In all of Spain, and mostly in Madrid, people come out in the late night to drink and eat tapas (finger-food type snacks that include fried calamari, fries, cheese balls, sesame sticks, and jamon) while talking and dancing the night away on the streets and alleys around the city. You won't miss them, just go and look.
The bullfighting sports bar in the Plaza Mayor.
Even if the concept of bullfighting is not your cup of tea, take the cultural plunge and visit this great little bar to soak up the atmosphere (and a couple of vinos and raciones).
Dress Code: Full matador attire is expected, but shorts and a T-shirt tolerated.
In the evenings we went to enjoy the Spanish night life which started mostly around 10 pm and lasted until 4 or 5 am. We went hoping from one place to another. Enjoying the spanish 'tapas'(appetizers).
This is a typical place for tapas where you can find food from the norther spanish region of El Bierzo. The dishes are huge and the wine is good too.
This was a typical pub for drinking and meeting people just outside Plaza Major. We met Kevin there and his lovely wife.
Dress Code: Informal, casual