Live Music

The power of live music to make folks feel good is on full display at a host of Madrid night clubs. If listening to bands and vocalists show off their skills is how you like to spend an evening, you'll find that Madrid does things right. Multiple options let you tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like La Fontana de Oro, or you can get a taste of the city's offerings by visiting places like Siroco, which is known for its Jazz music. While many venues on the local music scene are clustered in the Centro area, know that terrific places to hear live music can be found throughout Madrid.



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

Café Jazz Populart


One of the city's top jazz spots, this café is famous for excellent performances, along with great live blues, salsa and reggae. Two sets feature every night: one at 11:30pm and the second at 12:30am. METRO. Antón Martín



Live gigs early in the evening give way to great DJs playing Brazilian music late on Fridays and Saturdays. Oba-Oba has a winning combination of a friendly environment, tons of excited people, great music and Caipirinhas. METRO: Callao

Segundo Jazz


Popular spot for great live music. Features superb jazz shows, as well as '60's night on Mondays and weekly Latin and cantautores music. Also highlights local talent. METRO. Nuevos Ministerios

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This classy little café is one of the best places in the city to listen to live jazz music. Nightly music starting at 10:30pm. Artists vary from popular musicians such as George Adams and Jorge Pardo to local talent. It's a show worth seeing in...  Read More

Café del Foro


Above the stage is an impression of a starry sky, while Roman colonnades support the bar's name (Forum). Popular with students and vaguely bohemian types, the entertainment usually starts around 11:30pm and is a mix of great cabaret, music,...  Read More

La Reviera


This disco features a variety of live concerts, including some of Spain's most popular musicians. During good weather, part of the roof retracts to create an outdoor concert hall. The setting is trendy and stylish; twenty- and thirty-somethings...  Read More

La Fontana de Oro


This two-story Irish pub in the city center is a perfect place to jump-start a social evening. A large bar on the ground floor offers a wide variety of Irish beers and liquors. A live band frequently performs while people dance. Lounge around...  Read More

La Coquette


Quite literally a "dive" bar, plunge down a narrow staircase to find La Coquette, a tiny blues club centrally located just outside La Plaza del Sol. Masked by its subtle entrance, La Coquette is actually a haven for locals despite its touristy...  Read More

Commercial Cubano


A tangle of plants and dark brown Venetian blinds add to the sultry mood at this nightspot – as does the live Cuban music every night. Despite the dim lighting, the lounge still provides excellent people-watching opportunities. The club serves...  Read More