Trendy areas, Madrid
Around this square, close to Plaza del sol, you can find many coffe pubs, restaurants, and places to dance till alte.
I do not know why, but for a long time, when ever my friends took me for a night out, we always finished here, but I have to say I had great nights around.
it is the ground floor between three buildings, all is full of bars and pubs, and you can find most of the tendencies. Most of he people are teenagers caming out from High School.
most of places close at 3am
Here is the freedom of people, you not only find gay places, you can also find mixt places, where you can find gay, lesbian and straight couples having fun toghether, dancing and enjoying the night.
Dress Code: All depend on the place you go, but mainly there is no dress code, Except on (leather bars or Bears) some where you can find all the tribes on the same pub.
Here is where the revolution would begging, where you can smell marihuana and wear your Che-Gevara t-shirt without any compromise, rastas, piercings and tatoos, rock and psicodelia, and not much dancing but smoking.
Dress Code: Don't wear here your Polo Ralph Laurent or your last of Dolce Gabanna.
The neighborhood of Huertas, close to Puerta del Sol (metro Sol). Dozens of pubs, restaurants, cervezarias, tiny eating spots, whatever. Some of my favorites are O'Donnells (Irish), Urogallo (tapas), and Naturbier (with homemade beer).
From the Door of the Sol up to the Plaza of Holy Ana, happening for the street Gardens you are going to meet the most animated zone, the whole tipismo, where students, modern and traditional submerge to create an atmosphere of the most enterteining. You can begin the night tapeando or supping on something typical of any region of Spain in one of his numerous restaurants of the street gardens or in the breweries of Holy Ana; or to leave yourself to surprise with some representation in the coffees theatre, cafeterias or places of glasses. And if on having gone out you meet someone of these solitary alleys, it reports to the 'Guiness' in order that you they should consider it to be a record, or asks to someone, since you have got lost. In this region you can allow you the luxury of remaining up to entered well the night without walking very much, only jumping of place in place, since the offer is the most ample.
Nighlife in Madrid is great. Lots of differents places to go: dancing, drinking and eating tapas(small dishes with different food), only a beer!
Lots of different areas. It's amazing because you can go out everynight.
My place for a WEEKDAY or a coffe on SUNDAY AFTERNOON is called CAFE BELEN(Belén, 5)Picture on the left.
It is a small cafe/bar where you can chat/drink something and you don't need speakers to hear the conversation. Music is quite nice, and there are always pictures exhibitions on the walls. You can't miss the table at the back with a world map inside. Part of the floor is old and beautiful in brown and the colums are gorgeus!!!
FRIDAYS AnD SATURDAYS:
Go to LA COCTELERIA to start the night(minas,1 Metro Noviciado) junkstore-chic style for your mojitos.The perfect chill-out.
DUCADOS CAFÉ (Plza. de Canalejas 3)is another option for your mojitos and daiquiris. Nice music and friendly people upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs: enjoy the wonderful Cuba photos! Downstairs: see the starts in the roof, beatiful fishes!
To go clubbing (on Saturday: everything crowded, you can't even dance) you can choose between my 2 favourites clubs:
#1. NASTY CLUB in San Vicente Ferrer,35(Metro Tribunal). Only if you like and dance electronic music!!!#2. POLANA Barbieri, 10(Metro Chueca) feel free dancing all kind of music, go late(3a.m).
Perfect Sunday morning post Rastro or if you haven't slept, any bar in La Latina area: starting in packed EL BONNANO(Pl del Humilladero, 4) Spanish tapas bar serving 'boquerones', cañas(beers) and copas(alcohol drinks). I love the nests with eggs on the walls and claras(lemon with beer).
Madrid is a city that never sleeps!!.You can find here very good clubs,Discos,Cinemas,and Theatres,the best Theatres are:Lope de Vega,located in Gran Via.Alcazar in Alcala street.Calderón,in Jacinto Benavente street.Teatro Nacional María Guerrero.Albéniz.Bellas Artes.Español.Olimpia.La Latina.and in this picture you can see the Alfil Theatre,in Pez street 11.
Discos: KAPITAL, JOE SLAVA,UNIVERSAL.
Madrid lives the night. You can go out until morning (there are several after hours, so it´s impossible to get bored:
Starting at 23:00 p.m.- The Irish Rover: Excellent recreation of an irish pub. Very good atmosphere and live music.
Address: Avenida del Brasil 7
- Nature Beer: Nice atmosphere to start the night.
Address: Plaza de Santa Ana
From 1-3 a.m. - Moby Dick: Very good music (quiet dancing). Living music
Address: Avenida del Brasil 5
From 3-5 a.m. - El Sol: Dancing music (crowded)
Address: Jardines 3
Sport clothes are ok but take in account in some discoteques or even clubs, there are doormen who select people in order their clothes (it´s better if oyu are wearing shoes, never gym shoes).
2. Gabana (Club)
3. Torre de Europa (lots of discos)
4. Avenida de Brasil ( Many Bars around)
5. Begin the Beguine (Bar)
6. La Lupe (cheap shots)
1. Good atmosphere, music from 70's to modern, nice interior
2. Place to be. The rich & famous and wanna bee's
3. Easy going. Young and party
4. Bar hopping from door to door
5. very cosy, small antique store serving coctails
6. 10 shots for 800pts. If I remember correctly!
Dress Code: 1. No Trainers
2. Dress smart
6. doesn't matter
No hay frío ni oscuridad que pueda con la noche de Madrid, extendida por todos los barrios, y concentrada en ciertos sitios transgresores como el barrio La Latina, que vale la pena disfrutar. Es necesario conocer la noche temprana en las tascas de los alrededores de la Plaza Mayor, para luego, ingresar al Joy Slava, en la calle del Arenal 11, uno de los centros nocturnos de mejor reputación. Si lo que se busca es jazz en vivo, en Alburqueque 14, se encuentra Clamores Jazz Club. Una autóctona manía ciudadana es recorrer un grupo infinito de lugares en una sola noche: un trago aquí, bailar un poco allá y seguir las visitas fugaces hasta la madrugada. La trasnoche madrileña suele durar hasta las 8 o 9 de la mañana del día siguiente.
Madrid: one of the best nightlife's of Europe!
You can start the night in the bars of Alonso Martinez, Moncloa or in the Terrazas de la Castellana. Then you have alot of choices. You can go to Joy Eslava (C/ Arenal - my favourite); to Kapital(Atocha)that has 7 floors; to Pacha (metro Tribunal); to Arena 11 (c/ Princesa); to Ryscal (c/ Ryscal - more restrict); to El viso. But if you go to Madrid the first thing you have to buy, if you know some words of spanish is to buy a magazine called 'el guia del ocio'. There you can find the adresses of the best nightclubs, bars, restaurants .....
Calles de Atocha and de las Huertas
We were in Madrid during the week, so the giant seven-floor discotheques weren't open. Oh well. We made tapas runs, drink all over Huertas, and Floyd even checked out salsa dancing places.
Dress Code: Try to look presentable. The girls always look good, the guys less so.
It basically depends on the kind of music you like. For techno and that kind of stuff you can go around Moncloa (although it´s not a nice place for foreigners, and the people are too young). Bilbao and Alonso Martinez are ok. The 'beautiful people' hang around in terrazas (street terraces) during the summer all along Paseo de la Castellana, although this option is a bit expensive.
Nightclubs are open til 8 or 9 in the morning. My favorite is Soul Kitchen, in Callao, in which they play hip hop, soul and funky. You could also go a famous nightclub in Atocha, with 5 floors in which they play different kinds of musin, called Kapital. If you like rock, ska, punk and hard rock go to Malasaña. The Sol area and Huertas is good to have wine and dance spanish music.
I think all nightlife spots in Madrid are unique, depending on what kind of company you are looking for. I have met people from alot of coutries, but Spanish people are definately THE party animals!!!
Dress Code: depends. No one will look at you weird if you aren´t dressed like them, except maybe the occasional ***.
Plaza Real on la Gran Via; there are plenty of bars and discos in the area, or you could just stay on the sidewalk where there's always a party going on.