Madrid as most of you would know is the capital of Spain and by far the largest municipality area in the entire country. This beautiful city houses around 6.5 million of population and spreads across 604.3 square km. it stands at third in the whole European Union losing its place to only London and Berlin.
When it comes to Madrid’s nightlife it is intriguing, hot, trendy and indefatigable. The city is well renowned for its vivacious nightlife as it has to offer and the best discos where you can dance till the dawn.
Surely, people would be lured with the city’s charm, atmosphere, but there is something else that you should never miss – its Calabrian famossissima Movida! The City proudly competes with the likes of major European cities for the fun and entertainment it can offer.
It is worth mentioning that the busy city life in the day comes back to the same rigor as the sun sets. It’s all made possible with trendy bars, cool discos and riveting clubs. Especially the fans of Movida will come across a wide variety of amusement choices in Madrid hence they will never be bored.
The city has the choice of tapas bars, nightclubs and concerts which suits the needs or preferences of people with varied taste and wants.
Unlike other cities, nightlife in Madrid starts a bit late but the best part is it continues till late morning. Usually the afternoon for the inhabitants starts at around 16:00 which ends late in the evening (beyond dusk). The evening starts at around 23:00. That’s the time when Spaniards will be seen flocking in bars, clubs and discos.
You would find the pubs or bars in the city closing around 2:30 on weekdays while on weekends it extends up to 3:30. The clubs on the other side opens up for the public around 23:00 and you can enjoy your time till 7:00 in the morning. The clubs closing at this time might seem late to most of you, as the young Spaniards continue to party after the club. These people will change their locations to party as they might not be allowed to party this late.
If you are entering the nightclub late, the entry into the nightclubs would cost you around 15 Euros which might include a free drink. In order to save some penny, plan your night a bit earlier than midnight. If you are on a tight budget, you can choose to go for smaller clubs which will generally have entry fees of 5 Euros.
As far as the list of nightclubs goes, there are countless spots to enthrall you. The traditional and characteristic nightlife of Madrid is famous for its Tablao. That’s the spot to enjoy your local cuisine with a fascinating flamenco show. The show portrays the true Spanish culture with the dance moves from the local dancers. If you are looking to immerse your evening into the Spanish culture, it is highly recommended for you.
The districts in Madrid have to offer different taste and atmosphere to you. The list of districts has been carefully crafted to give you a glimpse of what you can expect when you visit them.
The Central district, Malasana, is situated near Plaza de Dos de Mayo (a cradle of Movida Madrilena born in 1980s). It can also be spotted towards the north of Gran Via. You will definitely love this place as it hosts wide range of pubs and bars. You will be captivated with the live music (mostly rock, metal, punk or electronic) in these pubs/bars. This district is frequented by young crowd, so you can plan to enjoy with your group. This district is reachable from the Metro stop located at Tribunal.
Here is the list of three best venues that you can’t miss:
This is the best place to hang out with your friends near the Tribunal metro station. This place is characterized by fascinating wall art. You will also be captivated with the music from 60s and 70s. You will also find the drinks inexpensive here. Downstairs can get really crowded unlike the upstairs which is more relaxed. Here you get a lot of opportunity to mingle with the locals.
This can get to your top list of best bars in the city. It has a flamboyant interior as you would find the walls and ceilings painted with pop music memorabilia. The place will not get crowded till the midnight. One could find people of ages 20 to 35 that too mostly locals could be seen. This place is a must go if you are looking for the best combo of fun/music with reasonable price.
It can be really fun on the weekends. As Friday is indie night with the music ranging from the Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys, the Ramones and the Clash. Saturday is the time when the Club Nasti shows its true color, the crowd would love the likes of Depeche Mode or the Rapture. The dancefloor isn’t enough at times and the crowd can get real clumsy.
This place, located near the Puerta del Sol, is considered to be the center of the Madrid’s nightlife. Discos and bars in this area opens up till late morning. It is a fun spot for young crowd and travelers. It also houses many trendy lounge bars, wine bars, cool cafes and restaurants (it is recommended that you dine before you dance).
This place is a mostly frequented by teenagers and students. One can get busy with the range of pubs and bars situated in this area.
La Latina is situated by the Plaza Mayor. It is a peaceful place hosting mostly tapas bars, pubs and restaurants. It is considered to be the starting point to get tuned into the nightlife of Madrid as you can have local cuisines with cocktails in a chilled atmosphere before heading to the other crowded neighborhoods. La Latina as a cool place to hang out with your friends is lively throughout the day. It is as its charm during the morning and afternoon when you would find terraces and tapas bars filled with young and fun people.
One can treat La Latina as a starting place before plunging to the stylish night ahead. The most veteran venue in this district is the Berlin Cabaret, you would find the pleasure Monday through Thursday as there are provocative shows being conducted. Also, it is advisable to visit ContraClub for music lovers, you can find live music from charity gigs to styles like hip hop, jazz and even flamenco. For commercial music lovers, Shoko Madrid is the place, it has two floors and could be booked for an event.
If you are looking for an intimate show, head to El Rincon del Arte Nuevo. This place offers gigs by singers and stand-up comedians in a café setup. So, you can order something to fill your stomach and get entertained at the same time.
Not just that, the district is also very popular for Flamenco having a lot of spots dedicated to it. It is needless to say that the best flamenco show is being held up in El Corral de la Morería. Since its inception in 1956, this place has witnessed best flamenco dancers and prestigious audience hailing from Hollywood, Presidents and royal families. One of the other option to dine and enjoy the flamenco show is Sala Clan. After the high dose of flamenco, locals prefer to go to clubs. The best option is to visit Ole Disco, a club which would give you spirit of flamenco with mix of Spanish Pop.
You can also find international taste being in Madrid. Marula is one of those places where you can find international music with an open terrace and a sparkling night. There is something definitely for everyone in Madrid, LGTBI people are welcomed in the city. In fact, there are streets named like Little Chueca for homosexual and other sexualities. Sixta and El Perla are some of the great small venues to transform your evening with music and drinks.
Princesa is often referred to as the heaven for students as there are many colleges and universities located here. So it becomes evident to find the variety of options for young crowd. The place has offering ranging from cool bars, trendy discos and stylish clubs catering to the likes of the youngsters. Rock, heavy, Latin and pop are usually played in these places. One can reach Princessa via metro stops such as Venture, Rodrigner, Guzman el Bueno and Plaza de Espana.
If your plans are to start your night in summers, Hotel Exe Moncha’s top floor can be a good start as you can find Terraza de Poniente with gorgeous views and a chill out space. However, there are other places to dine before enjoying the nightclubs or bars such as Mexican La Malquerida, New York style Casa Mono (its hamburgers are must try) while Gastrobar Rosales and Punto Básico can offer you Mediterranean cuisine. For foodies, El Club Allard is the starting point as it has got two Michelin stars. That’s how the locals start their evening by meeting out their friends for drinks and tapas.
There several places local go out for partying and it is important to note that a few places close by 4 am. Well most of the places open till morning Thursday through Saturday. Electronic music lovers can opt for Pirandello I-II-III. You will find a lot of students in Sala Mitty hosting theme parties. LaSal is one of the most popular club destinations for commercial music fans. For rock, punk and heavy music lovers, there is a place called Bajos de Arguelles. Copérnicooffers its audience live-music with DJ sessions. If you go further out, you will find a club known as Colonial Norte which is hit among the young population.
The nightlife of Madrid has become world famous largely attributed to Chueca area where you can find small bars and nightclubs hosting big parties welcoming everyone. Long ago, LGBTI community filled a new life into the night culture here. This place shows diversity and inclusion for all ages and preferences. Bar Museo Chicote has become a part of the city’s cultural heritage as this bar is truly European and historic. You might find a Hollywood star such as Ernest Hemingway partying here some time or the other. Besides, it hosts Madrid’s top DJs and veterans.
There are several new pubs and bars which have come up in the recent past to add more fun. LL Showbar and Kubrick are two of them offering frenetic shows every now and then. There are places like Truco and Fulanita de Tal having their roots from Lesbian and Gay community.
This place is in close proximity to Santiago Bernabeu stadium and is referred to as the chicest district by many. You can easily find an expensive and elegant clubs and bars in this area. The crowd here is mostly fashionable and stylish.
Madrid is nothing less than being the liveliest city in the world and you say it in Spanish ‘Mucha Marcha’ meaning the city never sleeps. Be it a weekend or a public holiday like Christmas, the streets are filled with vibrant crowd since late morning. Madrid has to offer a lot for each and everyone’s taste, preference, age or even nationality. Besides, there are many bars, cafes and restaurants that allow the entry of kids when accompanied by adults. You can even chose to go on nightlife tours in Madrid having different coaches for all ages where you can enjoy the night with fun, safety and companionship.
So start you discovery and enjoy the nightlife of Madrid to the fullest.
The Spanish capital, Madrid is known as one of the liveliest city in the world when it comes to the nightlife. This makes it a vibrant city where both locals and foreigners love to booze, party and enjoy with their friends till late morning. You would never be disappointed with the wide range of clubs that the city has to offer. The clubs that we are going to talk about are filled with thousands dancing each night throughout the week. As Spanish say Mucha Marcha which means the Spanish Capital never sleeps as many refer Spaniards to have the tendency to party late night. Expectedly, the exceptional city has got trendy bars to funky jazz spots to entice you.
To take you through the tour of the best nightlife we have curated a list of nightclubs which you would never want to miss visiting. We would recommend visiting them all if you can.
Rated 4.0 on TripAdvisor, The reason we recommend this mega club for techno lovers is to make you feel the fun. You will hear from likes of aces artists – Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Adam Bayer, etc. The club is situated little (30km south) outside of the city’s busy life. It is a huge space which has the capacity to hold more than 7000 people at once. It has two large rooms named Main and Satellite and a spacious terrace at your disposal. There are special events being conducted, so we advise you to check the updates on its website and book your tickets well in advance to confirm your spot.
The atmosphere in the club is really energizing as its interior is inspired from pure Ibiza style. The ambience definitely speaks its love for great music with powerful sound system. The club has witnessed riveting performances from Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier, Maceo Plex, etc.
Here are few suggestions to make your night enjoyable here. Firstly, plan your entry a bit early if you are travelling by bus (the last bus leaves at 11:30 PM from Plaza de Espana). There is a special event – ‘el parkineo’ takes place early in the night where the sound systems in cars are used for music.
The price normally starts from 16 Euros if you book early. For special events and festivals, the entry fees is up to 50 to 60 Euros
Rated 3.5 on TripAdvisor. You would definitely want to go to a place which hosts a Magic show for a 400 people at once. This club has garnered its name for its vibrant crowd, an excellent sound system and uncanny ability of the DJs. The club is not only created for DJs but created by DJs. In 2015, the renowned DJ such as Maceo Plex performed here and stole the hearts of the audience. The atmosphere here is engrossing especially with the crowd which comes here is aged 20 to 25. This place also differentiates itself with the Premium quality alcohol they serve and the meticulous client care.
The music played in GOYA ranges from Deep house to tech house and sometimes you might find techno. Few national and international DJs have performed here such as Alex Metric, Breakbot, Goncalo, Oliver Heldens and others. It is needless to say how much important it is to have the skilled DJ to make your night full of fun and energy.
The entry into the club starts from 15 Euros along with the drink and 18 Euros with two drinks. If you are looking to book a VIP table (4 people), you can get it for 120 Euros with a bottle of drink.
Rated 3.0 on TripAdvisor, Kapital is very popular amongst the few best clubs in the city. This club is situated in close proximity of Atocha train station which is referred to as the center of the city. This iconic spot has got 7 floors of entertainment and each of these floors has its unique style and ambience. With the wide range of options available on each floor, the possibility is high that you will find what you are looking for at Teatro Kapital.
Every Thursday to Saturday, thousands of Spaniard hearts flee to the club to make their night memorable and fun. The colossal club was once a theater, the place used to have a balcony which is now converted into a VIP area. The VIP area provides an elegant view to the club’s main room. The music taste changes from floor to floor. You will find music – hip hop, EDM and funky hits on every other floor. 2nd floor gives an opportunity to be your own singer with Karoake session and 7th floor has a lounge. The club is known for the most diversified clientele base which keeps visiting this spot for the atmosphere and music it has to offer.
It is advisable to visit each floor to enjoy the night to the fullest and do visit Megatron in main room. You can even get an entry into the club before 1:30 am for 17 Euros with two drinks.
The NOX club is considered to be the reference for the techno based clubs in Madrid. You would see that every month it witnesses international performances from Hot Since 82, Uner, Pleasurekraft, etc. You can call it as Underground club. The bookings are done quite crazily, so ensure you buy it before it gets over. The fun night awaits you in NOX club.
Rated 3.5 on TripAdvisor. La Riviera is considered as the most lavish nightclub of Madrid. You can find dance parties, concerts, clubbing and discos to enthrall you. The club’s history dates back 50 years and it continues to be the best destination of the city. If you love concerts you are at the right place to enjoy the Spanish capital’s best concerts. It is a venue where you can enjoy both clubbing and live concerts.
The ambience of the club is so frenzy that you can’t assign a category to what it offers. The music ranges from pop, rock to electronic music depending on the events. La Chapa is an event usually occurring on Friday where you can enjoy like a baby.
This historic club is situated in Sala Inn in Moncloa area which is considered to be the largest university area. The club has been renovated recently and it has made open for the hearts. When you compare Gotham club with its neighborhood clubs, the music ranges from electro to Reggaeton. The Saturdays are for the young crowd with the love of disco and commercial music
The atmosphere is electrifying and young as most of the people visiting the club are students. The club has two rooms each with the capacity of 900 people. The club shows the style of New York as it has got an urban touch.
Rated 3.5 on TripAdvisor, If you are in city center, never miss visiting Teatro Barcelo (formerly known as Pacha Madrid). It is referred to as the iconic club situated in a 30’s decade historic building. The club’s history is more than 30 years old and over the years, it has garnered its name in in the most popular clubs in the city. In its VIP area, famous people such as Prince, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol have danced besides thousands of other people. It is advisable to adhere to the dress code when you visit Teatro.
The music is equally magnificent; it ranges from electronic, indie, rock hits to dance music. Usually, the music is tuned based on the event being organized. We would recommend visiting Thursday as it especially dedicated to students and artists from around the world show their talent.
Sala Pirandello is the most open minded club in the city as it is of LGBT Community. There are riveting night with – no pants party and parties with gogos, live performances and especially Sunday is techno night. The parties here are crazy and you need to be crazy enough to enjoy your time. The music ranges from dance hits that will make you dance till the morning. It is really advisable to keep your prejudices aside and have fun.
Rated on TripAdvisor, Opium Madrid is known for its lavish interior and exclusive ambience. The best part is it is open throughout the year, so never miss the chance. The atmosphere in Opium has its own category and the people visiting the beautiful club are exclusive. If you are looking forward to visit this amazing place, book your table or tickets well in advance else you might miss the opportunity to mingle with the wonderful crowd of the city.
The music ranges from House to Commercial which is always tuned to the suit the taste of the crowd. You can make your night even more exciting by opting for Bottle Service which starts from 200 Euros. Entry for girls are not charged while guys have to pay 10 Euros for entering
Rated 3.0 on TripAdvisor, The Joy Club was opened in 1980s which makes it the veteran of the nightclubs in the city. Club is a great place to hang out with your friends or group. The Staff here is friendly and courteous and you will be treated like VIPs once you enter into VIP area. You can even book a VIP table for 180 Euros which would also include the bottle. It is important to note that the club has got a Zero tolerance to unfriendly and weird behavior, so be gentle to others.
It has got the diversified audience which makes it a versatile club. The music and atmosphere is really welcoming and you will be grooved to the music all night.
Rated 3.5 on TripAdvisor, Café Berlin is basically a music club with a cool bar. You might find the building small to accommodate you for the night, but it is sufficient to give you space you night with a great view of the stage. The live performances here will steal the show and the hearts of the audience. Apart from the seating, there is also room for you to stand and watch the shows. Events like The Lucia Rey Trio (shows an exceptional jazz) are more to come by
The club is situated in the city center and the atmosphere that builds up by night is also amazing.
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor, with a rich history of 15 years, the club has garnered its name to be the reference club for Techno music. The club lures audience with the international artists performing every now and then. You can find the events happening at this venue mostly every Thursday and Saturday. The atmosphere is apt for techno lovers, you can enjoy dancing till early morning. The music ranges from techno and Tech House, the artists such as Ellen Allen, Carl Craig, Ten Walls, etc. could be seen performing in the club. It is advisable to check the tickets on the website else you might miss the chance to get the most riveting techno night.
Rated 4.5 TripAdvisor, You would definitely love club’s atmosphere coupled with the friendly staff. The club is located in the city center, so it becomes easy to commute from anywhere. The club is particularly popular among the locals as the musical night get really intriguing. The crowd builds up as the night approaches 1 AM, so ensure you make to the venue early as the queue gets really huge sometimes. You will also find live concerts in this small venue. You will get every chance to get intimate with the crowd.
Rated 4 on Google Reviews, The Jazz club is predominantly known for great atmosphere and music. If you are planning to spend your night relaxing in the city, do visit El Plaza Jazz Club. The best part is they have got jazz and blues concerts being organized from Wednesday to Sunday. The drinks are also affordable as it would cost you around 4 Euros to grab a drink.
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor, This venue is popular for drinks, hip bar, club and lively music. It can be spotted near Gran Via and Chueca which makes it a prime venue. Locals regard it as the best Tapa bar in the entire city as every scrumptious tapas (included with a drink) here taste different from the other. The staff is courteous and service is fast. It is a good value for money place to hang out with your friends when you are tight on your budget. The music usually ranges from rock, pop to electronic.
The enticing atmosphere, groovy music and great crowd in the nightclubs of Madrid makes it a heaven for party lovers. When you are visiting this beautiful city, one of the things which you would definitely do is experience the city’s nightclubs. The nightclubs usually open up in late evening and continue till early morning. We are sure that you would find no difficulty in finding the right spot for you after exploring the options we have presented to you.
You must be excited to take a plunge into the best nightclubs with your partner, family and friends. The last thing that you should do is check out the special events being organized in the clubs. You can find more information if you check their websites or social media handles. Madrid is an open minded city, so be safe and worry about nothing but the best time