Madrid is Spain's nightlife capital. Find below top seven interesting nightlife destinations in Madrid that feature in my 100 Things to Do in Madrid.
1. Flamenco at La Solea
If you feel the big flamenco shows lack the spontaneity normally associated with the art, you'd be right. La Solea is the nearest you'll get to the real spirit of an impromptu flamenco performance.
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2. Via Lactea
A classic bar from the 80s boom in Spanish pop culture. Still popular today, though its clientele is ageing.
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If the little cañas the Spanish drink beer from are too piddly for you, how about a 15 liter (four gallon!) beer. You'll need to go to Diplodocus, then.
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4. Vive Madrid and Magister
Home-brew beer (with free tapas) and the oldest bar in Madrid, and they're just thirty seconds apart.
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5. Flamenco at Cardamomo
One of the more famous flamenco shows in Madrid, for when you just have to see the whole flamenco dancing extravaganza.
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6. Calle Ave Maria
One of the nicer streets in Lavapies, with a few great bars.
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7. Sala Juglar
Live music played seven days a week in this Lavapies venue.
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