Nightlife: La Latina

  • El Corral de la Morería
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  • Marula
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La Latina is a lively place at any time of day, especially on a sunny morning or afternoon, when its terraces and tapas bars are filled with hustle and bustle. For many people, this is just the start of the fun to be had here, which continues late into the night in its many bars, clubs and flamenco 'tablao' venues.

One of this district's most emblematic and veteran venues is the charismatic Berlín Cabaret, which is particularly fun from Monday to Thursday, when it unleashes a wave of fantasy with its provocative shows.

Also worth a visit is the Contraclub, which offers live music ranging from charity gigs to varied styles such as jazz, hip-hop and flamenco. Those seeking more commercial and popular music should head on down to Shoko Madrid, a large club spread over two floors, which is very popular for putting on events.

For fans of smaller more intimate shows, El Rincón del Arte Nuevo offers stand-up comedy and gigs by singer-songwriters in a small café, where you can also order something light to eat.

Another of this district’s appeals is its offering of flamenco, with several venues dedicated to this genre. One of the city and indeed the world's best flamenco 'tablao' venues is El Corral de la Morería. Since it opened back in 1956, some of the best flamenco dancers have trodden the boards here, and audience members have included Hollywood stars, presidents and even royalty. Another option is Sala Clan, a restaurant with live flamenco show. And if after watching a few 'bulerías', you want to have a go yourself, a good place would be Olé, a club where you can see if you have the ‘duende’ spirit of flamenco, as ‘sevillanas’ and other flamenco styles are interspersed with contemporary Spanish pop.

And if you are looking for something more international, Marula plays good international music, particularly black music. It also has an outdoor terrace, a blessing on those warm nights.

For decades Madrid has been one of the world's most open cities to diversity. Anywhere in La Latina can be welcoming to LGTBI people, and in fact its streets are even known as Little Chueca. Some of the most famous venues in terms of respecting diverse sexualities are Sixta and El Perla, a small tapas bar that of an evening is transformed with music and drinks.

 

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  • Unwind over a drink, dance till the small hours, have a great evening out at the theatre… Anything goes when it comes to having evening fun in Madrid. Choose your style and get carried away!

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