The 10 Best Bars In Chueca, Madrid

Ángel Sierra
Ángel Sierra | © SBMR / Alamy Stock Photo
Talitha Duncan-Todd

In recent decades the lively district of Chueca in Madrid has blossomed with independent shops and bars, many of which cater to the gay community. We list the best bars to visit in this LGBT-friendly district of the Spanish capital.

1. Toni 2

Bar, Spanish, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub

Toni 2 is an icon in the nightlife scene of Chueca. Its style, environment and focus are very original and the décor, vibrant atmosphere and wonderful relationships among friends and regulars always provides a good night in Madrid.

2. Truco

Bar, Pub Grub

Truco is a small bar that’s often crowded and usually with young and loud party people. The music here is varied, with hits from the 1980s and ’90s alongside contemporary sounds. The venue is popular with lesbians, though you’ll also find gay men and straight customers here too.

3. Revoltosa

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Spanish

Revoltosa is a great neighborhood tapas bar in Chueca. It is very different from the rest of the nightclubs and bars in the district of Chueca as it’s more of a casual low-key venue; the ideal place for a quiet, relaxed night over a couple of beers with friends.

4. El Tigre

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

El Tigre bar is a loud and lively place, which is always full of people; but it does disprove the theory that there’s no such thing as a free lunch; tapas is free with your drink. You’ll find a great atmosphere and service here to complement.

5. Ángel Sierra

Bar, Spanish

Taberna de Angel Sierra, calle de Gravinia, Chueca, in Madrid, Spain
© Jorge Tutor / Alamy Stock Photo
In front of Plaza de Chueca, Ángel Sierra can get very lively during the weekends and in the evenings when the customers spill out over on to the plaza. It’s a particularly popular spot to meet up with friends for a first round of drinks before going on somewhere else.

6. Harvey’s

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Diner, American

Somewhere between a 1950’s American diner and a cocktail bar, Harvey’s is the perfect venue to grab a bite and get the first drink in before heading out to enjoy nearby Malasaña’s renowned nightlife. Harvey’s is a cozy location with good prices all-round, and many say it has better music than anywhere else in the district of Chueca.

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