Madrid nightlife is very much full and alive always. When you get to Madrid you will immediate realize that people just seems to be full of energy. There are lots of people on the streets and in hangouts having a good time everyday. You would be amazed that everyone will have something to do even the young ones. Even children are admitted in some bars, pubs, cafeterias and restaurants.
Whether you are just about to go to a bar or a pub or just came from such establishments, you’ll probably want to get something to eat. In Madrid, it would be easy to find a cafeteria to serve you and your family or friends. These are actually bars that serve mid-evening to late dinners. You can order sandwiches to traditional tapas.
If you want to drink beer or wine, the bars are your destination. Again, the tapas are usually their specialty so you might as well order some while drinking. You should try the traditional way of pairing beer with tapas. Most bars are open till morning so you can drink all you can.
There will be more drinking for you when you head to the pubs. You should try the copas. It is generally a gin tonic concoction or whisky and coke. In some pubs, it could also be rum and lemon or vodka and orange.
If you want to go to a more intimate setting, you should go to the pubs where seats are generally comfortable and there is generally dimmer lighting. Music is usually played on the background or through a live band. Pubs are also open till morning so you can definitely enjoy more time there too.
If you want some air while enjoying wine, beer or copas the terrazas are good alternatives for pubs. You can meet up with your yuppies pals and enjoy some loud music there till early morning as well.
If you want to go dancing and enjoy some drinks as well, you should visit some of the disco-pubs in Madrid. Beers and copas are also served in these establishments until 6 or 7 in the morning.
Unlike the disco-pubs, you will be charged with an entrance fees when you go to discotecas. However, you should be aware of the dress codes in these places before heading there. If you are into dancing going to discotecas will certainly be so much fun. Among the popular discotecas are Palacio Gaviria, Joy Eslava and Empire in Paseo de Recoletos.
Other Madrid Nightlife Hangouts
If you have teens with you, they can certainly go and hang out in discotecas light. These establishments are open at 7 in the evening and they close at ten just in time for your teens to go home and have some rest.
Of course, Madrid nightlife would not be complete without the theater and the concerts. You can check the schedule in advance so you can watch some of the shows while in Madrid too.