BarCo

Club / Live Music Venue
BarCo Converted from an abandoned cabaret, BarCo is a popular late-night spot that embraces its heritage with walls adorned with posters of the scantily clad dancers and singers that once graced the stage. Madrid Spain 40.4232069 -3.7022355
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BarCo - Club | Live Music Venue in Madrid.
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Jonah
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Party Earth Review Converted from an abandoned cabaret, BarCo is a popular late-night spot that embraces its heritage with walls adorned with posters of the scantily clad dancers and singers that once graced the stage. That stage is still... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 10pm–5:30am, F–Sa 10pm–6am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth BarCo Review

The Scene

Converted from an abandoned cabaret, BarCo is a popular late-night spot that embraces its heritage with walls adorned with posters of the scantily clad dancers and singers that once graced the stage.

Converted from an abandoned cabaret, BarCo is a popular late-night spot that embraces its heritage with walls adorned with posters of the scantily clad dancers and singers that once graced the stage.

That stage is still in use, but these days it features a variety of live concerts and performances that range from big band to improvised acid jazz to guest DJs before the place shifts into club mode in the wee hours of the morning.

The dark and expansive main room provides a lot of space for dancing as DJs unleash urban and hip-hop beats backed up by a superb sound system and excellent acoustics that keep the throngs of partygoers dancing until they drop.

The venue attracts just about everyone, from groups of local coworkers still dressed in office attire to mixed gaggles of chatty European expats who are never quite sure which language to speak.

Downstairs and well-insulated from the pulsating main floor is the cueva (cave), a long, narrow stone dungeon filled with the sounds of 80s pop, disco, vintage hip-hop, and Motown for which patrons dig up their old dance moves and show off their best John Travolta imitations.

When most of the other Malasaña bars shut down at 3am, patrons can count on the lively BarCo to keep going strong all night long.

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Tip from Jonah:

Take advantage of the mixed drinks here – the prices are about the same as in other places, but the bartenders are really generous with the amount of liquor they pour in the glass.

  • Crowd

    Amiable local and international crowd, 25 to 35.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live shows featuring anything from DJs to rock bands to flamenco. Music after the show is a mix of electronic, hip-hop, reggaetón, and Euro-pop hits.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €8 Su–Th, €10 F–Sa. Beer €4, mixed drinks €7–€8.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night at 11pm for live shows. Otherwise, the weekend club mode really gets going around 3am when the bars in the area shut down.

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