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Ready to get down? Madrid is definitely a city that knows how to have a good time: locals have a natural penchant for partying and the Spanish capital has plenty of locations in which to cut loose – one for every mood and occasion it seems. Be dazzled by the passion of live flamenco dance happening a few feet from your face and wash it down with a pitcher of cold sangria at Casa Patas. Catch a thrash metal concert at Sala Arena. Head to The Penthouse for an upscale cocktail and panoramic views of the city before a night on the town. Dance till you drop on Kapital’s main dance floor and then get invigorated from the blasts of cool air. Feed your late night sweet tooth (and maybe your inner child) at Chocolatería San Ginés. Grab a beer, look at old posters and get your rock and roll on at La Vía Láctea. Slowly sip a gin and tonic and pretend that you are in New York at Guau. Listen to the sweet sounds of live jazz as if you were the only one in the audience at Café Central. Then bop you head to some indie pop underneath the strings of lights at Tupperware. It’s not uncommon to stay out till dawn.