Nightlife Tour, 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 Madrid in the next self-guided tour.
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Nightlife Tour Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: emma
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Gabana 1880

1) Gabana 1880

Found on the ground floor of a luxury hotel in Madrid’s Salamanca district, Gabana 1800 is a chic and exclusive nightclub that has been in operation since 1997. Earlier in the evening local DJs spin local and regional music, while late evenings heat up the dance floor with upbeat house tunes served up by national DJs and ones from around the world. This high-end nightclub attracts the city’s social elite, as well as its fair share of local celebrities, including sports figures of note. Gabana 1800 maintains a strict door policy, so be sure to dress up for the occasion, though once inside guests are treated to some of the best amenities, light and sound, and music found in the city.
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Bar Garamond

2) Bar Garamond

Another fabulous upscale nightlife establishment found in the Salamanca district of Madrid, Garamond attracts a generally thirty-something crowd for an exclusive evening filled with great cocktails, the best local DJs, and a sophisticated party vibe permeating its chic environs. For even more amenities and exclusive service, guests can reserve a VIP section with bottle service and class up the evening even more. Being a high-end nightclub, potential guests to Garamond should note that there is a strict dress code enforced here, so be sure to dress your best in order to get in and enjoy the party.

Operation Hours: Daily: 6 pm - 4 am
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Le Cabrera

3) Le Cabrera

A hip, upscale establishment offering both a chic cocktail lounge setting as well as a high-end restaurant run by one of the country’s top chefs, Sergi Arola, Le Cabrera can be found in the heart of Madrid’s downtown area in the happening Las Salesas district. The second floor hosts the dining area and reservations come recommended in order to get a seat for the evening. The ground level is where all the action takes place, where mixologist Diego Cabrera crafts expert cocktails in classic varieties as well as a host of delicious original ones and great retro favorites permeate the sophisticated space.

Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday: 1.30 pm - 2 am; Friday – Saturday: 1.30 pm – 2.30 am; Sunday: 1 pm – 2 am
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Fulanita de Tal

4) Fulanita de Tal

Primarily known as a lesbian club, Fulanita de Tal attracts plenty of men and straight guests who are just looking for a great night of partying without the pretense of some of the more upscale establishments in the city. Entertainment here can include a bevy of danceable pop from Spain and around the globe, as well as some funk and R and B, served up by great local DJs, with live bands performing from time to time as well. Fulanita de Tal also hosts additional kinds of entertainment throughout the year which can include live comedy acts, karaoke, or screening popular sports matches. Fulanita de Tal is also a great place to reserve space for a private event or corporate function.

Operation Hours: Daily: 9.30 pm – 3.30 am
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Tupperware

5) Tupperware

A fantastic alternative lounge where the music is just as diverse as its interior décor elements, Tupperware can be found in the Malasaña district. Its kitschy style fuses a pop art sensibility, for an overall tasteful and quirky appeal. Anything from Star Wars memorabilia, to elaborate dioramas, fake fur, vintage psychedelia, lava lamps, retro furniture, and more make Tupperware a feast for the eyes. Music can include anything from indie and acid jazz, to soul, house, retro classics, and more. This modest-sized establishment is quite popular with a hip thirty-something crowd, arriving early is encouraged in order to avoid long lines.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 6 pm – 3 am
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Sala Siroco

6) Sala Siroco

A popular club and lounge, Sala Siroco can be found just near the main drag through the city, Calle de la Palma. Offering a funky club downstairs where guests get down to a phenomenal variety of music served up by local DJs, the upstairs lounge is the perfect place to chill out after cutting it up on the dance floor, decorated in tasteful gold walls and vintage pop art hanging throughout the space. The lounge features quiet ambient music or live acoustic bands so that guests can enjoy a conversation and enjoy the mellow vibe. The club level is where local DJs spin a huge assortment of genres, including rock and indie, reggae and pop, house music, jazz, or just about anything else to get the crowd shaking on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 9 pm – 6 am
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Café La Palma

7) Café La Palma

Found near the relatively more timid side of Malsana on Calle de la Palma, Café La Palma is a funky little nightlife establishment that serves as a hip lounge during the week, while hosting hot DJ sets to liven things up on the dance floor on the weekends. During the week guests can chill to ambient music, including rock and indie sounds, while lounging amidst the vintage poster art hanging on the walls, and the inviting atmosphere where conversations with others can be struck up over a cocktail. Weekends feature a diverse set of high energy rhythms, including anything from jazz and hip hop, to samba and other exotic beats. A chill-out room decked out in plush pillows and Turkish rugs provides a relaxing space to get away from the action on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 5 pm – 3 am

Walking Tours in Madrid, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hemingway's Walking Tour

Hemingway's Walking Tour

There have been many writers who express a love for Madrid, but one who did so quite famously was Ernest Hemingway. During his life, Hemingway was a frequent visitor of Madrid, finding in it his muse, popular success and critical acclaim. Don Ernesto, as he was called in Spain, was a frequent visitor to specific sites in Madrid that became major tourist attractions. The majority of those sites are described in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Sol Souvenir Shopping

Sol Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Madrid without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Madrid, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Gran Via and Sol Walking Tour

Gran Via and Sol Walking Tour

Madrid is a vibrant metropolis full of taste, vigor, and wealth. This walk takes to two of the city's most prominent areas - Gran Vía and Sol – with the latter being Madrid's epicenter and a meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Gran Via ("Great Way") is a high-end thoroughfare in the heart of the capital, nicknamed Spanish Broadway for its numerous world-class shops and nightlife entertainment. To discover Madrid that never sleeps, take this walk and enjoy yourself.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

El Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. Known to the locals simply as "El Retiro," the park is a favorite place to spend weekends and summer days and was considered a Royal Park up until two centuries ago. Highlights of the park include several fountains, palaces, monuments and arranged gardens. Discover this historical site step by step in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Moncloa and Camberi Walking Tour

Moncloa and Camberi Walking Tour

Madrid is a vibrant metropolis made up of 21 districts. This walk covers two of them - Moncloa and Camberi - with the former being a leafy area replete with laid-back cafe terraces, evening crowds, and students hanging out at bars around Moncloa’s colleges. Camberi, in turn, is a quintessential castizo neighborhood, rightfully regarded as “simply cool” and ideal for those seeking to enjoy the authentic way of life in Madrid. Take this walk and discover Moncloa and Camberi in their variety.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

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 the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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