Spain's buzzing capital
Nightlife in Madrid centres around three major and popular districts – Chueca, Madrid's gay village, which is packed with trendy restaurants, Calle Huertas, where you will be entertained by traditional Spanish music, jazz clubs and bars and Malasaña – where there are mainly bars and clubs which are frequented by a young crowd.
All venues are licensed but opening and closing hours are flexible and the bars often have a dancefloor on which you can enjoy yourself. Luckily not all clubs in Madrid charge for entry and most tourists head for the clubs around Sol and Gran Vía, although true party animals might want to try out some of the locals' haunts instead. Madrid nightlife blends together an eclectic mix of flamenco, salsa, jazz, rock, world music and Spanish singer-songwriters.