This page contains a list of clubs that are popular on the Madrid nightclub scene. There's also directions to save you time in looking for each club, and we've described the type of music and dress you can expect to find in each club.
It's important to remember that a nightclub in Madrid won't get going until at least midnight, and most won't close until 06:00 or 07:00. People don't go out until at least 22:00 and even then, they will probably begin by eating tapas. It's this slow start to the night that helps them to stay awake all night and enjoy the Madrid nightclubs.
The bigger and more commercial nightclubs will charge up to €15.00 for entry. This will usually include your first drink, which can be anything. If you want to get in cheaper, as a general rule you can do so if you go in before midnight, but be prepared for the club to be relatively empty. Smaller clubs may not even charge, or if they do it will be more like €5.00 to get through the door.
Look out for promotional fliers that give you discounted or reduced entry into clubs. You can usually find them in funky clothes shops, bars or sometimes in tourist information centres and hotels. Shops and bars in the Chueca district contain a lot of fliers.
Below is a list of a handful of popular Madrid nightclubs. Where opening times vary, telephone numbers are given so you can check.
Calle Jose Abascal, 56
28003 Madrid, España.
Metro: Gregorio Mañaron (Dark Blue Line, L10) or (Orange Line, L7)
Opening hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 20:00 - 01:00; Thursday - Saturday: 20:00 - 02:00
This is a smart nightclub, where people do make an effort to look elegant. It attracts the 'pijo' (posh) crowd, and you won't see any jeans or trainers here. Music is a mix of pop and house, and the décor is stylish. Expect to pay around €15.00 a drink. Moma is seriously cool.
Plaza Estacion de Chamartin
28036 Madrid, España.
Metro: Chamartin (Dark Blue Line, L10)
This nightclub is huge, with over 1,600 square metres. They've got the latest lighting technology and are one of the most popular clubs in Madrid. At the weekends you'll see go-go dancers, and all kinds of performers. This club is designed for the party-goer who can't stop, and its doors open at 09:00 on Sunday, for those who want to prolong their Saturday night. The music is underground house and you can stay until 'close', which is determined by how many people are left in the club.
Macumba is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and all day Sundays. The entry price varies depending on which DJ is playing, but is usually over €10.00. They open at 00:00 midnight, and close at 06:00.
Ronda de Toledo, 1
28005 Madrid, España.
Metro: Puerta de Toledo (Green Line, L5)
Tel.: +34 91 733 3505
This nightclub has a stylish look created by a well-known Spanish interior designer. There are lamps and urns and old fashioned pillars which give Maxime a unique look. It plays a variety of house and techno music on Thursday to Sunday. They also do club sessions on some Sundays where you'll hear music with live percussion. Friday is the night to go for the most mainstream sounds, and Saturdays are more focused on deeper specialist house music.
Isabel la Católica, 6
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2)
Tel: +34 65 230 5899
This nightclub is the epitome of its name. Its interior design makes you feel like you are back in the 70s. There's loud colours, prints and gorgeous mirrors. Cool is open between Thursday and Sunday, and plays house music. They have some nights that are aimed at a gay audience. There're right in the city centre, and easy to get to.
There are lots of nightclubs to choose from. The most popular sound in the city is dance and house, but you can find clubs that play all types of music. Prices vary up to around €15.00 for entry, and a good tip is to look out for promotional fliers that will give you discounted entry.
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