Party Earth Review One of the liveliest spots in the Huertas area, La Comedia Urban Club is a bar and club that’s become a haven for late-nighters in the mood for a good stiff drink and a friendly crowd. DJs mix things up with hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and old-school favorites that keep everybody bumping on the blue-lit dance floor until the ... read full review of La Comedia Urban Club
Party Earth Review A local bar frequented by Madrid’s college students, Chapandaz offers reasonably priced cocktails served in glasses the size of goldfish bowls to barhoppers looking for a drinking experience with a Spanish flair. Although the bar itself is not subterranean, Chapandaz has taken the concept of the basement “cave bars” for ... more
Party Earth Review Located on a small street in one of Madrid’s business districts is Fortuny, a lavish mansion-style chalet whose elegant Mediterranean restaurant and upscale lounge and club cater to the city’s elite. Just past the luxury cars and discerning doormen on the street is a beautiful inner courtyard covered in a canopy of lush ... more
Party Earth Review Owned and operated by the same guy who runs Dubliners right next door, O’Connell St. is essentially a carbon-copy of its neighbor, touting a pot-o’-gold-worthy cluster of budget-friendly booze and a regular crowd of raucous expats. Anyone who hit Dubliners first will have a bit of déjà vu once they pop the few steps down ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away on a tiny street near the main square of Chueca, Café Belén is a snug but suave little bar where young and trendy locals gather to chat softly over cocktails, especially the venue's very popular mojitos. The candlelit, marble-topped tables in the front of the single split-level room attract their fair share ... read full review of Café Belén
Party Earth Review A mainstay of Malasaña nightlife for over thirty years, La Vía Láctea is a throbbing, two-story bar that still draws a huge crowd of young madrileños, students, and travelers alike. If the long bar on the first floor, which spans the room from end to end, is too crowded, patrons can wait for an opening at one of the comfy ... more
Party Earth Review From its dignified steel sign and austere stone façade to the shining hardwood floors, dim orange lighting, and soft jazz and funk music, Del Diego successfully sets the mood for a suave, stylish crowd to spend a cool night on the town. While the décor and attentive tuxedo-clad waiters suggest swanky and upscale, there ... more
Party Earth Review The northern coast of Spain is famous for its love of sidra – a greenish-yellow apple cider served in large, wide-brimmed glasses – and La Creación, with its cool old-world feel and ideal location just off Plaza de Santa Ana, is the perfect setting in which to try some. The bar’s black-and-white checkered floor contrasts ... more
Whether it’s true or not, Spain claims to have more bars and clubs than the whole European Union combined. And though the math doesn’t quite work out, there are still thousands of pubs, lounges, and bars and clubs in Madrid that cater to its party-happy populace.
After a late dinner, the nightlife scene begins with friends gathered in the bars over traditional cañas (small beers), tinto de verano (Fanta and red wine), and pitchers of sangria.
Once the drinking scene creeps into the wee hour, however, the masses start their nightly pilgrimage to Madrid’s clubs to dance and party until sunrise. Anyone new to Madrid’s bars and clubs should be wary if they get claustrophobic: the sense of personal space in this city is nearly nonexistent, and the densely packed discos are swarming with people where standing still is not an option.