The Best Nightclubs in Chueca, Madrid

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Jessica Jones

Chueca is one of Madrid’s most popular neighbourhoods, full of stylish boutiques and restaurants, cool bars and excellent nightlife. What was formerly a rough area has been transformed over the past 10–15 years into Madrid’s LGBT district, a diverse and inclusive barrio where everyone is welcome to have a good time. While many of Madrid’s mega clubs are located more towards the centre, Chueca is home to a more intimate array of clubbing options, from live jazz clubs to buzzing gay bars. Read on for our guide to the best nightclubs in the area.

Fulanita de Tal

This little bar and club caters to a mainly lesbian crowd, but everyone is welcome here, to enjoy the atmosphere of pop classics and regular live music that will keep you dancing well into the early hours. The club also holds regular events including comedy and karaoke nights, as well as organising its own football league and showing regular matches.

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El Intruso

This intimate little club, just opposite Mercado San Antón in the heart of Chueca, welcomes regular live performers from around the world. The focus here is on laid-back jazz, and the club is a great place for a late-night cocktail and some quality music. Entry is free during the week and before 3am on a weekend, and there are regular jam sessions most nights, at which local musicians show off their skills.

Quién la Invito?

This bar/club is a great place to start the night over some cañas (little beers) or cocktails. It opens early (4pm) so whether you want after-work drinks or a late-night boogie, this place has you covered. There are regular performances, live music and themed nights.

Black and White

One of Chueca’s most legendary gay bars, Black and White has been welcoming the city’s LGBT crowd for over 30 years, and is still going strong. Every night there are different shows and live performances to wow the crowds, from competitions to drag performers.

LL Bar

This popular spot hosts regular cabaret-stye evenings, where some of Spain’s best drag queens strut their stuff. It attracts quite a mixed crowd and is open every night of the week, so is a good option if you’re looking for a fun-filled night, whatever day of the week it is. The bar also hosts other performances such as live music and strip shows.

Escape

This girl club caters mainly to a lesbian crowd, but has recently become so popular that the clientele is becoming more and more mixed, especially at weekends. With a prime location near the Plaza de Chueca, Escape is often packed out with a fun-loving crowd, especially at weekends.
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