Madrid nightlife

  • Terraza Jardines de Sabatini©Hotel Jardines de Sabatini
  • Una noche de marcha en Madrid (Florida Park)

Find out for yourself why Madrid's night-life is famous all over the world. Start with a few beers in a historic tavern or a visit to a modern art gallery, dine in style, have an unforgettable cocktail, dance or sing until you drop and end a legendary night with a breakfast of chocolate and churros in true Madrid style.

In the evening

Let's start with beers. Opt for Cervecería Sierra, a place in Chamberí which, despite having been recently refurbished, maintains the traditional Madrid-style bar aesthetics and is a reference point for tapas.

If you prefer, go for tapas in other areas of the city, such as Sol, and visit the legendary Casa Labra, witness to history since 1860, where you can't miss its 'soldaditos de pavía', battered cod morsels or its croquettes. Another good alternative is La Grifería, in Carabanchel, a small tavern where home-made food and drink are the order of the day.
Paired with this last plan, we recommend the cultural proposals of Hyper House or Factory of Dreams by Okuda San Miguel, two new spaces for the creation, management and dissemination of contemporary art. 

If adventure is your thing, combine beers and tapas with an escape room, such as The X Door or Fox in a Box, two of the city's must-visits for a good time with friends. 

The X Door

Extend your afternoon on a terrace, admiring the spectacular views of Madrid from the 360° Terrace and Sky Bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Riu Plaza España; with the Royal Palace as a backdrop on the Terraza de Sabatini; contemplating the beautiful buildings of La Gran Vía from the top at El Jardín de Diana; or enjoying the best Madrid skyline from the seventh floor of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Dani Brasserie, located in the new Canalejas Complex.

360° Terraza y Sky Bar en la azotea del Hotel Riu Plaza España

Music never fails and if it's flamenco, all the better. Opt for a recently opened establishment, such as Flamenco de Leones, which offers a full and exclusive experience of singing, guitar playing, dancing, popular art and select gastronomy; or visit Corral de la Morería, one of the oldest flamenco houses in Madrid, which opened in 1956. And there’s more live music at Sala Villanos and El Sótano.

If you feel like dancing to the rhythm of other genres, go to POMPÄ Tardeo Club, with sessions in Florida Park in El Retiro or in Lula Club in Malasaña, an ideal option to enjoy the evening and finish the night at a reasonable hour, if that's what you are looking for. 

Florida Park

For dinner

Without leaving Florida Park, you can enjoy a tasty dinner at Pabellón, the restaurant run by the Michelin-star chef Iván Cerdeño, who often draws inspiration from Madrid tradition to create his own versions of legendary recipes.

If you are looking to experience the dishes of Dabiz Muñoz, World's Best Chef 2021 and 2022, go to RavioXO, where pasta and dough are the common thread of a gastronomic proposal devoid of cultural references.


Surprise your Instagram followers by booking a table at Bloom, a romantic space decorated with flowers; and if you want to liven up your dinner with Arabic-themed music and shows, make Nômadâ Madrid one of your must-visits.

More dinner and show experiences await you at the dinner shows. El Arrogante Madrid, WAH Madrid or Salvaje Madrid (SVJ) in Velázquez, are just some of the places where you can experience this new trend in which restaurants and entertainment go hand in hand.


Where to have an after-dinner drink

In recent years, Madrid has seen the emergence of many signature cocktail bars, especially in the Literary Quarter, with Salmon Guru being one of the pioneers and the Inclán Brutal Bar one of the most recent openings. However, it is also possible to savour a classic and original, different and even personalised cocktail in other areas of the city, such as Gran Vía or Malasaña, in places of reference such as Angelita Madrid or 1862 Dry Bar. New cocktail places in the city include the Punch Room in the lobby of The Madrid Edition hotel; the trendy ChinChín bar; the new cocktail bar in Chueca Momus Bar; and Maldita Gioconda.

Inclán Brutal Bar

For a complete change of scenery, perhaps you'd like to have an after-dinner at a karaoke bar. Kapikas Karaoke is one of the most emblematic in the city, while Bam Karaoke Box is inspired by traditional Asian karaokes, so you can give free rein to all your vocal talents in a themed private room, with capacity for four to twelve people.

Bam Karaoke Box

Let’s dance!

The time has come to move your body.. And Madrid has many and very diverse options where you can dance until the early hours.

Among the latest openings, we can highlight Fitz Club Madrid, a new venue inspired by the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald and the clubs and parties of the Roaring Twenties, which offers a ground breaking concept in which technology and music go hand in hand; Toy Room, the first establishment in Spain by Jordan Rocca's night-life brand of the same name, whose clubs are temples for hip hop and R&B lovers from all over the world; or Carola Morena, a space where night-time sessions are mixed with a full cultural agenda in an environment surrounded by a hypnotic visual and sensory exuberance.

If you’re in the Barrio de Salamanca neighbourhood, check out Gabana Club, a nightclub/restaurant with live music and shows, serving international cuisine and great cocktails. Next to Plaza de Castilla and Paseo de la Castellana is the Cheek to Cheek Club, inspired by the underground clubs of the 1950s; and on Paseo de la Castellana itself is the new club Castellana 8 that fuses the essence of authentic Music Hall with renewed modernist elegance.

Fitz Club Madrid

Meanwhile, if you prefer to opt for two places that are already classics of Madrid's night-life, we suggest you go to Medias Puri, which, under the appearance of a typical neighbourhood haberdashery, hides a pseudo-clandestine club with live shows, or to Uñas Chung Lee, where a similar formula is repeated but with an Asian-futuristic aesthetic and shows inspired by the Far East.

Uñas Chung Lee

Bid farewell to the night in true Madrid style

You can't say you've fully experienced Madrid's night-life if you don't bid farewell to it in true Madrid style, that is, by having a chocolate with churros at the Chocolatería de San Ginés, the city's most famous chocolate shop, just a few metres from Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor.

Chocolatería de San Ginés

Since its beginnings, in 1894, it was frequented by audiences leaving the theatre. Today, the theatres of yesteryear have given way to the nightclubs of today, but the custom of exchanging laughs, chats and confidences among its traditional white marble tables and its tiled counter remains intact.


  • Unwind over a drink, dance till the small hours, spend an evening at the theatre or go on a tapas crawl… Madrid boasts an unparalleled nightlife scene.  

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and also

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    Late dining in Madrid
  • La Primera
  • Red wine and beer may traditionally be most Spaniards' drinks of choice, but cocktails are becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

    Cocktail Bars
  • Coctelerías de Madrid
  • A neighbourhood that has marked the Madrid nightlife, cradle of the famous ‘Madrid Movement’ of the 1980s and eternal refuge for all types of nocturnal fauna.

    Nightlife: Malasaña
  • If you are looking to enjoy a different evening, we recommend a series of establishments that move away from the conventional.

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  • Take the stage and sing your heart out in your favourite karaoke bar in Madrid.

    Karaoke bars
  • Karaokes


  • After a long day touring the city, relax on a terrace with a drink or a meal and watch the sun set.

    Outdoor Bars and Cafés
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  • Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy Spain’s artistic expression par excellence.

  • El Corral de la Morería
  • With a history dating back over a hundred years, this imposing avenue is one of Madrid's great icons

    Gran Vía
  • Gran Vía
  • Madrid's nightlife has something to suit all tastes. Check out the city's most popular areas.

    Madrid Nightlife Areas
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  • Legendary venues sit cheek by jowl with nightclubs in this major LGTBIQA+ hotspot that is always open to fun and respect.

    Nightlife: Chueca
  • Art has changed the face of the Carabanchel district. Here you'll find over 130 artists scattered around 40 studios, craft workshops and other creative spaces.

    Carabanchel, a neighbourhood full of art
  • Carabanchel, un barrio con mucho arte - U Studio


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