Sorry Barcelona but I had more fun going out in Madrid
Sorry Barcelona but I had more fun going out in Madrid. Barcelona used to be one of the best places to party but I’ve been visiting since 2010 and I’ve never really had one great party night out in the city. Dream Euro Trip
Best of all, though, has to be Madrid. I LOVE going out in Madrid. Grumpy Traveller
Madrid IS EVERYTHING. From dusk ’til dawn you can eat, drink, dance, take in a show and generally have a great time. Take a look at some excellent bars in the La Latina area. Some of our favourite spots in Madrid’s greatest barrio, La Latina, for bars are here on this google map. Our favourite for name originality in the La Latina district is “Latina Turner”. If you are a gay traveller, you have to check out the Chueca district. Two Bad Tourists have a great list of the best gay bars and clubs in Madrid.
Don’t go out before 10 pm. at the earliest because parties start really late in Spain. If you decide to go home at 3 am., you’ll be considered a party-pooper by the locals.
Every bar has its own vibe, and each one seems to be equally cool in its own way. Many of them will hand over free tapas (tasty bar snacks) when you buy a drink. Bar-hopping is the norm. People combine local dives, stylish cocktail bars, traveller haunts, raucous dance floors and laid-back, alternative crowd hang-outs all in one night.
The areas of La Latina, Malasaña and Chueca are close to each other, and contain some brilliant venues. Our recommendation? We won’t give any recommendation except for try them all. The fun comes hopping between them all, and discovering your own little treasure trove down a back street.
If you still are not sure, no worries, Madrid has its very own guide clubbers tour. THE CLUBBERS TOUR MADRID is a daily guided bar tour. The tours bring together students, aupair, madrileños and tourists in Madrid every night. You’ll also get drinks discounts, free stuff, club entry and, of course, a great time.
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