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Gran Via and Sol Nightlife (Self Guided), Madrid

Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Madrid in this self-guided tour.
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Gran Via and Sol Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Gran Via and Sol Nightlife
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: emma
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tanqueray Room (Discoteca/Bar)
  • Club Joy Eslava
  • El Son
  • Mondo Disko
  • Bar Museo Chicote
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Tanqueray Room (Discoteca/Bar)

1) Tanqueray Room (Discoteca/Bar)

A fantastic multi-purpose establishment, the Tanqueray Room – formerly: Larios Café – features a fabulous restaurant offering inspired international cuisine plus a sophisticated cocktail menu, while also turning up the heat with Spanish, Latin, and Reggaeton music late nights where guests really get down on the dance floor. Divided into five distinct spaces, each with its own vibe (restaurant, private room, discotheque, terrace and cocktail-bar), the venue is Madrid's pioneer as a multi-space. The award-winning Art Deco interior designed by Tomás Alía has been recently renovated, adding a new touch to this hip hotspot while keeping the essence obtained in its origins.

Opening Hours:
Sun-Wed: 8pm–5am; Thu: 8pm–5:30am; Fri, Sat: 8pm–6am
[Restaurant] Tue-Sat: 8pm–1:30am
[Discotheque] Fri, Sat: 1–6am
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Club Joy Eslava

2) Club Joy Eslava

Found inside a former theater built back in the 19th century, Club Joy Eslava features one of Madrid’s most impressive light shows to match the upbeat bevy of dance music. Equipped with a spacious, sunken dance floor, guests will be dazzled by the high-tech lasers and synchronized light show spread across three floors of pure entertainment. The horseshoe-shaped balcony wraps around the stage area overlooking the action down below and offers a place for guests to relax with a cocktail when not cutting it up on the dance floor. Entertainment usually features upbeat dance tunes, techno, and disco, though can occasionally include live music performance from an assortment of genres.
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El Son

3) El Son

Located in the heart of the city, El Son is a popular Latin dance club where guests can party all night long to hot Latin beats. In addition to salsa, El Son features a range of other Latin-influenced sounds, like bachata and merengue, as well as Caribbean music throughout the week, which makes it a popular spot for Madrid’s Latin American community. Music is served up by both DJs and live bands. Because of its location in the center of the city, El Son attracts a fair amount of tourists from other parts of the world as well. When needing a break from the dance floor, guests to El Son can chill in the tranquil lounge room.

Operation Hours: Daily: 9.30 pm – 6 am
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Mondo Disko

4) Mondo Disko

Attracting a mixed crowd consisting of mainly guests in their mid-twenties, Mondo is one of the best places in Madrid to hear a variety of fantastic electronic music, though its main focus is on techno. The dancefloor is a very comfortable place, the sound is crystal clear, the light-play offers a good club experience, and the line-ups feature some of electronic music's best – both local deejays and international artists.

Entrance fee is usually not cheap but includes a drink.

Opening Hours:
Thu, Sat: 11:55pm–6am
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Bar Museo Chicote

5) Bar Museo Chicote

When looking at your list of places to visit in Madrid, don't be misled by Museo Chicote on Gran Vía – it's not a museum, but rather Madrid's classic cocktail bar. During the Spanish Civil War, Chicote was a favorite meeting place for the foreign press, with Hemingway as one of its most regular patrons. The bar has kept its authentic 1930s style but has added modern lighting, modern acoustics, a dance floor, and some of the top Spanish DJs to entertain you into the small hours.

The walls are festooned with the great and famous who have (perhaps) sipped refreshing cocktails in the heat of the Spanish summer nights. Here you can see – apart from the famous Ernest – photos of Dalí, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, and Orson Welles, among others. If Ava Gardener ever frequented the place, you would have a hard time proving she didn't – a well-positioned photo suggests that she did; but in these days of airbrushing software, who really knows?

There's no doubt the bar is aimed at tourists, but even so, it's a civilized and calm place to stop in for a preprandial cocktail. You won't find a lot of hipster-inspired drinks, but you also won't find any artificial juices, mixers, extracts, or additives. Each classic cocktail is crafted by hand with extreme, almost obsessive care, and served just at the right temperature.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1pm–3am; Sun: 1pm–1am; Kitchen: 1–4pm / 8–11pm

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