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

Bars with free (or nearly) live music
Bars and pubs

Bars with free (or nearly) live music

Make a note of these spots where seeing a concert will cost little to nothing

Music festivals in Madrid
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Music festivals in Madrid

Your guide to the biggest music festivals in Madrid throughout the 2018 season

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

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

This week and beyond

JazzMadrid
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JazzMadrid

This autumn Madrid welcomes the annual JazzMadrid festival, which makes jazz for a happy November for jazz fans indeed. As usual, the main venue is the Conde Duque, with the Fernán Gómez cultural centre taking part again as well, among other spaces. In addition to all the jazz, this year there's a solid blues programme, and you'll meet some young jazz artists as well as more women in the genre. With more than six hours of jazz daily, this fourth edition features a hundred concerts, as well as a bunch of related activities: talks, conferences, films, exhibitions, and more.

Mastodonte
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Mastodonte

Basque artist Asier Etxeandía and Italian multi-instrumentalist Enrico Barbaro lead this group that takes us on a journey through synthetic landscapes, dank dance environments, rock, flavours of soul and epic kinetics. They present 'Anatomía de un éxodo', the three-track trilogy that has been much anticipated and talked about in the music press.

The Inspector Cluzo
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The Inspector Cluzo

The blue-rocks duo made up of Laurent Lacrouts on the guitar, and Mathieu Jourdain on the drums have just published a biography as well as their sixth studio album, ‘We the People of the Soil’, recorded in Nashville by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell. White Stripes fans will want to check them out!

The Cat Empire
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The Cat Empire

Whenever The Cat Empire are in town, they sell out. And we understand why. The Australian band has an army of fans who are well aware of the fact that their concerts are an incredible blend of ska, funk, rock and jazz, all in one place. They're not promoting a new album this time (you'll have to wait until next year), but you might get a sneak peek at one of their new tracks, and you're sure to devour your favourite hits.

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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.

Users say
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.

Users say
3 out of 5 stars

LGBT parties

Delirio
Clubs

Delirio

Ohm
Clubs

Ohm

Club 33
Clubs

Club 33

Fulanita de Tal
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Fulanita de Tal

Truco
Clubs

Truco

Lakama
Clubs

Lakama