Madrid Hottest Dance Clubs

Madrid, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, is well-known for its proverbial nightlife. As clubs stay open well after midnight and parties start early in the evening, the streets of central Madrid become very lively at night. It’s customary for Madrlienians to walk from bar to bar and have a beer at each location, till finally settling for a noisy night club. Some people just hang around a central market and share a bottle or two of wine (this is called ‘botellon’). But no matter what the drinking habits, everyone will finally meet in one of Madrid’s trendy clubs. For your first trip to Madrid, here comes a short list of Madrid hottest dance clubs:

Gabana 1800

by Ricardo Ricote Rodriguez

Featuring famous DJ’s and an impressive wine and cocktail menu, Gabana 1800 dance club in Salamanca has made a reputation as a favorite celebrity hangout. The club is known to host various manifestations and have exclusive VIP sections. Should the VIPs join the rest of the dancing mortals, this is your best shot to meet a famous football player, a singer or even a fashion designer.


A centrally located club, Kapital will impress you with its state of the art sound and light system, as well as its gargantuan proportions (the club has no less than 7 floors). And once you stop gazing at the stunning dancers and the mesmerizing visuals, you’ll be able to join the crowd at Kapital in a unforgettable night out.

Joy Eslava

by Fran Garcia

A former theater turned discothèque, Joy Eslava is now a well-appreciated Madrid nightclub. The club is situated in Calle Arenal and it hosts DJ parties and numerous concerts. The décor and acoustics are also some of the best in Madrid.

Palacio de Gaviria

Calle Arenal seems to be place where everything old and luxurious is revamped to satisfy the demands of the 21st century party people. Besides Joy Eslava, this is also the place where you can find Palacio de Gaviria, a Renaissance style palace which has been transformed into a fancy club. The club has over 18 halls and rooms, where guests can dance, socialize, see an exhibition or take part in different events and workshops.


by fernando garcia redondo

Here’s a nightclub capable of gathering a very eclectic crowd. During weekdays you’ll listen a diverse playlist and be entertained by guest DJ’s from all over the world. There’s a great chance to run into a gig or two, as the Siroco is known to promote a lot of promising local bands.

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