Madrid's best (cocktail) bars & clubs
If you wanna have a legendary night no matter if it’s weekend or not, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Nightlife in Madrid is extremely lively and fun, since the city boasts a whole heap of bars and clubs that will blow your socks off. A wide collection of slick cocktail bars like Corazón and La Villana are wonderful places to spend an easygoing drinking night, or to start your evening before hitting Madrid’s nightclubs and party till the morning. Speaking about nightclubs, you’ll be amazed of the number and variety of hip dance floors the city has to offer.
Whether you’re into blues and jazz, or you prefer the dynamic electronic tunes, Madrid will speak to your heart. Enjoy live music bands in MOE and the rock & roll Honky Tonk Bar or head up to the alternative Charada Club de Baile to dance in the sounds of modern electronic and indie music. If you’re looking for a more polished and exclusive club experience, choose your best outfit and get yourself to Gabana 1800. But in case you don’t know what you’re exactly looking for, there’s Teatro Kapital, Madrid’s biggest club. Featuring 7 different floors, a cocktail bar and a rooftop terrace, you’ll surely find something you like here.
Nightlife venues in Madrid are also plenty and variable. A very popular one is Barrio De Las Letras or Huertas, featuring many bars and pubs, as well as a diverse selection of music. It’s kind of touristy though, and so is La Latina area, another popular nightlife venue close to Plaza Mayor. Seeking for the original local vibe, you should probably head up to Malasaña area (locals often call it Maravillas), known for its alternative and bohemian atmosphere, or the classy Salamanca district, featuring several clubs with dance and house music.
Looking to mingle with Madrid’s young people and student crowd? Then you certainly need to visit Moncloa and Argüelles, the youth’s favorite hotspot. Madrid also features a lively gay scene in the ultra-fashionable Chueca district where party gets crazy. In this city we could say that life begins at night and ends the day after, since when you step a foot out at the streets after dark, you never know where’s the flow gonna get you. The only thing you do know for sure, is that you’ll enjoy every single moment out of it. After all, you’re in Madrid.