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Nightclubs in Madrid

Nightclubs in Madrid

When I had a friend visit us recently in Madrid, it didn’t take her long to figure out the nightlife here. Basically take your siesta or nap until 7pm, then get ready for dinner at 10pm so that you’ll be ready to head to the clubs by 1 am. She didn’t believe me at first, and thought that the nightlife was second to none in Vegas. She, like the rest of us realized that Madrid comes alive suddenly at night, and doesn’t stop until the early morning hours.

Nightclubs in Madrid

Here’s just a couple of clubs I’ve been to, each one has its own niche:

  • Gabana 1800 Calle Velázquez 6. Tel. 915 760 686 Metro Veláquez. One of our favorite clubs because it attracts an older more sophisticated crowd and dress code. Pros: nice VIP area with its own restroom, wonderful light show. Cons: Can get very crowded, the cover can be as high as 20 euros at the door.
  • Joy Eslava Calle Arenal 11. Tel. 913 663 733. Metro Sol. Is in an old theater and caters to a younger crowd and tourists. Pros: nice seating areas, well laid out, has a floor show on the weekends. Cons: pricey drinks 15 euros per drink some nights.
  • Pacha Madrid Calle de Barceló 11. Tel. 914 470 128. Metro Tribunal. Also caters to a younger 18 and over crowd. Pros: Centrally located right next to the Tribunal stop, have two separate areas for music one house/techno other traditionally dance and hiphop. Cons: gets unbelievably crowded, line to get in can be long after 2am, has a strange layout, and the cover can be 15 euros at the door
  • Shabay C/ Miguel Ángel, 3 28010 Madrid, Spain – 913 197 692 Metro Ruben Dario. This club has a little of everything Salsa on Wedsnesdays, and cool dance music the other nights with a nice Thai/Indian theme as well. Pros: Great Atmosphere, nice layout, good after hours place. Cons: drinks can be expensive 12 euros per drink, but some nights this is included in the cover.
  • Club Momo Calle Echegaray, 14 Metro Sevilla/Sol. This is one of our favorite smaller clubs, where a lot of locals hang out. Pros: no cover at the door, has one side for regular dance music, other side plays traditional Spanish flamenco and some latin music, has three bars all easily accessible. Cons: Bouncers can be rude.