Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Madrid

This month's concert guide
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This month's concert guide

Your guide to what's on, who's playing and where to go for Madrid's best gigs and concerts this month

Where to go for live jazz

Where to go for live jazz

Madrid's best bars, cafés and concert venues to catch a great live jazz concert

Top live music venues

Top live music venues

Concert halls, bars, cafés and other venues where you can see bands and hear live music in Madrid

The best clubs in Madrid
Nightlife

The best clubs in Madrid

These are the best clubs in Madrid for exploring the city's incredible nightlife

This week and beyond

James Rhodes
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James Rhodes

Londoner and pianist James Rhodes, at just 40 years old, is one of the best promoters of today's classical music. Brilliant and unorthodox in concert, and known for introducing and contextualizing – at times with humour – the pieces he plays, he brings back the transformative value of classical music and rebels against the excessive formality that often goes along with it. This is a don't-miss recital by the composer of one of the greatest literary hits of the year, 'Instrumental'.

Biffy Clyro
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Biffy Clyro

After performing for the first time at the Mad Cool Festival in 2016, Scottish trio Biffy Clyro are back in Madrid to present in full their new album, 'Ellipsis'. This seventh studio album from Simon Neil and the Johnston brothers has been one of the best releases in recent years, hitting No 1 in UK sales with 40,000 copies sold in its first week. Pure unedited rock which will fit in with their greatest hits such as 'Many of Horror', 'Bubbles' and 'Black Chandelier'.

La Oreja de Van Gogh
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La Oreja de Van Gogh

This wildly popular Spanish pop band are quite mainstream now but have never lost their indie spirit. Their new album, 'El planeta imaginario' (2016), takes them to the stages once again to delight fans with their live show. The tour kicks off in Madrid with two nights, and a hashtag (#vuelvelaoreja) that's already batting around the social media after their first single 'Verano' started burning up the charts.

Morodo
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Morodo

'Reggae Ambassador' (2014) is Morodo's fourth studio album and one true to his style that blends rap, reggae and dancehall. Madrid's own Rubén David Morodo Ruiz, a big name on Spain's reggae scene, will be joined onstage by his band Okoumé Lions. It's been a while now since he released his first LP, 'OMZLStyle' in 2001, which was a huge hit thanks to its combination of various musical influences. In 2004 he brought us 'Cosas que contarte' and six years later Morodo established himself as one of the best working reggae artists with 'Rebel Action'.

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Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid

Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid

Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco.

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike. 

Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner

Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner

Feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a 3-hour flamenco lesson and show at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to stamp and clap along as you are taught how to flamenco by some of the city’s top dancers during a 1-hour class.

Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus

Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus

Seek serenity at Madrid’s Arabian baths, Hamman Al Ándalus, and spend 1.5 hours relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room – all decorated in resplendent Arabian décor. 

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle. 

Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid

Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid

Leave Madrid and head to the hills to learn about Spanish wine on this full-day tour! With an expert guide at your side, visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region and tour three esteemed wine estates in the area, known as ‘bodegas.’ 

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Dance clubs

Ocho y Medio

Ocho y Medio

Ocho y Medio is the perfect stop on your hedonistic tour of the town if you're looking for an alcohol-fuelled mass of party energy. DJ Smart makes it all sound very '80s and '90s, thrashing out an eclectic mix of indie, electro-clash, electro-pop, new wave and New York rock. It takes a master to meld Blur and Depeche Mode. On arriving here you’ll be met by a sea of flannel shirts and horn-rimmed glasses since this is Madrid’s hipster haven. You’ll also find interesting concerts by local and international bands like La Habitación Roja.

Shôko

Shôko

This club in La Latina that has everything that nocturnal fun seekers need. Commercial music to dance to and the occasional live performance make for a mix that attracts scores of young people every weekend. Miniskirts, tight dresses and polo shirts move around the dancefloor here, changing colour along with the LED lights. The clientele, which is around 20 years old, obviously spends some time at the gym and applying make-up in front of the mirror. On Thursdays, there’s a ‘kisses’ session and an open bar with the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang, Bang’ session, while Sundays are given over to hotter beats like urban, latin and reggaeton.

Joy Eslava

Joy Eslava

Unusual in that it retains some original trappings of its former incarnation as a 19th-century theatre, in every other respect this is an ordinary high-street club. The vast crammed dancefloor runs the gamut from teenage tribes through to housewives, enjoying staple disco house. One of the classic venues in Madrid where you’re likely to see some famous faces, Joy Eslava also hosts live performances that range from concerts to monologues.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
Siroco

Siroco

The musical programming here features reggae on Thursdays, hip hop and R&B music sessions on Fridays, and features plenty of local and Spanish soul singers and bands. Siroco has two very different environments at weekends: more relaxed on the upper level and more intense, dance-oriented electronic sessions below.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

LGBT parties

Delirio
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Delirio

Ohm
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Ohm

Club 33
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Club 33

Fulanita de Tal
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Fulanita de Tal

Truco
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Truco

Lakama
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Lakama