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  • La Via Lactea, Madrid
    La Via Lactea, Madrid
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  • el intruso: cool funky bar 'El Intruso'

    by batty43 Updated Jun 17, 2012

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    This is a great small intimate club in the centre of madrid. We found it by chance as the entrance doesn't show that well that it's a club inside. Intruso often has live music and the night we went there was a blues band playing and entry was free. Great club to go with friends who want some nightlife and dancing but don't want to be fighting their way to the bar or music so loud you can't hear your friends. This place had a great funky atmosphere and served the best mojitos i've ever had. It's definitely worth a a visit.
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    Back to the Future !: La Via Lactea

    by Ipanema_Princess Written Oct 21, 2009

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    La Via Lactea, Madrid

    From the outside...it looked like the kind of places where I wouldn't have entered. But it soon became my favourite.
    I'm not a fan of nightclub, but this is not really one...
    La Via Lactea ("the milkyway") is a bar where you can also danse and play pool.

    It is also a delightful time travel... The place plays excellent pop/rock music from the 5O's to the 80's. The walls are covered with posters of bands and it really has a great atmosphere.
    The crowd is young and international.

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  • Clubs: Nightlife in Madrid

    by costelloclub Written Jun 9, 2009

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    Costello Cafe & Nite Club has become, in only 4 years, a referent in the heart of Madrid, betting for musical and artistic talents of the city.

    This summer, Costello bringsus a special offer for those visitors to our city.

    From 6 o’clock pm you can stop by and have a coffee or tea, listening to great music, soul, lounge, bossa and jazz, in any of our two different spaces, the Gold Lounge and the exclusive Chill Garden. Until 12 pm you will be able to enjoy any of our great cocktails, from Mojitos and Campirihnas, to Cosmopolitans and Tequila Sunrises, from only 5€, and any refreshing shakes, cocktails and drinks from our selection.

    From 9.30 pm in the lower floor, opens the Club, where every Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays go on stage some of the best local and international artists and bands. This Summer we bring you a new proposal: El Subterraneo, an independent label festival in which you will be able to listen to one of the best groups in the independent music industry. After the concerts, and at the dj booth, a selected group of resident dj’s and guests that make the dance floor a boiler of the best rhythms of yesterday, today and of all times.

    Costello Cafe & Nite Club, a good place to feel great.

    YOU CAN FIND MORE ACTIVITIES IN WWW.COSTELLOCLUB.COM

    Dress Code: Just Fun

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    El Confidencial: Locals Only

    by Nicckie Written Feb 12, 2009

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    Hanging with La Familia!

    I got very lucky and dated a guy in Spain who grew up in Madrid and used to work at a nightclub. We definitely had the hook up to places and this was one of my favorite spots. El Confidencial is exactly as it sounds - dark, secretive, mysterious and very chic. We would go on Wed nights and it was like a fraternity - everyone knows each other - a little like "Cheers" with Norm and the crew, but WAY MORE STYLISH!!

    Dress Code: Dress code is definitely chic - classy, trendy and sophisticated.

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    So many Clubs to choose from!!: A La Madrugada

    by Nicckie Written Feb 12, 2009

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    The nightlife in Sapin is second to none. After the death of the dictator, Franco, the country celebrated its new found freedom into the wee hours of the night and that tradition still continues today! Spaniards truly live in the moment and they enjoy all of them hasta la madrugada (until dawn).

    A typical weekend includes dinner at 10:30 pm, bar at 12:00 am or so and then off to the nightclubs at 3:30 or 4:00 am. Pacha is super famous and has a fun vibe. We also went to Gabana 1800, Confidencial, and Goldfinger, to name a few...

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    Clubs: Bourbon Café

    by Propermark Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    I was with my friends in Puerta Del Sol Square waiting for other friends to join us, we already had dinner that night, when a German girl approaches me and ask me in a confused Spanish " lo siento pero estoy buscando un club acerca de Puerta del Sol que se llama Bourbon Café y pensaba que tu siendo espanol puede ayudarme"... well actually I'm not Spanish I replied :))) but we went together to look for it and then spent a wonderful dancing night! Bourbon Café is nice and it may get packed after 1 am.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Kapital: The Most Amazing Club I've Ever Seen

    by jhoolko Written Mar 2, 2007

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    I typically am not impressed by clubs, but I must admit I have never seen anything like Kapital in Madrid. There are seven floors, and the place is laid out in a way that you never really know what floor you're on or what you're going to find, but you will love whatever it is you run into. It's a bit pricey to get in but WELL WORTH IT. On the main dance floor, the ceiling is extremely high, and its very crowded and hot. But that's ok, because about every three minutes, a huge, cold jet of white air shoots down several stories between go-go dancers that surround the top of the dance area, into the crowd, cooling you off (and waking you up!). Add some confetti, balloons, bubbles, and the occassional extravagantly scientific-looking laser show, and you've got the best dance party I've ever seen. On the other floors, you'll find a variety of bars, vip areas, white tents filled with white couches and crystal chandeliers, rooms with black couches and dozens of large, flat-screen tvs, pool tables, more couches and lounge areas, and some smaller dance areas as well. Even if you don't like clubs or dancing, I highly recommend Kapital as an experience you can't miss in Madrid. Stay until the early hours of the morning, then pick up some churros as the sun rises before your walk back home. A great experience.

    Dress Code: I don't think there was a dress code, but people seemed to be slightly dressed up.

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    Clubs: Hot nights

    by Caroline.N Written Feb 15, 2007

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    On the Saturday night the bar men were muscular and handsome...The decour was beautiful and classy, gave a really good upmarket feel to the club. There were both male and female dancers on tabels (tranvestite on the Sunday night) and 2 rooms with D.J'S and several bars. Lovely to walk form one room through to the other. Sunday night also had Playboy TV present (very funny to see). I will definatly go back to this club on my next Madrid trip.

    Dress Code: There did not seem to be a dress code as such., but nobody will stop you for wearing your prada heels :)

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    Chicote: Follow the footsteps of F. Sinatra & Ava Gardner!

    by WanderingFinn Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    We found a treasure: an old restaurant named Chicote, which had been kept in the style of its golden years. That is why its colours are quite dark and many may not like it. But it is history: It used to be a place where people like Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Salvador Dali (and many more) used to spend their evenings.

    On the walls you can find some old pictures and other memorabilia of the time of the stars. A very nice place after all these cold this century's discos and clubs.

    Just for information: the place is not a disco, there is no live music nor dance floor. It is mainly meant for having a drink, meeting friends, talking, perhaps later going to a disco or nightclub.

    Dress Code: No dress code. Here again anyhow please remember the usual European (the more south, the more important) culture and habit: men should always wear trousers or jeans in the evenings, never shorts or sports gear.
    (In the Mediterranean countries the men never wear shorts even at daytime at summer in cities; always trousers. An exception to this is of course the fact that when they are on the beach when they have a day off or are on a holiday). That is not trying to look "better or richer than I am" or "trying to get girls" or anything as stupid - it is simply respect towards their companion, the food, their family and so on.

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    Palacio Gaviria: The times fly quickly

    by Joacim Written Dec 4, 2006

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    An old palace turned inte a nightclub is a splendid idea and the people behind this nightclub has succeeded to 100%!

    You feel like a visitor to the palace owner transfered back to the 18th century. A lot of different dancefloors which gives everyone what they want. Crowded with happy and pleasant people.

    Dress Code: Not to casual

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    Palacio Gaviria: Royal Fun at the Palacio

    by Clairea Written Nov 15, 2005

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    Coming from the US, this club was unlike anything I'd ever seen. It was not only gorgeous, but a blast, as well. I didn't want the night to end at all! They had different rooms, each with it's own theme and music. Great for dancing, drinking, people watching, and meeting both locals and students from all around the world.

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    Sala SOL: Favourite nightclub

    by vanessadb Updated Oct 19, 2005

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    Christine & I @ Sala Sol

    Whenever I am in the mood to go to a nighclub, Sala SOL will always be my number one choice. The place is simply great, the music always good, and the atmosphere simple and relaxed. No snobish stuck up people are ever around and people are just themselves. No dress code either. No stupid choosy doormen at the entrance either. The club closes at 6:30am.

    There is an entrance fee but it includes a drink (can't remember exactly but I believe it's 8 euros per person) and it is highly worth it.

    Dress Code: Absolutely none!

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    Clubs: LATE nights!

    by markeveleigh Written Sep 22, 2005

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    To their countrymen the people of Madrid are known as Los Gatos (The Cats) for their nocturnal lifestyle. Many young Gatos will consider a week with less than two sleepless nights as a social wasteland and for them the weekend starts on Thursday.
    Madrid’s nightlife can take a little getting used to. It is unusual to eat before 10, to go to the cinema before 10:30 or to enter a nightclub before midnight. Bars are open throughout the night, cafés are licensed to sell alcohol at all hours and at many restaurants you can book a table for two o’clock, or even three o’clock, in the morning.

    Joy Eslava (Calle del Arenal, 33), with 6 bars distributed across 3 floors, is still the city’s most popular nightspot - on any night of the week it is a favourite queuing venue for both citizens and travellers alike.
    Gabana 1800 (Velázquez, 6) is the flagship of the Madrid dulce vida and is a cocktail-sipping hangout for the city’s gorgeous people…and often a few Real Madrid futbolistas.
    Ave Nox (Lagasca, 31) has a lively atmosphere and is another prime place-to-be-seen. Teatriz (Hermosilla, 15), set in a charming theatre, is a very popular venue that is worth visiting if only to check out the décor (by Philippe Starck y Mariscal).
    Fortuny (Fortuny, 34) is an intriguing ‘disco-restaurant’ in a historic little mansion that has certainly seen the glittering footsteps of more than a few of the city’s brightest stars.

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    Palacio Gaviria: Party in the palace!

    by bliss7 Updated Sep 3, 2005

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    Palacio Gaviria

    On Friday night, we went to this crazy club called Palacio Gaviria. It actually used to be a palace! Queen Isabel II used to stay there, and it is now a club, it's amazing! All this artwork on the walls and ceiling, the furniture - awesome! It is all decorated as if it were the 19th century!

    Some really hot girls too! Too bad about that language barrier! My Spanish is good enough where I can conduct basic conversations with people in quiet areas. Talking to gorgeous Iberian girls with loud bass and drums pounding in the background is not so easy. Toward the end of the night we met some girls from England, man it was so nice to speak to someone in English!

    They have a great selection at the bar, it is pricey but it is a nice place, you get what you pay for. There are 3 different rooms blasting music, and also reserved areas where you can sit on these couches and chairs that look like they are 200 years old. (Obviously replicas).

    It was around 20 euro to get in.

    Dress Code: Dress nice, this ain't no frat party! Girls can wear pretty much anything they want, as long as it looks good. For guys, wear long pants (jeans acceptable), nice shoes (although my friend did get in with sneakers but looked like a fool), a nice shirt, you know the deal.

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    Clubs: Salir de marcha

    by Lauritalamadrilena Written Jul 27, 2005

    Mis sitios favoritos:
    (Aunque es mucho más divertido no planear a dónde se va a ir)

    Samsara (Metro: Sol)
    El Son (Metro: Sol)
    La Havana (Metro: Sol)
    El Kapital (Metro: Atocha)
    Locos por f'útbol (Metro: Príncipe Pío)

    Other good areas for going out:
    Moncloa/Argüelles
    Alonso Martínez
    Malasaña
    Plaza Santa Anna
    Calle Huertas

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