Capital Nights – Madrid’s Clubs and Bars
Also, don’t even think about calling an early night when you are there.
Madrid’s nightlife, in classic Spanish style (and there is nothing more Spanish than spending a night out on the town in the capital city), doesn’t really get started until well past midnight and the partying continues until dawn when the sun starts to peek out over the city’s old buildings. This is truly the place to be for a spectacular stag or hen weekend!
Madrid Clubs and Bars
The Gran Via (or Great Way) is Madrid’s most famous street and the central hub of entertainment in the city as well as the go-to place for entertainment-seekers and tourists. Many of Madrid’s Clubs are located in this area. Gran Via is full of restaurants, clubs and bars and an excellent destination for hens, stags and general week parties for Europeans.
The long street, as well as numerous adjacent side streets and alleys, are full of hostelries, cocktail bars and tapas bars that offer endless opportunities for great fun, great booze and great food.
Del Deigo has a dash of sophistication to it, like much of the nightlife in Madrid. Regularly classified as one of Madrid’s premier bars, it is an intriguing blend of cool tapas restaurant and elegant cocktail lounge but still retaining plenty of lively fun. This venue oozes with big city life pulse in classic Madrileno style.
Located right off of Gran Via, this old saloon offers a nice change of pace if you are searching for good old fashioned Spanish booze. It is ideal for a few drinks before later in the night when the real action takes place.
Madrid Night Clubs
There are plenty of huge clubs if you want to experience Madrid’s real pulse with a night out on the town.
Sala Sol is one of the most popular and well-loved resorts in Madrid and has been an integral part of the city’s scene ever since the late 1970’s. From classics to funk to soul, decades of music are spanned before midnight when the DJ takes over to fill the air full of electronica until sunrise.
Pacha, like its namesake located in Ibiza, is one of Madrid’s hottest clubs to visit. It is a mega-club with mega being the emphasis here: this location is full of pulsating and throbbing music, strobe lights and world-class DJs. Rarely does the night get going before 3 am, so that gives you lots of time to get warmed up prior to getting there, while hundreds of people fill up different floors to make it one of Spain’s hippest clubs, and a major destination for club goers all over the world.
This is another one of the more popular hot spots in Madrid and especially appeals to all of the techno music lovers. This classic club venue features laser lighting, lots of pumping music and house dancers. The focal point of the club is a sunken, large dance floor full of people revelling late into the night, with plenty of tables and sofas surrounding it. There is a wide balcony where you can view all of the action going on down below as the beat starts ramps up for all of the late night festivities. Like all of the city’s other major venues, Joy doesn’t really get going until after 3 am, when the dance floor starts to fill up and sway to the beat.