Madrid’s top bars
Madrid considers 12am early, so get ready to party into the wee hours of the night in the Spanish capital. The key to a night out in Madrid is keep things leisurely. Start out with a few post-work drinks and tapas in the neighbourhoods of Plaza de Santa Ana, Malasaña or La Latina. Anywhere near Calle Cava Baja is ideal, as the surrounding area is a real hub of activity before the night truly begins. Come 10pm it’s time for dinner, and if crowding into a narrow tapas bar isn’t appealing, not to worry – plenty of bars offer main meals as well. Le Cabrera is an ideal mix of top tapas and cocktails that pack a punch. Its sleek interior design and well curated menu draw in the crowds for a bright, lively vibe.
When the clock strikes 3, it’s time for dancing. Joy Eslava is a local institution that’s been around since the 80s and offers a night of kitschy fun and floor fillers. Kapital is housed in an old theatre and features 7 themed floors. Be sure to dress to the nines if you’re planning on dancing, as many nightclubs have a dress code! When the clubs close at 6am, grab yourself some churros and chocolate and call it a night.