This page is a guide to where to go for the Madrid gay club scene. Madrid is a gay friendly city that caters well for its gay population. Chueca is an area that is particularly popular with people who are seeking gay bars. We've described here how to find Chueca, and where to head for when you get there. You'll also see here other gay clubs and directions of How To Travel To them.
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Chueca has a thriving gay Madrid gay club scene. It is not exclusively gay, and attracts all types of people. As a district, it has a bohemian feel, and you'll also find lots of chill-out bars there. The two main streets in Chueca where you'll find the most going on are Calle Horteleza and Calle de Fuencarral. You can easily recognise the gay bars and clubs from the multi-coloured flags outside. see our page on Madrid gay bars
It's quite acceptable for heterosexuals and gay people to visit the same bars, and I've never seen any problems during my time in the bars in Chueca. There's a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and an interesting mix of people who are just interested in enjoying an evening out.
You can walk to Chueca easily from central Madrid. Entrance into the barrio of Chueca is easy from Gran Via, both Calle Horteleza and Calle de Fuercarral start from Gran Via, and stretch right through the heart of Chueca. As an area, Chueca is easy to walk around on foot, once you are there.
You'll also find lots of reasonably priced accommodation in the Chueca area, some of which caters especially for the gay community. See our page on Madrid gay accommodation
If you're gay and you don't want to stick exclusively to the gay clubs, then I think you'll find that the rest of Madrid is welcoming. Another area to try that has a relaxed feel in the street of Cava Baja, just a few minutes walk from the Plaza Mayor. It's full of wine bars and tapas bars and attracts a pleasant crowd. It's not known as a gay area in-particularly, but there is a mix of bohemian, city dwellers, famous people and pretty much all kinds who go out there. The bars here are good to go to before you go clubbing, and stay open until around 03:00.
Metro: La Latina (Green Line, L5) Plus 5 minutes walk.
We've put together a list of some popular Madrid gay clubs below. They don't tend to open until late, so the opening hours are also given.
Calle de Gravina, 13
28004 Madrid, España.
Metro: Chueca (Green Line, L5)
Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 6
28004 Madrid, España.
Metro: Banco de España (Red Line, L2) / Chueca (Green Line, L5)
Opening times: 00:00 Midnight
Club: La Rosa
Street: Tetuán, 27
Metro: Sol (Red Line, L2); (Light Blue Line, L1); (Yellow Line, L3)
Opening times: Monday to Saturday :17:00 - 05:00
Sundays: 22:00 - 05:00
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sevilla (Red Line, L2) Plus five minutes walk
Chueca is undoubtedly the heart of the gay movement in Madrid. Although it does cater for everyone, and has many chill out bars and good restaurants in addition to the gay clubs and bars. There are a few more gay clubs around the centre of Madrid, and they are easily accessible by metro. If you don't want to stick to the gay clubs, you'll find that the rest of Madrid has an open and welcoming attitude to its gay community, and you should be able to enjoy a night out in any location if you're gay.