The BEST club here in Madrid is definitely - JOY ESLAVA!
DON'T go in any earlier than 1AM.... It'd be pretty quiet. But at 5AM, this place really heats up! I couldn't stay that long (yawn!) and bade my buddies goodnight at 3 A.M. whilst I head back to my hotel. Oh, and please DRESS UP when you're heading to Joy's.
The next club you must check out is Arenal 11. I was told that this is one of Madrid's most fashionable disco playing mostly Spanish acid music (barcalao). Sounds like fun. No, I didn't manage to check this place out.... :-(( But I'll surely check this place out on my next visit to Madrid.
The best place for enjoying with Heavy Music.The decoration is unique: it seems to be a castle with candles and so on, as in the Middle Ages. Although you don't like this kind of music, this is a place you have not to miss if you really like night life.
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Dress Code: Whatever you want :-) It's desirable to put on a leather jacket and a long hair, but don't change your look to visit it!
You must go to Joy Eslava, Palacio Gaviria. They are discos in Calle Arenal, close Puerta del Sol.
There is a new one in Madrid.It calls COOL. It is in
Calle Isabel La Católica, close to Gran Via. You must turn on the Bank BBVA, before arrives in Plaza de España, in your right side (but if you are going by foot). You can go also from Plaza Santo Domingo, near Callao. Just turn right in Hotel Santo Domingo´s corner.
If you like to dance, be out with friends or just want to go out and have a good, the nightlife in Madrid is the place to be. Take a nap before you go out, you will need it. The clubs don't get started till 11:00 PM, buts starts kicken around 1:00AM and ends when the sun comes up.
Dress Code: Most Clubs require that you gress nice. No Jeans or Tennis Shoes.
1) Randall's on Wednesday & Thursday nites for the Salsa lessons starting around 2230.
2) Azucar or Comercial Cubana on Friday nites after 0030.
3) But for bailes de salon on tuesdays (class at 2230).
The picture to the left was taken at Comercial Cubana. While I was having fun dancing merengue with this beautiful English lady, the guy with the drink was having fun checking her out!
Unlike Los Angeles, the Madrid clubs come to life well past midnight. Normally, from 10 pm to 11:30 pm is when people eat dinner. Then they head out about town (the movies, theater, tapas, dance clubs, flamenco bars, etc...). Literally, the party does not stop until the sun comes up.
Dress Code: Except for the lugares pijos (uppity clubs) the dress code is casual. The first night out I wore my least impressive outfit for a night at any one of L.A.'s salsa clubs and I was easily overdressed. It's quite common to see chicos y chicas dressed with jeans, t-shirts and sneakers at clubs (in L.A. the doorman wouldn't let you past the door).
Palacio Gaviria on Calle Arenal and El Son on Calle Victoria. Both at the Puerta del Sol. El Son was a Salsa club and there were some good dancers there. Palacio Gaviria was a beautiful club that many different rooms (just what I needed) that played R&B, House, Salsa, Swing, and other music. I was there for New Years Eve so it was even more special!
It's a 4 floor club. The first floor is huge and plays Techno but, I would prefer to call it house. It's where you'll find all the people. This floor has the most extravagant lights and two giant steel structures that lower 10 feet above your head shooting lights right into your face. This club is usually more vibrant in the winter(when the spainards are away from the beach) Hired male/female dancers dance upon several platforms virtually naked and often hang and swing from these platforms unassisted.
On the second floor you'll find Salsa. If you're looking for traditional spain it's here.
The third floor has a huge tv screen and constantly plays movies while people drink and sit on large couches. The fourth floor is decorated in a paradise/beachside atmosphere and is a great place to get away from the noise and heat of the dancefloor.
Dress Code: Dress to impress. You can't overdress for this place.
Shirt & tie and nice slacks and shoes are a minimal. Most people are in suits. Blue jeans will get you laughed at before and after they turn you away.
Nighlife or Daylife, LA COROLLA is the best place to dance flamenco, drink and eat some delicious tapas anytime. Wonderful people, and the waiter Tono is really frienly. I love this place in a nice envioroment for a lazy and cool Saturday afternoon. You can't miss it!!!!
Tapas are lovely and music is great to dance!
Dress Code: dress as you want! dance as you like!!
Kapital (sp?) Amazingly huge dance club! There are 7 floors of dancing and the top roof opens up to the sky which is a nice treat after sweating so hard while dancing the morning away. Given, we went to a few smaller neighborhood bars when we first went out around 2:30 am to get a few drinks and catch up a bit. After a few, we ended up at Kapital.
It's a huge crazy slice of Madrid Nightlife! Many different types of dance music on many levels. Gorgeous people abound as well. Dancing til you nearly drop is expected. Remember to fill up on the Red Bull and Vodka! And please try and drink some water here and there or you WILL drop!
Dress Code: Typical casual dress if you're from Europe. If you're from the States, it's a good idea to wear something a little better than jeans/t-shirt/baseball cap/sneakers! Remember you're not at your local college frat party! Dress as you would if you were to be going on a date. But remember it's all about having fun so if you don't have any nice clothes, don't worry too much, someplace will let you in.
This is a nice club with good atmosphere. Fridays have techno and Saturdays have hip-hop and Thursdays is latin beat music.
Dress Code: As with most clubs, I suggest no t-shirts, shorts or tennis shoes.
Small 18th century palace converted into a disco! They are open daily from 2200 till the early hours of the morning....Paarrtttyyyy! Price is around 15 Euro with one free drink..
Well... It is truth.... Madrid never sleeps! specially on weekends you will find people on the streets at every hour! There are lots of activities to do, you will never be able to visit them all...
A classic disco in Madrid, meeting place for the chic people. Centrally located near the Puerta del Sol, in the street Arenal, 11. Metro: Sol.
The Moon. In few words: don't stop move it baby! That's the best place in Madrid. Great Music!
Music, people, WOWWWWW!!!! I didn't sleep the night that I spend in this disco.