Party Earth Review Slightly off the main drag of Calle de la Palma, Sala Siroco is a popular club/lounge that promises a weekly lineup of top local DJs and up-and-coming indie acts. The all-black exterior belies the colorful explosion inside... ... read full review
Calle San Dimas, 3
2: Noviciado; 1, 10: Tribunal; 3: Ventura Rodriguez
91 593 30 70
Club: W–Su 11:30pm–5am
Lounge: Daily 7pm–5am
Noviciado / Tribunal, Madrid –
Slightly off the main drag of Calle de la Palma, Sala Siroco is a popular club/lounge that promises a weekly lineup of top local DJs and up-and-coming indie acts.
The all-black exterior belies the colorful explosion inside, which begins with past and future event flyers collaged down the entryway.
Most patrons head straight for the downstairs club, where hip, fun–loving crowds pack in to groove to reggae beats, rock out to metal, swing dance to jazz, and who knows what else based on the night.
There’s usually a nook or two for those looking for a little less bounce and maybe even some conversation between sets, though most guests show up for the music and to let loose beneath the flashing disco lights popping across the ceiling.
The upstairs lounge feels worlds away with its distinctly chiller vibe and large murals of proud and sexy afro-sporting DJs and other 70s pop art on the golden walls.
Plaid-clad patrons congregate near the bar or in the open space by the DJ booth/make-shift stage, which normally plays host to quieter acts like acoustic bands or ambient mixes.
Even in winter, the party continues outside as smokers and sweaty dancers in need of a cool-down stumble up and out on the cobblestones.
With no official closing time for the club and a cover that rarely exceeds €12, Sala Siroco makes it easy to dance until the sun says ¡Hola, Madrid!
Dorky college students, mustache-sporting hipsters, genre-specific beat hunters, and fun-loving dancers, 20s to late 30s.
Live music/DJs nightly playing various genres.
No food. Coat check.
Cover €0–€12/includes one drink. Beer €3.50–€, cocktails €7–€8. Free coat check.
Hipster casual: graphic t-shirts, vests, collared button-downs with jeans, colorful vintage ensembles, slinky dresses, geek chic.
Any night a band/DJ of interest is on the calendar, and Thursdays through Saturdays for generally the largest crowds and biggest names.
Café La Palma (Calle de la Palma, 62) is a small club with similar diverse live acts and DJs that’s also a good spot to chill earlier in the evening before the music kicks off.