Nightlife: Princesa

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This is Madrid's ultimate student area, where the majority of its colleges and halls of residence are located. So it's easy to find a wide variety of nightlife to cater to youngsters, relaxed bars and clubs that play all kinds of sounds such as EDM, rock, heavy metal, pop and Latino music, offering good vibes all round.

Several metro stops will take you to this part of Madrid to enjoy its nightlife: Plaza de España, Ventura Rodríguez, Argüelles, Moncloa, Metropolitano and Guzmán el Bueno.

If you plan to start the night by relaxing as the sun sets in the warmer months, the top floor of the Hotel Exe Moncloa is home to Terraza de Poniente, with spectacular views of the Sierra de Guadarrama and a fantastic chill-out area.

You can also enjoy the sun going down in some of Madrid's most special places: the famous Debod Temple, where you can have dinner, and then later on enjoy a little something in any of the surrounding restaurants, including the Mexican La Malquerida. Other trendy restaurants include Casa Mono with its New York look and feel, Goiko Grill and its delicious hamburgers, Gastrobar Rosales and Punto Básico, which serves Mediterranean cuisine.  Foodies should consider starting the evening by treating themselves at El Club Allard, which has two Michelin stars. But the favourite way locals start the evening is by meeting up with friends to enjoy drinks and tapas.

When it comes to going out on the town, there are several places to choose from. As in most places in Madrid, some venues in Princesa close between 2am and 4m, whereas others keep going right through to the morning, particularly from Thursdays to Saturday.

Fans of electronic music should head to Pirandello I-II-III. A favourite place for students is Sala Mitty, with themed parties and music ranging from house to reggaeton, thanks to resident DJ Willy Alcocer. LaSal, a bar/club that plays more commercial music, is also very popular.

Those who prefer rock, punk or heavy metal should head for the area known as Bajos de Argüelles. More options to enjoy the night?  Chapandaz where you could try its famous panther milk if you dare, Copérnico with live music + DJ sessions, the refurbished Mon Madrid, the Gotham club with its ultra urban vibe, and Panorama Five Club with its New York inspired decor. A little further out, in the area of Príncipe Pío, Colonial Norte is a club that is also very popular with the younger crowd.



The Literary Quarter does not rest on any day of the week. Here, you will find a plan, whatever your age, style or favourite pastime.  

Legendary venues sit cheek by jowl with nightclubs in this major LGTBI hotspot that is always open to fun and respect.

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.

Live music spanning all the different genres and the chance to dance the night away. Anything is possible as night falls in the district of Austrias.

  • 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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