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Alhambra/El Buscón

Bars & pubs, Clubs

Typically Spanish tapas bars by day, these two adjacent eateries assume a whole new identity come the weekend as DJs play a mix of everything from new...

C/Victoria 5 & 9

Black & White

Bars & pubs, Clubs

The grubby upstairs bar is a hit with cocky latino rent boys and their older prospective patrons and plays host to some of the best cabaret shows in town....

C/Libertad 34



This emblematic jazz club opened in 1979, and for eight years served as the set for the TV programme Jazz Entre Amigos. Stocking what is apparently the...

C/Alburquerque 14
Tags: Jazz, Pop, World



A dual-personality club night, with diametrically opposed sounds on each floor. Downstairs Iván Pica and Hugo Serra mix a bang-up-to-date selection of...

Sala Heineken

El Sol

Clubs, Music

A steady flow of top live acts passes through El Sol, another remnant of the Movida. The décor is not up to much, but the vibe and the programme make up for...

C/Jardines 3

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...

C/Arenal 11

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


Bars & pubs, Clubs

This small venue serves as bar, club and live music venue. Tuesday nights are concert nights, and there are late-night jams midweek, but the place really...

C/Caños Viejos 3



Once owned by Movida legend Alaska, Morocco has two feet firmly planted in the past. From its '80s decor and crowd, everything here smacks of days gone by....

C/Marqués de Leganés 7

Ocho y Medio

Bars & pubs, Clubs

Although somewhat anachronistic, 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...

C/Mesonero Romanos 13

Palacio de Gaviria


Prepare to go large in a stately 19th-century palace. Ascend the splendid sweeping staircase, and enter a multitude of rooms with three dancefloors playing...

C/Arenal 9

Queen Madrid

Bars & pubs, Clubs

Catering for the overflow from nearby Why Not?, this big, brash, fun discobar gets packed with a young, mixed crowd who dance the night away to an eclectic...

C/Barbieri 7

Ritmo & Compás


A music fanatic's paradise, Ritmo & Compás boasts 160 rehearsal rooms over two sites, recording studios, its own record label and courses and seminars. As a...

C/Conde de Vilches 22


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs, Clubs, Music

Regulars at this long-established joint know just what they want, and management are more than happy to provide it, programming a steady schedule of...

C/San Dimas 3