Nightlife: Sol - Gran Vía

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From 21 June, the resumption of evening and late-night entertainment will be allowed under a number of conditions:

  • Establishments must close by 3am and may not admit any new customers after 2am.
  • Drinks and food may not be consumed at the bar (although you may collect from there)
  • Always keep a safe distance and wear a face covering, except when eating and drinking, wash hands frequently, and cross ventilation will be implemented.
  • Indoor dancing is not permitted, but you may dance outdoors provided you are wearing a face covering and are social distancing.
  • Capacity limitations are still in place: i.e. 50% indoors and 75% outdoors

Right in the centre of the city, in the heart of Madrid's tourist and shopping districts, you can also go out on the town and enjoy some of the city's best nightlife.

Not far from the famous Kilometre Zero in the Puerta del Sol, you will find several of Madrid's most famous night spots. One of the most emblematic clubs is Joy Eslava, which first opened as a theatre almost 150 years ago and which has reinvented itself so that it is a permanent fixture on the circuit, now playing host to the city's best DJs and a wide variety of live gigs. Another legendary nightspot in Madrid is El Sol, famous for its concerts, featuring the best line-up of national and international acts. Also close to Puerta del Sol, at the start of Calle Alcalá, Sala Cocó offers electronic sessions to suit all tastes throughout the week.

In other areas close to Puerta de Sol you will find other legendary clubs and venues, such as Morocco, a renovated icon of Madrid's 'Movida' cultural scene; Stella, with its trademark industrial aesthetic; and Boite la Whiskeria, which is very popular with the LGTBI collective.

Other fun options include Moondance, with several areas playing different styles of music.

Larios Café

On the Gran Vía, the historic artery of Madrid that never sleeps (recently remodelled with more vegetation, innovative urban furniture and important changes in the circulation) and in the surrounding area, we can also find numerous bars, pubs and discos for an unforgettable night. You should definitely try and make it to the legendary Museo Chicote, which has in the past welcomed the biggest stars of Hollywood's golden age, and also Ernest Hemingway. Now it continues to draw Madrid's coolest crowds.

For those who need to stay out late, an excellent option is the unconditional rock of the Wurlitzer Ballroom or the halls that have sprouted up in the vicinity of Callao, such as Larios Café (pop, Latin, funky, R&B, house music), Café BerlínClub Madrid (pop, rock, funk, flamenco, jazz, soul, rhythm & blues, house music)Cool Stage (techno, house, electro music), Independance Club (Indie and pop-rock music), the old-fashioned cocktail bar, Josealfredo Bar, or the traditional Madrid tapas bar, La Ideal, specialised in squid sandwiches.

Naturally, this area of Madrid is also a haven for fans of flamenco culture: Torres Bermejas, an unmissable flamenco ‘tablao’, highly acclaimed on the flamenco circuit.

In the evening, the theatres that line the Gran Via boulevard become concert halls with the best live music. Teatro EDP Gran Vía and Teatro Rialto bring the very best music acts from Spain to get your evening off to an unforgettable start. Sala 0 – Palacio de la Prensa, one of Madrid’s hottest spots for live music, and Teatro Coliseum, which puts on various concerts as part of the popular Invervest festival, also offer a wide array of concerts showcasing a variety of musical styles.  

 

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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.

Night-life with a youthful and free and easy atmosphere, with a varied night and musical offer for all pockets.

One of the city's most pleasant neighbourhoods at any time of day: popular with tapas enthusiasts during the day, it also offers a lively night scene.

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.

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