MADRID NIGHTLIFE: THE BEST NIGHTCLUBS, BARS, AND PUBS IN THE CITY

Here in Madrid, you can stay out partying until the wee hours of the morning and finish just in time for a nice breakfast with churros and chocolate ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. If we´re sure about one thing, it´s that Madrid nightlife is so varied that you´re always bound to find something that suits your taste!

Whether it´s sophisticated, extravagant, or international . . . we have a huge selection of the best nightclubs in Madrid, but you must go and experience them for yourselves! No night is ever like the other!

Tips: Dress according to the local aesthetic (in some places, you aren´t allowed to enter with shorts or T-shirts), always watch your volume on the street, and respect the sleep of the neighbors, if the drinks are exceptionally cheap . . . be suspicious! But, most importantly, talk to people, make new friends, and have a phenomenal time!

BEST NIGHTCLUBS IN MADRID 2019

JOY ESLAVA

📍 Calle de Arenal, 11 <Metro Sol>

Joy Eslava was one of the most important meeting points during the years of La Movida. Madrid was a non-stop fiesta, and Joy was known for being THE place for famous people and commoners to intermingle. Still, almost 40 years later, they remain faithful to their endless party concept and are open 365 days a year. Now, even visitors and locals are mixing here! Wanna party on a Monday? You might want to check out “We Love Mondays”, the session with reggaeton, house, and mainstream music that will be sure to make you dance!

Best Nightclubs in MadridCredit: Facebook Joy Eslava

MEDIAS PURI

📍 Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 1 <Metro Tirso de Molina>

Word about this speakeasy concept has quickly spread around the city with people coming in masses to try and nab a seat here on the weekends. As soon as you step inside and walk down the stairs, you’ll feel the magic. The club is decorated as if you were entering a vintage haberdashery store, and you can even talk to the hostess, Puri, and witness one of her spectacularly bizarre shows. With three rooms each with three different environments, you can move freely between different music genres. It is, without a doubt, one of the best dance clubs in Madrid and a guaranteed fun time!

Best Nightclubs in Madrid 2020Credit: Facebook Medias Puri

TEATRO KAPITAL

📍 Calle de Atocha, 125 <Metro Estación del Arte>

Teatro Kapital is the most emblematic and biggest spot for Madrid nightlife and one of the best clubs in Madrid and Europe! I mean, there aren´t that many clubs that have 7 floors! Thanks to its huge layout, each floor creates a different environment with its own musical genre. There´s something for everyone! With its excellent aesthetics and beautiful crowds, it’s a must for a Madrilenian night. It´s because of this that we wouldn´t even consider missing this one in our hostel pub crawl!

Kapital nightclub in MadridCredit: Instagram @teatrokapitaloficial

SHOKO

📍Calle de Toledo, 86 <Metro La Latina>

Sundays in Madrid are for get-togethers in La Latina. This is an excellent day to fill up on cañas and tapas until your stomach says no more! Still, some people last longer than others, and they are the ones who end up in Shoko´s Swag City party dancing to hip hop, reggaeton, and R&B rhythms. But that’s not all! If you go on Wednesdays, you’ll enjoy Latin hits. If you like to get funky, go on Thursdays. And if you prefer electronic, visit on Fridays!

Shoko one of the Best Nightclubs in Madrid Credit: Facebook Shôko Madrid

TEATRO BARCELÓ

📍 Calle Barceló, 11 <Metro Tribunal>

One of the larger nightclubs in Madrid, Barceló has 3 floors with different music styles for you to choose what you most like. They frequently have themed parties and have been open for many years. But, they´re always trying to reinvent themselves to win the crown for the best nightlife location in the Spanish capital. The crowds who frequent this place are often between ages 20 and 40. Tips to guarantee entry: dress well, arrive early (or have patience for lines), and have money for drinks. Oh, Madrid prices! 😉

Enjoy Madrid NightlifeCredit: Instagram @ teatrobarcelo

THUNDERCAT CLUB

📍 Calle de Campoamor, 11 <Metro Alonso Martínez>

A rock theme club for partygoers who want to enjoy live music before continuing the night with a party. There are usually two sessions (approx. 21:30 and 00:30) and many have free admission. After bobbing your head along for the sessions, you can dance to the most classic and famous beats of Rock & Roll all night long. Open until 6.00 in the morning, it´s a great plan for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays!

Thunder nightclub in MadridCredit: thundercatclub.com

INDEPENDANCE CLUB

📍Calle de Atocha, 127

Indie music, rock and pop, techno, and DJ sessions in a large, well-decorated space with great sound and a capacity for 750 people from all ages! Oh, and sometimes they have extremely fun parties with 80s, 90s, and 2000s themes! You won´t stop dancing to the classics from each decade! They describe themselves as an “alternative club where nothing ever happens the same,” which is probably why so many people want to come back and enjoy their unique music scene!

Credit: Facebook Independance Club

COMMO

📍 Calle de Espoz y Mina, 22 <Metro Sol>

A two-story bar, with a menu of over 600 shots and dance music from 9:00 pm. to 3:00 am. The atmosphere is multicultural, which is perfect for an improvised language exchange! Like most bars in the Sol area, it´s very popular among travelers around the world. But it´s also for locals who want to go out for a drink on a Sunday and meet new people in a bar! Try their cocktails or play beer pong, which they organize 4 times a week.

Como is one of the Best Nightclubs in Madrid 2020Credit: @espitchupitosmadrid

DISCOTECA AZÚCAR

📍 Calle de Atocha, 107 <Metro Estación del Arte>

One of the best nightclubs in Madrid for dancing Latin music (salsa, merengue, bachata). But, even if you have 2 left feet, don´t miss out! There are classes at 22h and 23.30h. The entry price at this time is only 8€ and includes a drink! But, if you prefer to start partying fashionably late, don´t worry, there are still other offers and guest lists. Open from Thursday to Saturday until 6am.

madrid nightclubsCredit: Facebook Discoteca Azúcar-Atocha

UÑAS CHUNG LEE

📍 Hilarión Eslava, 38 <Metro Moncloa>

It´s only expected that the sister nightclub to Medias Puri would have an extravagant atmosphere. The choreography numbers of its spectacles and the decoration of the whole place will take you on a trip to Asia. The music will undoubtedly invite you to dance. Oh, and the name is not just a coincidence. If you don´t have time to do your nails before heading out for the night, don´t worry, they have a nail spa in the nightclub for you to get them done on site!

best night clubs in madridCredit: Instagram @unaschunglee

SAMSARA

📍 Calle de la Cruz, 7 <Metro Sol>

A single-floor club with a big dance floor to enjoy some contemporary hits and electronic sounds. Twenty-something and thirty-something locals mingle with travelers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To enjoy Madrid nightlife with good prices and good vibes.

madrid nightlife 2020Credit: Samsara Madrid Facebook

GUNILLA CLUB

📍 Paseo de Recoletos, 16 <Metro Colón>

A nightclub with an informal atmosphere, but kind of posh. You’ll pay between 15 and 20 euros to get in -with a drink included – but better dress well if you want the doorkeeper to let you in! It has two floors and a large bar. There are private booths, and you can order flavored hookahs. The mainstream pop music will make you dance, but you might find the dance floor a bit small. You know, trendy clubs rock! You’ll have a great time anyway, but we advise you to go before 1.30 am.

best clubs in madridCredit: @gunilla_club

STELLA

📍 Calle de Arbalán, 7 <Metro Sevilla>

Another Madrid ‘s nightlife classic is for those aged 25-45. Stella is an underground club that has changed its name over the years but continues to bring the best international electronic and house amusic. Fridays have a minimal session and microhouse quality, and Saturdays have electronic music (no techno) with national and international artists and DJs.

 

BLING BLING

📍 Calle de Génova, 28 <Metro Colón>

Bling bling is a nightclub for the younger crowds that is more selective and glamorous. You´ll dance along to house, disco, and techno in an elegant and sophisticated environment. It´s open from Tuesday to Saturday, and well-known for its “La Casa” party, a session with Funky, R&B, and reggaetón. The name is also a hint to one of our favorite Netflix series, which is why its motto is “Go big or go home”.

Bling bling clubCredit @blingblingmdr

OPIUM

📍 Calle de José Abascal, 56 <Metro Gregorio Marañón>

We finish with one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Madrid with an atmosphere so national as international: Opium. It´s also a restaurant opened every day! They program for a great variety: Mondays have “Mabo” with the best Latin music, Thursdays have “Ballroom” with current music with a 90s touch, “Just Opium” on Saturdays is for modern pop, and “Shake it” on Sundays is for Latin Hip-Hop, Afro, and Trap. Either way, Opium is sure to bring you many unforgettable nights!

Opium discoCredit: @OPIUMMadrid

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