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Galileo Galilei


A sister club of Clamores, Galileo Galilei presents possibly the widest range of artists to be seen under one roof in all of Madrid. Whatever kind of music...

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Garibaldi Café

Comedy, Music, Theatre

A roomy venue with a good sound system and a varied programme. Its staple fare is new bands doing the rounds on the local scene, but in addition there are...

C/San Felipe Neri 4

Gruta 77


A mix of local unsigned groups and touring bands from the States, Australia and Japan pass through this 300-seater sala. Punk, rock, ska and mestizaje...

C/Nicolás Morales s/n

Honky Tonk


Honky Tonk programmes local country, blues and rock acts nightly, and its own Gary Moore/Rolling Stones-influenced band performs regularly. Ignore the...

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La Bodeguita de Beny


This rather narrow bar, adorned with pictures of Beny Moré, specialises in Cuban cocktails and sounds, and attracts a lively crowd. From Wednesday through...

C/Tres Cruces
Tags: World

La Buena Dicha


A medium-sized venue with a large stage and lots of smoke and light tricksiness, La Buena Dicha programmes little-known local pop and rock outfits, usually...

C/Santa Hortensia 14

La Coquette


This basement bar, going for some 20 years now, was Madrid's first dedicated exclusively to blues. Run by a Swiss-Spanish guy called Albert, who has a large...

C/Hileras 14
Tags: Rock, World

La Cubierta de Leganés


La Cubierta is a bullring with retractable roof south of the centre in Leganés. Bullrings often double as concert venues, but sadly the shape of a bullring...

C/Maestro s/n
Tags: Rock

La Riviera

Critics' choice

This club on the banks of the Manzanares is a major player on the Madrid music scene and is ranked by many as the city's best medium-sized venue. It's...

Paseo Bajo de la Virgen del Puerto s/n

La Sala


The neon and neo-classical columns in the entrance, the torch-lighting inside - it's all a bit strip joint, but don't let that, or the suburban location,...

Avda Nuestra Señora de Fátima 42

Madrid Arena


A behemoth of a venue, refurbished just a few years ago, and well laid out, with good facilities and great acoustics. There are plenty of macro-raves here...

Casa del Campo
Tags: Rock
Major venue

Moby Dick


With two different levels for music, Moby Dick caters for plenty of tastes. Mainly a venue for local groups and touring Spanish bands, it can still pull a...

Avda del Brasil 5
Tags: Rock



An old favourite, the larger than life Oba-Oba has been serving up ice-cold Caipirinhas and fabulous samba for over 25 years to its good-time clientele....

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Palacio Municipal de Congresos


This Ricard-Bofill designed auditorium looks to have been purpose-built for a symphony orchestra, but that doesn't mean pop and rock acts can't make use of...

Avda de la Capital de España Madrid s/n
Tags: Rock

Palacio Vistalegre


This stadium is what the Spanish call multi-usos, so it serves as a basketball stadium and a conference hall as well as a concert venue. Some of the...

C/Utebo 1
Tags: Rock