Late Night / After Hours

Joy Eslava
Photo courtesy of Galia Unplugged


Joy Eslava is frequented by models and musicians alike. The cover charge may be a little expensive, but hipsters consider it worthwhile. Dance 'til dawn to Spanish chart hits and the odd bit of flamenco. METRO: Puerta del Sol

Palacio de Gaviria


With 12 spaces, this club – in a historic castle ballroom – offers a diverse range of cabaret, performances, dance classes in tango and waltz and music of all stripes. Great international-themed events on Thursday nights. Perfect stop for...  Read More

El Sol


El Sol sponsors more than 25 concerts a month, but the fun is just beginning! The atmosphere is lively without succumbing to designer-bar trendiness. Strut your stuff to the funk, hip-hop, and acid jazz that rock this disco club early into the...  Read More



Break-beat, soul, hip hop, rare groove, acid jazz and lashings of funk are the order of the day at the eclectic nightclub, party venue and concert hall – the stylishly decorated Siroco. Spanish and international live bands play every Thursday,...  Read More

Buddha del Mar


A new concept in nightlife, Buddha del Mar offers a restaurant, lounge and all-night club under one roof. One of the most unabashedly fashionable nightspots in town, it attracts the likes of David Beckham and Jade Jagger through its doors. The...  Read More



This cavernous old industrial warehouse has been kitted out with all the latest gadgets to please a youngish, house- and techno-loving crowd. Expect a throbbing 60kw sound system and a main hall with a triple-level stage for the extravagant...  Read More

Mondo at Sala Stella


Sala Stella hosts the wildly popular Mondo nights where funk and electronica rule the decks. The space is relatively small, but has plenty of atmosphere, which encourages the often static Madrileños to really go for it on the packed dance...  Read More



Another giant hit from the Trip Family stable, this long-running night knows exactly what Madrid's clubbers seek and dishes it out without snobbery. Expect the characteristic "impossible mixes" from resident DJs Smart and Luiliminili who somehow...  Read More



One of Madrid's longest-running and most notorious Sunday club nights, Weekend at the Sala Bash is more of a main event rather than a follow-up to Saturday. Save your energy, as the dancing goes right through to Monday morning. Resident DJ...  Read More



A line snakes round the block by the old Palacio de Prensa cinema around 3am. Follow the queue to Ohm, one of a variety of club nights held at this 3000-capacity venue. Although everyone is welcome, Ohm nights mainly attract a gay following. A...  Read More