café de Oriente
This cafe has a great view at the palace royal. from behind the windows inside or at the pavement terras you sit comfortably. have a cafe solo and pastry or tapas. The cafe is old fashioned style and on theaterperformances in the nearby theater you find the audience gathering there in their fancy clothes.
Dress Code: tie/casual
defenitely untill now my favorite tetteria in Madrid. It is suitated in the old literatos quarter. it is an arabic saloon with arabic decorations at the wall and pillows on the banks. you can have arab food and delicious thee. but the best is to have a waterpipe. In the weekends there are performances by belly dancers.
Dress Code: casual
Pacha: Great house music!
There was a "puente" holiday and we went there two nights in a row once. We would go there quite often.
The dancing there is really fun, because there's all sorts of stages and platforms and all that. The music is great too, if you like electronica/ house/ techno. The club is very well-known for its music.
Oddly enough (if you have never been to Spain), the club gets good around 3:30 AM. Crazy, right?
Dress Code: It's a mix.Related to:
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Espana cani: Best sangria ever drunk!
If you wanna start your nite in a cosy place and if you wanna taste a real sangria go to this bar in calle Huertas!
Nice people (not only foreigners), good music, simple atmosphere, excellent and cheap sangria and, if you go early, even tasty tapas...
Here you can breath the real spanish feeling of the "movida".
Be careful with the sangria though ... it's a tricky one and you only realize it when you have already got drunk! ;)
Dress Code: none
Be prepared for a late night if your are going out in Madrid. The best way to find out where to go, is just talk to the waiters in your cafe or restaurant. We were led to awesome bars both nights by the waiters in Plaza Mayor.
Plaza Mayor: Heart of Madrid; Plazas and Streets
Spanish people has a diferent way of living.They love being in the streets, plazas or Tapas bars with their childeren, even with their little babies, walking , talking, talking....
They eat dinner so late in the evening and they spend the night in the streets of central for entertainment. I really loved this action.
Also in Istanbul, in Beyoðlu Street it's the same :)Related to:
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Teatro Real (Royal Theatre/Opera Theatre)
I must admit that I didn't know if I should add Teatro Real to "Things to Do Tips" or "Nightlife Tips", but finally I decided to add it to both of them.
In the Teatro Real you can enjoy Opera, Classical Music and Dance.
Streets: At the end of the night (or.. the new day)
Nightlife in Madrid, is the "livest" I´ve ever knew... Discos are open almost seven days a week, and the dance floor let people do "their moves" until 6am the next morning... So, for those of you that stay until they turn on the lights in the discos, will be a good notice to know that the subway starts service at 6am (so you can go from the nightclub right to the subway...) You can also have a "bicata" (snack) outside at some of the little "stands" almost always owned by oriental people.
La vida nocturna en Madrid, es la mas activa que yo he conocido. Los bares y discos abren casi 7 días a la semana, hasta las 6am del día siguiente, y como buena noticia para aquellos a los que les gusta quedarse hasta que se encienden las luces, el metro empieza actividades a esa hora (6am) asi que pueden irse directo de la disco al metro, no sin antes pasar por un puestito y comerse un bocata de las chinitas...
Museums: Madrid will have its very own "notte Bianca"
The capital is planning a night during which museums, theatres and galleries will remain open, just as in Paris and Rome
TheNoche blanca, is an idea that was born in Paris in 2002. It combines fun with culture, and it is about to take shape in Madrid. The good results obtained in the cities where this program was carried out has encouraged Madrid's municipal authorities to implement it here.
Night life at the capital of Italy experienced a real revolution when two million people unwilling to sleep crowded the streets of downtown Rome. It was on their account that all museums, art galleries, movie theaters and theaters stayed open all night long, and tens of free open-air concerts were organized.
This feverish and unusual activity is part of what is known as the notte bianca (white night), a cultural event that celebrates this year its second edition in Rome and will be arriving in Madrid next summer. The initiative began in Paris in 2002, when Mayor Bertrand Delanoë came up with the idea of spending a sleepless night devoted to enjoying the city and its cultural life.
Dress Code: Although the particulars of this event are yet to be defined, the most important museums in the city are expected to participate in the initiative, ranging from the triangle comprised of the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza to the City Council’s exhibit halls and the main theatres. Numerous free concerts will be held in the city parks. For twelve hours, the city will become a hive of movement and activities that will evidence the capital’s cultural diversity and intensity. For one night this upcoming summer the “movida madrileña” (Madrid scene) will be much more than going out for “tapas” (snacks).
Sooooo much to do
Madrid is another "city that never sleeps". You'll find just about every kind of nightlife: restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and those tapas bars. And, don't forget those wonderful outdoor terraces-my favorite thing about Madrid.
Madrid nightlife starts really late. It requires you to be the "ultimate nightowl". It's great if you have no plans in the morning-you can stay in bed and sleep it off. If you have morning sightseeing plans though, that early wake up will be awful tough! As a morning person, I admit I had a tough time adjusting.
I'll say this: Madrilenos REALLY know how to LIVE!!
Ducados cafe: Pub
Very nice place.
Entrying you are in a sort of bar-cafè that could be aslo a restaurant. Downstairs there is the disco
Dress Code: When you're in plaza del Sol, go down S.jeronimo Stret and you'll get to Plaza de canalejas.
It's next to Alcalà, there is also a metro station next to it.Related to:
Plaza Mayor Places: Plaza Mayor Places
This is just a very general tip I guess but in the Plaza Mayor area there are plenty of places to go and eat and drink and party.
I don't know the name of this place but I found some spot right at Plaza Mayor for some Sangria.
Nothing happens until late in Spain, especially nightlife. If you're going out for dinner and later to clubs, you don't want to start out any earlier than 10pm. By the time you get to the resturant and seated, it will be 11pm. Spanish service is famously slow. The thinking is, friends and family are the most important things in life, and one usually eats with friends and family. This time should be enjoyed and not rushed, like most Americans do. Dinner will conclude about 1pm which is ok, because teh clubs really don't get exciting until about 1:30am and will last until sunrise.
Dress Code: Spaniards are very much into style. For guys, leave the jeans and tennis shoes (trainers for my British Ilse folks) at home. Women as always can come pretty much as they choose, sans the tennis shoes.
Museo Chicote: where Frankie used to drink...
This is a 1930s art deco bar, which is famous for never having closed during the Civil War.
The seats are still the originals, which means that you could be sitting where any number of famous people sat many years ago.
We had a couple of cocktails and soaked up the atmosphere.
Shame about the really tacky 80's music they were playing - where was the Rat Pack when we needed them!!
Spanish people begin the night late. Usually we will meet at someones house for the "warm up"drinks, and then hit the road.
This time the story was the other way around. Too much party, we needed something more intimate. It was Raul, Tere's brother's B-day, perfect ocassion to stay indoors.
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