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Nightlife in Madrid

It’s safe to say that Madrid is a night city with a vibrant nightlife, especially on weekends in the summer months. Clubs don't begin to fill up until well after midnight, and even bars and pubs will stay open until the early hours of the morning. This is partly to do with the climate, because in July and August the late evening offers some relief from the heat of the day.

At this time of year “terrazas” will take over the streets, providing outdoor spaces for people to drink and even dance. There’s no doubt you’ll find something for your taste, be it a bar, cafeteria, a pub or a club. Bars and cafeterias usually serve a pale and refreshing lager, which is often enjoyed with free tapas. Pubs are a little more darkly lit and oriented towards drinking rather than food. Clubs come in all shapes and sizes and usually keep going until the early hours of the morning. The 'superclubs' are different venues where you can dance the night away on techno and dance music.

The style and pace of Madrid's nightlife naturally depends on the area of the city you visit. La Chueca is Madrid's gay quarter and boasts plenty of dance clubs. The neighbouring area of Malasaña is also loaded with exciting nightspots, including Barco, often labelled as the best club in the city. The nightlife in the upmarket neighbourhood of Salamanca is pricier, with many of the clientele dressing to impress and doormen exercising their right to turn people away if they don't meet the dress code.

Great Clubs and Bars in Madrid

  • Barco, in Malasaña, is where many weekend nights-out in the city centre end up and hosts live music and an ever-changing line-up of DJ sets
  • Tupperware, also in Malasaña, has a slightly older crowd and is known for its eclectic music, quirky decor and lack of cover charge
  • La Morena, on Calle de Humilladero, is a Mexican bar serving authentic snacks and more than 40 different types of tequila; come on Thursday nights for the 'Beerlingual' trivia night
  • Changó, found in Chamberí , is one of the few Madrid nightspots that are hosted in old converted theatres. It’s loved for its unpretentious atmosphere and 'anything goes' music policy
  • Costello, in the Sol neighbourhood, is a cozy live music venue that’s hosted an impressive number of artists. Best part? You get to hang out with them at the bar after the set!

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