El Rincón (the corner) de Salvador Bachiller. After checking out three floors of the store’s adorable wares (the VIP lounge takes up one of the floors in the building), we made our way to level four (which would be more like the fifth floor by American standards) to grab a few drinks at El Jardín de SB.

 

Bird cages hang from trees and fresh flowers decorate the secret garden at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) restaurant in Madrid, Spain.
Secret Garden – Bird Cages Hang From Trees at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) in Madrid, Spain

 

The tiny little rooftop patio of El Jardín de SB is crammed full of fresh flowers and plants making it the perfect oasis for weary shoppers.

 

Beautiful green leather palm print menu covers decorate a table at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) restaurant in Madrid, Spain.
Shake Your Palm Palms – The Beautiful Leather Menu Cover at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) in Madrid, Spain

 

Upon turning the beautifully illustrated pages of El Jardín de SB’s menu you’ll find snacks like chicken gyoza (gyozas de pollo) and heartier fare like gourmet Waygu hamburgers (hamburguesa de Waygu). After a few flips of the pages, we landed upon a stunning drink called my cute little bird (mi lindo pajarito).

 

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A Chirp Off the Old Block – The My Cute Little Bird (Mi Lindo Pajarito) Cocktail at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) in Madrid, Spain

 

This stunning alcoholic beverage is made with almond liquor, blackcurrant liquor, dark rum, pineapple juice and lemon juice (licor de almendras, licor de cassis, ron oscuro, jugo de piña y jugo de limón).

 

Clearly we’re suckers for creative local shop and restaurant owners. Curious about some of the other crazy places we’ve discovered around the globe? Here are some of our other favorite quirky spots in the world.

 

My cute little bird arrives at the table resplendent in its own bird cage with a glowing LED ice cub and topped off with your very own feathered friend. The cocktail is every bit as refreshing as it looks in the picture.

 

A table at Madrid, Spain's El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller) is decorated with an al agua patos (duck water) cocktail, a mi lindo pajarito (my cute little bird) drink and a cappuccino. The al agua patos is served in a mini bathtub glass with a yellow rubber ducky floating in it. It's made with strawberry vodka, lemon juice and soda (vodka de fresa, jugo de limón y soda). Mi lindo pajarito is made with almond liquor, blackcurrant liquor, dark rum, pineapple juice and lemon juice (licor de almendras, licor de cassis, ron oscuro, jugo de piña y jugo de limón). My cute little bird arrives in its own bird cage with a glowing LED ice cub and with a feathered friend. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Jardín Secreto – With Cocktails This Beautiful, You May Never Want to Stray From Madrid’s Very Own Secret Garden Located at El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller)

 

We also ordered the delightful al agua patos (duck water) cocktail. The agua patos drink is served in a mini bathtub glass with a yellow rubber ducky and a LED ice cube floating in it. It’s also quite delicious and is crafted with strawberry vodka, lemon juice and soda (vodka de fresa, jugo de limón y soda).

 

In addition to El Jardín de SB, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across Spain.

 

We loved the little details at El Jardín de SB from the gorgeous menu covers coated in Salvador Bachiller’s stunning prints to the darling vessels that the checks arrive in (ours came in a sweet little wallet that was in the shape of a slice of lemon pie). You may have to wander through multiple floors of Salvador Bachiller’s amazing leather goods in order to get there, but our visit to El Jardín de SB was one of the highlights of our trip to capital of Spain. Next time we’re in Madrid, we already know what we’re going to order. In addition to rubber ducky cocktail number two, we’re definitely jonesing for a spoonful of the jardín secreto (a dessert plated in a pot and made to look the shape of a growing plant).

 

An exterior street view photo from the sidewalk outside of Salvador Bachiller's accessories shop and home of the SB Gastrobares including El Jardín de SB in Madrid, Spain. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Salvador Bachiller in Madrid, Spain

 

El Jardín de SB (Salvador Bachiller Gastrobares)
Address: Calle de la Montera 37
28013 Madrid, Spain
Hours: Sunday Through Thursday 11:00am to Midnight, Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 1:00am
Phone: +34 91 532 33 99
Email: marketing3@salvadorbachiller.com
Prices (All Prices in Euros): Food €5.50 to €20.00, Cocktails and Juices €6.50 to €15.00