I don't remember the name of the Nightclub, but the night that I was about to go was a teen only, so I think 13-18. It looked very cool, and there was a large line of local Spaniard teenagers which was fun to see, and to socialize with.
I didn't end up getting to go inside though, because I was with a group, and we needed our passports to enter, and some people forgot theirs.
Dress Code: Casual.
This place was too cool! We approach and the doorman walks us in and buys us all shots to start! Of course, I was with 4 other women so that probably helped! It had pics all over the walls of the godfather episodes! We walked to the back (not an easy task, so we danced!) and found a nook to put our drinks down so we could dance!
Dress Code: Dress to impress! Everyone else is!
Quite small but good music and good crowd, bit cheesy but spent one good night there partying away till the early hours of the morning! Open every day and don't forget your free drink with entrance ticket...
Dress Code: Treeendy! ;)
Someone on the street gave us coupons for "buy 2 drinks for 7,5 Euros" at a bar, so we decided to check it out. It was a small place, with loud Spanish pop music and a small dance floor. The bartender was friendly too.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
In my first meeting in Madrid, we finished here. It is in Santa Ana Street, and we had a great time, as you can see at the photos lol
I have to say that I had never been again, but never say never
Nice place for dance
This place is huge. We went pretty late at night, about 1 or 2 am. Hours open are daily from 23:30 to 5am . On Fridays and Saturdays they stay open until 6. Price is 12 Euros per person (however look for coupons around the city, on the ground perhaps or at a tourist spot). I remember the music being good too.
Dress Code: I'm pretty sure that they do have a dress code. You can see what we wore in the picture and they let us in!
Andres took me here the day after the pub crawl (see t-log). I was with a whole bunch of his friends. SIGH ... they (the friends) are all so goodlooking .. I was in heaven !!
Anyway, this place was really nice ! Looks posh and seem to have differing themes in various areas/rooms. Loads of beautiful men and women here :-)
Dress Code: As sexy as possible !
this club is expensive and big. so the service might not be all good. i have been here a 100 times and its all about who you know. i meet a Toby Nnas on facebook and he took care of everything when i became his regular client. get like 2 bottles of goose and threw in lots of champagne for me. wicked!!
7 floors !! who can beat that and the music was amazing
Dress Code: formal dress code , clean , no sneakers or prostitutes.
I would like to contribute with a extensive resume of nightclubs ordered by area and then by closing time (up to 4am, 6am or later):
- For concerts, visit: http://www.lanocheenvivo.com/actuacion_results.php
- Always leave your coat in the wardrobe, normally 1 euro.
- Madrid is well known for the "garrafon", bad alcohol that will make you have hangover the next day. This is one of the reasons botellon is so popular. I recommend a quick bottellon, and less drinking in the pubs (or beer, which is always safe)
- Standard closing time is 3am. Then you will need a club till 6am. It is best practice to leave the pub at 2.45am and head to the club a bit before the rest, if you want to safe the queues. This applies too if you plan to get a taxi back home.
- Most night buses leave from "Cibeles". So if you don't want to get a taxi and its before 6am (metro opening), walk yourself up to cibeles. There are also "BuhoMetro" night buses that simulates metro lines, look for the signs L1,L2,L3,etc in bus stops near any metro station.
- afterhours are bad news in madrid. The only exception I know is "Space of sound" but is quite far away (metro chamartin)
-- "Huertas" (metro sol)
+++up to 4am
Highest concentration of pubs and clubs in the city.
- You can start in a terrace in calle cadiz (from calle carretas, first left).
- "El negro" this bar hasn't got the name written, but it is called like that because the door is black. This is the only bar/club in madrid I know that doesn't have "bad alcohol". Chill out, cheap place, ideal to have the first drinks. Rock music. You can find old people with long beards here.
- Boca del Lobo (calle echergaray) - concerts (paying maybe 8euros) and dancing place afterwards. Funk, soul. Two floors but medium-sized.
- Cardamomo (calle echergaray)- some gypsies and non-gypsies dance true flamenco and some salsa here. If you know some flamenco and want to move a bit, this is THE place.
- For a bit of salsa dancing - El Son (calle Fernando VI, 21) or La Negra Tomasa (C/ Espoz y Mina)
- Bourbon cafe (carrera de san geronimo) - some jazz jam sessions. its a relatively big place but somehow it feels kind of empty
- La comedia (calle del pincipe) 10 euros? Hip-hop, funky. people dance. maybe too many people for its size.
- Sweet (calle del doctor cortezo, off tirso de molina square) paying. commercial and house music. young people. quite big. not difficult to flirt.
- BlackJack (calle del principe) 8-10 euro. Big place, two floors. Commercial spanish and international music. Locals tend to not like this place. Kind of the "there is nothing else place".
- Palacio de gaviria (calle arenal). Well known among turists and locals, specially on thursdays. Paying. Quite big. 4 different dancing areas with different music (commertial, techno, salsa and commertial-funk). Not difficult to flirt. No sneakers. Locals tend to not like this place.
- Joy eslava (calle del arenal) posh, expensive, elitist disco. Never been there.
-- Malasaña (metro tribunal) (student, punkest, relatively cheap area, relaxed music)
++up to 4am (most of them)
- Via Lactea (calle velarde). One of the best known places, very very popular. indie, rock music. some places to sit (if you are lucky). no dancing.
- ***er (calle san vicente ferrer). Small place. really good blacksploitation, funky music.
- Cafe la palma (calle la palma) very well known place. concerts in the early hours. sitting down. chatting.
++up to 6am
- Sirocco (calle san dimas, a bit further away, off calle la palma). Concerts in the early hours. Electronic quality music. Quite small but good atmosfere.
- El barco (calle el barco, off from san idelfonso square). Paying. House and funk music. People dance a lot here. Maybe too hot and packed. One of the best for flirting for this area
- Tabu (calle san vicente ferrer, i think). Entrance fee. originally decorated, the place is big but has a small dancing area. Trendy people. House, tribal, drummy music. Sometimes late at night "spontaeous" and quick music performances.
- Pacha (calle barcelo). Very well known posh disco. House and techno. dressing code.
- But (calle barcelo) next to Pacha. 12 euros. Huge place, well decorated. As many other clubs, it changes its name and music depending on day (Love, Spandau, Super, ...) Normally hardcore-house. Go-go's and performances. A place for "cool" people.
- Leidy Pepa (Calle de San Lorenzo 5). Restaurant and chill out from 5am. Speciality: spaguetti. A piano and maybe a guitar player. Knock on the door to enter.
-- Alonso Martinez
++up to 4am
- Areia (calle hortaleza). Chill out posh and expensive place with some laying down couches. Cocktails and eating. Nice.
- Honky tonk (Calle Covarrubias, 24). Tiny and packed bar with groovy and black-funk music. dancing.
- San mateo (calle san mateo). well known standard spanish pub. commercial spanish music.
++up to 6am
- EL JUNKO (PLAZA DE SANTA BARBARA WITH CALLE DE SANTA TERESA). THIS IS MY PREFERED CLUB. 10 EURO. JAZZ CONCERTS EVERYDAY, THEN AMAZING FUNK. EASY TO FLIRT, WITH A NICE PERCENTAGE OF MEN/WOMEN RATIO. EXPENSIVE. BAD ALCOHOL. LOTS OF DANCING IN A RELAXED AND FRIENDLY ATMOSFERE.
-- Avenida de Brasil (metro Santiago Bernabeu)
+++ up to 6am
- LOLITA (CALLE MANUEL DE FALLA 3, FROM SANTIAGO BERNABEU, GO NORTH ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF CASTELLANA (LEAVING THE STADIUM ON YOUR RIGHT), SECOND STREET ON YOUR RIGHT). I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. TWO FLOORS WITH DIFFERENT MUSIC (80'S DANCE AND LOUNGE). POSH PEOPLE, BUT RELAXED AND NO DRESS CODE. FREE ENTRANCE!!. EASY FLIRTING IF YOU DANCE. NICE DECOR. CLOSING TIME IS UNPREDICTABLE (FROM 4.30AM TO 6 AM).
- Moby Dick (avenida de brasil, ask anyone). Concerts in the early hours. Then pop-electronic music or maybe funk, very danceable. Expensive. Free entrance!.
- Irish Rover (avenida de brasil, next to MobyDick). Big irish pub, with terrace on summer. Concerts. free entrance.
- La Nuit (orense 10) It is imposible not to be given a flier of this club if you wonder around the area, this fact still puzzles me. Meat market. Open everyday, and always packed. Easy girls. Music: sorry, i cant remember.
- Several clubs in the "bajos de orense". Down some stairs that are just at santiago bernabeu, you access a bunch of clubs. No sneakers. No group of guys only. Easy to flirt. Commercial music with some reggaeton, commercial salsa, etc.
- A bit further up, you have calle Alberto Alcocer. You have two good clubs here: Moe's and 69 Petalos. Moes is a two-floor dancing-funky place, free entrance, and concerts. 69 Petalos is a posh trendy club with performances, you have to pay 12euros and wait a huge queue. Danceable 80's and electronic music. I hate it when the owner speaks constantly on the microphone. Nice decor.
-- Gran Via
This is the heart of the club-scene. You will have to pay on all of them.
+++up to 4am
- "El perro de la parte de atras del coche" (calle de la puebla 13, perpendicular to calle del barco) Funny name and fun place. Soul-funky music. Quite nice. Closes at 4.30
+++up to 6am
- SALA SOL (CALLE DE LOS JARDINES, OFF MONTERA) PROBABLY THE MOST WELL KNOW PLACE IN THE AREA. IF YOU HAD ONLY ONE NIGHT IN MADRID I WOULD END UP HERE. BEWARE!, HUGE QUEUES AFTER 3AM. MUSIC: DEPENDS A BIT ON THE NIGHT, MAYBE ELECTRO-POP, MAYBE GROOVY-FUNK, ALWAYS GOOD. EMPTY BEFORE 2AM. PACKED AFTER 3AM.
- Ohm (plaza de callao). Saturdays is very gay. Fridays is gay-friendly. I really recommend this place but only if you enjoy dancing house. Friendly atmosphere and lots of fun.
- Flamingo (Calle Mesonero Romanos, 13). Indie / electro-Pop / Rock. Gothic night on saturdays.
- low (Plaza de los Mostenses 11, metro plaza de españa). huge club. huge queues. expensive. dj's. electro hardcore.
- Yasta (calle valverde). If you like trance.
- Others: cool, the room, the moon (this one closes at 8): house, djs, trendy
-- La latina
Considered more as an early hours (evenings and up to 3am) area, with beautiful alleys and churches and lots of outdoors terraces when the weather permits. But has lots of really nice bars and clubs too, only that scattered all over the area.
+++ up to 4am
- Marula. (calle bailen 27, down a steppy road just on one extreme of the aqueduct and then down some stairs). 10euros. Quite small and packed. Funk. 50% girls. Easy to flirt.
- Contra club (calle bailen, on the same extreme of the aqueduct, but on top of it). More funk. 10euros.
- Barbu (calle santiago 3, closer to metro opera and sol, perpendicular to calle mayor). Big place with two floors and different music. Electronic-dance and rock.
- kathmandu (Señores de Luzón 3, perpendicular to calle mayor). reggae, jungle, hip-hop, jazzy funk. 10euros. Quite packed. I don't like it because the dance floor is quite small.
Don't have more time to review this areas:
Salamanca: The posh area of madrid.
Moncloa: Students and younger people hang out here.
Chueca: Gay realm.
If you want to hang out with tourists and other travelers you should probably go out in the Sol, Plaza Santa Ana, Huertas area. There are lots of Irish pubs and smaller Discos and one big one called Palacio Gaviria. In this area I also like Sol y Sombra and Torero which are smaller discos that stay open late.
If you prefer a little nicer atmosphere where they strictly enforce a dress code (no sneakers and a collared shirt) there area places all over Madrid and would usually require a taxi ride to get there. A few of my favorite places are Gabana, 69 Petalos, Pacha, Bisu.... They usually charge a cover of 10 to 15 Euros and drinks are normally around 10 Euros.
Dress Code: Around the Sol area, dress code is not enforced very often but if you venture out to the places I mentioned they will almost never allow anyone in with sneakers or any form of athletic shoe or without a collared shirt. I have seen so many people turned away for this. ;)
Black Star is one of the place in the city where you can find very good music to dance, playing top pop releases, spanish music and funky. Is not a big place so it gets crowdy easily, however, depending on the day, you get more space or you don´t.
Dress Code: Casual
This was our typical Thursday or Friday night spot when I studied abroad in Spain. As the local madrilenos say, it's "lleno de pijos" which means "full of snobs"...
The crowd was an under-30, hip, well-dressed and attractive crowd.
Make friends with the bouncers and never pay cover and get free drinks. See if Mario still works there.
Dress Code: Typical "nice going out" attire should do the trick.
Kapital is still the best night club I have ever been to. I have gone three times during my trips to Europe and have not found a place I like better. It's kinda pricey but TOTALLY worth it.. I recommend finding an "entrada gratis" and going early.. with all the floors there's not way youre going to get bored.
Dress Code: No sneakers.
It´s been a year and a half since I came back from Madrid, so my memory is kind of confused at this time... But I remember that in the Torre Europa area (very near Santiago Bernabeu) are a lot of bars, pubs and discos where your can go for the real "marcha"... You can go from a place to another in some steps, and have a lot of fun...
Ya paso como año y medio desde queregrese de Madrid, asi que quisas estoy un poco confundida con lugares y asi, pero recuerdo que por Torre Europa (cerca del estadio Santiago Bernabeu) hay un monton de discos, bares y lugares para ir de verdadera marcha, de los que puedes saltar de uno para otro con unos pasitos...
This is a fantastic club! There's always a queue and the music is always good. They charge an entrance of 7,50€ but it includes a drink. I've personally never needed the drink as I've always had more than enough every time I've been to this club. Very late night.
Dress Code: hip hip hip