Nightlife: Sol - Gran Vía

  • Sol-Gran Vía
  • Noche: Sol - Gran Vía
  • Torres Bermejas

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 Live, 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.

This area of Madrid is also home to places reserved for fans of flamenco: Torres Bermejas and Café de Chinitas are essential 'tablao' venues, famous on the flamenco circuit.



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

Princesa is one of those areas where you can feel refreshed and renewed thank to its youthful nightlife scene.

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.

  • 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.  

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

    Cocktail Bars
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