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Nightlife in Madrid

For Recommended Places please choose a theme:

Jazz and Blues - Magic - Fashionistas - Cocktails - To Take A Coffee
To Have A Beer - An Exotic Night - For Those About To Rock - Salsa!
Flamenco - House Beats - For Artists - To Play Games - Chill Out

Also see our guide to House and Electro clubs including a list of the top ten night clubs in Spain as recommended by El Pais newspaper.

Low Club - stays open very late - eclectic music policy ranging from indie to 80s to house and techno. This is our list of some nice places to go at night when you're in Madrid. Formed after months of intensive research and the consumption of many 'combinados' we hope you appreciate how hard Madrid Uno works for you...!

We'll be adding to the list as the months go on - so many good places it's sometimes hard to select. We also encourage any readers to contact us if you think we've missed a great place and that it should be included.

If you have a passion for the the digital arts we recommend you stop by La Casa Encendida. This is a community run centre, supported by the local government (communidad), that is a focus for technology culture - electronic music, digital photography, video etc. For the summer months (July and August) there are regular concerts and on Sundays a regular 'DJs en la Terraza' session. Entrance is usually only 1 euroweeny and it's a great place to find out what is going on elsewhere in town as well.

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Soul, Jazz and Blues

Magic and Magicians

  • La Cripta Magica - Tarragona, 15. Metro: PALOS DE FRONTERA

For Cocktails

  • Balmoral - Hermosilla, 10. Metro: SERRANO
  • Commo - Espoz y Mina, 22. Metro: SOL
  • Del Diego - Reina, 12. Metro: GRAN VIA
  • Museo Chicote - Gran Via, 12. Metro: GRAN VIA
Cafe Belen, old school, relaxed, friendly service. A good place to meet up.

To Take A Coffee

  • AntiCafe - Union, 2. Metro: OPERA
  • BBIG - (Internet Cafe), Alcala, 21. Metro: SEVILLA
  • Cafe Belen - Calle Belen, 5. Metro: ALONSO MARTINEZ
  • Cafe Del Espanol - Principe, 25. Metro: SEVILLA
  • Cafe Gijon - Paseo de Recoletos, 21. Metro: BANCO DE ESPANA
  • Makita - Don Pedro, 20. Metro: LA LATINA

To Have A Beer

  • Bo' Finn's - Serrano. Metro: NUNEZ DE BALBOA
  • Finnegan's - Arenal, 9. Metro: SOL
  • The Quiet Man - Serrano, 41. Metro: SERRANO
  • La Ruleta - Velazquez, 62. Metro: VELAZQUES

An Exotic Night

  • Mauna Loa - Plaza de Santa Ana, 13. Metro: SOL
  • Wawalag - Serrano, 85. Metro: GREGORIO MARANON
Club El Sol - great club in central Madrid. Playing in the photo are Los Guapos, a proper Rock band playing top guitar driven music. Ace drummer too.

For Rockers

  • Honky Tonk - Covarrubias, 24. Metro: BILBAO
  • La Leyenda - . Metro: CALLAO
  • Sol - (pictured right) Jardines, 3. Metro: SOL
  • La Via Lactea - Velaverde, 18. Metro: TRIBUNAL
  • Louie Louie - Calle de La Palma, 43. Metro: TRIBUNAL


  • Bodeguita del Beny - Tres Cruces, 8. Metro: GRAN VIA
  • La Otra Habana - Conde de Xiquena, 2. Metro: CHUECA


  • Al Andalus - Capitan Haya, 19. Metro: CUZCO
  • Torres Bermejas - Mesonero Romanos, 11. Metro: CALLAO
Crowd waiting to get in at Low Club. To the left with the red exterior is Basico, a warm-up bar with a nice line in smooth techno and progressive beats.

House Beats and Disco Dancing

  • Basico - Plaza de los Mostenses, 11. Metro: SANTO DOMINGO
  • Chango - Covarrubias, 42. Metro: BILBAO

For Artists

  • Cafe Sin Nombre - Conde Duque, 10. Metro: SAN BERNARDO
  • El Rincon del Arte Nuevo - Segovia, 17. Metro: LATINA

To Play Games

  • El Laberinto - All types of games - San Mateo, 26. Metro: TRIBUNAL
  • Shooters - Pool and Snooker - Gran Via, 31. Metro: GRAN VIA
  • Steinlager - Darts - Pedro Muguruza, 6. Metro: CUZCO
Areia Colonial Chillout lounge, Cocktails, infusions and coffees for those who want to relax. Celebrated its 4th anniversary in Autumn 2006.

Chill Out

  • Areia - (pictured right) Hortaleza, 92. Metro: TRIBUNAL or CHUECA
  • Circulo de Bellas Artes - Marques de Casa Riera, 2. Metro: BANCO DE ESPANA
  • Stromboli - Hortaleza, 96. Metro: TRIBUNAL or CHUECA