This concert venue and nightclub often has live music acts earlier on in the evening and DJ sets late into the night. Joy Eslava also has “light nights” so that teens under 18 can dance and party early with an alcohol-free experience. The cover isn’t cheap, but it is less expensive for early arrivals and usually includes at least two drinks.
A higher-end nightlife venue located on the fancy Calle Serrano, Serrano 41 typically hosts an older crowd. It’s not uncommon to hear salsa, bachata, pop, or techno here all in one evening. Hip-hop fans should head over on Sundays, when rap, soul, funk, and RnB music are exclusively played. The club also has an outdoor terrace.
Located in the student area of Moncloa, Penélope often hosts concerts with popular acts such as Kesha, Train, and Calle 13 having graced its stage. When Penélope isn’t hosting musicians, expect to dance to techno, house, and EDM late into the night.
A restaurant that later turns into a discoteca, Opium features a different music style each night and often has free entry before 1:30 am. Definitely dress to impress here—the trendy, upscale crowd usually goes all out for the occasion. Resident DJs Jesús Llanos and Michael K spin EDM on the weekends. Arrive early to avoid waiting in long lines.
A bar, nightclub, and concert hall rolled into one, La Riviera hosts both smaller concerts and shows as well as large DJ sets. Spanish bands often make appearances on the lineups alongside international artists like Jamie Cullum and Tame Impala. The venue also hosts many parties and special events, and is known for its palm tree in the middle of the dance floor.