If you've had it with emptying your bank account and buying tickets to a New Year's Eve party in October, how about just heading to your favourite neighbourhood bar, where everybody knows your name? If you haven't got an established place, there are plenty in key areas of the city where it's free to get in and the drinks are flowing at reasonable prices, such as in Huertas, Malasaña and Alonso Martínez. Stop in to Cien por Cien Madrid (Santísima Trinidad, 30), for example, where the prices on December 31 are the same as any day of the year. At number 26 on the same street, Dow Ron's will also have their doors open at no extra charge. And carrying on, whether your in Santísima Trinidad or surrounding streets in Huertas, you'll find plenty of spaces where you can get in free, but of course, don't leave it too late to head out for the night or you might not be able to squeeze in.